News & Insights

News & Insights

Lowndes Ranked No. 1 Real Estate Law Firm in Central Florida by Orlando Business Journal

April 01, 2021 — Lowndes once again ranked No. 1 on the Orlando Business Journal’s list of Central Florida Real Estate Law Firms. Lowndes received the top ranking out of 33 other Central Florida firms.

PPP Application Deadline Extended to May 31

April 01, 2021 — On Tuesday, President Biden signed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) into law. The law extends the deadline to apply for a PPP Loan to May 31 (from March 31) and extends the date for loan authorization to June 30

CDC Moratorium on Residential Evictions Continues but Not Without Exception

March 31, 2021 — On March 28, 2021, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its nationwide moratorium on residential evictions, prohibiting the eviction of residential tenants who qualify under the CDC’s rules.

Florida Privacy Bill and Your Consumer Data [Lowndes Legal Talk]

March 31, 2021 — Tune in to Lowndes Legal Talk featuring attorneys Melody Lynch and Drew Sorrell discussing how the proposed Florida privacy bill will affect how businesses handle consumer data.

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.

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