Two ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2020 Legal Elite

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Two ShuffieldLowman partners were recently selected as 2020 Legal Elite attorneys by Florida Trend magazine. The “Legal Elite” designation represents fewer than 1.2% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in the state. The ShuffieldLowman partners honored are Alexander “Alex” S. Douglas II and Heidi W. Isenhart.

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.

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

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

ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 45 attorney, full-service 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.

Four ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2020 Super Lawyers and One Partner Named Rising Star

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – William “Bill” R. Lowman, Jr., Heidi W. Isenhart, Alexander “Alex” S. Douglas, II, and Stephanie L. Cook, all partners with the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, have been selected as 2020 Florida Super Lawyers. Partner, Daniel Harris, has been named a 2020 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.

A founding partner of the firm, Lowman’s practice areas include corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, high net worth family 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, estate planning and special needs trusts.

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

Rising Star, Daniel Harris, practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, tax law, high net worth family planning, corporate law and non-profit law.

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.

Attorney Dillon L. McColgan Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Dillon L. McColgan has joined the firm’s Orlando office, practicing in the areas of fiduciary litigation, commercial and civil litigation and employment law.  McColgan brings solid experience from years of practicing law at one of Southwest Florida’s largest law firms.

McColgan is admitted to practice law in Florida and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.  He is a member of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, and the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

He holds his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he earned a prestigious merit scholarship.  During law school, he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Ivan Fernandez of the Florida Third District Court of Appeal.

He has been an active volunteer with the United Way, and enjoys serving on behalf of food banks and other organizations that provide for those with food insecurity.

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.

Attorney Lori N. Hagan Joins ShuffieldLowman

DELAND, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Lori N. Hagan has joined the firm’s DeLand office.

     Hagan formerly served as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for more than 20 years representing the State of Florida in both state and federal court.  Hagan’s experience in the courtroom, coupled with her research and writing skills, and her prior experience in private practice will now be put to work in the firm’s commercial litigation section.

     Hagan holds her J.D. with honors and her B.A. with high honors from the University of Florida.  She is admitted to practice law in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  She is a member of the Volusia County Bar Association and the Volusia-Flagler Association of Woman Lawyers.

Hagan is an avid supporter of horse rescue and rehoming.  She also assists and serves on the Board of Directors of Hope Reins, Inc., a licensed therapeutic riding program in New Smyrna Beach which pairs children in crisis with rescued horses.

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.

Attorney Carleen A. Leffler-Nicastro Joins ShuffieldLowman

PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Carleen A. Leffler-Nicastro has joined the firm’s Port Orange office, practicing in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, and business law.

Born and raised in Ormond Beach, Leffler-Nicastro is a fifth-generation Floridian from a long line of Central Florida attorneys and judges.  She holds her J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law and her M.B.A. from Jacksonville University.  She attended both programs simultaneously and graduated with both degrees on the same day.  She earned her B.S. degree in Business Management from Webber International University. She is admitted to practice law in Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida and is a member of the Volusia County Bar Association where she serves as the Director of the Young Lawyers Division.

Leffler-Nicastro is active in the community, serving as the President-Nominee of the Rotary Club of Downtown Ormond Beach, the Chapter Vice President of the Business Network International, Power Team, and the State Public Affairs Committee Co-Chair of the Junior League of Daytona Beach.

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.

ShuffeldLowman Names Daniel B. Harris and James C. Washburn as Firm Partners

ShuffeldLowman Names Daniel B. Harris and James C. Washburn as Firm Partners

Orlando, Florida – The law firm of ShuffieldLowman recently named attorneys Daniel B. Harris and James C. Washburn as firm partners.  Harris, with the firm since 2013, holds an advanced law degree LL. M. in Taxation.  His practice areas include Estate Planning & Probate, Planning for High Net Worth Families with Closely Held Business, Tax Advice & Controversy, Corporate Law, and Non-Profit Law.  Washburn, with the firm since 2014, is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Construction Law.  His practice includes 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.

Harris is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, holding both an Estates & Trusts Practice Certificate, and an Environmental & Land Use Law Certificate. 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.  He is currently the Vice-Chair of Central Florida Hillel, Inc.

Washburn is a graduate of the University of Florida for both his undergraduate and law school degrees.  He is a frequent lecturer and author on topics concerning the construction industry, and he has received numerous legal awards including being named as both a Legal Elite and Super Lawyer.  He is an active member and past president of the Rotary Club of Altamonte Springs where he has received the “Service Above Self” award multiple times.

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.