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ShuffieldLowman Names Julia D. Dennis Firm Partner

ShuffieldLowman Names Julia D. Dennis Firm Partner

Orlando, Florida – The law firm of ShuffieldLowman recently named attorney Julia D. Dennis as a firm partner. Dennis specializes in general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and intellectual property. In her practice she represents a wide variety of businesses, both large and small, and provides counsel on matters ranging from corporate formation, compliance, negotiation of commercial contracts and strategic transactions, to succession planning, exit strategy, and the ultimate sale or transfer of business assets. She has specific experience within the manufacturing, technology and simulation sectors, and also counsels a number of nonprofit organizations in their formation, procurement of tax exemption status, governance, compliance, and other corporate matters.

An honors graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Dennis speaks Russian and German and is conversational in French. She is active in the Florida Small Business Development Center and University of Central Florida’s Incubator Program where she has served as a Program Coach and Advisory Board member to a number of emerging companies in the technology and simulation space, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Dr. Phillips Chamber of Commerce, and she is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Orange County Bar Association.

ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 40 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.

Hope Place to Help Hundreds in Volusia County

Hope Place to Help Hundreds in Volusia County

Hope springs eternal in Volusia County, thanks in large part to the vision and relentless efforts of Forough B. Hosseini, Vice President of ICI Homes. Forough, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader, is responsible for bringing together representatives from the private and public sectors to convert a former elementary school into Hope Place, a family residential center that will serve 35+ homeless families and more than 32 unaccompanied youth. Hope Place, which opened January 30, 2018, is located in the former Hurst Elementary School, providing a family living center that offers temporary housing before quickly transitioning residents to permanent homes, with the goal of self-sufficiency.

Hope Place is a shining example of cooperation and collaboration between Forough, Volusia County Government, Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) and the Hope Place Building Committee comprised of community volunteers, including many employees of ICI Homes. Together, this team navigated the process of deeding the former school to HUM, made a plan for the construction and renovation work, solicited donated materials and labor, and established an endowment to help fund future operations. Incredibly, under the leadership of Forough, almost all of the funding for the project has been through financial donations from the local community. Once complete, the 55,000 square foot assistance center will serve 170-200 individuals and will provide residents of the neighborhood with an exterior recreation area too.

Throughout the complex planning process, ShuffieldLowman attorneys Scott Cookson, Jim Washburn and Maia Albrecht have been privileged to provide pro bono legal services. Firm partner Scott Cookson has represented ICI Homes with the firm since 2012, and originally brought the Hope Place project to the attention of the firm.

Attorney Jim Washburn, Board Certified in Construction Law, assisted with the drafting of Hope Place’s agreement with the architect for design services and advised on how best to structure the agreement for construction services and helped prepare the construction management agreement. He then met with the selected construction manager and Hope Place representatives to review the contract and ensure that all parties understood its terms to help the project progress smoothly.

Attorney Maia Albrecht, working out of the firm’s Port Orange office, attended multiple Building Committee meetings and served as a liaison for legal work provided by the firm.

Headquartered in Daytona Beach, ICI Homes has been in business for more than 30 years, building more than 10,000 homes in forty prestigious communities throughout Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

ShuffieldLowman’s two offices in Volusia County are located in DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 40 attorney, full service, business law firm, practicing in the areas of real estate, corporate law, estate planning and litigation.

Jennifer Wolgamott Presenting Estate Planning Seminar

Jennifer Wolgamott Presenting Estate Planning Seminar

On January 17, 2018, ShuffieldLowman attorney Jennifer Wolgamott will host a free Estate Planning Seminar at the Leesburg Public Library at 2PM. Mrs. Wolgamott will discuss Estate Planning and, in particular, the function and applicability of a Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Living Will, Health Care Surrogate and a Trust. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. In the previous two years, this seminar has been part of the “Life Long Learning” program at the Leesburg Public Library. This year, Mrs. Wolgamott will be the sole speaker. If you attend the event and make an appointment with Mrs. Wolgamott you will receive a free Estate Planning Consultation. For more information on the event, visit the library website: http://mylakelibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=34177&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/01/16.

ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange.  The firm is a 40 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.

 

ShuffieldLowman Attorney Maia Albrecht Elected to the Daytona Regional Chamber Board of Directors

ShuffieldLowman Attorney Maia Albrecht Elected to the Daytona Regional Chamber Board of Directors

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – The law firm of ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Maia R. Albrecht was elected by the membership to the Board of Directors of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce for 2018.  Active in the Chamber for several years, Albrecht is also a 2016 graduate of the organization’s Daytona Leadership program.

Albrecht, working out of the firm’s Port Orange and Orlando 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 of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. She’s also a magna cum laude graduate of Washburn University School of Law.  Community and professional involvements includes Vice President of the Real Property Council of Volusia County, Inc. and membership in the Volusia/Flagler Association of Women Lawyers and the Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys’ Council.

ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange.  The firm is a 40 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.

Dana Crosby-Collier to Serve as Counsel to Seminole County Charter Review Commission

Dana Crosby-Collier to Serve as Counsel to Seminole County Charter Review Commission

ShuffieldLowman attorney, Dana Crosby-Collier, has been recently selected to serve as general counsel to the 2017-2018 Seminole County Charter Review Commission.
The Seminole County Board of County Commissioners approved the contract earlier this week naming her general counsel. The Seminole County CRC is a 15 member board that is appointed every six years to review the County’s Home Rule Charter and propose any amendments or revisions which may be advisable for placement on the general election ballot. The CRC meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Seminole County Services Building in Sanford, Florida and will conclude their work in the summer of 2018. Learn more about the Seminole County Charter Review Commission online at:
http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/departments-services/board-of-county-commissioners/county-charter/