Richard J. Fildes

Partner & Co-Chair, Hospitality & Leisure Group at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed PA

Richard J. Fildes

Richard J. Fildes

Partner & Co-Chair, Hospitality & Leisure Group at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed PA

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With years of experience in real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, development and finance; commercial leasing; and construction law, Rich advises both public and private companies on a broad spectrum of matters in the hospitality, real estate, sports and entertainment industries. He represents owners, developers, lenders, investors, and operators in hotel and resort acquisitions, sales, financings, management, operations and development, franchising and licensing. As co-chair of the firm’s Hospitality & Leisure Group, Rich and his team have handled more than $25 billion in client transactions involving hotels, resorts, golf and country clubs, theme parks and water parks, family entertainment centers, ski resorts and marinas throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition, Rich has represented the developers and operators of sports venues as well as past and current professional athletes in various business capacities.

Chambers USA (2017)* reports that Rich is recognized for his excellence in real estate acquisitions, dispositions, development and finance, most notably with respect to the hotel, sports and entertainment sectors. He is co-chair of the firm’s hospitality and leisure group.

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Florida Citrus Sports

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Former Vice President Food & Beverage & Merchandise Line of Business at The Walt Disney Company

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Director & General Counsel at Visit Orlando

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President at Massey Services, Inc.

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Managing Director at CBRE, Inc.

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Shareholder General Counsel & Chair, Litigation at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed PA

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Chair, Healthcare Group at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed PA

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Shareholder at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed PA

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Richard J. Fildes
Partner & Co-Chair, Hospitality & Leisure Group at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed PA
Education
Graduate with Honors
Class of 1977

The mission of the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law is to achieve excellence in educating professionals, advancing legal scholarship, serving the public, and fostering justice. We aspire to prepare lawyers to serve their clients, the justice system, and the public with a high level of accomplishment and a commitment to the highest ideals of the legal profession. We strive to provide students with a well-rounded legal education. Our curriculum is designed to teach students about the law and to help them develop the skills necessary to use that knowledge in practice. Our goal is for our graduates to possess the core competencies essential to embark on the practice of law.

Graduate, magna cum laude
Class of 1974

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Memberships
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Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The Orange County Bar Association provides a wide variety of programs, services and opportunities for its attorney members, the judiciary, and the community. The OCBA is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in California, with over 6,500 members. Members meet regularly in sections and committees dedicated to various areas of law and issues of concern to the legal community.

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Current

American Land Title Association operates as a national trade association representing title insurance companies, title and settlement agents, independent abstracters, title searchers, and real estate attorneys. The firm's mission is to improve the skills and knowledge of providers in the real property transaction, effectively advocate member concerns, and standardize products for industry use. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Career History
General Counsel
Current

Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports or FCS) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to increasing community spirit and pride, promoting tourism, stimulating economic development and ultimately benefiting charities, educational institutions and the quality of life in Central Florida through its signature events. Since its first bowl game in 1947, it is estimated that FCSports has helped thousands of at risk youth in Central Florida through the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation MVPs programs.

Partner & Co-Chair, Hospitality & Leisure Group
Current

Founded in Orlando, Florida in 1969, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., is a multi-practice law firm with approximately 100 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 more than 7,000 experienced lawyers.

Boards & Committees
President, Board of Directors
Prior

Florida Citrus Sports (FCSports or FCS) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to increasing community spirit and pride, promoting tourism, stimulating economic development and ultimately benefiting charities, educational institutions and the quality of life in Central Florida through its signature events. Since its first bowl game in 1947, it is estimated that FCSports has helped thousands of at risk youth in Central Florida through the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation MVPs programs.

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Tenure Unconfirmed

Florida Citrus Sports Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life for disadvantaged youth and families in Central Florida.

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Pyramid Hotel Opportunity Venture LLC purchases CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc. /Five Hotels from CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Inactive)

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Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. purchases CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc. /30 Hotels from CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Inactive)

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