Dads Are Important, Too: The Vital Role of Dads in Divorce and 50/50 Timesharing


  • June 18, 2021
  • /   Derren Ciaglia
  • /   Articles,Family & Marital Law,Divorce
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Under Florida law, there is no presumption of 50/50 timesharing for divorced parents. However, with many parents splitting time with their children under a 50/50 time-sharing schedule

What the Future May Hold for Land Developers and Local Governments: Relief from Burdens on Real Property Rights


  • June 17, 2021
  • /   Laura Walda, Tara Tedrow & Kyla Szubinski
  • /   Articles,Real Estate
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Local governments may face challenges as a new proposed legislation regarding relief from burdens on real property rights awaits the approval of Governor DeSantis. An amendment to the Bert Harris Act, CS/CS for HB 421 & HB 1101, was passed by the House on April 21, 2021

Brian Lawrence Named Treasurer of Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section


  • June 17, 2021
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  • /   Press Releases,News
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Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that attorney Brian C. Lawrence was elected treasurer of the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA).

Andrew Gluck Named President of The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando


  • June 10, 2021
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  • /   News,Press Releases
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Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that attorney Andrew M. Gluck was elected President of The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando.

Governor DeSantis Signs Law Limiting Increases to Impact Fees


  • June 7, 2021
  • /   Rebecca Wilson & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Real Estate,Land Use
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Late last week, Governor DeSantis signed into law a bill that limits the extent to which local governments may increase impact fees imposed on builders and developers. Impact fees help pay for infrastructure needed to support a proposed development.

Tara Tedrow Comments on Florida Supreme Court Upholding Medical Marijuana Restrictions


  • June 4, 2021
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  • /   Media Coverage,Cannabis & Controlled Substances,News
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Shareholder Tara Tedrow was quoted in a "Law360" article discussing the Florida Supreme Court's ruling on medical marijuana restrictions.

Data Breach! Miranda Himself May Be Dead, But the Wisdom of the Case that Bears His Name Lives On


  • June 2, 2021
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Articles,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery,Technology
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Let us assume a company has done all the right things. Preemptive security was a concern, so the company tightened up its written cybersecurity controls and associated technical controls, including policies and procedures, endpoint detection and response, and training.

Jennifer R. Dixon Earns Board Certification in Appellate Practice


  • June 1, 2021
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  • /   Press Releases,News
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Lowndes is proud to announce that litigation attorney Jennifer R. Dixon has achieved board certification in Appellate Practice from The Florida Bar.

Property Buyer Beware: Avoid Costly Tax Liabilities with a Sales Tax Clearance Letter [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • June 1, 2021
  • /   Gary Kaleita
  • /   Articles,Real Estate
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Florida imposes sales tax on rent payable under commercial leases. The rate imposed by the state is 5.5%, but local governments have the right to impose a surtax which varies based on the jurisdiction.

Florida Legislature Passes Bill Increasing Acreage for “Small-Scale” Comprehensive Plan Amendments


  • May 26, 2021
  • /   Tara Tedrow & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Land Use,Zoning,Real Estate
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On April 29, 2021, the Florida Legislature passed HB 487, which increases the maximum acreage of a small-scale comprehensive plan amendment from 10 acres to 50 acres.