DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – The law firm of ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Maia R. Albrecht completed the 36th Leadership Daytona class, offered by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.  The eleven-week program equips graduates with the skills, knowledge, and contacts needed as they accept the challenge to become a more visible resource in the Daytona Beach community.  Albrecht’s class XXXVI included CEOs, CFOs COOs and upper management from some of Volusia’s largest and most reputable businesses, including the International Speedway Corp. and Daytona Beach International Airport.

For the last 5 years, a key component of the Daytona Leadership program has been completion of a CEO Challenge, specific to a Daytona Beach business, non-profit, or educational institution. This year, the Challenge centered on how Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (“ERAU”), with expertise in fields like engineering, applied science, business, aviation, cyber security and intelligence, could be discovered and leveraged as a resource to drive innovation for the local business community.  The 2016 Leadership Daytona Class presented its solution to representatives of ERAU on May 20th with a presentation, business plan and packet of materials, which was followed by a question and answer session. Graduation festivities were held at ERAU in the evening on May 20th.

Albrecht, working out of the firm’s DeLand and Daytona offices, concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, commercial real estate transactions, lender representation, commercial leasing and secured transactions, including extensive experience in the acquisition, development and financing of commercial properties.  She is a member of The Florida Bar, and a magna cum laude graduate of Washburn University School of Law.  Community and professional involvements includes membership in the Volusia/Flagler Association of Women Lawyers and the Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys’ Council.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  The firm is a 38 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, environmental law and mediation.