News & Insights

News & Insights


Ronny Edwards Appointed to Sixth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission

September 06, 2022 — Lowndes is pleased to announce that attorney Ronny Edwards has been appointed to the Sixth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. In this role, Edwards will help select nominees to fill judicial vacancies within the Florida court system.


Orange County’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance and the Luxury Apartment Building Exemption

August 29, 2022 — Litigation over the Rent Stabilization Ordinance is ongoing. We want to make clear that the County has not yet made a determination as to how it will be interpreting the “luxury apartment building” exemption.


Lowndes Advises Encore Capital Management on Mixed-use Community in Leesburg

August 23, 2022 — Lowndes provided zoning and land use counsel to Encore Capital Management for the development of a mixed-use community in Leesburg, Fla., that will include 292 single-family detached lots, 138 townhomes, 288 multifamily units and 164,000 square feet of commercial property.


Doing Business Under Another Name: Fictitious Name Registration in Florida

August 22, 2022 — If you own a small business in Florida, it’s likely that you are operating your business under a catchy name. Any time you operate a business in Florida under a name which is different than your individual or company name, you are doing business under a fictitious name.

Awards & Recognition

46 Lowndes Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in 2023

August 18, 2022 — Best Lawyers named 38 attorneys to its list of The Best Lawyers in America® 2023. Eight attorneys were named “Ones to Watch,” which recognizes extraordinary lawyers in private practice for less than 10 years.

Events & Presentations

Tara Tedrow to Moderate Panel on Development at ICSC@Florida

August 17, 2022 — Lowndes Shareholder Tara Tedrow will be representing Lowndes at 'Trends in Development', a conference held by Innovative Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC) on August 30, 2022.


Basic Elements of Letters of Intent [Lowndes Leasing Lawyers]

August 11, 2022 — Letters of intent are used to summarize the material terms of a proposed transaction. LOIs are important because they include terms that will be incorporated into a formal and binding lease or sales contract with more detail about the proposed transaction.


Be on the Lookout for Your 2022 TRIM Notices!

August 11, 2022 — Over the next couple of weeks, all 67 Property Appraisers in Florida will mail Truth in Millage notices to all property owners around the state, indicating the 2022 valuation for each property, as well as any applicable exemptions/classifications on each property.


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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