Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that shareholder Laura Walda was recognized with the Distinguished Leader Award by CREW Orlando. The award honors a CREW Orlando member who consistently exemplifies the traits of outstanding leadership and mentorship, including integrity, ability to inspire action, authenticity, decisiveness, fostering success in others, persistence & dedication, accountability & responsibility, and strategic thinking.
Walda is active in a variety of community and professional organizations, serving as president of CREW Orlando and the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. She is a member of the board of directors and the government affairs committee of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. She is also a graduate of the chamber’s Leadership Winter Park program and a cofounder of WP Voter, which aims to get more locals under age 50 to the polls during municipal elections.
As a shareholder in Lowndes' commercial real estate practice area, Walda has served as lead or co-counsel on numerous multimillion-dollar transactions. She frequently handles contract and lease negotiation and drafting, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, negotiation and structuring of credit facilities and review of title insurance matters. She also has experience in commercial litigation focusing on title insurance matters, landlord/tenant disputes and banking litigation.