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Five ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America©

Five ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Named 2019 Best Lawyers in America©

ORLANDO, FL — Five partners from the law firm of ShuffieldLowman were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2019), 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, Gregory W. Meier in Trusts and Estates and Lynne R. Wilson in Real Estate Law.

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, guardianship and elder law, planning for families with closely held businesses, 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.

ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Heidi Isenhart, Alex Douglas,  and Matt Firestone Named 2018 Legal Elite

ShuffieldLowman Attorneys Heidi Isenhart, Alex Douglas, and Matt Firestone Named 2018 Legal Elite

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Heidi W. Isenhart, Alexander S. Douglas II, and Matt G. Firestone, partners with the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, were recently selected as 2018 Legal Elite attorneys by Florida Trend magazine. The “Legal Elite” designation is awarded to fewer than 1.2% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in the state. The ShuffieldLowman attorneys were honored in the following practice areas: Isenhart (Elder Law), Douglas (Wills, Trusts, & Estates Litigation), and Firestone (Commercial Litigation).

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.

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

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

Firestone practices in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, association law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.

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, environmental law and mediation.

Attorney Stephen McDonald Named a  Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

Attorney Stephen McDonald Named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that firm partner J. Stephen McDonald has been named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is a peer-selected, and diverse honor society of 3,500 trial lawyers, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are vigorously vetted for skills, expertise, and service before being invited to join the collegial network of lawyers who represent clients across North America and around the world.

McDonald practices in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, construction law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, fiduciary litigation, labor and employment and securities law.

He holds the AV Preeminent designation from Martindale-Hubbell and is the recipient of numerous awards, including being named a Corporate Counsel Top Appellate Lawyer, a Best Lawyer in America, a Top Lawyer in Orlando and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend. In addition to being a member of The Florida Bar, he is a member of the Orange and Lake County Bar Associations. He has also been recognized as a Senior Counsel, by The College of Master Advocates and Barristers and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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.

ShuffieldLowman Partners Bill Lowman, Heidi Isenhart and Alex Douglas Named 2018 Super Lawyers

ShuffieldLowman Partners Bill Lowman, Heidi Isenhart and Alex Douglas Named 2018 Super Lawyers

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – William “Bill” R. Lowman, Jr., Heidi W. Isenhart and Alexander “Alex” S. Douglas, II, partners with the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, have been selected as 2018 Florida Super Lawyers.

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 tax 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, probate, guardianship, and trust litigation, estate planning and special needs trusts.

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

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, environmental law and mediation.

Attorney Jordan J. Horowitz Joins ShuffieldLowman

Attorney Jordan J. Horowitz Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Jordan J. Horowitz has joined the firm, working in the Orlando office.

Horowitz practices in the area of real estate law, assisting developers, homebuilders, lenders, and private and public entities on a wide-range of projects relating to commercial acquisitions, due diligence, land development and entitlements and commercial loan transactions.  His experience with complex transactions includes the purchase and sale of office, multi-family, hotel, retail, entertainment, and healthcare facilities, as well as undeveloped land; structuring conventional, SBA, and USDA loans; and resolving title matters.

He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he served as the Senior Articles Editor of the Florida Law Review. During law school, he was the recipient of the Gertrude Brick Outstanding Board Member Award and a Teaching Assistant in the areas of Advanced Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy.  He also received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Florida.

Horowitz is a member of The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections, the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the Central Florida Real Estate Attorneys’ Council.

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.

Attorneys Loren M. Vasquez and  Shaun A. Rechsteiner Join ShuffieldLowman

Attorneys Loren M. Vasquez and Shaun A. Rechsteiner Join ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorneys Loren M. Vasquez and Shaun A. Rechsteiner have joined the firm, working in the Orlando office.

Loren M. Vasquez practices in the areas of commercial, civil, and fiduciary litigation.  He is a former law clerk to the Honorable F. Rand Wallis of the Fifth District Court of Appeal where he analyzed briefs and records, drafted comprehensive legal memoranda, and assisted with the authoring of opinions.

Vasquez received his J.D., cum laude, from Florida A&M University College of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. During law school, he worked as a Certified Legal Intern at the State Attorney’s Office in Orlando, an intern with the Public Defender’s Office in Tavares, Florida, and a judicial extern for the Honorable Gregory A. Presnell of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  Vasquez received his B.A. in English, cum laude, from Florida State University, and is a member of The Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association.

Shaun A. Rechsteiner practices in the areas of commercial and fiduciary litigation, including director and officer liability, business torts, fraud claims, shareholder appraisal actions, breach of contract, breach of promissory notes, as well as probate and trust work, to name a few.  Prior to joining ShuffieldLowman, Rechsteiner worked at another civil litigation firm in Orlando.

Rechsteiner received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame School of Law where he served as the Development Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy and as a Senior Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law.   He received a B.S., cum laude, in political science and a B.S.B.A., cum laude, in human resources management from Central Michigan University.  Rechsteiner is a member of The Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

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, environmental law and mediation.