ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Melissa A. Rodriguez has joined the firm, working in the DeLand, Daytona Beach and Orlando offices in the areas of estate planning, probate and tax.

Rodriguez holds her J.D. and LL.M., an advanced law degree in Taxation, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a B.A. in Accounting from Florida International University.  While at University of Florida, she served as the President of the Latino Law Student Association and was instrumental in the founding of the Cuban American Bar Association Student Chapter, where she served as Vice President.  She is fluent in English and Spanish and conversational in Italian.  Her community service work includes two years assisting the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) where she served as a tax preparer.  She is a currently a member of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council.

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.