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Orange County Commissioners Approve Rent Stabilization Measure for November Ballot

August 10, 2022 — At its August 9, 2022 meeting, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners narrowly voted 4-3 in favor of placing a Rent Stabilization Ordinance on the November ballot.

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Solar Industry to See Historic Investment from Inflation Reduction Act

August 04, 2022 — The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 could provide billions of dollars in tax credits, funding for research, loans, grants, and other incentives to the solar energy industry.

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Purchase Money Financing: Not Just for Homeowners

August 03, 2022 — To help minimize the risks in taking back a purchase money mortgage, there are several factors to consider when structuring the deal.

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Orange County Commissioners Pass Rental Notices Ordinance, Still Working on Rent Stabilization

July 27, 2022 — On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners (“BCC”) voted unanimously to approve a new Rental Notices Ordinance requiring Orange County landlords to provide a 60-day written notice to tenants tenants for any rent increases greater than 5%.

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Treatment of IP Licenses in Bankruptcy

July 26, 2022 — As intellectual property becomes a more important part of commerce, the question of how IP licenses are treated in bankruptcy is of more interest to companies negotiating such licenses.

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A Primer on Florida Alcoholic Beverage Licenses

July 18, 2022 — Lowndes attorney Gary Kaleita discusses what buyers and lenders should look for when applying for a Florida alcoholic beverage license.

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Are Economic Losses Caused by COVID Shutdowns Recoverable Under Commercial Property Insurance Policies?

June 30, 2022 — As we have previously written, whether economic losses caused by COVID shutdowns can be recovered under commercial property insurance policies is a hotly-contested issue. In a recent opinion, the Third District Court of Appeals of Florida says “no”.

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Developers: Be Wary of Utility Company Easement Forms

June 24, 2022 — A utility company that provides service to an owner’s property usually requests the owner to sign a standard form of easement that is intended to allow the utility company to enter onto the owner’s property in order to install and service its utility lines. These forms

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New Orleans Restaurant Wins with Covid Damages Ruling

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June 24, 2022 — Last week, Oceana Grill, a 500-seat seafood restaurant in New Orleans, won the first appellate victory for an insured business in a Covid-19 business-interruption case.

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