Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Ok'd For County: Here's Where It's Available Now


  • November 16, 2017
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Orange County's Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to allow medical cannabis dispensaries in unincorporated areas beginning Jan. 1.

Orange County Unanimously Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensaries


  • November 15, 2017
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  • /   Cannabis & Controlled Substances,Real Estate,Articles
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Though over 71% of Florida voters in 2016 approved Amendment 2 to allow medical marijuana, the numbers were higher in Orange County. Over 73% of Orange County voters said yes to Amendment 2, and that support was reflected in the turnout of supporters at the November 14th.

Local Women Raising Their Profile In Legal Profession


  • November 14, 2017
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Local lawyers are taking steps to raise the profile of women in the courtroom and the boardroom Women have taken the helm at four of Orange County’s top legal organizations, a sign of growing influence even as challenges remain for women in the legal profession.

Law Firm Marketing Executive Susanne Mandel To Speak At The Legal Marketing Association Northeast Regional Conference


  • November 8, 2017
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Orlando, FL – Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that Susanne L. Mandel, the head of the firm’s business development and marketing team, will co-present with David Ackert, President of Ackert Inc., founder of Practice Boomers,

Osceola County Passes Ordinance Imposing Six-Month Moratorium On Certain Development


  • November 8, 2017
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  • /   Land Use,Articles,Zoning & Environmental
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On Monday, November 6, 2017, the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners approved, by a 3-2 vote, an ordinance for a 180-day moratorium on certain types of development that require Comprehensive Plan Amendments (CPAs) and Zoning Map Amendments (ZMAs). While many categor

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Named To The 2018 U.S. News-Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firms' List By U.S. News & World Report & The Best Lawyers


  • November 6, 2017
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Orlando, FL – Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce the firm has once again been recognized as one of the country’s leading firms in the 2018 edition of the “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

House Republicans Release (Simplified?) Tax Reform Bill


  • November 2, 2017
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The House Republican’s tax reform bill – the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – was released today. This bill is 429 pages (this is simplifying?) and provides for extensive tax reform. The Senate version is about a week away. President Trump wants to sign the bill before the Thanks

Protecting Kids' Information Under The Coppa Cabana


  • November 2, 2017
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Children with Happiness
Disney and three of its software developer vendors were sued in a class action in California in which it was alleged that Disney collected children’s information in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). In May 2011, a Disney subsidiary

Law Firm Marketing Executive Susanne Mandel To Facilitate The Legal Marketing Association Orlando Chapter Member Roundtable Program


  • November 2, 2017
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Mandel, who is a frequent LMA speaker, will be joining two other legal industry leaders from Orlando, Mike Haag at GrayRobinson, P.A. and Karen Keene at Dean Mead. Together they will address the issues plaguing legal marketers. The group will also discuss how to tackle

Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My! Owner and HOA Liability for Wild Animal Attacks


  • November 1, 2017
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It was once said that "cooperation for mutual benefit, a survival strategy very common in natural systems, is one that humanity needs to emulate." Nowhere is cooperation needed more than in reducing or preventing owner and homeowner association (HOA) liability for wild.