Attorney Robert M. Baldwin Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Robert M. Baldwin has joined the firm, working in the DeLand office as Senior Counsel in the area of estate planning.  Baldwin brings more than 15 years of large, national law firm experience to the community of Deland and the surrounding Volusia County area.  His prior legal experience spans everything from estate planning, family law, bankruptcy, and tax, to contract and civil law.

Baldwin received his B.A. from Kent State University and his J.D. from Ohio Northern University, where he completed a legal sabbatical at Oxford University.  He is a member of the Bar in Florida, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. and admitted to practice before the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida and the Western District of Michigan.

Active in his community, Baldwin is a member of two local bands and he and his wife regularly perform at the Athens Theatre in DeLand.

ShuffieldLowman’s four 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.

Attorney Ryan J. Vescio Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that Ryan J. Vescio has joined the firm, working in the Orlando office’s litigation section.

Vescio formerly served as an assistant state attorney for 15 years, conducting more than 150 jury trials while prosecuting cases involving everything from high profile homicides to child abuse and sex trafficking cases.  Vescio’s experience handling a wide variety of complex cases, working with a large network of attorneys, judges and experts and navigating the complexities of the court system, he now puts to work as a commercial, civil and fiduciary litigator.

Vescio holds his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad Law Center and his B.A., in Political Science, from the University of Central Florida.  While attending UCF, he joined the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and has been an avid and lifelong supporter of the organization, serving currently on the International Board of Directors.  He also serves as a Director of the UCF Alumni Board.  Vescio is a member of The Florida Bar and The Ohio bar.

ShuffieldLowman’s four 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.

Client Spotlight: Florida Surety Bonds, Inc.

Client Spotlight: Florida Surety Bonds, Inc.

Promises are really the bottom line when it comes to bonded work – promises to fulfill obligations in the event of disruptions to project completion and/or payment.  Florida Surety Bonds, Inc. has helped their clients to keep their promises for 20 years, and grown into the largest independently owned bond agency in Florida.  They enjoy a much-deserved sterling reputation, affording them the credibility and clout to provide a wide variety of customized bonds in a timely and efficient manner, delivered with outstanding service.  According to Kim Niv, Vice President/Principal, “We’re known for investing in relationships, providing continuing guidance, support and information.  Some clients have consulted with us for many years before they actually need our services, and we are happy to help them navigate the complexities of the bond system.  They know we are here for them when they need us.”

Working with businesses of all sizes, from some of the largest contractors in the state to start-up companies, Florida Surety Bonds focuses on designing the best bond program for each client, using one of their 50+ surety companies.  They have negotiated pre-approved lines of credit for clients, which means faster service.  Thanks to their bonds-only expertise, and outstanding reputation with surety companies as an ethical partner, Florida Surety Bonds has qualified for exclusive surety appointments within the State of Florida.  This gives their clients unmatched access to maximum programs and minimum rates with the most competitive conditions.  This combination of experience and market access allows the agency to help clients grow their businesses, working with them as an integral part of their team, and problem-solving as they pursue new job opportunities together.

Bonds available through Florida Surety Bonds, Inc., include contract bonds (bid, performance, and payment), commercial, civil court, and license and permit bonds.  Applying for smaller bonds is made simple with an online application tool for contractors and a helpful FAQ section of the company website.  But they invite business owners to sit down with one of their expert agents to custom craft larger programs.

Florida Surety Bonds, Inc. is proud to recommend ShuffieldLowman to clients and prospective clients when they need legal assistance, including contract review, estate planning, and dispute resolution.

Attorney Briana M. Whalin Joins ShuffieldLowman

Attorney Briana M. Whalin Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Briana M. Whalin has joined the firm, working in the Orlando office’s guardianship and elder law section.  Whalin’s practice includes assisting clients with Medicaid planning, long term planning and asset protection.

Whalin graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.A. in history and political science, then earned her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she participated in a five-month clinic focused on elder law studies.  In law school she served as the director of the Wake Forest School of Law Wills Project, where she worked to revitalize the program and exponentially increase its reach.  She also volunteered with the Wake Forest School of Law Health Care Advocacy program, helping those in need by obtaining medical benefits and drafting legal documents such as living wills.  Her volunteerism in these areas led to her being awarded the Smith Anderson Pro Bono Award and her induction into the Wake Forest Pro Bono Honor Society.

ShuffieldLowman’s four 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.