Downtown apartment tower approved despite objections over height, retail


  • December 19, 2018
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Building area
After a lengthy discussion about developer Mid America Apartment Communities' (MAA) ability to meet the density and retail requirements for Downtown Orlando, the Orlando Municipal Planning Board reluctantly voted to approve a zoning change for a 10-story apartment building

Melody Lynch Nominated to Serve As Chair of the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Committee


  • December 5, 2018
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Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that Shareholder Melody B. Lynch has been nominated to serve as Chair of the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Committee, taking over for the Honorable Heather Pinder Rodriguez, the Ninth Circuit Judge who will

7 Things You Can Do Now in Light of the Starwood/Marriott Breach


  • November 30, 2018
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  • /   Privacy,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery,Articles
Board with chips
Today Marriott International announced a massive data breach of its Starwood database. Hackers took off with names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers, affinity account information, dates of birth, gender, arrival, and departure information,

Tower tiff: Appeal over proposed $200M+ downtown project reaches conclusion


  • November 29, 2018
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Construction
A downtown property owner — which objected to plans for the largest proposed residential project in the central business district — has dropped its appeal.

$200M+ ‘Green wall’ downtown apartment project takes another step forward (RENDERINGS)


  • November 21, 2018
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Construction
A New York-based development group behind a trio of downtown apartment towers — which may feature a living green exterior with a sheath composed of plants — saw the final phases of its project move ahead in a city committee despite continued objections from an adjacent

Top Tips To Avoid Liability At Your Next Company-Sponsored Holiday Party


  • November 15, 2018
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Restaurant and Bar
The holiday season is upon us and most employees will be encouraged to attend an employer-sponsored holiday party or event. There are many advantages to these parties: they can boost employee morale and offer a fun way for employers to thank employees for their hard work

Updates to the City of Apopka Land Development Code


  • November 15, 2018
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Desert with A red cloth
The City of Apopka has proposed an amendment to the City’s Land Development Code. The Amendments will, among other things, create and consolidate zoning districts, amend the planned development approval procedure and clarify certain portions of the Land Development Code.

Not So High on Bankruptcy – Limited Options for Medical Marijuana Companies Facing Insolvency


  • November 7, 2018
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Surety and Fidelity
It may be hard to believe, but it’s been 22 years since California became the first state to permit the legal use of medical marijuana. In the years since, it has been impossible to ignore the changing tide of public opinion on marijuana, or at least on the use of marijuana

Lowndes Named to the “Best Law Firms” List by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®


  • November 2, 2018
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Lowndes is pleased to announce that it has been once again named to the “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®. For the ninth consecutive year, the 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings

Grand Designs - For law firms, design thinking offers a new path forward


  • November 1, 2018
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Hospitals, airlines, retail, newspapers—every industry has been affected by the myriad advancements in technology in recent years. Developments like artificial intelligence and promising applications such as Watson and ROSS are impacting many professions, including the legal