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Attorney Janet Martinez Named a Finalist in the HCCMO and Prospera Don Quijote Awards

Attorney Janet Martinez Named a Finalist in the HCCMO and Prospera Don Quijote Awards

ORLANDO, FLORIDA –  The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and Prospera (formerly HBIF – Hispanic Business Initiative Fund) recently named ShuffieldLowman partner Janet Martinez as one of three Professionals of the Year and a finalist in the 19th Annual Don Quijote Awards.

The Don Quijote Awards highlight businesses and individuals committed to excellence while further developing the Hispanic business community.  The winners will be announced at the Don Quijote Awards Gala on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Epcot’s World Showplace Pavilion. More information on the Don Quijote Awards is available at  www.donquijoteawards.com.

Martinez, head of ShuffieldLowman’s DeLand office, is a recognized leader in the community, earning her law degree (J.D., 1978) from Yale Law School and her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1975, summa cum laude.) She brings clients more than 30 years of experience in estate planning, with emphasis on complex tax issues, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving, international tax and estate planning, non-profits, and business law.  Martinez speaks several languages, but focuses on a bilingual practice including Spanish to best serve the growing Spanish-speaking clientele in the area.  She has been published both nationally and internationally.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  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 of practice include, association law, banking and finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial and civil litigation, construction, corporate, estate planning and probate, fiduciary litigation, guardianship and elder law, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and government, mediation/alternative dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, non-profit law, planning for high net worth families with closely held businesses, real estate, securities and tax advice and controversy.

Robert Schreitmueller Joins ShuffieldLowman as Executive Director

Robert Schreitmueller Joins ShuffieldLowman as Executive Director

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that Robert Schreitmueller has joined the firm, serving as its executive director.  Schreitmueller leads the firm’s operations team, including administration, information technology, human resources, and finance.  He brings over twenty years of executive management experience in both industrial and professional services environments.

Schreitmueller holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in mathematics from Southern Connecticut State University and an MBA from the University of New Haven.  He has also served as an adjunct instructor of economics and operations management at Elon University.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  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 of practice include, association law, banking and finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial and civil litigation, construction, corporate, estate planning and probate, fiduciary litigation, guardianship and elder law, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and government, mediation/alternative dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, non-profit law, planning for high net worth families with closely held businesses, real estate, securities and tax advice and controversy.

Attorney Catherine P. Hanna Joins ShuffieldLowman

Attorney Catherine P. Hanna Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Catherine P. Hanna has joined the firm, working in the Orlando litigation department.  Hanna, a seasoned litigator with more than 14 years of experience, practices in all areas of commercial litigation, including probate, trust disputes and elder law and also provides general commercial defense counsel in all areas of business and employment representation.  In addition, she has considerable experience representing brokerage firms and financial representatives in arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Association- Dispute Resolution.

Hanna holds her J.D., summa cum laude, from the Wake Forest University of Law and a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.  Hanna is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  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 of practice include, association law, banking and finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial and civil litigation, construction, corporate, estate planning and probate, fiduciary litigation, guardianship and elder law, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and government, mediation/alternative dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, non-profit law, planning for high net worth families with closely held businesses, real estate, securities and tax advice and controversy.

Attorney Melissa T. Strassner Joins ShuffieldLowman

Attorney Melissa T. Strassner Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Melissa T. Strassner has joined the firm, working in the Orlando litigation department. Melissa handles broad areas of litigation, including trusts and estates, real estate, and commercial matters. Her litigation experience ranges from work involving medical malpractice, nursing home and assisted living cases to representing high profile corporate clients and theme parks in the areas of premises liability and general civil litigation.

Strassner holds her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida.  In addition, she holds her Florida Real Estate Sales license and she is a member of The Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  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 of practice include, association law, banking and finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial and civil litigation, construction, corporate, estate planning and probate, fiduciary litigation, guardianship and elder law, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and government, mediation/alternative dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, non-profit law, planning for high net worth families with closely held businesses, real estate, securities and tax advice and controversy.

Four ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Named  2017 Best Lawyers in America©

Four ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Named 2017 Best Lawyers in America©

ORLANDO, FL — Four partners from the law firm of ShuffieldLowman were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2017), 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; Heidi W. Isenhart in Elder Law; J. Stephen McDonald in Commercial Litigation and Lynne R. Wilson in Real Estate.

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 downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  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 of practice include, association law, banking and finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial and civil litigation, construction, corporate, estate planning and probate, fiduciary litigation, guardianship and elder law, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and government, mediation/alternative dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, non-profit law, planning for high net worth families with closely held businesses, real estate, securities and tax advice and controversy.

Attorney Melissa A. Rodriguez Joins ShuffieldLowman

Attorney Melissa A. Rodriguez Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Melissa A. Rodriguez has joined the firm, working in the DeLand, Daytona Beach and Orlando offices in the areas of estate planning, probate and tax.

Rodriguez holds her J.D. and LL.M., an advanced law degree in Taxation, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a B.A. in Accounting from Florida International University.  While at University of Florida, she served as the President of the Latino Law Student Association and was instrumental in the founding of the Cuban American Bar Association Student Chapter, where she served as Vice President.  She is fluent in English and Spanish and conversational in Italian.  Her community service work includes two years assisting the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) where she served as a tax preparer.  She is a currently a member of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  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 of practice include, association law, banking and finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial and civil litigation, construction, corporate, estate planning and probate, fiduciary litigation, guardianship and elder law, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and government, mediation/alternative dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, non-profit law, planning for high net worth families with closely held businesses, real estate, securities and tax advice and controversy.