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ShuffieldLowman Names Jason A. Davis and Stephanie L. Cook Firm Partners

ShuffieldLowman Names Jason A. Davis and Stephanie L. Cook Firm Partners

Orlando, Florida – ShuffieldLowman firm recently named attorneys Jason A. Davis and Stephanie L. Cook as firm partners.

Currently the head of the firm’s Lake County office, Davis 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 serves as a member of the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation Board, on the Lake & Sumter County Habitat for Humanity Board and he is the current President of the Lake & Sumter County Habitat for Humanity Foundation. 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.

Cook is a litigation attorney and practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, probate litigation, trust litigation and guardianship litigation. Cook grew up in Winter Park and has deep roots in the central Florida community. Cook graduated from Mississippi College with a B.A. in Public Relations and Barry University School of Law, summa cum laude and valedictorian, with her 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, and environmental law, and mediation.

Attorney Keith J. Hesse Joins ShuffieldLowman’s Litigation Section as Partner

Attorney Keith J. Hesse Joins ShuffieldLowman’s Litigation Section as Partner

Orlando, Florida – ShuffieldLowman law firm recently announced that veteran litigator Keith J. Hesse has joined the firm as a partner. Hesse brings more than 32 years of legal experience litigating cases in state and federal courts throughout Florida.

Hesse’s strong background covers a broad spectrum of legal experience, including commercial and corporate matters, non-compete agreements, real property litigation and class actions. In addition, he has extensive experience in probate, trust and guardianship disputes, representing fiduciaries, beneficiaries and creditors. He is a trusted advisor to a variety of individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Hesse graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. and University of Michigan Law School with a J.D., where he won the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court competition. He is a member of The Florida Bar and admitted to all Florida State Courts, U.S. Tax Court. U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. He holds the AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a frequent speaker and author.

He is a member of both the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections, active in the Orange County Bar Association and Legal Aid Society, a graduate of the Leadership Orlando program and the former Chair of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. In the community, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida, is the Immediate Past President of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, on the Advisory Board of Barry University Law School, a member of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council and a member of the Tiger Bay Club of Orlando.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.   The firm is a 33 attorney, full service, business law firm, practicing in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, real estate and litigation. Practice 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.

Attorney Dana L. Crosby-Collier Joins ShuffieldLowman’s Real Estate Section

Attorney Dana L. Crosby-Collier Joins ShuffieldLowman’s Real Estate Section

Orlando, Florida – ShuffieldLowman law firm recently announced that veteran local government law and land use attorney Dana L. Crosby-Collier has joined the firm. Crosby-Collier, of-counsel, brings more than 19 years of experience to the firm’s real estate section.

Crosby-Collier, formerly an Assistant County Attorney with Orange County for the past eight and half years, is an active member of the Florida Bar, serving as the 2014-2015 Chair of the City, County and Local Government Law Section.   Her extensive experience spans complex areas of law involving general government and transactional issues, real estate, land use, zoning, and intergovernmental affairs, including handling annexation matters and joint planning agreements. Her main areas of practice include contracts, commercial real estate, land use, and zoning.

Crosby-Collier is a graduate of the University of Tampa, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in political science and Florida State University College of Law with a J.D., where she completed comparative law studies in Barbados and Ireland and served as a College of Law Representative to the Congress of Graduate Studies.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach. The firm is a 33 attorney, full service, business law firm, practicing in the areas of real estate, corporate, estate planning, and litigation. Specific areas include, developer and homebuilder representation on real estate and land use matters; 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, government law; commercial and civil litigation, fiduciary litigation, construction law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; labor and employment, and environmental law, and mediation.

ShuffieldLowman Attorney Daniel B. Harris to Speak to Professionals on Estate Planning — Trusts 101

ShuffieldLowman Attorney Daniel B. Harris to Speak to Professionals on Estate Planning — Trusts 101

Orlando, Florida — Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A. attorney Daniel B. Harris will be a featured speaker on the topic of Trusts 101 for the National Business Institute on December 9 at the Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown.  The presentation, designed for attorneys, accountants, trust officers, financial planners and others will cover the topics of revocable living trusts, trusts used for tax reduction, grantor trusts, estate planning for the disabled and ethical considerations.  The program provides CLE to attorneys and other continuing education credit in a variety of professional fields.

Harris practices in the areas of estate planning and tax law, representing clients in probate matters, including complex tax planning.  He is a former legal assistant with the Eighth Judicial Circuit’s Probate Division in Gainesville, Florida, with detailed estate planning knowledge from the perspective of judicial proceedings. In addition, his experience includes representing clients in connection with creating and maintaining specifically tailored estate plans, various corporate matters related to closely held entities, probate and trust litigation, as well as tax controversy cases before the Internal Revenue Service and the Florida Department of Revenue.

A law graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Harris holds an Estates & Trusts Practice Certificate, and the Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate.  He also holds an advanced law degree, LL.M. in Taxation, from the University of Miami School of Law.  Harris has authored articles on taxation, published by The Florida Bar, and he has served as a judge at the National Tax Moot Court competition sponsored by The Florida Bar Tax Section.

Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A.’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach. The firm is a 33 attorney, full service, business law firm, practicing in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, real estate and litigation. Practice 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 lawcommercial and civil litigation, fiduciary litigation, construction law, association law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, labor and employment, environmental law and mediation.

Attorneys Matt G. Firestone and James C. Washburn Join ShuffieldLowman’s Litigation Section

Attorneys Matt G. Firestone and James C. Washburn Join ShuffieldLowman’s Litigation Section

Orlando, FL — Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A. recently announced the addition of veteran litigation attorneys Matt G. Firestone, joining as a partner, and James C. Washburn, joining as of counsel. In addition, they bring with them two experienced litigation case managers to the firm, Marci Kunzig and Ken Gaudreau.

Firestone has practiced commercial litigation in Central Florida since 1983. He handles all types of disputes, including real estate, contract and business related matters. He also represents more than 50 homeowner and condominium associations, including one which contains more than 3,000 dwelling units. Firestone has lectured for property management companies, for the Community Associations Institute, and for the Orange County Homeowners Association Alliance. He is a high honors graduate of the University of Florida with a B.S in accounting, and he holds his J.D., with honors, from Duke University. In addition, Firestone is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

Washburn is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Construction Law, assisting those in the construction industry with contract drafting and negotiation, bid protests, scheduling and construction defect claims, default terminations, licensing issues and lien and bond disputes. He has represented public and private owners, design professionals, general contractors, Sureties, subcontractors and material suppliers. Washburn is a frequent lecturer and author on topics concerning the construction industry. He is a graduate of the University of Florida for both his under graduate and law school degrees.

Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A.’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach. The firm is a 33 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, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, trust, probate and guardianship litigation; construction law, labor and employment, environmental law and mediation.

Lynne Wilson and Scott Cookson of Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A. Named 2015 Best Lawyers in America

Lynne Wilson and Scott Cookson of Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A. Named 2015 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©  (2015), 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.

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, commercial leasing and escheat compliance law.  Cookson presently serves as City Attorney for the City of Ocoee, Florida.

Lynne Wilson

Lynne Wilson

Scott Cookson

Scott Cookson

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Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A.’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach. The firm is a 33 attorney, full service, business law firm, practicing in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, real estate and litigation. Practice 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, trust, probate and guardianship litigation, construction contract disputes, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; labor and employment, and environmental law.