Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Welcomes Arthur Sims

Orlando, FL - Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that Arthur D. Sims II has joined the firm as Of Counsel and will focus his legal practice on corporate, sports & entertainment, hospitality & gaming, intellectual property law, and real estate matters. He holds a bachelors degree in English from Morehouse College and a law degree from Cornell University Law School. Subsequently, he has studied both Molecular Biology and Hospitality at the University of Central Florida College of Health and Sciences and the University of Central Florida Rosen School of Hospitality.

Previously, Mr. Sims was employed by several large, top 50 international law firms, representing Fortune 500 corporations; resort developers, owners and operators; cruise lines; casino owners and operators; and gaming equipment manufacturers and owners in structuring and negotiating venture capital transactions, strategic alliances, franchise agreements, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Mr. Sims has also worked with professional athletes and has created professional sports contracts for first round draft picks in the National Football league, as well as marketing and endorsement contracts. He has negotiated domestic and international multi-million dollar licensing, distribution, production and multimedia agreements for renowned entertainers; music, film, and television entities; museums; and publishing companies. Mr. Sims has also represented emerging and established domestic and international biotechnology, applied science, pharmaceutical and engineering companies in corporate, intellectual property, product development, regulatory and governmental matters with an emphasis on aggressive licensing and the formation, structuring and financing of such companies. Further, he has prepared patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret license agreements and advised litigation teams on proprietary rights. He has also served as arbitrator and mediator for domain names dispute issues and Internet piracy.

Founded in Orlando, Florida in 1969, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is a multi-practice law firm with 107 attorneys. We represent clients across a myriad of industries locally, nationally and beyond our borders, advising on almost every aspect of business: from high-stakes, high-profile litigation to labor and employment law; from tax issues to trademark and patent protection; from bankruptcy and creditors’ rights to wealth management; from complex commercial and residential real estate issues to healthcare; from capital raising and entity formation to corporate growth and expansion. Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell peer review, the firm is a founding member of Meritas, a global network of over 175 independent law firms with global alliance of 7,124 experienced lawyers.
Location: Orlando, FL, USA


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