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The Importance of Revisiting Standard Construction Contracts by Jim Washburn

The Importance of Revisiting Standard Construction Contracts by Jim Washburn

With the increase in construction activity through the State of Florida, it is strongly advised that your construction contract comply with Florida law, address project-specific issues, and provide an equitable allocation of risk. Whether you are the owner, contractor or sub-contractor, ShuffieldLowman can assist in reviewing or preparing your construction contract. We believe the goal of a well-crafted construction contract is not just to win a fight if one arises on a project but, rather, to avoid the fight altogether because the parties have already discussed the issues and agreed on how to allocate the risk of these various contingencies. Watch as ShuffieldLowman construction law attorney, Jim Washburn, explains the importance of revisiting standard construction contracts.

Tips for Enforcing or Defeating a Non-Compete by Keith Hesse

Tips for Enforcing or Defeating a Non-Compete by Keith Hesse

Non-competes, or non-competition agreements, are becoming more and more common. They can protect an employer from having a valuable employee that they have invested in, trained and developed from joining a direct competitor and working against them. If you have been asked by your employer to sign a non-competition agreement or if you, as the employer, are preparing one for your employee to sign, ShuffieldLowman can assist. Watch as ShuffieldLowman labor & employment law attorney, Keith Hesse, provides some tips for enforcing or defeating a non-compete.

 

Choosing a Fiduciary for Your Estate Planning Documents by Alex Douglas

Choosing a Fiduciary for Your Estate Planning Documents by Alex Douglas

One of the most important decisions you will make when you do your estate planning is choosing who will be in charge of your estate or your trust to administer your affairs after you’re gone. Whether that person is your child or children, trusted friend, or a bank, ShuffieldLowman can assist with your planning decisions in order to avoid unnecessary potential legal fees and litigation. Watch as ShuffieldLowman fiduciary litigation attorney, Alex Douglas, explains the importance of choosing a fiduciary for your estate planning documents.

Five ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America©

Five ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America©

ORLANDO, FL — Five partners from the law firm of ShuffieldLowman were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2019), as published in dozens of city and regional publications in the U.S. including, U.S. News & World Report.

The list of honorees includes, Scott A. Cookson in Real Estate Law; Heidi W. Isenhart in Elder Law; J. Stephen McDonald in Commercial Litigation, Gregory W. Meier in Trusts and Estates and Lynne R. Wilson in Real Estate Law.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange.  The firm is a 45 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, guardianship and elder law, planning for families with closely held businesses, 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, and mediation.

ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Heidi Isenhart, Alex Douglas,  and Matt Firestone Named 2018 Legal Elite

ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Heidi Isenhart, Alex Douglas, and Matt Firestone Named 2018 Legal Elite

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Heidi W. Isenhart, Alexander S. Douglas II, and Matt G. Firestone, partners with the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, were recently selected as 2018 Legal Elite attorneys by Florida Trend magazine. The “Legal Elite” designation is awarded to fewer than 1.2% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in the state. The ShuffieldLowman attorneys were honored in the following practice areas: Isenhart (Elder Law), Douglas (Wills, Trusts, & Estates Litigation), and Firestone (Commercial Litigation).

Florida Trend magazine collects ballots from Florida Bar members, asking lawyers to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard and would recommend to others. The results of the annual survey are published in Florida Trend magazine.

Isenhart practices in the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration, probate, guardianship, and trust litigation, estate planning and special needs trusts.

Douglas practices in fiduciary litigation, with extensive experience in trust, probate and guardianship litigation.

Firestone practices in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, association law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.

ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 45 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.