Act Before Year-End To Maximize Opportunity Zone Tax Benefits


  • December 6, 2019
  • /   Amanda Wilson, Ferran Arimon
  • /   Articles
opportunity zone investors
As 2019 comes to a close, there is an important deadline approaching for opportunity zone investors. December 31, 2019 is the last day on which investors can make an investment in a qualified opportunity fund (“QOF”) and realize the maximum benefits of the program. A QOF is

Florida Notaries Must Use New Forms Starting January 1, 2020


  • December 6, 2019
  • /   James Kattelmann
  • /   Articles
forms
The Florida Legislature amended the requirements for notary acknowledgement forms effective January 1, 2020. After that date, documents and affidavits notarized using the old forms may not be accepted for recording and may be subject to questions regarding the validity

Long-Awaited Guidance for Banking Hemp Clients Released


  • December 4, 2019
  • /   Ferran Arimon & Terra Tedrow
  • /   Articles,Cannabis & Controlled Substances,Banking & Financial Services
banking hemp
Since the effective date of the 2018 Farm Bill, banking and the inability to acquire financing have been major impediments for the hemp industry. While demand for hemp continues to grow, banking regulations have still been grey as to the treatment of hemp related businesses.

How to Minimize Your Legal Risk in a Sweepstakes Game


  • December 3, 2019
  • /   Hallie Fisher & Emmett Egger
  • /   Articles
contest law
Many businesses are using sweepstakes in their marketing efforts. While sweepstakes are a unique and creative way to engage potential customers, sweepstakes are subject to many local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Lowndes CEO and President, William T. Dymond, Assumes Position of Orlando Economic Partnership Board Chair


  • November 26, 2019
  • /   William Dymond
  • /   Press Releases,Featured
Downtown Orlando
Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that the Orlando Economic Partnership (OEP) announced its 2019-20 Board of Directors officers, which includes Lowndes CEO and President, William T. Dymond, assuming the position of Board Chair. Having previously served on the OEP

Landlord Liability for Tenant’s Counterfeit Sales


  • November 26, 2019
  • /   Tara Tedrow & Jon Gibbs
  • /   Articles,Real Estate,Commercial Leasing
real estate store front
Should landlords care what business their tenants are operating? The obvious general answer of “yes” now has a more detailed and important caveat. If your client is retailing goods, you as a landlord may be liable if those goods are counterfeit.

5 Owner Errors In Negotiating Hotel Management Agreements


  • November 19, 2019
  • /   Ormend Yeilding
  • /   Articles,Hotels & Resorts
Hotel Management
5 Owner Errors In Negotiating Hotel Management Agreements Industry projections have provided some sobering news for hotel investors: After years of steady increases, top line revenues of hotels have remained relatively flat over the past year and further increases over the

Shareholder Amanda Wilson to Participate in a CLE/CPE Webinar hosted by Strafford on Tax Issues in Transferring LLC and Partnership Interests


  • November 14, 2019
  • /   Amanda Wilson
  • /   Press Releases
Tax
Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that Shareholder Amanda Wilson will participate in a CLE/CPE webinar sponsored by Strafford, titled “Tax Issues in Transferring LLC and Partnership Interests: Navigating the Complex IRS Rules for Buying, Selling or Redeeming

Lowndes Client Corner Podcast Episode 5: Winter Park Distilling Company Brews One-Of-A-Kind Facility in Winter Park


  • November 5, 2019
  • /   Daniel McIntosh
  • /   Podcasts
corner chairs
Dan McIntosh talks with Andrew Asher and Paul Twyford, founders of the Winter Park Distilling Company, a Central Florida distiller of spirits, including Dog Island Rum, Genius Vodka and Bear Gully Classic Whiskey.

Heavy Lifting


  • November 4, 2019
  • /   Mark R. Howard
  • /   Media Coverage
florida trend
In 2012, the city of Orlando decided to spend around $200 million to demolish and rebuild the old Citrus Bowl football stadium (now called Camping World Stadium) just west of downtown. In the process, three men involved in the effort — attorney William Dymond of the Lowndes