Avoiding Ransomware Attacks is Not a Pipe Dream: Actionable Steps to Avoid Becoming the Next Victim


  • May 14, 2021
  • /   Drew Sorrell, Michael Piccolo, Ferran Arimon & Brian Lawrence
  • /   Articles,Technology,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery
mysterious hacker on laptop
Recently, the largest gasoline pipeline in the United States fell victim to a ransomware attack that caused the pipeline to go offline for several days. In addition to causing gas shortages across the Southeastern United States

In Memoriam: William E. "Bill" Doster


  • May 14, 2021
  • /   
  • /   News,Home Slider
two candles
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and name partner, William E. “Bill” Doster, who passed away May 12, 2021.

Cheers to SB148: Alcohol-to-Go Made Permanent in Florida


  • May 13, 2021
  • /   Tara Tedrow, Jackie Bozzuto & Ty Pryor
  • /   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Articles,Cannabis & Controlled Substances,Hospitality & Leisure,Hotels & Resorts,Restaurant Services
bartender making cocktails
Want a margarita with your Mexican dinner to-go? Then you’re in luck. What started out as a COVID-era ease on businesses was signed into law today.

Rebecca Wilson Honored with Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Community Leader Award


  • May 6, 2021
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  • /   News,Press Releases
gold stars
Lowndes is pleased to announce that land use attorney Rebecca “Becky” Wilson has been presented with the Community Leader Award by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her leadership and commitment to the betterment and well-being of the Winter Park

2021 Property Tax Valuations Being Determined [Gray Area of the Law]


  • May 5, 2021
  • /   Brendan Lynch
  • /   Blogs,Gray Area of the Law,Property Taxes,Tax,Real Estate,Senior Housing
property taxes
Shareholder Brendan Lynch discusses what to expect as property appraisers begin to determine 2021 valuations for properties in Florida, and what that could mean for property owners.

COVID’s Lasting Impacts on Commercial Lease Negotiations [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • May 5, 2021
  • /   Shawn Rader
  • /   Blogs,Commercial Leasing,Lowndes Leasing Blog,Real Estate
leasing contract being signed
Shareholder Shawn Rader discusses the lasting impacts that COVID-19 is expected to have on commercial lease negotiations.

Florida Supreme Court Rules “Concrete Steps” Not Required to Restore Parent Timesharing Rights


  • May 3, 2021
  • /   Crystal Espinosa Buit
  • /   Articles,Family & Marital Law
family playing in field
Last week, the Florida Supreme Court in C.N. v. I.G.C. (Case No. SC20-505), ruled on the issue of whether a court is required to give a parent “concrete steps” to restore lost timesharing and return to the pre-modification status quo. In an important decision

Florida’s Consumer Privacy Law Fails to Pass


  • May 3, 2021
  • /   Drew Sorrell, Melody Lynch & Brian Lawrence
  • /   Articles,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery,Technology
computer with coding
On Friday, Florida’s lawmakers were unsuccessful in enacting H.B. 969, a comprehensive consumer privacy law that would have imposed requirements relating to consumer personal information.

Lowndes Advises The Bainbridge Companies on Disney-area Apartment Complex


  • April 29, 2021
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  • /   News,Land Use,Real Estate,Zoning
land use and zoning
Lowndes is providing land use counsel to The Bainbridge Companies, a Fla.-based luxury multifamily apartment community developer, on the development an apartment community near Walt Disney World in Orlando.

Ninth Judicial Circuit Unveils New Case Management Process for Civil Cases


  • April 29, 2021
  • /   Jennifer R. Dixon
  • /   Articles,Litigation & Trial Practice
front of a court house
At a judicial town hall meeting before members of the Orange County Bar Association this morning, Chief Judge Don Myers introduced the Ninth Circuit’s new “active case management” program, to become effective today