Orange County Shelter-In-Place Order Amended on March 26


  • March 27, 2020
  • /   Tara Tedrow, Rebecca Wilson & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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On March 24, 2020, Mayor Jerry Demings signed Orange County, Florida Emergency Executive Order 2020-04. The order, which will become effective on Thursday, March 26 at 11 p.m. and will expire on April 9, sets new standards for the conduct of individuals and businesses

City of Orlando Announces Next City Council Meeting to be Conducted Virtually


  • March 27, 2020
  • /   Tara Tedrow, Rebecca Wilson & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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On March 26, 2020, the City of Orlando announced that the next City Council meeting, which will take place on Monday, March 30th at 2 PM, will be “conducted virtually via an online platform.”

$2.2 Trillion Stimulus Bill Includes Big Benefit For Real Estate Investors and Other Taxpayers With Excess Business Losses


  • March 27, 2020
  • /   Amanda Wilson
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Featured
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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and is expected to be signed into law by President Trump. This $2.2 trillion stimulus bill contains an important tax benefit that so far has received little media coverage...

Osceola County Shelter-In-Place Order Issued on March 25


  • March 26, 2020
  • /   Tara Tedrow, Rebecca Wilson & McGregor Love
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Featured
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On March 25, 2020, Osceola County followed Orange County’s lead and issued its own shelter-in-place order.

President Grants Governor’s Request for Major Disaster Declaration


  • March 26, 2020
  • /   Ferran Arimon & Tara Tedrow
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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On Wednesday afternoon, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that President Trump has granted Florida’s request for a FEMA disaster declaration.

U.S. Department of Labor Releases COVID-19 FMLA and Paid Sick Leave Poster and Guidance


  • March 26, 2020
  • /   Rachel D. Gebaide & Morey Raiskin
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Labor & Employment Law
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The U.S. Department of Labor announced that the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (COVID-19 FMLA Leave) and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave) components of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act would go into effect April 1...

Property Tax Payment Deadline Extended to April 15


  • March 26, 2020
  • /   S. Brendan Lynch
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Property Taxes,Real Estate,Tax
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While the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on businesses, and caused many offices around the state of Florida to shut down, the property tax payment deadline statewide remains this upcoming Tuesday, March 31.

A Summary of the Tax Benefits Included in the Senate Passed $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Bill


  • March 26, 2020
  • /   Ferran Arimon & Amanda Wilson
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Tax
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Late on March 25, 2020, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. This bill includes $2.2 trillion in economic support and is the most expensive legislation passed to date.

An Update from Lowndes CEO & President: Sheltering in Place


  • March 26, 2020
  • /   William T. Dymond, Jr.
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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As the incidence and impact of COVID-19 continues to rise, we would like to update you on the additional measures we are taking as a firm to ensure the well-being of our clients, our employees, and our community.

Coronavirus Paid Leave Act Offers Tax Incentives for Employers


  • March 25, 2020
  • /    Ferran Arimon & Amanda Wilson
  • /   Articles,Tax,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Labor & Employment Law
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The Act requires certain employers with less than 500 employees to provide paid-leave benefits to employees affected by COVID-19.