James Toscano Appointed to Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida Board of Directors
Lowndes is pleased to announce that Shareholder James Toscano has been appointed to the board of directors of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, a non-profit organization with the mission to transform the lives of homeless men, women, and children by providing crucial services to end their crisis of homelessness. Toscano fills the position previously held by Shareholder Emeritus Randi Fitzgerald who retired in February.
“We are grateful to Randi for her many years of dedication and service to the Coalition,” said John Hearn, President and CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. “With his knowledge, expertise, and passion for our community, Jim will make a great addition to the board and continue Randi’s commitment to serving the ever-changing needs of the homeless.”
Toscano has a significant track record as lead counsel in federal and state courts throughout Florida, including complex commercial business, real property and banking litigation, class actions, intellectual property litigation, and personal injury and wrongful death cases. Equally noteworthy is his representation of technology companies, helping them protect their intellectual property—patents, trademarks and copyrights—through both preventive measures and, when necessary, litigation.
“It’s a great privilege to be joining the Coalition board alongside other dedicated individuals focused on helping to solve the crisis of homelessness in our community,” commented Toscano.
Within the community, Toscano has served on the board of directors of the Second Harvest Food Bank and the associate board of directors of Florida Citrus Sports. He has provided hundreds of hours of pro bono work, including serving as a Guardian Ad Litem for children in difficult family circumstances in need of legal representation. At the firm, he also orchestrates workplace campaigns to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, United Way, the Meredith Level Foundation/Endowment, and other community and civic organizations.
About Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
Each day, the Coalition serves more than 500 men, women, and children through their residential programs, as well as more than 100 unsheltered individuals through their community initiatives. Last year alone, the Coalition ended homelessness for over 1,400 people. For more information, visit CentralFloridaHomeless.org.