Restaurant Revitalization Fund Provides Hope to the Food and Beverage Industry—But Applicants Will Need to Act Fast


  • March 23, 2021
  • /   Jacqueline Bozzuto & Alyson C. Hoffman
  • /   Restaurant Services,Hospitality & Leisure,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Featured
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When the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319, the “ARP”) became public law on March 11, 2021, it was the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began that relief for the restaurant industry was specifically addressed.

Derren Ciaglia and Ryan Scordato Named Shareholders at Lowndes


  • February 1, 2021
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  • /   Press Releases,Featured
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Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that Derren K. Ciaglia and Ryan P. Scordato have been elected shareholders in the firm. These promotions are effective February 1, 2021.

Lowndes Ranked No. 3 Law Firm in Central Florida by Orlando Business Journal


  • January 19, 2021
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  • /   Press Releases,Featured
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Lowndes ranked as the third largest law firm in Central Florida according to the Orlando Business Journal’s list of Central Florida Law Firms. Lowndes received the ranking out of 63 other Central Florida firms.

Update to Clients from the CEO: Reopening Safely


  • June 26, 2020
  • /   William T. Dymond, Jr.
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Featured
coronavirus message to our clients CARES Act
A special message to clients as several states, including Florida, begin the process of reopening.

Seminole County Considering Higher Mobility Fees Based on New Study


  • June 18, 2020
  • /   Rebecca Wilson, Tara Tedrow & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Featured,Land Use,Zoning & Environmental
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If adopted, the new mobility fee program would result in a substantial increase in impact fees for most developments.

State of Florida Accepts Orange County’s Plan to Reopen Vacation Rentals


  • May 27, 2020
  • /   Rebecca Wilson, Tara Tedrow & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Featured,Land Use,Zoning & Environmental
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Orange County’s plan, which became effective immediately following the State’s approval, allows vacation rental properties to resume operations subject to certain restrictions.

Trump Signs $484 Billion Relief Bill to Aid Small Businesses


  • April 24, 2020
  • /   Mark Heimendinger, Nicole Cuccaro, & Ferran Arimon
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Featured
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President Trump signed legislation to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program and expand COVID-19 testing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

An Update to Clients from the CEO: The CARES Act


  • April 8, 2020
  • /   William T. Dymond, Jr.
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Featured
coronavirus message to our clients CARES Act
Greeting to our clients, friends and community partners: I hope and trust that you, your families and colleagues are and continue to be healthy and safe.

Permit Extensions in Response to COVID-19


  • April 7, 2020
  • /   Tara Tedrow, Rebecca Wilson & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Featured,Land Use,Zoning & Environmental
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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Governor DeSantis has issued Executive Order No. 20-51 declaring a state of emergency for all 67 counties in the state of Florida.

Governor Ron DeSantis Issues Statewide Stay-at-Home Order


  • April 1, 2020
  • /   Tara Tedrow, Rebecca Wilson & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Featured,Land Use,Zoning & Environmental
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On April 1, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-91. The State’s stay-at-home order will become effective on Friday, April 3 at 12:01 a.m. and will expire on April 30.