Orlando, Florida – The law firm of ShuffieldLowman recently named attorneys John P. Junod and Robert Clayton (Clay) Roesch as firm partners.

John Junod practices in all areas of real estate law, with a focus on issues facing developers and home builders.  He often represents clients in large real estate acquisitions, handling all transactional needs, including negotiating and drafting of documents, due diligence matters, plat review, title review, and closings.  Junod earned both his law degree (J.D.) and his undergraduate degree (B.A.) from the University of Florida.

Clay Roesch practices in the areas of complex commercial and civil litigation, fiduciary litigation and labor and employment law representing clients both at the trial level and on appeal.  His extensive litigation work includes commercial lawsuits and arbitrations involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, partnership disputes, LLC disputes and trust and probate litigation.  He earned his law degree (J.D.) from University of Miami School of Law, and his undergraduate (B.A.) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  The firm is a 42 attorney, full service, business law firm, practicing in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, real estate and litigation.  Specific areas of practice include, association law, banking and finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial and civil litigation, construction, corporate, estate planning and probate, fiduciary litigation, guardianship and elder law, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and government, mediation/alternative dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, non-profit law, planning for high net worth families with closely held businesses, real estate, securities and tax advice and controversy.

This morning, ShuffieldLowman partner Alexander Douglas is a featured speaker at the Collier County Bar Association 2017 Ethics Seminar. His topic is “Who’s on First: Dealing With Conflict Issues and Representing Fiduciaries in Probate Administrations”.

This year will be the first to see the implementation of new filing deadlines for many forms. The first new deadline, that will occur shortly, is for filing W-2’s, which is now January 31 instead of the previous February deadlines. March 15 is the new deadline for Form 1065 (partnership returns) and Form 1120 (S-corporation returns). This includes the K-1s. Each is extendable to September 15.

Next comes April 15. Forms 1040 continue to be due on this date, but FINCEN 114 (Report of Foreign Bank Account) is now due at the same time instead of June 30, as in the past. Form 1041 (Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts) and Form 1120 (Corporate Tax Return) are due on April 15 and are extendable to September 30 and September 15, respectively.

Other forms, such as Form 5471 (Report of Foreign –Owned Corporations), that are due at the same time as some of the income tax returns, will change their due dates to correspond to the new due dates of these returns. Caution is advised in checking all deadlines and not simply relying on past experience.