Update: Can Employees Sue Their Employer for Contracting the Coronavirus?


  • April 8, 2020
  • /   Drew Sorrell & Morey Raiskin
  • /   Articles,Labor & Employment Law,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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The first lawsuit was filed by the estate of an employee against an employer for alleged wrongful death due to complications of the COVID-19 virus.

CARES Act Provides Potential Cash Flow Opportunities for Businesses with NOLs


  • April 8, 2020
  • /   Amanda Wilson
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Tax
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The CARES Act allows for business to use NOLs from tax years starting prior to January 1, 2021, to fully offset their income.

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.

Supreme Court Extends COVID-19 Emergency Measures Through May 29, 2020


  • April 7, 2020
  • /   Richard Dellinger
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Alternative Dispute Resolution,Litigation & Trial Practice
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On April 6, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Canady issued an administrative order to extend the prior emergency measures to help maintain the administration of justice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video Calling and Coronavirus: Is Zoom Safe?


  • April 7, 2020
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
Typing on Laptop
The popularity of Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to many questions regarding its security and privacy.

Executive Order Provides PPP Loans Not Subject to Florida Doc Stamps Tax


  • April 7, 2020
  • /   Amanda Wilson & Matt O'Kane
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Tax
coronavirus 2 trillion stimulus
On Monday, Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order Number 20-95, which provides that the Florida documentary stamp tax would not apply to any of these loans.

Lowndes Advises Airon on Ventilator Licensing Agreement with GE Healthcare and Ford


  • April 6, 2020
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  • /   Press Releases
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Lowndes advised the Florida-based company specializing in high-tech pneumatic life support products on an agreement to license its ventilator design.

Good News: Florida Senate President Not Expecting Major Budget Cuts


  • April 3, 2020
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
cybersecurity and coronavirus
Florida Senate President signals that Florida will be able to current the COVID-19 storm without significant budget cuts.

Governor DeSantis Announces Florida Foreclosure Moratorium


  • April 3, 2020
  • /   Michael Provenzale
  • /   Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Articles,Banking & Financial Services,Banking & Finance
House with Stacks of Coins
The order suspends and tolls "any statute providing for a mortgage foreclosure cause of action under Florida law for 45 days."