ORLANDO, FLORIDA –  The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and Prospera (formerly HBIF – Hispanic Business Initiative Fund) recently named ShuffieldLowman partner Janet Martinez as one of three Professionals of the Year and a finalist in the 19th Annual Don Quijote Awards.

The Don Quijote Awards highlight businesses and individuals committed to excellence while further developing the Hispanic business community.  The winners will be announced at the Don Quijote Awards Gala on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Epcot’s World Showplace Pavilion. More information on the Don Quijote Awards is available at  www.donquijoteawards.com.

Martinez, head of ShuffieldLowman’s DeLand office, is a recognized leader in the community, earning her law degree (J.D., 1978) from Yale Law School and her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1975, summa cum laude.) She brings clients more than 30 years of experience in estate planning, with emphasis on complex tax issues, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving, international tax and estate planning, non-profits, and business law.  Martinez speaks several languages, but focuses on a bilingual practice including Spanish to best serve the growing Spanish-speaking clientele in the area.  She has been published both nationally and internationally.

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.