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Attorney Alexander E. Howell Joins ShuffieldLowman

Attorney Alexander E. Howell Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Alexander E. Howell has joined the firm, working in the Orlando office’s tax and corporate law sections.

Howell, originally from Kingston, Jamaica, holds an advanced law degree, LL.M. in taxation, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law.  In law school he served as a member of Stetson’s Law Review, a research assistant to Professor Carliss Chatman, was a 2015 LCLD scholar, and a two-time recipient of the Hon. Frank H. White Scholarship. His undergraduate degree is in finance from Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida.

From the start-up to the selling of a business, Alexander helps his clients navigate the legal and tax world with the least amount of stress and risk to achieve their goals and objectives. In addition to his tax and corporate law focus, Howell brings experience in the area of business litigation, having served as a judicial intern for the Honorable James V. Pierce of the sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

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, and mediation.

Alex Douglas Featured on The Florida Bar Podcast

Alex Douglas Featured on The Florida Bar Podcast

ShuffieldLowman’s Alex Douglas was recently featured on The Florida Bar Podcast to speak about the latest elder law and estate planning updates. Listen to this episode to hear about qualified beneficiaries, homestead issues, guardianships, irrevocable trusts, and even estate planning for pets. Alex practices in the area of fiduciary litigation with extensive experience in trust, probate and guardianship litigation.

To listen to the podcast visit the Legal Talk Network website:  https://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/florida-bar/2019/06/florida-bar-annual-convention-2019-elder-law-and-estate-planning-updates/

Six ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2019 Legal Elite

Six ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2019 Legal Elite

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Six ShuffieldLowman partners were recently selected as 2019 Legal Elite attorneys by Florida Trend magazine. The “Legal Elite” designation represents fewer than 1.2% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in the state. The ShuffieldLowman partners honored are Stephanie L. Cook, Scott A. Cookson, Alexander S. Douglas II, Matt G. Firestone, Heidi W. Isenhart and Gregory W. Meier.

   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.

   Cook and Douglas both practice in the area of fiduciary litigation, with extensive experience in trust, probate and guardianship litigation. Both Cook and Douglas are active members in the Florida Bar Real Property and Probate Section and serve on several committees that focus on new developments in probate, trust and guardianship law. Cookson is an experienced attorney in the areas of real estate, land use and local government law. Firestone practices in the areas of commercial and other civil litigation with an emphasis on aspects of association law. Isenhart focuses her practice in the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration, estate planning and special needs trusts. Meier practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, corporate law, partnerships and taxation.

   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, and mediation.

Orlando Business Journal Names ShuffieldLowman a 2019 Readers’ Choice Winner for Best Local Law Firm

Orlando Business Journal Names ShuffieldLowman a 2019 Readers’ Choice Winner for Best Local Law Firm

The Orlando Business Journal’s readership recently voted ShuffieldLowman the area’s best local law firm.

Earlier this year, OBJ readers were invited to submit votes in several categories in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Brevard and Volusia counties for the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.  Thousands of readers participated and then the top finalists in each category went head-to-head in an OBJ Business Pulse poll.  The results were will be published in the OBJ’s July 5 weekly edition and is already posted online at OrlandoBusinessJournal.com.

Four ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2019 Super Lawyers

Four ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2019 Super Lawyers

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – William “Bill” R. Lowman, Jr., Heidi W. Isenhart, Alexander “Alex” S. Douglas, II, and Stephanie L. Cook, all partners with the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, have been selected as 2019 Florida Super Lawyers.

     Super Lawyers, owned by Thomson Reuters, recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice.  The selection process is multi-phased and rigorous.  Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research and validation of the attorney’s professional accomplishments.  The final published list represents five percent of the total lawyers in the state of Florida.

     A founding partner of the firm, Lowman’s practice areas include corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, high net worth family planning, intellectual property, securities, tax advice, and non-profit law.

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

     Douglas and Cook both practice in the area of fiduciary litigation, with extensive experience in trust, probate and guardianship litigation. 

     ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. 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 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, and mediation.

Attorney Julie Ickes Joins ShuffieldLowman

Attorney Julie Ickes Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Julie Ickes has joined the firm, working in the Orlando office. A former business owner and judicial clerk for both the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. District Court, Ickes brings these experiences and an advanced law degree in taxation to her practice in the areas of estate planning, trusts and estates.

Ickes is a graduate of Smith College, with a B.A., in Economics and French Studies and University of Florida Levin College of Law where she earned her J.D., cum laude, and LL.M. in Taxation. While in law school she served as the Executive Research Editor of the Journal of Technology Law & Policy and the Research Editor of the Florida Journal of International Law. In addition, she also attended the Duke-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law in Geneva, Switzerland where the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was an instructor.

She is conversational in French and German, is a member of The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, the Tax Law and the Elder Law Sections and is active in the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, where she held a leadership role in the St. Johns County chapter.

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, and mediation.