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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.

ShuffieldLowman Partner Heidi Isenhart Named to Top 50 List of Women Super Lawyers in Florida

ShuffieldLowman Partner Heidi Isenhart Named to Top 50 List of Women Super Lawyers in Florida

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Heidi W. Isenhart, a partner with the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, has been named one of the 50 Top Women Lawyers in Florida by Super Lawyers.

Super, 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.

Isenhart was named by Super Lawyers as one the top 50 women lawyers in the state.  In addition, she is one of only three elder law attorneys (male or female) to make the statewide Super Lawyers list from the Orlando area.  Isenhart has been named to the Super Lawyer’s list each year since 2011.  In addition to elder law, Isenhart also practices in Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration, probate and guardianship litigation, estate planning and special-needs trusts.

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.

ShuffieldLowman Adds Lea Anne Groover to Attorney Roster

ShuffieldLowman Adds Lea Anne Groover to Attorney Roster

Orlando, Florida — Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A. recently announced that longtime Central Florida banker and Certified Financial Planner®, Lea Anne Groover has joined the firm’s attorney roster, after completing law school at Florida A&M University and being sworn-in as a member of The Florida Bar. Groover, brings more than 28 years of business, banking, wealth management and financial consulting experience to the firm. Groover will work with the firm’s corporate section in the areas of estate planning, taxation and trust & estate administration.

Formerly the Chief Fiduciary Officer of Seaside National Bank & Trust, Groover holds a B.S. from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Central Florida. In addition, she is a Certified Financial Planner®, Certified Trust and Finance Advisor and a Chartered Financial Consultant. She is also a former judicial intern for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Probate, Guardianship and Mental Health Division.

Professionally, she is a member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Estate, Guardianship and Trust Committee and a member of the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Groover’s community involvement includes serving on the Planned Giving Committee of the American Red Cross, Mid-Florida Region and on The Florida Bar’s Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “D”.

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.

ShuffieldLowman Partners Bill Lowman, Heidi Isenhart and Alex Douglas Named 2015 Super Lawyers, Stephanie Cook Named Rising Star

ShuffieldLowman Partners Bill Lowman, Heidi Isenhart and Alex Douglas Named 2015 Super Lawyers, Stephanie Cook Named Rising Star

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – William R. Lowman, Jr., Heidi W. Isenhart and Alexander “Alex” S. Douglas, II, partners with the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, have been selected as 2015 Florida Super Lawyers. Stephanie Cook has been named a 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.
 

William R. Lowman, Jr

William R. Lowman, Jr

Heidi W. Isenhart

Heidi W. Isenhart

Alexander “Alex” S. Douglas, II

Alexander S. Douglas,II

 Stephanie Cook

Stephanie Cook

A founding partner of the firm, Lowman’s practice areas 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. Lowman is one of only six Orlando area business/corporate lawyers named to the Super Lawyers list.

Isenhart was named by Super Lawyers as one the top 50 women lawyers in the state and one of only three elder law attorneys to make the list in the Orlando area. In addition to elder law, Isenhart also practices in Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration, probate and guardianship litigation, estate planning and special-needs trusts.

Douglas, one of only three Super Lawyers in the Orlando area named for estate and trust litigation, practices in the area of fiduciary and commercial litigation, with extensive experience in trust, probate and guardianship litigation.

Rising Star Stephanie Cook practices in commercial and civil litigation, construction law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, fiduciary litigation and labor and employment.

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.

Jason A. Davis Named President of the Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter Foundation

Jason A. Davis Named President of the Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter Foundation

Orlando, Florida – ShuffieldLowman partner Jason A. Davis was recently named President of the Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter Foundation.  The newly created Foundation is charged with growing an endowment fund to ensure the long term viability for Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida and to sustain the needed funding for ongoing and future Habitat projects.  Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter was founded in 1989 and has provided affordable housing for over 200 local families.

Davis currently serves as the head of ShuffieldLowman’s Lake County office, where he practices in the areas of estate planning, corporate formations, mergers and acquisitions, securities and business succession planning.  A Lake County native with deep roots in the community, Davis also serves as a member of the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation Board and on the Lake & Sumter County Habitat for Humanity Board.  He is a graduate of Rollins College, with a B.A. in Economics; Stetson University with an M.B.A. and University of Florida College of Law with a J.D.

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.

Hawkers Asian Street Fare

Hawkers Asian Street Fare

The secret is out.  Since 2011 Orlando foodies and the urban hip have enjoyed a unique, savvy and delectable small plate restaurant that serves delicious Asian-inspired cuisine at Hawkers Asian Street Fare.  The word is spreading, mostly through social media and excellent reviews, and the culturally affluent are flocking to Hawkers, located in downtown Orlando’s Mills District to enjoy the tastes of Malaysia, Thailand, China and Hong Kong.  Menu items are prepared using ancient family recipes and served in a lively and modern setting that provides outdoor seating and a full bar.

According to Kaleb Harrell, one of Hawkers four original founders, the restaurant’s name and concept came from Southeast Asia.  “Street food is considered the best food in Asia and the dining experience is very communal, with friends visiting several food ‘hawker’ stalls and then sharing their meal at a central seating area.”

The success of the original Hawkers has spurred a new casual catering concept where devotees can serve their favorite dishes at home, in the office or for special events.  The all new Hawkers website, www.eathawkers.com, has all the catering details along with the full restaurant and bar menu.  In addition, the company opened a second location last year in Jacksonville’s urban Five Points area and they have two more locations planned for 2015 in St. Petersburg and Jacksonville Beach.

ShuffieldLowman has worked with the Hawkers team to provide counsel in corporate and investment structure, securities law compliance, capital raising, intellectual property, growth planning and contract and leasing matters.