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ShuffieldLowman’s Janet Martinez Named  To the List of 25 Influential Hispanics in Central Florida

ShuffieldLowman’s Janet Martinez Named To the List of 25 Influential Hispanics in Central Florida

ORLANDO, Florida — Janet E. Martinez, firm partner of Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A. , was recently selected by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) as one of their 25 Influential Hispanics in Central Florida, as published in the HCCMO’s Visión Magazine.

In 2012 the HCCMO began recognizing 25 individuals that have excelled through their leadership and involvement within the community in an annual magazine edition that has become very popular and acclaimed by the HCCMO members and business community. The list of honorees are chosen by the Visión Magazine Editorial Committee.

Janet E. Martinez, law firm partner of ShuffieldLowman, was recently selected by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) as one of their 25 Influential Hispanics in Central Florida. Celebrating with Janet are firm partners (L to R) Lynne Wilson and Greg Meier, (Janet Martinez), Janet’s husband Gene Huskey, and firm partner Alex Douglas.

Janet E. Martinez, law firm partner of ShuffieldLowman, was recently selected by the Hispanic Chamber
of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) as one of their 25 Influential Hispanics in Central Florida.
Celebrating with Janet are firm partners (L to R) Lynne Wilson and Greg Meier, (Janet Martinez), Janet’s
husband Gene Huskey, and firm partner Alex Douglas.

Martinez, head of the firm’s DeLand office, earned 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 foreign 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.

Especially noted for her leadership in the Volusia and Flagler communities, including serving as the treasurer of the Volusia United Way Women’s Initiative, the president of the Volusia County Women’s Network, and as a member of the Latino Advisory Committee to the Volusia County School Board, her contributions also extend to serving as Legal Advisor to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando. In addition, she is known for her pro bono work with Alianza de Mujeres Activas, Inc. a Northwest Volusia County group focused on generating food and funding for women and families in need. The Volusia County Bar honored her with the 2007 Volusia County Bar’s Above and Beyond award. Martinez also brings pro bono leadership to the Alliance for International Reforestation, Inc., an international organization dedicated to reforestation in poverty stricken areas of Guatemala and Nicaragua.  She has been recognized multiple times for her leadership throughout the region.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  The firm is a 37 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, environmental law and mediation.

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership and support the economic development of the Hispanic business community of Metro Orlando. Since 1993, HCCMO has strengthened the Central Florida Business Community by providing quality programs through our business model of networking, business development, exposure and recognition.

AVT Simulation

AVT Simulation

AVT Simulation is a full service modeling and simulation and end-to-end systems integration company located in Central Florida’s heart of training and simulation, Research Park. Founded in 1998, AVT is quickly approaching 20 years in the industry and has been fortunate through the years to work numerous impactful programs supporting our nation’s military.

With a deeper focus on the Synthetic Training Environment, AVT Simulation has been developing their products and making visual database advancements heavily over the last 6 months, and will continue to do so well into 2016. The team’s ultimate focus is consistently improving training methods for our nation’s military through new product development, existing trainer upgrades, visual system upgrades, systems integration, and much more.

The team at AVT Simulation takes great pride in being part of the Central Florida Community. Each year AVT sponsors a charity to support through the year, for 2015 that charity was Operation Giveback. Events such as community charity runs, Toys for Tots, the Orange County Public Schools Teach-In, community outreach programs like Rethink Homelessness, and team runs like The American Mud Run and Tough Mudder fill the AVT company calendar. Team AVTSim gets involved whenever possible!

The AVT executive team gets involved in other ways. Founder and CEO Robert Abascal serves as Vice President of Publicity for the local chapter of Army Aviation Association of America, while AVT Vice President of Business Development, Kevin Vizzarri, serves as the Vice President of Membership for the chapter. In addition, Chief Executive Officer Cliff Ingari, serves on the Rollins College Business Advisory Board. Mr. Ingari also served as a mentor for Startup Quest Orlando, a 10 week entrepreneurial training program that pairs mentors with local unemployed or underemployed professionals.

ShuffieldLowman represents AVT in a variety of corporate and real estate matters, including leasing issues, acquisitions and divestitures, and intellectual property.

For more information, please visit www.avtsim.com

Attorney Nicole R. Turcotte Joins ShuffieldLowman

Attorney Nicole R. Turcotte Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman law firm recently announced that attorney Nicole R. Turcotte has joined the firm, practicing in litigation.

Formerly with another area law firm, Turcotte brings experience in the areas of corporate and insurance defense.  In addition, she has represented school districts and other local government agencies in contractual disputes, employment, public records and Constitutional issues.

Turcotte holds her J.D. from Florida A&M University College of Law and her B.S. in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida.  She is a member of The Florida Bar and admitted to all Florida state courts; and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  The firm is a 34 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, environmental law and mediation.

Lynne Wilson and Scott Cookson of Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A.  Named 2016 Best Lawyers in America

Lynne Wilson and Scott Cookson of Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A. Named 2016 Best Lawyers in America

ORLANDO, FL —Lynne R. Wilson and Scott A. Cookson, partners of the downtown Orlando law firm of ShuffieldLowman, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2016), as published in dozens of city and regional publications in the U.S. including, U.S. News & World Report. Wilson and Cookson are both named in the Real Estate Law section of Best Lawyers.

 
Lynne Wilson

                Lynne Wilson

Scott Cookson

                Scott Cookson

 

 
Wilson is one of the original founders of ShuffieldLowman and an experienced attorney in all areas of commercial real estate transactions, commercial lending, banking and finance. Cookson is an experienced attorney in the areas of transactional, real estate, local government, land use and commercial leasing. Cookson presently serves as City Attorney for the City of Ocoee, Florida.

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 34 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, environmental law and mediation.

 

Attorney Alicia Noelle Braker Joins ShuffieldLowman

Attorney Alicia Noelle Braker Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman law firm recently announced that attorney Alicia Noelle Braker has joined the firm, practicing in the areas of estate planning and probate, tax law and planning for high net worth families with closely held businesses.

Braker’s experience includes a strong understanding of the complex areas of taxation, including work with organizations on attaining 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status.  In addition, she brings a passion for client care and interaction to her guardianship and probate work.

Braker holds an LL.M., an advanced legal taxation degree, from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale.  In law school, she earned Book Awards in the courses of Estate and Gift Tax, Wills and Trusts, Business Entities, and Evidence; Dean’s List placement; Merit Scholarships; and participated in the pro bono honor program.  She holds her B.S. in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  The firm is a 35 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, environmental law and mediation.

ShuffieldLowman Partners Bill Lowman, Heidi Isenhart, Greg Meier and Matt Firestone Named 2015 Legal Elite

ShuffieldLowman Partners Bill Lowman, Heidi Isenhart, Greg Meier and Matt Firestone Named 2015 Legal Elite

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – William R. Lowman, Jr., Heidi W. Isenhart, Gregory W. Meier and Matt G. Firestone, all partners with the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, were recently selected as 2015 Legal Elite attorneys by Florida Trend magazine.  The “Legal Elite” designation represents the top 2% of Florida Bar’s more than 67,000 members who practice in the state.  The ShuffieldLowman attorneys were honored in the following practice areas, Lowman (Business Law), Isenhart (Elder Law), Meier (Wills, Trusts & Estates), and Firestone (Commercial Litigation).

 

William R. Lowman, Jr

William R. Lowman, Jr

Heidi W. Isenhart

Heidi W. Isenhart

Gregory W. Meier

Gregory W. Meier

Matt G. Firestone

Matt G. Firestone

 
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 were recently released in Florida Trend’s July issue.

A founding partner of the firm, Lowman’s areas of expertise include corporate, business taxation,  mergers & acquisitions, securities, intellectual property, estate planning, charitable trusts and foundations, families with closely held businesses, executive compensation planning and general tax law.

Isenhart practices in elder law, Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration, probate and guardianship litigation, estate planning and special-needs trusts.

Meier practices in the areas of estate planning, corporate law, partnerships, federal taxation and probate, representing individuals and families with complex business and estate planning needs.

Firestone practices in commercial litigation, handling all types of disputes, including real estate, contract and business related matters. He also represents more than 50 homeowner and condominium associations.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  The firm is a 34 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, trademarks and copyrights, 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, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, labor and employment, environmental law, and mediation.