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Jennifer Dixon Comments on Revised Court Ruling Regarding Rushmore and Property Appraisals

August 07, 2020

Lowndes Shareholder Jennifer Dixon was quoted in an Orlando Sentinel article published on August 7, 2020, discussing a controversial ruling that could have helped Disney and other hotel owners lower their property tax bills. She commented that the revised ruling acknowledged that the appellate court had gone too far in their original ruling, adding that the revised ruling may not be quite as powerful the ammunition that the original one would have been.

“I think that appraisers may still choose to use this appraisal method but, because of this case, they’re going to have to be extremely careful and they’re going to probably expect litigation to arise out of it,” Dixon said. “The court has signaled through this that the Rushmore method should be highly scrutinized on a case-by-case basis.” 

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Jennifer R. Dixon is a pragmatic problem-solver. A shareholder in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group and board certified in Appellate Law by the Florida Bar, she enjoys working closely with clients to determine the best solutions for their business or personal needs and strategizing how to achieve the best outcome possible.

An experienced and versatile civil litigator, Jennifer innately understands when an issue must be decided by a jury or a judge. She is also a certified mediator who recognizes when creative solutions can be used to effectively resolve a dispute on the parties’ terms. Whether in the courtroom or at the settlement table, Jennifer is a zealous advocate who works tirelessly on behalf of her clients.

Jennifer handles civil, family law, and probate appeals on behalf of litigants and amicus curiae, and she has successfully defended judgments and obtained reversals in both state and federal appellate courts. She is also experienced handling administrative appeals before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings.

Acting as outside general counsel for several private enterprises, Jennifer regularly provides recommendations on issues related to risk assessment, litigation and compliance oversight, and contract administration. Her clients come from a wide variety of industries, including real estate, hospitality, construction, themed entertainment, healthcare and outdoor advertising.

Jennifer is also an experienced family and marital lawyer, frequently handling matters concerning divorce, child custody, support, and prenuptial agreements.

The depth and diversity of Jennifer’s legal experience affords her perspective in working with clients across all industries with varying legal needs.

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