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Three Lowndes Attorneys Promoted to Senior Associate

March 04, 2020

Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that attorneys Hallie Fisher, Adam Lewis, and Matt McMurtrey have been promoted to senior associate, effective immediately.

Fisher focuses her practice on real estate transactions, including leasing, financing, and development. In this role, she excels in helping clients figure out the nuances of how a large property operates from a title perspective, and assists her clients with all aspects of commercial real estate including the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing, and management of commercial real estate. Fisher focuses her practice on restaurants, shopping centers, industrial parks, senior living facilities, and hospitality and leisure assets. She received her law degree from Duke University School of Law and holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in psychology from Duke University.

Lewis focuses on real estate transactions, real estate development, commercial finance and lending, commercial leasing, condominiums, business litigation, and title insurance. Specifically, Lewis is responsible for contract and lease negotiation and drafting, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, negotiation and structuring of credit facilities and review of title insurance matters. He represents clients in the acquisition, financing, development, and disposition of retail centers, hotels, golf courses and other resort related developments, industrial properties, office buildings, restaurants, retirement communities, shopping centers, and vacant land. Lewis has a law degree from the University of North Carolina, an LL.M. (Master of Laws) from Radboud University in The Netherlands, and a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University.

McMurtrey focuses on all aspects of real estate including acquisitions, leasing, development and finance, with an emphasis on hospitality and leisure assets and senior living facilities. He routinely represents clients in the acquisition, disposition, leasing development and financing of hospitals, medical office buildings, senior living facilities, hotels and resorts, golf courses and marinas. McMurtrey received his bachelor’s degree in insurance from Middle Tennessee State University and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law.

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Hallie Fisher focuses her legal practice on all aspects of commercial real estate, including the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing and management of various commercial property types. She excels in helping her clients understand the many nuances associated with complex title issues that often arise with large properties. Hallie frequently handles restaurants, shopping centers, industrial parks, senior living facilities, and hospitality and leisure assets.

Another significant portion of Hallie’s practice is devoted to education law, with an emphasis on providing legal representation to private schools on a variety of compliance matters. She also regularly counsels religious organizations regarding legal risks and compliance issues. Additionally, Hallie advises clients on structuring and executing legally compliant contests, sweepstakes and other promotions, including games of chance or skill.

In the community, Hallie serves on the executive committee and chairs the development committee of Seniors First, the largest social services organization in Greater Orlando providing direct service to the community’s vulnerable elderly. She is also the membership chair of the NAIOP Developing Leaders (NDL) of Central Florida Chapter, a sub-chapter of NAIOP that prepares today’s commercial real estate young professionals to positively impact the Central Florida community.

A triple graduate of Duke University, Hallie received her undergraduate, master’s and juris doctor degrees from the university, where she was staff editor of both the Journal of Gender Law and Policy and the Environmental Law and Policy Forum. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and being outdoors.


Adam Lewis focuses his legal practice on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, advising his clients on the acquisition, disposition, financing, development and leasing of all types of commercial property. He also assists clients with a wide variety of matters related to commercial lending, title insurance, mineral rights and the development of renewable energy facilities.

Adam counsels real estate owners, lenders and developers on a broad array of projects, including retail and shopping centers, hotels and restaurants, golf courses and other resort-related developments, office and medical office buildings, industrial properties, retirement communities, and vacant land. He also works with clients on legal and business issues related to the development of solar and renewable energy projects.

An experienced and creative problem solver, Adam regularly handles complex contract and lease negotiations, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, negotiation and structuring of credit facilities and review of title insurance matters.


With a broad range of experience in commercial real estate, Matthew McMurtrey concentrates his practice on the acquisition, financing and development of commercial and residential projects. He routinely represents home builders and commercial developers, handling all aspects of complex real estate transactions regarding office buildings, industrial properties, shopping centers, hotels, senior assisted living facilities, apartment complexes, residential subdivisions and condominiums. Matt has also assisted clients with navigating the tax-free exchange process (both forward and reverse).

A lifelong equestrian and ongoing competitor, Matt understands the unique legal needs related to horse ownership and the equine business. During his undergraduate studies, he was a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association, winning multiple world and national championships, as well reserve national champion in the IHSA. He draws on this in-depth industry knowledge and personal experience when advising clients on a variety of equine law matters, including purchase and sale agreements, breeding contracts, boarding and training agreements, and liability waivers and releases.

Matt’s passion for horses and the outdoors drives his involvement with such organizations as the American Quarter Horse Association, United States Team Roping Championships and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. He is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association and currently serves on the board of directors of the Christian Service Center, an organization working to combat hunger and prevent homelessness in Central Florida.

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