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Governor DeSantis Signs COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill

March 30, 2021 — On Monday, March 29, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 72. The new law greatly increases a plaintiff’s burden in both pleading

Laura Walda Named to Orlando Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Class of 2021

March 25, 2021 — Laura Walda has been named to the Orlando Business Journal's 40 Under 40 Class of 2021. The annual awards program honors the local business community's best and brightest young executives.

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.

Orange County Moves Up Transportation and School Impact Fee Rate Increases to June 2021, Adopts Higher Transportation Rates

March 24, 2021 — On March 23, 2021, Orange County approved two ordinances amending County Code relating to school and transportation impact fees.

Quino Martinez Quoted Regarding Force Majeure Lease Provisions

March 24, 2021 — Shareholder Quino Martinez was quoted in a CoStar News article discussing the drafting of force majeure provisions.

Mark Heimendinger Talks to Orlando Business Journal about Restaurant Revitalization Fund

March 23, 2021 — Shareholder Mark Heimendinger spoke to Orlando Business Journal about who's eligible to apply for RRF grants.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Provides Hope to the Food and Beverage Industry—But Applicants Will Need to Act Fast

March 23, 2021 — When the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319, the “ARP”) became public law on March 11, 2021, it was the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began that relief for the restaurant industry was specifically addressed.

Tara Tedrow Named to Law360's 2021 Cannabis Editorial Advisory Board

March 22, 2021 — Shareholder Tara Tedrow has been named to Law360's 2021 Cannabis Editorial Advisory Board.

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.

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