U.S. Department of Labor Proposed Rule: Employees Earning Less than $35,308 to be Eligible for Overtime


  • March 12, 2019
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  • /   Labor & Employment Law,Articles
Money
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to increase the minimum salary for certain “white-collar” administrative, professional, and executive employees to be classified as “exempt” salaried employees and, therefore, ineligible to receive

Did You Give Up Buying Broken Condo Units for Lent? Maybe You Did and Don’t Know It Yet…


  • March 11, 2019
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  • /   Real Estate,Multifamily & Condominiums,Articles,Distressed Condominiums
Multi family city
The first week of March has brought us another bill with potentially significant implications for investors in fractured condominium projects. It is a fairly common practice among broken condo investors to acquire a number of units in a condominium in a “bulk” transaction,

Lowndes Attorney Michael Provenzale Elected To Harry P. Leu Gardens Board of Trustees


  • March 5, 2019
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  • /   Press Releases
Real estate
Lowndes is pleased to announce that Shareholder Michael Provenzale has been elected as Chairman of the Harry P. Leu Gardens Board of Trustees. He has served on the board since 2015 and was previously Vice Chairman of the board. The board is responsible for overseeing the

Regulation of Drones by Homeowners’ Associations


  • February 27, 2019
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  • /   Real Estate,Articles
News papers
The use of unmanned aircraft systems, typically called drones, is becoming increasingly common as technology has made them smaller and cheaper. Some homeowners’ associations (HOA’s) are considering regulating them, since they can be used in ways that violate the privacy

Developers, Get Your Permits Before July 2019 to Beat Impact Fee Increases in Osceola County


  • February 25, 2019
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  • /   Land Use,Zoning & Environmental,Articles
Desert
Osceola County is considering significant increases in park impact fees for residential development. The fee increases will impact all residential development in unincorporated Osceola County as well as development within municipalities that have consented to the imposition

Is Your Website ADA Compliant? If Not, You Could Be Sued


  • February 14, 2019
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  • /   Intellectual Property Services,Technology,Articles
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Do you own or operate a business with a website that markets its goods or services? Chances are that you could be liable for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) if your website is not accessible to disabled users. ADA compliant typically means that your web

Probate and Trust Litigation Issues


  • February 13, 2019
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  • /   Litigation & Trial Practice,Events and Presentations
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Melody Lynch and Norma Stanley will discuss probate and trust litigation issues at an upcoming Orange County Bar Association CLE seminar presented by the Estate, Guardianship & Trust Committee on March 11 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. For more information and to register,

Are you getting all the property tax exemptions you're entitled to in Florida?


  • February 12, 2019
  • /   S. Brendan Lynch
  • /   Tax,Real Estate,Media Coverage
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March 1 is the deadline for filing all property tax exemption applications in Florida, as well as all agricultural classification applications.

Lowndes Welcomes Back Kirsten Bartholomew, Corporate & Securities Group Attorney


  • February 7, 2019
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  • /   Corporate & Securities,Press Releases
letter
Lowndes is pleased to announce that Kirsten Bartholomew has returned to the firm as of counsel in the Corporate Group. Bartholomew, who previously worked in

The Carrot or The Stick


  • February 7, 2019
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  • /   Media Coverage
laptop with news paper and phone
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result. If that's the case, it's time to call ourselves crazy when it comes to our diversity and inclusion approach. Has there been an increased focus