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Jennifer Dixon Comments on Ruling Regarding Rushmore and Property Appraisals

June 30, 2020

Shareholder Jennifer Dixon was quoted in an article in Orlando Sentinel discussing the implications of the recent appellate court ruling that the Orange County Property Appraiser's office improperly inflated the value of Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort. The court declared that the Rushmore method, which has been used by the Orange County Property Appraiser and other property appraisers, is illegal under Florida law.

"Rushmore is essentially dead for use by property appraisers," Dixon said.

Dixon and her colleague, Shareholder Brendan Lynch, who represents both commercial and residential property land owners in issues of property tax valuation and appeals, recently co-authored an amicus brief that was submitted in the case on behalf of the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association. Read more

Read the article: Disney Ruling Could Save Hotel Companies Millions in Taxes (Subscription required)


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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