News & Insights

News & Insights


Governor DeSantis Signs Tort Reform Bill into Law

March 30, 2023 — On Friday, March 24, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 837 into law. The sweeping tort reform bill took effect upon becoming law and applies to causes of action filed thereafter.

Press Releases

Alex Dobrev Elected as Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

March 29, 2023 — Lowndes is pleased to announce that shareholder Alexander Dobrev has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). Dobrev was one of only two Fellows from the state of Florida named to the ACREL Class of 2023.


Florida Legislature Tries Once Again to Overhaul Alimony

March 28, 2023 — For several years, Florida’s legislature has attempted to overhaul the Florida statute governing alimony. This year, many are wondering whether the Legislature has considered its prior obstacles and incorporated enough change to finally become law.


NLRB Holds Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Provisions Unlawful in Severance Agreements: What Employers Need to Know

March 27, 2023 — There is a common misconception that the National Labor Relations Board only deals with union matters. In fact, the NLRB enforces the National Labor Relations Act, which applies to most private sector employers, regardless of whether their employees join a union.


To Self-Manage or to Not Self-Manage: That is the Question

March 27, 2023 — Senior Housing News recently had two news articles with industry leaders Ventas and Welltower taking opposite stances on the same issue of whether it made sense to self-manage their properties.


New Requirements for Landlords Under Orange County Tenant’s Bill of Rights

March 24, 2023 — On March 1, 2023, Orange County, Florida's Ordinance No. 2023-06 went into effect.


HUD Reinstates 2013 “Discriminatory Effects” Rule

March 22, 2023 — Late last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it issued a final rule entitled Restoring HUD’s Discriminatory Effects Standard.

Events & Presentations

Rebecca Wilson to Speak at Urban Land Institute Central Florida

March 13, 2023 — Shareholder Rebecca Wilson will serve as a speaker during the Urban Land Institute "Candid Conversation: Legislative Update" session on March 28, 2023.


Florida House Considers Proposal to Limit Lake County Development Densities

March 08, 2023 — HB 1171, a bill sponsored by Florida Representative Taylor Yarkosky, would codify the boundaries of Lake County’s three Rural Protection Areas (RPAs), as well as set maximum densities for development.

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