Orlando, FL — Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A. recently announced the addition of veteran litigation attorneys Matt G. Firestone, joining as a partner, and James C. Washburn, joining as of counsel. In addition, they bring with them two experienced litigation case managers to the firm, Marci Kunzig and Ken Gaudreau.

Firestone has practiced commercial litigation in Central Florida since 1983. He handles all types of disputes, including real estate, contract and business related matters. He also represents more than 50 homeowner and condominium associations, including one which contains more than 3,000 dwelling units. Firestone has lectured for property management companies, for the Community Associations Institute, and for the Orange County Homeowners Association Alliance. He is a high honors graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S in accounting, and he holds his J.D., with honors, from Duke University. In addition, Firestone is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

Washburn is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Construction Law, assisting those in the construction industry with contract drafting and negotiation, bid protests, scheduling and construction defect claims, default terminations, licensing issues and lien and bond disputes. He has represented public and private owners, design professionals, general contractors, Sureties, subcontractors and material suppliers. Washburn is a frequent lecturer and author on topics concerning the construction industry. He is a graduate of the University of Florida for both his under graduate and law school degrees.

Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A.’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. Specific 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, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, trust, probate and guardianship litigation; construction law, labor and employment, environmental law and mediation.