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Bringing Clarity to Charity – Your Guide to Serving on a Not-for-Profit Board

June 2, 2022
Your Guide to Serving on a Not-for-Profit Board

Charitable and other not-for-profit organizations (“NFP”) provide great service to our community. NFPs meet crucial needs not met by the business world and the government. Those who serve as NFP board members are unsung heroes. However, board service is not without risk. After all, board members owe a fiduciary duty to the organizations that they … Read more

Attorney Lauren Reynolds Named President-Elect of the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association

June 1, 2022

Attorney Lauren Reynolds has been voted 2022-2023 President-Elect of the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA). She will serve as the 2023-2024 OCBA Young Lawyers Section President. Lauren focuses her practice in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, where she represents creditors in chapter 7, 13, and 11 cases and … Read more

Attorney Lionel E. Rubio Renamed as a Firm Shareholder

March 29, 2022
Lionel E. Rubio

The firm recently renamed Lionel E. Rubio as a firm shareholder. Lionel, a former shareholder of the firm, returned after serving as a Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for an investment advisory firm. He primarily practices in the firm’s real estate and land use practice area, representing clients in real estate, land use … Read more

2022 Florida Sales Tax Rates for Commercial Tenants

February 14, 2022
2022 Florida Sales Tax Rates

The Florida sales tax rates on commercial leases remains at 5.5% for 2022. Last April, Senate Bill 50 provided a route to reduce the state sales tax rate on commercial leases (see here) The law requires a reduction in the sales tax rate from 5.5% to 2% after Florida’s Unemployment Trust Fund is replenished to … Read more

Attorney Lauren Reynolds Elected to Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association

February 8, 2022

Attorney Lauren Reynolds has been elected to the Board of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association and was appointed to serve as Treasurer. Lauren is a litigation attorney, focusing her practice in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, where she represents trustees in complex chapter 7 cases and creditors in chapter 7, 13, and … Read more

Property Owners May See Higher Tax Discounts In 2022

January 31, 2022
Property Owners May See Higher Tax Discounts In 2022

The old phrase “the early bird catches the worm” might ring even more true for Florida property owners starting this year. On December 2, 2021, Senator Ana Rodriguez (R-39) filed Senate Bill 1152 to increase tax percentage deductions on timely paid property tax bills. An identical bill was filed in the Florida House of Representatives … Read more

Attorneys Brandon DeGel and Heather Moraes Named as Firm Shareholders

January 27, 2022
Attorney's Brandon DeGel and Heather Moraes Named as Firm Shareholders

The firm recently named attorneys Brandon DeGel and Heather Moraes as firm shareholders. Brandon’s practice primarily involves real estate litigation matters, with a focus on contract disputes, title claims, construction litigation, mortgage and lien foreclosures, and commercial landlord-tenant matters. He also maintains a general commercial litigation practice in which he represents business owners, financial institutions, … Read more

WHWW Named a 2022 Best Law Firm

November 30, 2021
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A. - Central Florida Law Firm

Once again the firm is honored to be named a 2022 “Best Law Firm” by The Best Lawyers in America©. Firms included in the 2022 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth … Read more

WHWW Welcomes Attorney James L. Doyle

November 22, 2021
Attorney James Doyle

WHWW is pleased to announce that real estate attorney James L. Doyle has recently joined the firm. James represents individuals, developers, and lenders in real estate transactions, 1031 exchanges, land use and development, commercial lending, and business transactions. He holds his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, and a B.S., cum laude, in Political … Read more

Potential Estate Tax Law Changes To Watch in 2021

November 16, 2021
Potential Estate Tax Law Changes To Watch in 2021

The House Ways and Means Committee released tax proposals to raise revenue on September 13, 2021, which included notable changes to income tax and estate and gift tax. However, on October 28, and then again on November 3, the House Rules Committee released revised proposals after substantial congressional negotiations that surprised many estate planning advisors. … Read more