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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, she enjoys collaborating with clients to determine what solutions best meet their business or personal needs, and strategizing with them to arrive at the best possible outcome.

As a seasoned civil litigator, Jennifer innately understands when an issue must be decided by a jury or a judge. As an experienced mediator, she also knows when creative solutions can be employed to resolve a dispute outside the courtroom.

Jennifer leads the firm’s civil appellate practice, having appeared in over 70 state and federal appeals on behalf of appellants, appellees and amicus curiae (“friends of the court”). She regularly works with clients engaged in the businesses of real estate, hospitality, construction, themed entertainment, and outdoor advertising.

She is also an experienced family and marital lawyer—handling issues concerning divorce, child custody, support, and prenuptial agreements.

The depth and diversity of Jennifer’s legal experience allows her to have a unique perspective in working with clients across all industries with varying legal needs.

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