Orlando, FL— ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorneys Logan J. Opsahl and Jessica A. Sirianni have joined the firm’s Orlando office.
A native Floridian, Opsahl’s passion for real estate stems from a love of Florida’s great outdoors. His practice includes real estate, land use, eminent domain, and local government matters.
Opsahl holds a B.S. in both Economics and Political Science from Florida State University and his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he also earned a Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law. He was admitted to practice law by The Florida Bar in 2018 and serves on the Eminent Domain and Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, where he is active with the Young Lawyers Division and the Real Property Committee.
Sirianni is also a native Floridian, who grew up in South Florida. She focuses her practice primarily on commercial real estate transactions, commercial lending, banking, and finance. Sirianni’s experience includes real estate conveyancing, title insurance, title clearing matters, and real estate related due diligence.
Sirianni holds a B.S. cum laude in Finance and Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida, and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. While at Notre Dame Law School, Jessica learned to view the practice of law as more than just a profession but rather an opportunity to serve others. She was admitted to practice law by The Florida Bar in 2018. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers.
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, and mediation.
ShuffieldLowman Executive Director, Amanda Koplos, was recently selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) for a 3-year term which begins in the Spring of 2021. Amanda has been a member of ALA since 2005 and has previously served in numerous positions at the local and international level including President of the Austin Chapter in 2009 and, most recently, as a member of the association’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee.
“I am ecstatic to have been chosen for the ALA Board of Directors,” says Amanda Koplos, Executive Director of ShuffieldLowman. “Early next year, I will celebrate my 16-year anniversary with ALA. I’m so thankful for the resources this organization provides; the education, the networking and the friendship. I am ready for the chance to now continue my growth with ALA through serving on the Board of Directors.”
The Association of Legal Administrators was founded in 1971 to provide support to professionals involved in the management of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies.
Attorneys Alex Douglas and Stephanie Cook recently contributed to a Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section’s (RPPTL) ActionLine article: “As the RPPTL World Turns: The Impact of the Pandemic and Remote/Zoom Hearings, Depositions, and Mediations on Your Trusts and Estates Litigation Practices.” The authors performed a series of interviews with a cross-section of RPPTL Section members who practice primarily Trusts and Estates Litigation. The interviews were designed to learn how their practices have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The article covered topics including working from home, Zoom hearings, depositions, mediations, business development, technology, and captured the attorney’s post-pandemic thoughts. One thing everyone agreed on was that Zoom was the new normal.
The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section’s ActionLine is a quarterly publication containing the latest news on Florida law of concern to RPPTL members and reporting on current Section activities.
ShuffieldLowman was recently named a 2021 Best Law Firm in Orlando by The Best Lawyers in America©. The firm’s areas of practice recognized in the report, include: Commercial Litigation, Elder Law, Real Estate Law, Trusts & Estates Law and Corporate Law.
Recognition as a 2021 Orlando Best Law Firm means ShuffiedLowman is highly ranked by clients, peers and other law firms for their professional excellence and legal expertise.
ShuffieldLowman served as legal counsel for Colorado Boxed Beef Company (CBBC), a leading national provider of protein products during its merger with Quirch Foods, creating a leading U.S. distributor and exporter of protein and ethnic food products. CBBC was founded in 1975 with its roots beginning as a protein supplier in the southeast. Now, they are a leading supplier of protein products in the U.S., with both a national and international footprint with their distribution facilities. CBBC was the portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area with more than $2.5 billion of assets under management. You can view the full press release HERE.
The ShuffieldLowman team that advised CBBC included mergers & acquisitions partners Julia Dennis and the firm president, William Lowman, lending and M&A partner Jason Davis, and real estate counsel attorney Maia Albrecht, along with our talented team of paralegals, Darlene Crisler and Kylea Perrott.
ORLANDO, FL — Six partners from the law firm of ShuffieldLowman were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2021), 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; Matt G. Firestone in Commercial Litigation; Heidi W. Isenhart in Elder Law; J. Stephen McDonald in Commercial Litigation, Gregory W. Meier in Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates and Lynne R. Wilson in Real Estate 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. McDonald practices in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, construction law, creditors’ rights, fiduciary litigation, employment law, and securities law. Meier practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, corporate law, partnerships, and taxation. Wilson practices in the areas of commercial real estate transactions, commercial lending, banking, and financial services.
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, 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.