Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Eddie Francis Appointed to The Central Florida Urban League Board of Directors

Orlando, FL - Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is pleased to announce that long-time real estate partner, Eddie Francis has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Central Florida Urban League (CFUL), an agency whose mission is to assist Central Floridians in achieving social and economic equality. CFUL, like other non-profits depends on its board to shape policy and help raise funds to support the organization.

At the firm Mr. Francis focuses his legal practice on real estate transactions, development and finance, land use and zoning, commercial leasing, and representing clients before local government. Mr. Francis has extensive experience representing developers in all aspects - acquisition, due diligence, entitlements and zoning approvals, master planning and development, and finance - of large office, retail, residential, hotel, 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.

Founded in Orlando, Florida in 1969, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. is a multi-practice law firm with 108 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 170 independent law firms with nearly 7,000 attorneys.

The Central Florida Urban League (formerly known as the Metropolitan Orlando Urban League) was founded on August 5, 1977 and chartered as a national organization on May 28, 1978. An affiliate of the National Urban League, the chapter was created by respected community leaders who believed that Orlando’s African-American community would benefit from professional, economic, and social support. Today, more than 40,000 residents have benefited from the Central Florida Urban League’s various empowerment programs. For more information, please visit


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