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A Message from William Dymond, Jr
President, CEO and Managing Partner

In the past several months we have seen heightened business activity, which is good news for everyone. Amid the continuing pressures of the economic recovery, we have taken on challenging new projects across the state and country and accomplished important goals on behalf of our clients. Check out some representative highlights.

The hospitality industry has seen tremendous activity, keeping our Hospitality & Leisure Group busy on sales, acquisitions, operations, investment and development matters around the country. We are also witnessing steady growth in the senior housing and commercial real estate arenas.  A new year is often accompanied by new legislation, and the attorneys in our Governmental Approvals/Land Use, Healthcare and Labor & Employment groups are advising clients on the legislative changes impacting their businesses. Our Immigration practice has expanded in response to our clients’ needs for advice in this increasingly complex area of federal administrative law. Some of our clients are rethinking their business goals and opportunities, and the attorneys in our Capital Markets & Technology Group are advising clients on issues ranging from capital raising and entity formation to corporate growth and expansion.

Currently, we represent many of the largest companies in Central Florida, both privately and publicly held, for their corporate legal needs, as well as a number of middle market businesses that are driving the growth of Central Florida. We are also working closely with the University of Central Florida’s “incubator” program as it supports the rapid growth of Orlando’s high tech corridor.

Among the pressures our clients are facing is the need to protect their intellectual property, whether their name, the “look and feel” of their brand or even their customer lists. This growing need continues to fuel the expansion of our Intellectual Property Services Group, which helps clients procure, protect and leverage their intellectual property assets – and protect the software, hardware and Internet technologies integral to their businesses.

Many of the industries in which our clients are involved – banking, construction, franchising, hotels, manufacturing, restaurants, retail, sports, and technology – cross state and national borders. As a founding member of Meritas, an international network of more than 170 full-service law firms with over 7,000 lawyers in 60+ countries, we are able to assist our clients virtually around the globe.

To help clients control their legal costs, we have upgraded our own technologies, to ensure improved performance and communication. If you’re not receiving our many newsletters and client alerts, sign up here.

I encourage you to come back to our website often, as we are continually posting new information, not just about our attorneys and areas in which we practice, but also about legal and business issues impacting you. We even have our own YouTube channel, offering highlights from numerous seminars, blogs and news stories that you might find interesting.

Our imperative has always been to support our clients’ business goals. I’d like to think that we have channeled our energies into serving our clients well…seizing initiatives, solving problems, mitigating risks. If we haven’t, tell me. If we have, know that we will not rest on our laurels but will remain focused on you and your business. Let me know how we can help you. My direct dial is (407) 418-6342.

Warm regards,
Bill