Florida Legislature Makes Welcome Changes to Appellate Jurisdiction


  • June 24, 2020
  • /   Jennifer Dixon
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Litigation & Trial Practice
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The most consequential change of Senate Bill 1392 is that jurisdiction over county court civil and criminal appeals will rest exclusively with the district courts of appeal.

Drew Sorrell Moderates Panel at The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Meeting


  • June 24, 2020
  • /   
  • /   Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery,Events & Presentations,Events and Presentations
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Shareholder Drew Sorrell was a speaker at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Working Group 11 on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG11) on June 24, 2020.

Farm Bill Does Not Save Hemp Trademark Application


  • June 23, 2020
  • /   Stephen C. Thomas & Tara Tedrow
  • /   Articles,Trademarks/Service Marks,Cannabis & Controlled Substances
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Whether a specific hemp product can obtain intellectual property protections may depend on several factors.

Three Lowndes Attorneys Named to Florida Trend’s 2020 Legal Elite


  • June 22, 2020
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  • /   Press Releases
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Lowndes is pleased to announce that Hal Kantor, Brendan Lynch and Joaquin “Quino” Martinez were recently recognized in the 2020 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. Additionally, Kantor was named to Legal Elite Hall of Fame.

Tim Miedona Presenter for CCIM on Net Lease Market


  • June 22, 2020
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  • /   News,Events and Presentations
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Shareholder Tim Miedona discussed the net lease market and COVID-19 during the CCIM Central Florida District Board Meeting on June 22, 2020.

Quino Martinez Talks Landlords, Tenants and Lawsuits During Pandemic


  • June 19, 2020
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  • /   Media Coverage,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Commercial Leasing,Commercial Litigation
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Shareholder Quino Martinez was quoted in "Orlando Business Journal" about possible legal actions that landlords may pursue against non-paying tenants.

Lowndes Advises 908 Group on Student Housing Project near the University of Central Florida


  • June 19, 2020
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  • /   Press Releases,News,Land Use,Zoning
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Lowndes is providing zoning and land use counsel to 908 Group for a mixed-used apartment community in Orlando.

SBA Reopens EIDL Loan and Grant Applications for Disaster Relief


  • June 19, 2020
  • /   Dan McIntosh, Emmett Egger & Ferran Arimon
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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The CARES Act expanded the EIDL program to aid businesses affected by COVID-19.

Florida 5th DCA Says No More to Rushmore


  • June 19, 2020
  • /   Jennifer Dixon & Brendan Lynch
  • /   Articles,Real Estate,Property Taxes
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The appellate court ultimately agreed with Disney and the lower court and absolutely repudiated the challenged assessment methods previously employed by the Orange County Property Appraiser in its valuation of resort hotel properties.

Florida Judges: Virtual Legal Proceedings are Here to Stay


  • June 18, 2020
  • /   Jennifer Dixon
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Litigation & Trial Practice
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A majority of the panelists indicated that, notwithstanding the status of pandemic-related court closures, "Zoom proceedings are here to stay."