December 20, 2018
Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that attorney Tara Tedrow has been appointed to incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Transition Advisory Committee on Government Operations. The committee is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who will advise the Transition Team as they develop a plan to ensure that the critical functions of government are operating efficiently, responsibly and with transparency and accountability. The committee will also focus on ways to create a less burdensome regulatory environment in the Sunshine State and streamlining processes that Florida businesses depend on.
Tedrow is a senior associate and the co-chair of the Cannabis & Controlled Substances Group. Tedrow’s practice focuses on land use and development, as she works with clients statewide on entitling projects for commercial, residential, industrial, office, and mixed uses. The other side of Tedrow’s practice entails working with clients in complex regulated industries such as alcoholic beverage and medical marijuana licensing. Tedrow is a regular presenter and speaker at industry seminars and conferences and advises a variety of clients on the impacts of marijuana regulations. Tedrow works with physicians, lenders, real estate developers, landlords, ancillary service providers, licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers and Medical Marijuana Treatment Center license applicants, helping them to navigate the ever changing regulatory landscape of marijuana. Additionally, Tedrow serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she is the first to teach a course on medical marijuana law and policy. Tedrow also serves as the chair of the Crummer Leadership Business Advisory Board at Rollins College in Winter Park. She is the first female ever to be appointed for this position.
Tedrow has also been an active member of the debate community since high school, where she won multiple national championships and was ranked one of the top speakers in the nation. Her involvement in debate extended beyond her own education, as she continues to coach individuals around the country. In 2013, she founded the Central Florida Debate Initiative, which works to bring competitive speech and debate to every high school student in Central Florida.
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