Shareholder Eddie Francis Appointed to Heart of Florida United Way Board of Directors

September 21, 2017

Orlando, FL - Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that long-time shareholder, Eddie Francis has been elected to the Board of Directors of Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW), a non-profit organization that funds health and human service programs in the community.

Francis is a member of the firm's Real Estate practice, focusing on real estate transactions, development and finance, land use and zoning, commercial leasing, and representing clients before local government. Francis has extensive experience representing developers in all aspects - acquisition, due diligence, entitlements and zoning approvals, master planning and development, and finance - of office, retail, residential, hotel, senior living, and mixed-use projects. He also represents clients in the areas of sweepstakes, contests and promotions compliance, cell tower leasing and zoning, and multi-state/portfolio real estate transactions.

About Heart of Florida United Way

Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is Central Florida’s most comprehensive health and human services charity and the largest provider of funds to the region’s most critical health and human service programs. Last year, it raised and managed $24.4 million throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. HFUW is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, health and basic needs. It operates United Way 2-1-1, Central Florida’s information and assistance, crisis, suicide and referral helpline; Volunteer Resource Center; Gifts In Kind Center; Emergency Homelessness Services; and the Ryan White Part B program, which administers more than $2 million to provide HIV/AIDS services and referrals. HFUW impacts more than 650,000 individuals annually through its direct service and funded programs. United Way partners with local businesses, government, other charities to increase awareness of local health and human service issues and to inspire hope, provide options and create possibilities for people in need. Visit www.HFUW.org for more information, or call (407) 835-0900

About Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Founded in Orlando, Florida in 1969, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is a multi-discipline business law firm. It represents corporate, entrepreneurial and individual clients across a myriad of industries locally, nationally and beyond our borders, from offices in Orlando, Mount Dora and Melbourne, and through Meritas, an established global alliance of independent law firms offering local insight, local rates and world-class client service. Local Roots. Broad Reach.SM www.lowndes-law.com.