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Lowndes Hires New Attorneys Samantha Duran and Ty Pryor

January 25, 2021

Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to welcome Samantha Duran and Ty Pryor as new associates in the firm’s Real Estate Group. Both attorneys have previous experience as summer associates at the firm and will work from the firm’s Orlando office.

Ms. Duran earned her juris doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she graduated cum laude and was selected for Order of the Coif. She received her bachelor’s degree in legal studies and political science from the University of Central Florida and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. While at law school, Ms. Duran served as a legal extern for both the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the University of Florida Self Insurance Program. She was also articles editor for The Florida Law Review, a research assistant for Professor William Page, and a teaching assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy classes, as well as a volunteer for the Restoration of Civil Rights Project.

Mr. Pryor earned his juris doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was a member of the Journal of Technology Law & Policy and received CALI Awards in Cybersecurity Law and Administrative Law. While at law school, he served as a legal intern for the United States Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Pryor received his bachelor’s degree in public communications and political science from the University of North Florida, where he was a member of the baseball team. He also holds an associate of arts degree in Russian studies from the Defense Language Institute. Before attending law school, Mr. Pryor was a professional baseball player and high school mathematics teacher, and he also served for five years in the United States Army as a cryptologic linguist.

"We are excited to have added Samantha and Ty to the Lowndes team,” said Lowndes CEO & President William T. Dymond, Jr. “The hiring of these two talented associates evidences our commitment to superior client service, and we look forward to their future success here at Lowndes.”

About Lowndes

Founded in Orlando, Florida in 1969, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., is a multi-discipline business law firm. Our attorneys represent corporate, entrepreneurial and individual clients across a myriad of industries locally, nationally and beyond our borders, from offices in Orlando, Mount Dora and Melbourne, and through Meritas, an established global alliance of independent law firms offering local insight, local rates and world-class client service. LOCAL ROOTS. BROAD REACH.℠


Samantha

Samantha Duran is an attorney in the firm’s Real Estate Group. She focuses her practice in the areas of real estate development, finance and transactions, condominiums, property owners’ associations, commercial leasing, commercial lending and title insurance.

Samantha earned her juris doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she graduated cum laude and was selected for Order of the Coif. She received her bachelor’s degree in legal studies and political science from the University of Central Florida and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal honor society.

Prior to joining Lowndes as an attorney, Samantha was a summer clerk with the firm. While at law school, she served as a legal extern for both the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the University of Florida Self Insurance Program. She was also articles editor for The Florida Law Review, a research assistant for Professor William Page, and a teaching assistant for Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy classes, as well as a volunteer for the Restoration of Civil Rights Project.

In her free time, Samantha enjoys training at Orange Theory Fitness and hiking.

Ty

Ty Pryor is an attorney in the firm’s Real Estate Group, and his practice focuses on real estate development, finance and transactions, condominiums, property owners’ associations, commercial leasing, commercial lending and title insurance.

Prior to attending law school, Ty was a professional baseball player and high school mathematics teacher. He also served for five years in the United States Army as a Russian cryptologic linguist.

Ty earned his juris doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was a member of the Journal of Technology Law & Policy and received CALI Awards in Cybersecurity Law and Administrative Law. While at law school, he served as a legal intern for the United States Department of Homeland Security and was a summer law clerk at Lowndes. Ty received his bachelor’s degree in public communications and political science from the University of North Florida, where he was a member of the baseball team. He also holds an associate of arts degree in Russian studies from the Defense Language Institute.

In the community, Ty has been an active volunteer with organizations such as the University of Florida Collegiate Veterans Success Center and the Humane Society of North Central Florida. When not practicing law, he enjoys golf, hiking, motorcycling and cheering on the Orlando Magic.

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