Cooper M. Powell Selected as Rising Star for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Central Florida

ShuffieldLowman associate, Cooper Powell, has recently been selected as a Rising Star for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Orlando Rising Stars program is designed to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis, raise money for the CFF, and to recognize young professionals in the Central Florida community. Cooper is one of eight Rising Star recipients being recognized. The Rising Star program runs until May 7th, where it ends with an event at The Balcony Orlando.

Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe. In people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus closes airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage, and eventually respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients. Roughly 30,000 people live with cystic fibrosis.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization in the United States that provides support for those battling cystic fibrosis. The CFF funds and accredits more than 130 cystic fibrosis care centers. Thanks to the CFF’s support of nearly $3 Billion dollars, we have seen advancements in medicine that have shown promise in controlling and, one day, curing cystic fibrosis. Orlando is fortunate to be home to three of these CFF accredited care centers.

If you would like to support Cooper’s pledge to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, you can donate to his fundraiser directly by visiting here: https://finest.cff.org/RisingStars2020/CooperPowell.

ShuffieldLowman is happy to be supporting Cooper by making The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation our Jeans’ Day Charity of the month, which allows employees to opt into wearing jeans on Friday if they donate to our monthly charity.

Attorney Lori N. Hagan Joins ShuffieldLowman

DELAND, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Lori N. Hagan has joined the firm’s DeLand office.

     Hagan formerly served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for more than 20 years representing the State of Florida in both state and federal court.  Hagan’s experience in the courtroom, coupled with her research and writing skills, and her prior experience in private practice will now be put to work in the firm’s commercial litigation section.

     Hagan holds her J.D. with honors and her B.A. with high honors from the University of Florida.  She is admitted to practice law in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  She is a member of the Volusia County Bar Association and the Volusia-Flagler Association of Woman Lawyers.

Hagan is an avid supporter of horse rescue and rehoming.  She also assists and serves on the Board of Directors of Hope Reins, Inc., a licensed therapeutic riding program in New Smyrna Beach which pairs children in crisis with rescued horses.

ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 45 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 Carleen A. Leffler-Nicastro Joins ShuffieldLowman

PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Carleen A. Leffler-Nicastro has joined the firm’s Port Orange office, practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, and business law.

Born and raised in Ormond Beach, Leffler-Nicastro is a fifth-generation Floridian from a long line of Central Florida attorneys and judges.  She holds her J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law and her M.B.A. from Jacksonville University.  She attended both programs simultaneously and graduated with both degrees on the same day.  She earned her B.S. degree in Business Management from Webber International University. She is admitted to practice law in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and is a member of the Volusia County Bar Association where she serves as the Director of the Young Lawyers Division.

Leffler-Nicastro is active in the community, serving as the President-Nominee of the Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach, the Chapter Vice President of the Business Network International, Power Team, and the State Public Affairs Committee Co-Chair of the Junior League of Daytona Beach.

ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 45 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.