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Bill Dymond is the president, chief executive officer, and managing partner of Lowndes. A recognized leader in his field, Bill advises clients on a broad range of real estate and business matters, with a particular focus on the hotel, resort and leisure industry.

Named to Florida Trend’s annual list of most influential business leaders for years, Bill is a member of the firm’s Hospitality & Leisure Group, which has handled over $30 billion in real estate transactions throughout Central Florida, the United States, and Canada. With almost 40 years of experience in real estate acquisition, finance and development, Bill provides comprehensive guidance on the unique challenges faced by clients in this ever-changing and highly competitive sector. He advises hotel and resort owners in connection with all aspects of their business, including development, operating agreements, licensing, franchising, lodging and financing matters. He also serves as general counsel to Visit Orlando, the region’s convention and visitor’s bureau.

Equally passionate about working with clients in the sports and entertainment arena, Bill is well-known for helping to make Central Florida a destination for high-profile sporting events. A skilled negotiator, he is frequently relied upon by sports and entertainment clients to handle high-stakes agreements. His successful negotiation of multi-year television agreements with ABC and ESPN secured national broadcast exposure for Florida Citrus Sports and its two annual bowl games at Camping World Stadium. He also leads negotiation of team selection agreements for the organization’s college bowl games with the Big 10, SEC, ACC and Big 12 conferences. A longtime advocate for Camping World Stadium, he played a key role in its renovation and related funding.

Bill’s commitment to the community is reflected through his countless hours of service and leadership at numerous Central Florida organizations. He is a founding board member of Lift Orlando, a nonprofit working to revitalize neighborhoods around Camping World Stadium. Bill also currently serves on the executive committee and board of directors of the Orlando Economic Partnership. He is also a past chair of the CRA Advisory Board, the Downtown Development Board for the City of Orlando, Florida Citrus Sports, the Orlando Economic Partnership, and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

At the state level, Bill is an active member of the Florida Council of 100 and has served as a board member and executive committee member of both Enterprise Florida and Space Florida. During his six-year gubernatorial appointment as Space Florida Chair, he led the organization’s partnership with NASA, local and state governments, and the private sector in operating Florida’s two spaceports, greatly expanding the state’s ability to dominate the growing commercial space market and create jobs in this unique sector.

With his many leadership roles at the local and state level, Bill has developed a broad network of collaborative relationships throughout Florida that brings added value to his clients in their pursuits.

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  • Orlando Economic Partnership, Immediate Past Board Chair, Past Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Past Chair Economic Strategy, Past Co-Chair Business Development Committee, Past Chair Investor Relations Committee
  • The Florida Council of 100, Member
  • Space Florida, Board of Directors, Interim Chair, 2013; Chair 2014 - 2019
  • LIFT Orlando, Inc., Founding Board Member, Vice Chair and Executive Committee Member
  • Enterprise Florida, Board and Executive Committee Member, 2012 and 2013
  • Visit Orlando, Board and Executive Committee Member, and General Counsel
  • Downtown Development Board – City of Orlando, Past Board Chair, Past Board Member
  • Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board – City of Orlando, Past Board Chair, Past Board Member
  • Florida Citrus Sports Foundation, past Board Chair
  • Florida Citrus Sports, past President, past Board Chair, Board of Directors
  • Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, past Board Chair, Trustee
  • Leadership Winter Park, Class II, past Class Chair
  • Morningstar Charities, Inc., past Board of Directors
  • Heart of Florida United Way, past Board and Executive Committee member, and past Campaign Vice Chair
  • University of North Carolina School of Law – Alumni Board Member


  • Florida Trend’s 500 “Florida’s Most Influential Business Leaders”, 2018-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • Orlando Economic Partnership James B. Greene Award, 2017
  • Orlando Downtown Development Board/Community Redevelopment Agency (DDB/CRA) Service Award, 2017
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law “Lawyer of the Year”, 2017
  • CREW Orlando Economic and Community Involvement Award, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America 2006-2023
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2009, 2011-2020 
  • Chambers USA, 2008-2012
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend  magazine, 2006-2009, 2011-2012 
  • American Diabetes Association Father of the Year Award, 2012
  • Florida’s Top Lawyers, Florida Monthly Magazine
  • Florida’s Top Real Estate Lawyers, Real Estate Florida
  • Listed in Legal 500 US
  • Florida Citrus Sports Howard Palmer Award, 2009
  • Volunteer of the Year, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, 2005
  • Florida Citrus Sports Chairman’s Trophy, 2003
  • Up and Comer Award, Orlando Business Journal , 2002
  • Florida Citrus Sports Chairman of the Year, 1993

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association


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