News & Insights

News & Insights

Aging at Home Becomes a Popular Option During Pandemic [Gray Area of the Law]

April 09, 2021 — Shareholder Shawn Rader discusses a New York Times article about the movement of people away from traditional senior housing options towards aging at home due to COVID-19, and how it could affect the industry.

Florida’s Legislature Takes Gigantic Detour in Privacy Law [Lowndes Tech]

April 07, 2021 — Lowndes attorney Drew Sorrell discusses the major changes to House Bill 969 and what the new language means for businesses and consumers.

Low Vaccination Rate Among Senior Housing Staff Poses Problems. Are There Any Solutions? [Gray Area of the Law]

April 07, 2021 — Lowndes Shareholder John Ruffier discusses Florida Trend's report that vaccination rates of staff are lagging across the state and what senior living facility operators can do.

Hillsborough County Commercial Lease Sales Tax Rate Reduced by Recent Florida Supreme Court Decision [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]

March 24, 2021 — Shareholder Matt O'Kane and Associate Samantha Duran discuss how the recent Florida Supreme Court decision that the Hillsborough County 1% transportation sales surtax is unconstitutional affects commercial landlords and property managers.

COVID-19-Related Lease Modifications Raise New Issues of Liability for Unpaid Rent [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]

March 18, 2021 — Shareholder Dan McIntosh and Associate Samantha Duran discuss what landlords need to be aware of when negotiating lease workouts with assignees/subtenants to provide rent relief during COVID-19.

Florida Legislature Aims to Alter Privacy Rights: The Impacts on Your Business [Lowndes Tech]

March 05, 2021 — Lowndes attorney Drew Sorrell discusses how House Bill 969 in the Florida Legislature will affect the way businesses handle consumer data.

New Decision Shows the Importance of Strongly Drafted Force Majeure Provisions [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]

February 25, 2021 — Shareholder Quino Martinez and Associate Samantha Duran discuss how a recent bankruptcy decision should serve as a cautionary tale to all commercial landlords when drafting a lease.

Resident Newsletters: Good Idea or Disasters Waiting to Happen? [Gray Area of the Law]

February 18, 2021 — Shareholder John Ruffier discusses why resident newsletters could pose potential problems for senior living facilities.

Could Accessory Dwelling Units Be the Next Big Trend for Assisted Living Facilities? [Gray Area of the Law]

February 16, 2021 — Shareholder Shawn Rader discusses how assisted living facility corporations could benefit from getting involved with accessory dwelling units, whether it's building them themselves or offering loans and mortgages for them.

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