News & Insights

News & Insights

Articles

Machines Inventing Machines: Can AI Be an Inventor?

November 08, 2022 — Under United States patent law, inventorship can only be attributed to individuals. So, what happens when a novel, non-obvious apparatus or method is fully conceived by a computer algorithm, operating without specific instruction? In other words, who is the inventor?

News

Hanna Edeback Elected to CREW Orlando Board of Directors

November 07, 2022 — Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that shareholder Hanna Edeback was elected to the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Orlando's 2023 board of directors.

Events & Presentations

Amanda Wilson Presenter for Strafford Webinar on S Corporation Liquidation

November 04, 2022 — Shareholder Amanda Wilson will be a presenter for the “Liquidation of S Corporations: Mastering Tax Implications of Liquidating Distributions” webinar presented by Strafford on November 16, 2022.

News

Lowndes Advises USA Management Realty & Development on Mixed-use Building in Ocoee

November 04, 2022 — The project, which is part of a master-planned development located near the intersection of Lake Johio and Silver Star Roads, was approved by the Ocoee City Commission on November 2, 2022.

Articles

Drone Use by Commercial Building Owners

Lowndes Leasing Lawyers

November 03, 2022 — Owners and buyers of commercial buildings are increasingly using drones to inspect roofs and other exterior elements of buildings. If a buyer wants to inspect a building by drone, prior written consent of the seller needs to be obtained.

Events & Presentations

Supply Chain Issues: Something to Wine About | EVENT

November 03, 2022 — Lowndes will host an afternoon CLE and social for the Association of Corporate Counsel - Central Florida Chapter that will include a wine tasting with a certified sommelier, wine trivia game for prizes, good food and fun.

Blogs

CAM Expenses in Commercial Leases: Cumulative versus Non-Cumulative

Lowndes Leasing Lawyers

November 01, 2022 — During commercial leasing negotiations, landlords and tenants will often extensively negotiate the terms of a cap on the controllable operating expenses under a lease.

Articles

Appeals Court Rules Against Orange County’s Proposed Rent Control Ordinance

October 28, 2022 — On October 27, 2022, the Fifth District Court of Appeals decided 2-1 that the proposed rent control ordinance should be enjoined from placement on the November ballot.

Articles

Even a Minor Error in the Name of a Debtor Will Invalidate a UCC Filing in Florida

October 27, 2022 — In a recently reported case, the Florida Supreme Court considered the question whether a minor error in the listed name of a debtor will render a UCC financing statement legally insufficient.

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