Lowndes is pleased to announce the addition of five new associates to the firm: Kelsey Burgess, Jake Herrel, Shane Horton, Savannah Stewart and Lauren Thronson.
“We are excited to welcome these five talented attorneys to our firm,” said Lowndes CEO and President William T. Dymond, Jr. “Each of them brings unique experiences and credentials that have energized the firm and will enable our continued ability to deliver exceptional service to our clients across a broad section of legal practice areas.”
Burgess joins the firm’s Corporate, Business and Tax Department, focusing her practice on corporate and securities law, with a special emphasis on representing public and private clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, business transactions, financing and other general corporate and securities matters. Before joining Lowndes, she was an attorney in the financial restructuring and insolvency practice of an Am Law Top 10 law firm in Miami. Burgess earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she served as executive forum editor of the Florida Law Review.
Herrel joins the firm’s Land Use, Zoning & Environmental Group, focusing his practice on assisting clients with obtaining entitlements and permit approvals for a wide range of real estate projects. He also assists with complex business and transactional matters. Herrel previously served as a summer clerk at Lowndes and as a legal intern for both a large, national insurance company and the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas. He earned his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, where he served as executive articles editor of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal and executive editor of the Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law.
Horton joins the firm’s Construction and Commercial Litigation Department, concentrating his practice in the areas of construction law, creditors rights and commercial litigation. He also assists with a variety of legal matters related to eminent domain and family law. A former high school teacher, he served as a summer law clerk for both the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and Lowndes while in law school. Horton earned his J.D., from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he served a member of The Florida Moot Court Team and the Journal of Technology Law & Policy.
Stewart joins the firm’s Hospitality and Leisure Group, focusing her practice on assisting a broad array of leisure and hospitality clients, as well as landlords, developers and investment firms, with legal issues related to operations, acquisitions, development, leasing and financing. Before joining Lowndes, Stewart worked as a summer law clerk with the firm and had internships with Regions Bank, a large nonprofit organization, a guardianship attorney and a family law attorney. She earned her J.D. from Samford University's Cumberland School, where she served as a Judge Abraham Caruthers Fellow, as articles editor for the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and as Chief Justice of Cumberland's Honor Court.
Thronson joins the firm’s Commercial Leasing Group, concentrating her practice on assisting clients with commercial real estate transactions in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of commercial real estate projects across a variety of sectors. During law school, she was a summer clerk for Lowndes and a legal intern for a civil and criminal litigation firm. Before law school, she was a geophysical content writer and a geologic technician. Thronson earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a member of the University of Miami Law Review and the University of Miami Trial Team.
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