Catherine Hanna Presenting at 2020 Bench Bar Conference

Catherine Hanna Presenting at 2020 Bench Bar Conference

On October 2, 2020, ShuffieldLowman attorney Catherine Hanna will be presenting a session on Electronic Wills and Notary as a part of the 2020 Bench Bar Conference, a distance learning event. This online conference session will take place from 11:10 AM to 12:00 PM. Catherine works extensively in the practice areas of fiduciary litigation, probate and trust disputes, and elder law.

The 2020 Bench Bar Conference will provide 55 advanced placement CLE sessions on the following topics: Appellate Practice, Business Law, Criminal Law, Estate, Guardianship & Trust Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Personal Injury / Insurance Law & Practice Management. Registration includes access to all the live sessions and session recordings post conference. Registration is $115 for Orange County Bar Association Members, and $165 for nonmembers. For further information and registration details, visit:

Clay Roesch and Alex Douglas Presenting at Florida Law Update 2020

Clay Roesch and Alex Douglas Presenting at Florida Law Update 2020

On June 18, 2020, ShuffieldLowman attorneys Clay Roesch and Alex Douglas will be presenting webinars as a part of the Florida Law Update 2020 live audio webcast. This seminar will provide 2020 updates for following topics: Business and Litigation Law, Labor and Employment Law, Animal Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Family Law, Criminal Law and Real Property Law.

Clay will be presenting a Business & Litigation Law Update, and Alex will be co-presenting on two topics, Elder Law and Estate Planning Updates. This webcast is a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course for the Florida Bar and will take place from 8:00 AM to 4:25 PM. There is a $240 registration fee for the course, which provides 8 CLE credits. For further information and registration details, visit:

Matt Firestone Presents A Bankruptcy Law Committee Seminar February 23rd

Matt Firestone Presents A Bankruptcy Law Committee Seminar February 23rd

On February 23, 2018, ShuffieldLowman attorney Matt Firestone will present a Bankruptcy Law Committee Seminar entitled “Time to Learn Your ABC’s: Homeowners Association Accounting for Bankruptcy Cases” from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Matt will discuss the need for community associations to adjust their account ledgers and other potential pitfalls for community associations after a homeowner files bankruptcy. This event will take place at the Orange County Bar Association Center and is free to students, government employees, and all members of the Orange County Bar. For non-members interested in attending, there is a $15 entry fee. For more information on the event, visit the Orange County Bar Association website: We look forward to seeing you there!

Brianna Marie Foundation Inaugural 5K Run/Walk

ShuffiieldLowman is participating in the Inaugural 5k Run/Walk held by the Brianna Marie Foundation on Saturday, March 16th at 8:00am. The Hissam family and Brianna Marie Foundation are friends and pro-bono clients of attorney Julia Nikitina. The firm helped establish and secure public charity status for the Foundation, whose mission is to raise funds to foster future research and development of a fatal illness known as Fetal Hydrops. The disease causes abnormal amounts of fluid buildup in two or more body areas of a fetus or newborn. The Hissam’s daughter, Brianna Marie, succumbed to the disease hours after her birth but in those hours, she had a great impact on the lives of everyone around.

About the Race

The race will begin and finish at Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935. The event is open to all. For more information, or to register, visit

About the Brianna Marie Foundation

Brianna Marie, daughter of Aran and Patrick Hissam was diagnosed with Fetal Hydrops in November of 2011 and given a zero percent chance of survival. Brianna was born on March 16, 2012 and was with us for 15 hours before God took her back as his angel.

Despite what the initial diagnosis was, Aran and Patrick fought with some amazing doctors for their daughter’s life. So much was learned about Fetal Hydrops, fetal lung growth, and the successes brought on by fetal therapies. From being told by some that we would never see lung growth to seeing significant growth post surgery tells how much can be done to help with the right physicians and correct knowledge.

This site is designed to help educate you on the illness, be a resource and tool if you too are carrying a baby diagnosed with Fetal Hydrops, and to ask questions of someone who has gone through what you have. One of the goals of this website is to help families and women diagnosed with Fetal Hydrops have an avenue to go to, full of knowledge and information on the disease at


Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter Pro-Am Golf Tournament

ShuffieldLowman is proud to have been a sponsor of the Veterans Housing Initiative Pro-Am Golf Tournament presented by Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter. The event kicked off a fund raising campaign to build a house for a disabled Vietnam Veteran, and launched a campaign for a new 15 bed Transitional Housing Facility for Veterans. ShuffieldLowman attorney Jason Davis is a Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter Board of Directors member.

The Veterans Housing Initiative is a partnership between Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter and LifeStream. Serving as community catalysts, Habitat and LifeStream, in partnership with the PGA Tour Players, are leading an effort to support and encourage the estimated 2,800 servicemen and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The Veterans Initiative campaign is designed to raise the capital to fund a vision that helps facilitate movement of Veterans toward self-sufficiency and shelter. Once completed, the Transitional Unit for Veterans will serve an estimated 50 vets a year.

Visit Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter to learn more about supporting Habitat for Humanity and the Veterans Initiative.