Preparing for #MeToo: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment Claims


  • October 16, 2018
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  • /   Labor & Employment Law,Events and Presentations
table with computer calender
Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Group, will discuss what practice managers need to know about the #MeToo movement and how to address sexual harassment claims.

Minimizing Bear Incidents in Residential Subdivisions


  • October 16, 2018
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  • /   Articles,Real Estate
Environmental
Residential developments in Florida increasingly encroach into black bear habitat. While not typically aggressive, bears can cause problems, including property damage and personal injury.

Florida’s Minimum Wage Will Rise to $8.46 in 2019


  • October 15, 2018
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  • /   Articles,Labor & Employment Law
Asset based lending
Florida’s minimum wage will increase by 21 cents from $8.25 to $8.46 per hour. Florida’s minimum wage for tipped employees will increase by 21 cents from $5.23 to $5.44 per hour.

Iconic Sears Files for Bankruptcy. Will Your Business be Impacted?


  • October 15, 2018
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  • /   Articles,Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Surety and Fidelity
Sears (Sears Holdings Corporation) filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in the Southern District of New York on Monday. Long an icon in American retail—with the delivery of its catalog lighting up children’s faces all over the country

Land under eminent domain notice along I-4, Palm Parkway, closes sale


  • October 12, 2018
  • /   S. Brendan Lynch
  • /   Media Coverage,Land Use,Zoning & Environmental
land use zoning
Brendan Lynch weighed in on issues and considerations surrounding eminent domain in this GrowthSpotter feature story about Palm Parkway. Below are some quotes from Brendan.

Intellectual Property Case Law Update


  • October 10, 2018
  • /   
  • /   Intellectual Property Services,Events and Presentations
Events chairs
Jon Gibbs, Stephen Thomas and Ahmad El-Gendi will participate in a CLE seminar presented by The Orange County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee.

Don’t Expect Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies to Protect Against Cyber Breach or Crime


  • October 9, 2018
  • /   Brian Lawrence, Drew Sorrell
  • /   Articles,Privacy,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery
Privacy eDiscovery
Almost a year after Middle District Judge Mary Scriven’s instructive decision in Innovak Int’l, Inc. v. Hanover Ins. Co. in which she declined to hold that a traditional commercial general liability (CGL) policy, as drafted, covered a cyber event, Middle District Judge

80-member City Beautiful contingent visiting Steel City for innovation, strategy ideas


  • October 4, 2018
  • /   
  • /   Media Coverage
Construction
An entourage of 80 Central Florida leaders, including Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor-elect Jerry Demings, are in Pittsburgh to see what the City Beautiful can learn from the Steel City, a city that has remade itself.

Important Dates for Orange County 2019 First Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment Schedule


  • September 26, 2018
  • /   
  • /   Land Use,Zoning & Environmental,Articles
Mergers with hands
The Orange County Planning Division has released its 2019 First Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment Schedule. Of notable importance, applicants must schedule a pre-application meeting by October 19th, 2018. Pre-application meetings will take place between October

Lowndes Hires New Attorneys Kelly, Johnson and Pickett


  • September 25, 2018
  • /   Andrew P. Kelly, Rasheem Johnson, Jonathan R. Pickett
  • /   Press Releases
Real estate
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed is pleased to announce that three new associates Andrew Kelly, Rasheem Johnson, and Jonathan Pickett joined the firm after graduating from law school and passing