Lowndes Ranked No. 2 Intellectual Property Law Firm in Central Florida by Orlando Business Journal


  • July 23, 2021
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  • /   News,Press Releases,Intellectual Property Services,Intellectual Property Commercial Transactions,Intellectual Property Litigation,Home Slider
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Lowndes was recently ranked No. 2 on the Orlando Business Journal’s list of Central Florida Intellectual Property Law Firms. Lowndes received the ranking out of 24 other Central Florida firms.

Lowndes Among Founding Partners of New Media Platform, “Orlando Inno”


  • July 16, 2021
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  • /   News,Press Releases,Technology,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery
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Lowndes, an Orlando multi-practice firm with lawyers practicing in data governance, software, intellectual property and finance, is pleased to announce that it is among the founding partners of Orlando Inno

Governor DeSantis’ Executive Order Expires: COVID Permit Extensions End


  • July 15, 2021
  • /   Tara Tedrow, Rebecca Wilson, & McGregor Love
  • /   Land Use,Articles,Zoning,Environmental Law,Real Estate
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UPDATE: Governor DeSantis recently allowed Executive Order No. 20-51 to expire. Permit holders must now notify the responsible agency or local government within 90 days of the termination of the Order, if they wish to extend.

President Biden Signs Executive Order Targeting Non-Competes


  • July 15, 2021
  • /   Abood Shebib & Melody Lynch
  • /   Articles,Labor & Employment Law
The White House
Last Friday, July 9, 2021, the White House issued a 20-page executive order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” aiming to create an “open and competitive economy” where workers have the “economic freedom to switch jobs or negotiate a higher wage.”

Critical Elements of Tenant Estoppel Letters [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]


  • July 12, 2021
  • /   Gary Kaleita
  • /   Blogs,Commercial Leasing,Lowndes Leasing Blog,Lowndes Leasing Lawyers
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Shareholder Gary Kaleita discusses the importance of obtaining tenant estoppel letters when buying leased property.

Biden Administration Targets Non-Competes


  • July 8, 2021
  • /   Abood Shebib & Melody Lynch
  • /   Articles,Labor & Employment Law
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President Biden intends to sign a new executive order in the coming days addressing competition in the labor market, in part by targeting non-compete clauses and agreements.

Melody Lynch Featured on Second Act Stories about Her Journey from Ballet to Law


  • July 7, 2021
  • /   
  • /   News,Media Coverage
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Shareholder Melody Lynch was the featured guest on Second Act Stories, a podcast that highlights individuals who have successfully pursued a second career. Entitled “Ballerina To Barrister: Melody’s Surprising Second Act,”

Derren Ciaglia Named Vice President of Children’s Programming for Rosen JCC Board of Directors


  • July 7, 2021
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  • /   News,Press Releases
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Lowndes is pleased to announce that family law attorney Derren Ciaglia has been named vice president of children’s programming for the Rosen JCC Board of Directors.

Special Liquor Licenses Approved for Orlando Main Street Small Restaurant Incentive Area


  • July 6, 2021
  • /   Tara Tedrow & Kyla Szubinski
  • /   Articles,Restaurant Services,Hospitality & Leisure,Hotels & Resorts,Cannabis & Controlled Substances
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On June 29, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed HB 1647 allowing smaller restaurants to be eligible for Special Food Service (4COP SFS) liquor licenses. Businesses and properties that fall within the Orlando Main Street Small Restaurant Incentive Area

Governor DeSantis Signs Bill Increasing Acreage for “Small-Scale” Comprehensive Plan Amendments


  • July 6, 2021
  • /   Tara Tedrow & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Real Estate,Real Estate Development
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On June 29, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed into law HB 487, which increases the maximum acreage of a small-scale comprehensive plan amendment from 10 acres to 50 acres.