News & Insights

News & Insights

Dads Are Important, Too: The Vital Role of Dads in Divorce and 50/50 Timesharing

June 18, 2021 — Under Florida law, there is no presumption of 50/50 timesharing for divorced parents. However, with many parents splitting time with their children under a 50/50 time-sharing schedule

Brian Lawrence Named Treasurer of Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section

June 17, 2021 — Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that attorney Brian C. Lawrence was elected treasurer of the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA).

What the Future May Hold for Land Developers and Local Governments: Relief from Burdens on Real Property Rights

June 17, 2021 — Local governments may face challenges as a new proposed legislation regarding relief from burdens on real property rights awaits the approval of Governor DeSantis. An amendment to the Bert Harris Act, CS/CS for HB 421 & HB 1101, was passed by the House on April 21, 2021

Andrew Gluck Named President of The Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando

June 10, 2021 — Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that attorney Andrew M. Gluck was elected President of The Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando.

Governor DeSantis Signs Law Limiting Increases to Impact Fees

June 07, 2021 — Late last week, Governor DeSantis signed into law a bill that limits the extent to which local governments may increase impact fees imposed on builders and developers. Impact fees help pay for infrastructure needed to support a proposed development.

Tara Tedrow Comments on Florida Supreme Court Upholding Medical Marijuana Restrictions

June 04, 2021 — Shareholder Tara Tedrow was quoted in a "Law360" article discussing the Florida Supreme Court's ruling on medical marijuana restrictions.

Data Breach! Miranda Himself May Be Dead, But the Wisdom of the Case that Bears His Name Lives On

June 02, 2021 — Let us assume a company has done all the right things. Preemptive security was a concern, so the company tightened up its written cybersecurity controls and associated technical controls, including policies and procedures, endpoint detection and response, and training.

Jennifer R. Dixon Earns Board Certification in Appellate Practice

June 01, 2021 — Lowndes is proud to announce that litigation attorney Jennifer R. Dixon has achieved board certification in Appellate Practice from The Florida Bar.

Property Buyer Beware: Avoid Costly Tax Liabilities with a Sales Tax Clearance Letter [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]

June 01, 2021 — Florida imposes sales tax on rent payable under commercial leases. The rate imposed by the state is 5.5%, but local governments have the right to impose a surtax which varies based on the jurisdiction.

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