Orlando, Florida – ShuffieldLowman law firm recently announced that veteran litigator Keith J. Hesse has joined the firm as a partner. Hesse brings more than 32 years of legal experience litigating cases in state and federal courts throughout Florida.

Hesse’s strong background covers a broad spectrum of legal experience, including commercial and corporate matters, non-compete agreements, real property litigation and class actions. In addition, he has extensive experience in probate, trust and guardianship disputes, representing fiduciaries, beneficiaries and creditors. He is a trusted advisor to a variety of individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Hesse graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. and University of Michigan Law School with a J.D., where he won the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court competition. He is a member of The Florida Bar and admitted to all Florida State Courts, U.S. Tax Court. U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. He holds the AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a frequent speaker and author.

He is a member of both the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections, active in the Orange County Bar Association and Legal Aid Society, a graduate of the Leadership Orlando program and the former Chair of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. In the community, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida, is the Immediate Past President of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, on the Advisory Board of Barry University Law School, a member of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council and a member of the Tiger Bay Club of Orlando.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.   The firm is a 33 attorney, full service, business law firm, practicing in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, real estate and litigation. Practice areas include, tax law; securities; mergers and acquisitions; intellectual property, trademarks and copyrights; 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; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; labor and employment; environmental law and mediation.