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Navigating COVID-19 Landlord/Tenant Issues (OCBA)

October 15, 2020

Lowndes attorneys Ronny Edwards, Michael Provenzale, Tim Miedona and James Walson were speakers for the "Navigating COVID-19 Landlord/Tenant Issues" webinar presented by the Orange County Bar Association on Wednesday, October 7. Attorney Michael Piccolo served as moderator.

The webinar focused on four primary areas:

  • The current status of Florida courts concerning landlord/tenant disputes
  • Considerations when preparing lease workouts
  • Issues presented by lease avoidance
  • Creditor/lender concerns



Ronald

Ronny Edwards is a shareholder in the firm’s litigation practice. He practices throughout the State of Florida, both at the trial and appellate levels.


Ronny focuses primarily on complex business, banking, contract, and real property litigation. He regularly represents national and state banks, title insurance companies, developers, commercial landlords, business owners, franchisors, and franchisees.

Michael

Mike Provenzale is a shareholder in the Creditors’ Rights Group, representing institutional and private lenders in commercial loan foreclosure and other collection lawsuits, receiverships, workouts, bankruptcies, and REO dispositions throughout the state. His litigation practice also includes business, real estate, and condominium litigation.

Additionally, Mike has experience in the area of Real Estate Transactions, Development and Finance, where he has represented a myriad of private and public clients in connection with the leasing, financing, acquisition, and disposition of commercial real estate, and has published several articles on current creditors’ rights and real estate issues.

Timothy

Tim Miedona’s practice focuses on commercial leasing, real estate transactions, development and finance, and corporate and securities.


As co-chair of the firm’s Commercial Leasing Group, Tim routinely represents commercial landlords and tenants in the negotiation of their commercial leases and in commercial lease workouts. Illustrative client work includes:

  • Representing a publicly traded multi-billion dollar national real estate investment company in connection with its commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, development, financing, disposition and leasing of commercial properties;
  • Representing an international restaurant, hospitality and retail company in connection with its acquisition, development, branding and leasing of its sites;
  • Representing numerous regional real estate development companies in connection with the development and leasing of their office, medical, and retail properties; and
  • Representing local businesses in connection with their corporate and real estate matters.

Tim is also active in the firm’s pro bono practice, assisting with legal representation, fundraising activities, day-to-day operations, and promotion for animal rights for A New Beginning Pet Care and Rescue Group.

James

James Walson represents title insurance companies, commercial landlords, property owners, buyers and lenders throughout Florida – in both transactional and litigation real estate matters. 


James Walson’s passion for advocacy began at an early age through watching his father, Pete, serve as a City Commissioner in Stuart, Florida and continued through high school and college as an award-winning debater. Today, Jamie, as he is called by clients and friends, is a real estate lawyer representing title insurance companies, commercial landlords, property owners, buyers and lenders throughout Florida – in both transactional and litigation matters. He has negotiated commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements for retail space, office buildings and medical offices.

Many clients turn to Jamie for his real property litigation experience as well. He has litigated matters involving contracts, title insurance liability, commercial landlord / tenant matters, easements, fraud, deed warranties, boundary disputes, adverse possession, lien priority and access rights. In addition, he has conducted appeals before the Second District Court of Appeal and the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

A fan of – and participant in – improvisational theater, Jamie counts on his humor in navigating difficult negotiations and litigation.  He is an avid golfer, is on the board of the First Tee of Central Florida, and is a father to three boys.

Michael

Michael Piccolo focuses his legal practice on complex litigation, civil litigation, commercial litigation, business litigation, intellectual property litigation, significant divorce cases, and probate and trust litigation.

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