Six ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Named 2021 Best Lawyers in America©

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.

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ShuffieldLowman Ranked in Two OBJ Lists: Central Florida Litigation & Intellectual Property Law Firms

ShuffieldLowman Ranked in Two OBJ Lists: Central Florida Litigation & Intellectual Property Law Firms

ShuffieldLowman has been ranked in two of the Orlando Business Journal’s recently published lists: Central Florida Litigation Law Firms & Central Florida Intellectual Property Law Firms. Every year, the publication recognizes Central Florida firms in these categories ranked by the number of attorneys in the Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties of Central Florida. Both lists were released on July 23, 2020 and can be found here: https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/datacenter/lists

Two ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2020 Legal Elite

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Two ShuffieldLowman partners were recently selected as 2020 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 Alexander “Alex” S. Douglas II and Heidi W. Isenhart.

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.

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

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

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

Four ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2020 Super Lawyers and One Partner Named Rising Star

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 2020 Florida Super Lawyers. Partner, Daniel Harris, has been named a 2020 Rising Star.

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.

Rising Star, Daniel Harris, practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, tax law, high net worth family planning, corporate law and non-profit law.

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.

Cooper M. Powell Selected as Rising Star for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Central Florida

ShuffieldLowman associate, Cooper Powell, has recently been selected as a Rising Star for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Orlando Rising Stars program is designed to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis, raise money for the CFF, and to recognize young professionals in the Central Florida community. Cooper is one of eight Rising Star recipients being recognized. The Rising Star program runs until May 7th, where it ends with an event at The Balcony Orlando.

Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe. In people with cystic fibrosis, a defective gene causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus closes airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage, and eventually respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients. Roughly 30,000 people live with cystic fibrosis.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the leading organization in the United States that provides support for those battling cystic fibrosis. The CFF funds and accredits more than 130 cystic fibrosis care centers. Thanks to the CFF’s support of nearly $3 Billion dollars, we have seen advancements in medicine that have shown promise in controlling and, one day, curing cystic fibrosis. Orlando is fortunate to be home to three of these CFF accredited care centers.

If you would like to support Cooper’s pledge to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, you can donate to his fundraiser directly by visiting here: https://finest.cff.org/RisingStars2020/CooperPowell.

ShuffieldLowman is happy to be supporting Cooper by making The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation our Jeans’ Day Charity of the month, which allows employees to opt into wearing jeans on Friday if they donate to our monthly charity.

Attorney Lori N. Hagan Joins ShuffieldLowman

DELAND, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Lori N. Hagan has joined the firm’s DeLand office.

     Hagan formerly served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for more than 20 years representing the State of Florida in both state and federal court.  Hagan’s experience in the courtroom, coupled with her research and writing skills, and her prior experience in private practice will now be put to work in the firm’s commercial litigation section.

     Hagan holds her J.D. with honors and her B.A. with high honors from the University of Florida.  She is admitted to practice law in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  She is a member of the Volusia County Bar Association and the Volusia-Flagler Association of Woman Lawyers.

Hagan is an avid supporter of horse rescue and rehoming.  She also assists and serves on the Board of Directors of Hope Reins, Inc., a licensed therapeutic riding program in New Smyrna Beach which pairs children in crisis with rescued horses.

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.