UPDATED: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Paid Family Leave and Paid Sick Leave Laws


  • March 18, 2020
  • /   Rachel D. Gebaide & Morey Raiskin
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Labor & Employment Law
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The Senate voted to pass a modified version of HR 6201, providing paid family and medical leave as well as paid sick leave during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

Orange County Will Not Enforce Evictions During COVID-19 Emergency


  • March 17, 2020
  • /   James Walson, Adam Lewis & Ferran Arimon
  • /   Real Estate,Commercial Leasing,Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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As a follow-up to our e-blast yesterday, Orange County announced that it too will not enforce evictions during the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) emergency.

Governor DeSantis Activates the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program


  • March 17, 2020
  • /   Ferran Arimon & Daniel McIntosh
  • /   Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Articles
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The short-term, interest-free loans are intended to help bridge the gap between the time the economic impact occurred and when a business secures other financial resources.

Mandatory Operation Changes for Hotels/Bars/Restaurants Due to COVID-19


  • March 17, 2020
  • /   Ferran Arimon & Tara Tedrow
  • /   Articles,Hospitality & Leisure,Restaurant Services,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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Effective immediately, Governor Ron DeSantis has issued Executive Order No. 20-68, which impacts operations across the state of Florida for at least the next thirty days as follows:

U.S. House Passes Coronavirus (COVID-19) Paid FMLA Law and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act: An Employer's Guide


  • March 16, 2020
  • /   Rachel D. Gebaide
  • /   Articles,Labor & Employment Law,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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Over the weekend, the U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping legislation designed to assist a large segment of the nation's workforce whose ability to work is or may become impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Miami-Dade County Will Not Enforce Evictions During COVID-19 Emergency


  • March 16, 2020
  • /   James Walson, Adam Lewis & Ferran Arimon
  • /   Articles,Real Estate,Commercial Leasing,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
coronavirus evictions
The Miami-Dade Police Department announced that it would not enforce Writs of Possession during the current state of emergency in Miami-Dade County due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A Message to Our Clients Regarding COVID-19


  • March 16, 2020
  • /   William T. Dymond, Jr.
  • /   Articles,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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As concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak continue to grow, our focus remains on meeting your legal and business needs while caring for the health and well-being of our clients, our employees, and our community.

Five Cybersecurity Practices to Minimize Risk During Coronavirus


  • March 13, 2020
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Articles,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
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As concerns about COVID-19 grow and more employees work from home, it's important to keep your organization's data safe through effective cybersecurity practices.

Lowndes Ranked No. 1 Real Estate & Construction Law Firm in Central Florida by Orlando Business Journal


  • March 10, 2020
  • /   
  • /   Media Coverage,Construction,Real Estate
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Lowndes was recently ranked No. 1 on the Orlando Business Journal’s list of Central Florida Real Estate & Construction Law Firms. Lowndes received the top ranking out of 38 other Central Florida firms.

Florida attorneys: Here's how proposed new real estate laws may affect you


  • March 10, 2020
  • /   Denise Hicks
  • /   Media Coverage,Real Estate
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Bills he's watching: HB 897 (sponsored by Rep. Anthony Rodriguez) and SB 1422 (sponsored by Sen. Anitere Flores)