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An Update to Clients from the CEO: The CARES Act

April 08, 2020

Greetings to our clients, friends and community partners:

I hope and trust that you, your families and colleagues are and continue to be healthy and safe.

As you know, Congress’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history – and has raised many questions. This continues to be the case as federal agencies issue and refine rules and guidance related to the CARES Act. From the Paycheck Protection Program to deferring payroll taxes, our multi-disciplinary COVID-19 Response Team continues to monitor, analyze and offer guidance on the nuances of the Act. These updates and information about the many other federal, state and local directives and mandates can be found on our continually updated coronavirus resource page.

Additionally, please allow me to take a moment to wish those of you who are celebrating Passover or Easter this week and beginning Ramadan later this month a safe and healthy holiday. Whether you celebrate these holidays or not, we are all experiencing the emotional void caused by the absence of face-to-face interaction with family and friends. I look forward to the day when we can all begin meeting in person once again.

Until then, be safe and stay healthy!

William T. Dymond, Jr.
CEO & President 


Bill Dymond is the CEO and President of Lowndes. A leader in his field, Bill advises clients on all types of real estate and business matters, including significant work in the hotel/resort/leisure industry.

Bill is a member of the firm’s Hospitality & Leisure Group, which has handled more than $25 billion in transactions throughout the United States – including Central Florida – and Canada. He currently serves as general counsel to Visit Orlando, the areas convention and visitor’s bureau. 

Bill is equally passionate about counseling clients in the sport/entertainment arena. As the lead negotiator, his successes in securing multi-year television agreements with ABC and ESPN for the Citrus Bowl, Camping World Bowl, and team selection agreements with the Big 10, SEC, ACC, Big East and Big 12 conferences, were big wins for Central Florida in a very competitive sports marketplace. Bill has long been a strong advocate and played a key role in the renovation and related funding of Camping World Stadium.

As past chair of Florida Citrus Sports, Bill was instrumental in getting the Orlando venue’s plan complete. He has also worked tirelessly alongside other community leaders as a Founding Board Member of LIFT Orlando to further its mission to break the cycle of poverty through holistic neighborhood revitalization in the shadow of Camping World Stadium.

At the state level, Bill currently serves as a member of the Florida Council of 100 and he has served as a Board Member for Enterprise Florida and Space Florida, serving at the pleasure of the Governor as Chair of Space Florida’s Board of Directors for six years. Under Bill’s leadership Space Florida, the state’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, has partnered with NASA to operate Kennedy Space Center and has expanded our state’s ability to dominate the growing commercial space market while creating jobs in this unique sector.

As the renewable energy industry continues to grow in Florida, Bill also brings to this emerging sector his extensive background advising companies on new revenue opportunities as well as real estate and business matters. Additionally, his numerous leadership roles at the local and state level have helped him develop a broad network of relationships throughout Florida that brings added value to his clients in their pursuits. 

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