Do Change of Control Transactions Constitute an Assignment by Operation of Law? [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • May 20, 2021
  • /   Laura Walda & Samantha Duran
  • /   Commercial Leasing,Blogs,Lowndes Leasing Lawyers,Lowndes Leasing Blog
commercial real estate plaza
Attorneys Laura Walda and Samantha Duran discuss what a lease needs to include if a landlord wants to restrict change of control.

Pandemic Leads Families to Care for Loved Ones at Home [Gray Area of the Law]


  • May 17, 2021
  • /   Shawn Rader
  • /   Gray Area of the Law,Blogs,Senior Housing,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
elderly woman reading
Attorney Shawn Rader discusses possible considerations for assisted living facilities as more families choose to keep their loved ones at home.

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.

Biden Administration Plans to Spend $400 Billion on the Elderly [Gray Area of the Law]


  • April 21, 2021
  • /   Hallie Fisher
  • /   Blogs,Senior Housing,Gray Area of the Law
young person holding elderly persons arm
Senior Associate Hallie Fisher discusses the Biden Administration's goal of spending $400 billion over the next eight years, as part of the American Jobs Plan, to create jobs in the senior housing industry.

Aging at Home Becomes a Popular Option During Pandemic [Gray Area of the Law]


  • April 9, 2021
  • /   Shawn Rader
  • /   Blogs,Gray Area of the Law,Senior Housing
elderly woman reading
Shareholder Shawn Rader discusses a New York Times article about the movement of people away from traditional senior housing options towards aging at home due to COVID-19, and how it could affect the industry.

Florida’s Legislature Takes Gigantic Detour in Privacy Law [Lowndes Tech]


  • April 7, 2021
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Blogs,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery,Privacy,Lowndes Tech
computer chip graphic
Lowndes attorney Drew Sorrell discusses the major changes to House Bill 969 and what the new language means for businesses and consumers.

Low Vaccination Rate Among Senior Housing Staff Poses Problems. Are There Any Solutions? [Gray Area of the Law]


  • April 7, 2021
  • /   John Ruffier
  • /   Senior Housing,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Blogs,Gray Area of the Law
doctor holding vaccine needle
Lowndes Shareholder John Ruffier discusses Florida Trend's report that vaccination rates of staff are lagging across the state and what senior living facility operators can do.

Hillsborough County Commercial Lease Sales Tax Rate Reduced by Recent Florida Supreme Court Decision [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • March 24, 2021
  • /   Matthew R. O'Kane & Samantha Duran
  • /   Lowndes Leasing Blog,Lowndes Leasing Lawyers,Blogs,Commercial Leasing
business report with calculator
Shareholder Matt O'Kane and Associate Samantha Duran discuss how the recent Florida Supreme Court decision that the Hillsborough County 1% transportation sales surtax is unconstitutional affects commercial landlords and property managers.

COVID-19-Related Lease Modifications Raise New Issues of Liability for Unpaid Rent [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • March 18, 2021
  • /   Daniel McIntosh & Samantha Duran
  • /   Blogs,Lowndes Leasing Blog,Lowndes Leasing Lawyers,Commercial Leasing
open sign in shop window
Shareholder Dan McIntosh and Associate Samantha Duran discuss what landlords need to be aware of when negotiating lease workouts with assignees/subtenants to provide rent relief during COVID-19.