About

About

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The firm’s original four partners were engaged primarily in a burgeoning real estate practice. While our real estate practice and deep-rooted involvement in that industry remains an integral component of the firm, we have grown alongside the dynamic needs of our clients and community at large.

Today, the firm’s lawyers advise clients on almost every aspect of business: from copyrights and trademarks to high-stakes, high-profile litigation; from complex commercial and residential real estate issues to wealth management; from labor and employment law to healthcare; from capital raising and entity formation to corporate growth and expansion locally, nationally and internationally.

Lowndes History Timeline

  • 1969

    LOWNDES, PEIRSOL, DROSDICK & BAKER

    Open for business on the 4th floor of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association building at the corner of Magnolia and Church Streets

  • 1969

    William E. Doster becomes becomes the firm's first lateral hire six months later

  • 1972

    Hal H. Kantor joins the firm and later becomes a name partner

  • 1980

    LOWNDES, DROSDICK, DOSTER & KANTOR

    The firm moves into its newly constructed two-story French classical building overlooking Lake Eola

  • 1984

    John A. Reed joins the firm after stepping down from the federal bench where he served as U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Florida since his appointment by Richard Nixon in 1973. The firm changes its name to Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed

  • 1996

    LOWNDES CONFERENCE CENTER

    Added conference center and more offices

  • 2000

    CNL TOWER

    Opened second office in downtown Orlando

  • 2014

    MELBOURNE

    The firm expands its footprint to the Space Coast, opening an office in Melbourne

  • 2014

    MOUNT DORA

    The firm expands into Lake County, combining with Mount Dora-based Potter Clement Bergholtz Alexander

  • 2018

    LOWNDES

    Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed rebrands as Lowndes

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Culture

The firm was founded on and continues to adhere to several guiding principles of conduct, professionalism, practice and collegiality that have provided the framework for our culture. These enduring principles revolve around integrity, openness, trust, mutual support and cooperation, a strong work ethic, and client service orientation, and define our relationships to each other, to our clients and to the community.

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Community

The investment in our community is a fundamental element of our business philosophy. The firm as a whole and our individual attorneys and staff have a long history of enthusiastically committing financial support and volunteer hours to charitable, civic, educational, industry, professional and trade organizations. Many hold leadership positions on the boards and committees of over 100 organizations.

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Diversity

Excellent lawyers come from every racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, and social background, and we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. Our attorneys and staff, who represent a wide range of ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and national origins, actively support and participate in civic and community projects that benefit our diverse community – enhancing our ability to serve clients.

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Meritas

Need help elsewhere? The firm is a founding member of Meritas, a global alliance of more than 7,000 experienced lawyers in over 180 full-service law firms – all rigorously qualified, independent and collaborative. Our clients have access to legal counsel in 245 markets in 90 countries, and ongoing recertification and periodic peer reviews help ensure Meritas firms’ adherence to high levels of client service.

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Pro Bono

Contributing to the local community has been an essential part of life at our firm since our inception. Our attorneys have provided pro bono legal services in a variety of circumstances, such as serving as guardian ad litems for vulnerable minors, participating in a pretrial diversion program for youths arrested for non-violent misdemeanors, representing indigent men and women who need to obtain a divorce, and assisting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, Inc. with clearing land titles on properties used to build homes.

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Careers

Are you looking to launch your career or perhaps looking for a change? If you embody the firm’s core values of integrity and professionalism, collaboration, and commitment to the community, click here to browse through the careers section of our website and any current opportunities.

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