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Attorney Alexander E. Howell Joins ShuffieldLowman

Attorney Alexander E. Howell Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Alexander E. Howell has joined the firm, working in the Orlando office’s tax and corporate law sections.

Howell, originally from Kingston, Jamaica, holds an advanced law degree, LL.M. in taxation, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law.  In law school he served as a member of Stetson’s Law Review, a research assistant to Professor Carliss Chatman, was a 2015 LCLD scholar, and a two-time recipient of the Hon. Frank H. White Scholarship. His undergraduate degree is in finance from Warner University in Lake Wales, Florida.

From the start-up to the selling of a business, Alexander helps his clients navigate the legal and tax world with the least amount of stress and risk to achieve their goals and objectives. In addition to his tax and corporate law focus, Howell brings experience in the area of business litigation, having served as a judicial intern for the Honorable James V. Pierce of the sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 40 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.

Six ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2019 Legal Elite

Six ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2019 Legal Elite

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Six ShuffieldLowman partners were recently selected as 2019 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 Stephanie L. Cook, Scott A. Cookson, Alexander S. Douglas II, Matt G. Firestone, Heidi W. Isenhart and Gregory W. Meier.

   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.

   Cook and Douglas both practice in the area of fiduciary litigation, with extensive experience in trust, probate and guardianship litigation. Both Cook and Douglas are active members in the Florida Bar Real Property and Probate Section and serve on several committees that focus on new developments in probate, trust and guardianship law. Cookson is an experienced attorney in the areas of real estate, land use and local government law. Firestone practices in the areas of commercial and other civil litigation with an emphasis on aspects of association law. Isenhart focuses her practice in the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration, estate planning and special needs trusts. Meier practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, corporate law, partnerships and taxation.

   ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 40 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.

Four ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2019 Super Lawyers

Four ShuffieldLowman Partners Named 2019 Super Lawyers

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 2019 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 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. 

     ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 42 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 Attorney Dan Harris Elected Vice-Chair of Central Florida Hillel, Inc.

ShuffieldLowman Attorney Dan Harris Elected Vice-Chair of Central Florida Hillel, Inc.

     ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman attorney Daniel B. Harris was recently elected as Vice-Chair of the Central Florida Hillel, Inc., effective July 2019 for a one-year term. Harris has been an active supporter and leader of Central Florida Hillel. He currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee and chairs the Governance, Nominations and Human Resources Committees.

     In 2001 the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando established Central Florida Hillel to serve Jewish college students.  Central Florida Hillel is the center for Jewish life on campus and the home to Jewish young adults aged 18-29 in Central Florida. Serving the Jewish students at the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Barry College of Law, by offering programmatic opportunities that connect students to each other, to their schools, and to the greater Jewish community.  

     Harris practices in the areas of estate planning, business succession 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, he 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.

     ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 40 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.

Justin McConnell Elected to the Board of the Greater Orlando Society for Human Resource Management

Justin McConnell Elected to the Board of the Greater Orlando Society for Human Resource Management

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Justin McConnell has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Greater Orlando Society for Human Resource Management (GOSHRM).  Director of Legislative Affairs, he will represent the Board by monitoring and evaluating legislative, regulatory and legal action at the federal, state, and local level that may have an impact on the management of human resources. McConnell’s legal practice includes employment law and civil litigation, partnering closely with business owners, management, and human resource professionals.

McConnell holds his J.D. from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law and his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Central Florida. While in law school, he was a Trial Team Final Four Finalist in the 2013 Regional National Trial Competition, the Best Advocate of the First Annual 1L Closing Argument Competition, and the recipient of Book Awards, which are awards reserved to the top-most performing law students, in both Trial Team and Trial Practice. He is admitted to The Florida Bar and the U. S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

ShuffieldLowman’s four offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 40 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.

 

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.