Since 2003, ShuffieldLowman has helped businesses, individuals and families worry less, so they can enjoy life more. It’s that simple. That was the goal of our founders, W. Charles Shuffield, William R. Lowman, Jr. and Lynne R. Wilson. And it remains the goal of every knowledgeable attorney and dedicated staff member on our team.
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Our Vision Is Shaped by Our Values
In all matters, both great and small, we strive to pursue excellence on a daily basis. In the practice of law, we relentlessly work to achieve the absolute best results on behalf of our clients in the fairest and most reasonable means possible. We push ourselves personally to go above and beyond what might be expected. When we reach that benchmark, we raise the bar higher.
All of our relationships are rooted in genuine caring and concern. Longtime clients entrust us to serve not only themselves, but also future generations, and we do so with a deep appreciation and a profound sense of responsibility.
We pride ourselves in communications that are open, honest, and respectful. Responsiveness to our clients is a mandate we take seriously, never forgetting that people and their lives stand behind every transaction.
Teamwork across all of our practice areas, enables us to move forward in the best interest of our clients without the restrictions of internal competition. Teamwork also fosters an environment of mentoring, idea sharing and mutual respect. We believe our collective values greatly exceed those of ours as individuals.
At the end of each day, as we count our blessings, none are so treasured as our families, our communities and our places of worship. We strive on a continual basis to keep a healthy balance of work, home and service. In our communities, we serve in heartfelt areas of need to create a better tomorrow, while seeking to return a measure of what we have received. Being a blessing to others is a measure of our success.
As a full-service firm with five offices throughout Central Florida, we offer a broad range of legal services to our community. No matter how complex your legal needs or how complicated the case, you can trust the ShuffieldLowman legal team to get the job done, so you can move on.
In the arena of corporate law, the firm is highly experienced in helping owners of large and small companies navigate the three main life cycles of any business: formation, growth, and exit.
Commercial Real Estate
The firm’s real estate team is known for its expertise and dedication. Owners, developers, homebuilders, investors, lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants, and others in the real estate and loan business – regardless of complexity — are represented by our highly skilled professionals.
Our litigators can handle litigation and conflict resolution matters from high-stakes complex litigation to just an experienced litigator to offer advice. Our lawyers frequently appear before federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as commissions, boards, and other regulatory and administrative bodies.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions are complex business transactions that can be used as either an exit strategy or to tactically grow your company. Our highly experienced legal team helps clients develop and refine their business strategies over time, including M&A transactions where we routinely handling both sell-side and buy-side middle-market deals.
The firm advises individuals on the most tax-efficient ways to set up their estate plans and business entities. We advise companies on starting subsidiaries and joint ventures, engaging in business transactions to maximize tax benefits, and compensating key employees in compliance with tax requirements.
Elder Law & Guardianship
Award-winning and recognized nationally, regionally, and locally, the firm’s elder law attorneys specialize in representing the elderly, disabled and their families with compassion and caring while dealing with a wide range of legal issues such as health care, long-term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other vital topics.
Estate Planning & Probate
Working with clients who have a broad range of net worth, the firm offers secure solutions for the transfer of assets to children, spouses, loved ones and charities through a variety of creative tax-saving options, including revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, generation-skipping trusts, and charitable trusts, just to name a few.
Banking & Finance
As a core practice area, the firm’s banking and finance attorneys represent community banks, credit unions, regional and national financial institutions, private equity lenders and borrowers in a broad range of commercial financing transactions. This includes real estate acquisition, development, and construction loans, lines of credit to homebuilders and developers, accounts receivable and inventory financing, and other forms of asset-based lending.
The firm regularly represents Florida homeowners’ associations and condominium associations, often working in the areas of collections, delivery of statutory notices, the creation of liens, and the filing and completion of a lien foreclosure actions.
With board certified expertise in construction law, the firm represents local governments, developers, homeowner and condominium associations, general contractors, architects, engineers, trade subcontractors, sureties, and others in the construction industry.
Labor & Employment
Non-compete agreements, trade secrets, unfair competition, federal and state discrimination cases, and employee handbooks are all handled by our team in a proactive manner before they become problems. If they do become an issue, the firm successfully navigates cases through the litigation process, including trial and appeal.
Family Office & Private Trusts
The firm helps family office clients negotiate complicated legal concerns as trusted advisors, with the ultimate goal of recognizing possible difficulties before they arise and developing customized solutions to help each family office achieve its goals.
Local Government Law
Our experience includes land use, zoning and subdivision approvals, licensing and permits, and environmental review, among other aspects of the development and construction process.
ShuffieldLowman is at the forefront of the advanced manufacturing business in Central Florida, representing a number of manufacturers in diverse fields ranging from recreational vehicles, packaging, food production, amusement park attractions and many others.
The firm regularly assists clients in the registration and protection of trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, domain names, copyrights, and other registered and unregistered intellectual property assets, including high-technology assets in the computer and Internet industries.
Marketing & Media
The firm helps clients in areas such as telecommunications, information technology, broadcasting, and advertising, both comply with the law and seek opportunities to broaden the scope and reach of their messaging, including help in the areas of media development, licensing, financing, and distribution.
Business and litigation issues facing healthcare providers are extremely complex, requiring legal services that cover a wide range of needs, including corporate, tax, real estate and employment law and litigation prevention and support.
Automotive / Transportation
From car dealerships looking to expand their market reach to mass transit entities needing to invoke eminent domain, the firm’s experience in the automotive and transportation industries includes everything from corporate, contracts, intellectual property, real estate, tax, litigation and more.
Agriculture / Agribusiness
Representing everything from ranchlands to sod farms to citrus groves and more, the firm has a solid understanding of the unique needs of landowners and business managers as they navigate regulatory and environmental concerns that potentially impact their business continuation.
The firm’s technology lawyers are committed to providing strategic legal advice and litigation support. We assist in disputes involving cybersecurity and cyber-fraud, as well as website compliance and accessibility issues.
Aerospace & Defense
The experienced team stays on-top of this fast-moving sector and takes a holistic approach to representation that is designed to pivot and flex as new and emerging issues happen in real time.
Victims' Rights Advocacy
With compassion and care, the firm helps navigate victims’ rights to compensation from the Victim Crime Compensation Fund, and their rights to file a Victim Impact Statement outlining how the crime impacted them and their family.
Governance, finance, CEO remuneration, real estate, tax, and intellectual property challenges are all specific to tax-exempt organizations. The firm's nonprofit organization practice is built on a deep grasp of the sector's unique concerns, legal, tax, environmental, and business issues.
Our attorneys are experienced in a broad range of insurance law issues, including fraud claims, coverage matters, product liability, employment issues, personal property and real property disputes.