News & Insights

News & Insights


Niche Senior Living Communities Gain Popularity

September 16, 2022 — Senior Housing News recently reported on what is a growing trend among senior housing owners/operators seeking to maximize occupancy by developing niche communities catering to specific interest groups.


Florida’s Minimum Wage Increases to $11.00 Per Hour at Month-End

September 12, 2022 — Effective September 30, 2022, the minimum wage in Florida will increase to $11.00 per hour from its current rate of $10.00 per hour.


For Public Utilities, the Road to Decarbonization Has Just Gotten Much Less Costly

September 06, 2022 — Clean power is coming, and sooner than many imagined possible. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 has justifiably been referred to as the single largest and most important piece of energy and climate legislation enacted by the United States in the nation’s history.


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.

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