“No Man's Life, Liberty, or Property are Safe While the Legislature is in Session” – First HOA Bill Filed for the 2019 Florida Legislative Session!


  • January 24, 2019
  • /   Alexander Dobrev
  • /   Real Estate,Multifamily & Condominiums,Articles
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As we get ready to officially open the 2019 Florida Legislative Session, it will behoove real estate investors (and others) to heed Judge Gideon Tucker’s 1866 quote. A particularly eye-brow-raising early entrant is HB 155, introduced by Representative Cortes. Dubbed the

Ioana Good Appointed to LMA International Professional Advocacy Group and SE Region Advocacy Chair


  • January 23, 2019
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Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed is pleased to announce that Ioana Good has been appointed to the Professional Advocacy Working Group for the Legal Marketing Association International and the Southeast Region Advocacy Chair simultaneously. The Advocacy Groups advocat

Are E-Discovery, Cybersecurity, Two Sides of the Same Coin? BIA Says Yes


  • January 18, 2019
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  • /   Privacy,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery,Media Coverage
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BIA, an e-discovery and digital forensics software and services provider, has announced it has launched a new data breach discovery service applying e-discovery technology and practices towards the purpose of identifying information that may have been compromised during

Orlando Region: Professional Services


  • January 9, 2019
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By the numbers, the region’s legal and professional sectors are thriving. With Orlando adding more than 1,000 jobs per week, those sectors are doing more than their fair share to absorb that growth through employment. In the past year or so, new jobs in legal, accounting,

Appellate Mediation: A Horse of a Different Color Strategies for a Productive Settlement Conference


  • January 7, 2019
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the Briefs Magazine Many family law and civil trial attorneys are familiar with the notion that mediation at the appellate level can be challenging. There is common refrain heard at dispute resolution conferences: "How do you get the parties to compromise on appeal when

Distinguishing the Profession with Pro Bono Service


  • January 7, 2019
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the Briefs Magazine The practice of law is known as a "learned profession," requiring extensive learning, preparation, and specialized knowledge. A "profession" is more than just a job; a profession is a calling for a group of people with specialized skills and training who

New Land Development Ordinance to Impact Residential Development in Mount Dora


  • December 27, 2018
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  • /   Land Use,Zoning & Environmental,Articles
Real estate
The City of Mount Dora is proposing a new Land Development Ordinance, which will have a significant impact on residential development in certain areas of the City. The Ordinance will apply to all new residential development. The ordinance, which was scheduled to be adopted

South Carolina firm planning spec industrial building on Southchase parcel


  • December 27, 2018
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  • /   Land Use,Zoning & Environmental,Media Coverage
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Lowndes is representing Johnson Development Associates, a South Carolina firm that specializes in storage facilities, that is planning to purchase a 17-acre site in order to convert 95,000 square feet of commercial space into industrial space. They are looking to build 281,

Jackie Bozzuto Reappointed To The 2019 CFHLA Governmental Affairs Committee


  • December 27, 2018
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Shareholder Jackie Bozzuto serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee, which offers hospitality executives the chance to meet with local elected officials and community leaders to discuss industry issues and priorities.

Tara Tedrow Appointed to Governor-elect's Transition Advisory Committee on Government Operations


  • December 20, 2018
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Lowndes is pleased to announce that attorney Tara Tedrow has been appointed to incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis' Transition Advisory Committee on Government Operations. The committee is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who will advise the Transition Team as they develop