Judge rules for Denton Cove


  • January 9, 2020
  • /   David Adlerstein
  • /   Media Coverage,Litigation & Trial Practice
Denton Cove Ruling
An affordable housing project dating back seven years, one that prompted Apalachicola neighborhood activists to rise in opposition, and led to a protracted legal fight in both federal and state courtrooms, got a crucial, and perhaps final, go-ahead

FL School Districts Still Lack Clarity on Medical Marijuana Policies


  • January 8, 2020
  • /   Tara Tedrow, Andrew Kelly & Emmett Egger
  • /   Cannabis & Controlled Substances
school district marijuana policies
Florida’s medical marijuana market has been wrought with legal and political battles since its inception. Implementing the state’s medical marijuana policies has presented questions for many organizations, including local school districts and parents of patients.

Cannabis Conundrum: No Federal Trademark Protections Without Federal Legalization


  • January 7, 2020
  • /   Tara Tedrow & Jon Gibbs
  • /   Articles,Cannabis & Controlled Substances,Intellectual Property Services
cannabis trademark protections
Despite the trend of state legalization of cannabis and overwhelming market attention paid to cannabis companies, owners of cannabis businesses still cannot obtain federal trademark protection for their cannabis related brands.

Lake County and Mount Dora Consider Rule Changes Impacting Airbnbs


  • January 3, 2020
  • /   William A. Beckett
  • /   Articles,Real Estate,Tax
airbnb tax regulations
With the growth of Airbnbs and web-based lodging platforms, Mount Dora and Lake County are both looking at common sense solutions to bring regulations up-to-date regarding B&B operations and tax collections.

Judgment time for Denton Cove


  • December 27, 2019
  • /   David Adlerstein
  • /   Media Coverage,Litigation & Trial Practice
Denton Cove Litigation
Within the next several weeks, Circuit Judge Charles Dodson will rule on what is likely to be the most significant civil case during his time on the bench here, one that will affect the schools, an Apalachicola neighborhood and the availability of affordable rental housing

Inventors Rights Act Could Significantly Change Patent Ownership Strategy


  • December 19, 2019
  • /   Stephen Thomas
  • /   Articles
Patents
A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday, December 18, 2019 could significantly affect strategies for patent ownership in the United States. The Inventors Rights Act (H.R. 5478), which is sponsored by Reps. Danny Davis, D-Ill., and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz

Shareholder Jackie Bozzuto receives the 2019 Allied Member of the Year Award from CFHLA


  • December 18, 2019
  • /   Jackie Bozzuto
  • /   Press Releases
Allied Member of the Year Award
Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that Shareholder Jackie Bozzuto has been awarded the 2019 Allied Member of the Year by the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA). Bozzuto currently serves on CFHLA’s Governmental Affairs Committee and also has been

The Risks Of Unnecessary Fla. Property Improvement Notices


  • December 18, 2019
  • /   Gary Kaleita
  • /   Articles
Property Improvement Notices
There’s no doubt about it, the U.S. real estate market is strong. With low interest rates and low unemployment rates, it is not surprising that the National Association of Realtors included parts of Florida among the top 10 housing markets in the nation, predicted to remain

Ioana Good Appointed 2020 Co-Chair of LMA International Professional Advocacy Group


  • December 12, 2019
  • /   Ioana Good
  • /   Press Releases
Legal Marketing Association
Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that Ioana Good has been appointed as co-chair of the Professional Advocacy Working Group for the Legal Marketing Association International (LMA) and chair in 2021. She also serves on the LMA Communications Working Group simultane

Shareholder Stephen Thomas Appointed Chair of the Florida Tech College of Business Advisory Board


  • December 11, 2019
  • /   Stephen Thomas
  • /   Press Releases
Business Advisory
Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that Shareholder Stephen C. Thomas has been appointed chair of the Florida Tech College of Business Advisory Board. The board plays an active role in support of the college's values, vision and goals and provides a structure for