Congratulations to attorneys Clay Roesch and Alex Douglas, paralegal Kelly Hammond and the entire ShuffieldLowman team for winning total summary judgment on claims asserted against an estate totaling more than $550,000. The Plaintiff had asserted the estate was liable for the decedent’s alleged breach of a prenuptial agreement and failure to comply with the terms of a final judgment of divorce. Additionally, the Plaintiff had sought a declaration that the decedent was subjected to undue influence or otherwise lacked capacity. The ShuffieldLowman team was able to show that the decedent’s estate planning document complied with the requirements of the prenuptial agreement and final judgment and that there was no evidence of undue influence or lack of capacity. A great result for our client!

ORLANDO, FL — Six partners from the law firm of ShuffieldLowman were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2020), as published in dozens of city and regional publications in the U.S. including, U.S. News & World Report. The list of honorees includes Scott A. Cookson in Real Estate Law; Matt G. Firestone in Commercial Litigation; Heidi W. Isenhart in Elder Law; J. Stephen McDonald in Commercial Litigation, Gregory W. Meier in Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates and Lynne R. Wilson in Real Estate Law.

Cookson is an experienced attorney in the areas of real estate, land use and local government law. Firestone practices in the areas of commercial and other civil litigation with an emphasis on aspects of association law. Isenhart focuses her practice in the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration, estate planning and special needs trusts. McDonald practices in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, construction law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, fiduciary litigation, labor and employment and securities law. Meier practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, corporate law, partnerships and taxation. Wilson practices in the areas of commercial real estate transactions, commercial lending, banking and financial services.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

ShuffieldLowman’s five offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 40 attorney, full service, business law firm, practicing in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, real estate and litigation. Specific areas include, tax law, securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, estate planning and probate, planning for families with closely held businesses, guardianship and elder law, tax controversy – Federal and State, non-profit organization law, banking and finance, land use and government law, commercial and civil litigation, fiduciary litigation, construction law, association law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, labor and employment, and mediation.