Inside The List: Top law firms share which diversity programs work best


  • January 29, 2020
  • /   Denise Hicks
  • /   Media Coverage
rachel gebaide orlando business journal
The population in Central Florida becomes more diverse each day, like many of the nation’s other metro areas — and that means diversity and inclusion no longer can be used as marketing buzzwords for area businesses.

Local stun gun maker to close after patent dispute


  • January 28, 2020
  • /   Alex Soderstrom
  • /   Patents,Media Coverage,Intellectual Property Services
stun gun patent
A Kissimmee company is closing its doors after a lengthy patent battle with the maker of the Taser. Phazzer Electronics Inc. filed for Ch. 7 bankruptcy on Jan. 23, following a patent dispute with Taser manufacturer Axon Enterprise Inc. (Nasdaq: AAXN).

LAST CALL: January 24, 2020 is the Deadline to Extend your Building and Development Permits


  • January 23, 2020
  • /   Tara Tedrow & Becky Wilson
  • /   Land Use,Articles
Hurricane Dorian Executive Order
In response to Hurricane Dorian, Governor Ron DeSantis has issued Executive Order No. 19-190 (reaffirming and amending Executive Order No. 19-189) declaring a state of emergency for all 67 counties in the state of Florida. In addition to providing services to those in need,

Land, ho: Here's what this Winter Park firm plans to do next


  • January 23, 2020
  • /   Ryan Lynch
  • /   Media Coverage
winter park firm
For Greg Spencer, a move from Aspen, Colorado, to Winter Park means continuing his company's growth — and now he has an eye on buying up land for expansion in Florida.

Lowndes Client Corner Podcast Episode 6: Florida Citrus Sports, Generating Economic Impact


  • January 22, 2020
  • /   Bill Dymond
  • /   Podcasts,Sports & Entertainment
corner chairs
William T. Dymond, Jr., CEO & President of Lowndes, talks with Steve Hogan, Chief Executive Officer of Florida Citrus Sports and founding board member of LIFT Orlando.

Board nixes Denton Cove appeal


  • January 16, 2020
  • /   David Adlerstein
  • /   Media Coverage,Litigation & Trial Practice
Denton Cove Appeal
The Willie Speed board room in Eastpoint Monday night was emptier and quieter than it was 11 months ago, when a packed house of Apalachicola neighbors gave the school board a standing ovation for its rejecting a settlement offer to sell...

Here's What You Need To Know About Protecting Trade Secrets


  • January 15, 2020
  • /   Stephen Thomas
  • /   Articles,Trade Secrets
protecting trade secrets
What do you do when a key employee leaves and you believe he/she has taken your company’s trade secrets to a competitor? Or when a strategic business partner uses your trade secret information to compete against you?

Will Your Business Be Affected By the New California Privacy Law


  • January 15, 2020
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Articles,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery
new privacy law
The first communication between two computers occurred on October 29, 1969. One computer was located at UCLA and the other at Stanford. One communicated to the other “LOGIN” and it promptly crashed after receiving “LO”. From this humble beginning, the Internet was born.

Industry News Briefs


  • January 15, 2020
  • /   Amanda Wilson, Mike Gibbons, John Ruffier, Alex Dobrev and Jon Gibbs
  • /   Articles,Tax,Construction,Senior Housing,Multifamily & Condominiums,Sports & Entertainment
industry news briefs
Opportunity zones were introduced in 2017 as part of President Trump’s tax reform bill. Taxpayers with capital gains can receive several tax benefits if the taxpayers take those capital gains and invest them in a qualified opportunity fund.

Member Spotlight: Shawn G. Rader


  • January 15, 2020
  • /   Shawn Rader
  • /   Articles
Shawn Rader spotlight
I joined the Lowndes law firm in Orlando, Florida in June 1980. I am now a senior partner at the firm and fourth in longevity at the firm among the 77 practicing attorneys.