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Attorneys Nathaniel Dutt, Lorin Page and Michelle Saporito Join ShuffieldLowman

Attorneys Nathaniel Dutt, Lorin Page and Michelle Saporito Join ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorneys Nathaniel G. Dutt, Lorin G. Page and Michelle C. Saporito have joined the firm, working in the Orlando office.

Nathaniel G. Dutt brings a broad range of experience in tax and corporate law, including work with partnerships, tax credits, financial instruments, corporate and business restructurings, private equity and investments, and U.S. international tax planning, both inbound and outbound. He also has a background in U.S. federal securities and commodities law.

Dutt holds his B.S. in economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. and M.B.A., both magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University, where he was a recipient of the Leo S. Goodwin Academic Honors Scholarship and served as the editor-in-chief of the ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law. He also holds his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Active in the community, he is President-Elect of the Downtown Orlando Rotary Club’s breakfast chapter.

Lorin G. Page practices in the areas of trust, estates and business law, with a focus on tax implications of estate and business planning. His experience includes working on wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, valuation discounts, charitable lead and remainder trusts, and trust and probate administration matters. In business law, he practices in the areas of entity formation, executive compensation, purchase and sale agreements, captive insurance, and tax structuring, and business succession planning.

Page received his B. A. in English from Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet Wilkes Honors College. He began his legal education at The University of Alabama School of Law, earning his J.D. magna cum laude, and then received his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is a current member of the North Carolina Bar, an inactive member of the Oregon Bar, and a pending applicant to the Florida Bar.

Michelle C. Saporito is a former trial attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, bringing her years of experience to the areas of elder law, guardianship, estate planning and special needs trusts.

Saporito earned her B.A., cum laude, in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from California State University at Los Angeles and her J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law. She is a member of The Florida and Georgia Bar Associations and a member of the Elder Law and Estate Planning, Guardianship and Trust section of the Orange County Bar Association. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Rollins College, as part of the Hamilton Holt School’s Paralegal Certificate Program. Her community involvement includes serving as the Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Central Florida Women Lawyers Association (CFAWL) and as a volunteer with One Heart for Children, Buddies for Life/Animal Allies and the Women and Girls Cancer Alliance. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Oviedo YMCA.

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.

ShuffieldLowman Names Julia D. Dennis Firm Partner

ShuffieldLowman Names Julia D. Dennis Firm Partner

Orlando, Florida – The law firm of ShuffieldLowman recently named attorney Julia D. Dennis as a firm partner. Dennis specializes in general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and intellectual property. In her practice she represents a wide variety of businesses, both large and small, and provides counsel on matters ranging from corporate formation, compliance, negotiation of commercial contracts and strategic transactions, to succession planning, exit strategy, and the ultimate sale or transfer of business assets. She has specific experience within the manufacturing, technology and simulation sectors, and also counsels a number of nonprofit organizations in their formation, procurement of tax exemption status, governance, compliance, and other corporate matters.

An honors graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Dennis speaks Russian and German and is conversational in French. She is active in the Florida Small Business Development Center and University of Central Florida’s Incubator Program where she has served as a Program Coach and Advisory Board member to a number of emerging companies in the technology and simulation space, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Dr. Phillips Chamber of Commerce, and she is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Orange County Bar Association.

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, environmental law and mediation.

Hope Place to Help Hundreds in Volusia County

Hope Place to Help Hundreds in Volusia County

Hope springs eternal in Volusia County, thanks in large part to the vision and relentless efforts of Forough B. Hosseini, Vice President of ICI Homes. Forough, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader, is responsible for bringing together representatives from the private and public sectors to convert a former elementary school into Hope Place, a family residential center that will serve 35+ homeless families and more than 32 unaccompanied youth. Hope Place, which opened January 30, 2018, is located in the former Hurst Elementary School, providing a family living center that offers temporary housing before quickly transitioning residents to permanent homes, with the goal of self-sufficiency.

Hope Place is a shining example of cooperation and collaboration between Forough, Volusia County Government, Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) and the Hope Place Building Committee comprised of community volunteers, including many employees of ICI Homes. Together, this team navigated the process of deeding the former school to HUM, made a plan for the construction and renovation work, solicited donated materials and labor, and established an endowment to help fund future operations. Incredibly, under the leadership of Forough, almost all of the funding for the project has been through financial donations from the local community. Once complete, the 55,000 square foot assistance center will serve 170-200 individuals and will provide residents of the neighborhood with an exterior recreation area too.

Throughout the complex planning process, ShuffieldLowman attorneys Scott Cookson, Jim Washburn and Maia Albrecht have been privileged to provide pro bono legal services. Firm partner Scott Cookson has represented ICI Homes with the firm since 2012, and originally brought the Hope Place project to the attention of the firm.

Attorney Jim Washburn, Board Certified in Construction Law, assisted with the drafting of Hope Place’s agreement with the architect for design services and advised on how best to structure the agreement for construction services and helped prepare the construction management agreement. He then met with the selected construction manager and Hope Place representatives to review the contract and ensure that all parties understood its terms to help the project progress smoothly.

Attorney Maia Albrecht, working out of the firm’s Port Orange office, attended multiple Building Committee meetings and served as a liaison for legal work provided by the firm.

Headquartered in Daytona Beach, ICI Homes has been in business for more than 30 years, building more than 10,000 homes in forty prestigious communities throughout Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

ShuffieldLowman’s two offices in Volusia County are located in DeLand and Port Orange. The firm is a 40 attorney, full service, business law firm, practicing in the areas of real estate, corporate law, estate planning and litigation.

ShuffieldLowman Attorney Maia Albrecht Elected to the Daytona Regional Chamber Board of Directors

ShuffieldLowman Attorney Maia Albrecht Elected to the Daytona Regional Chamber Board of Directors

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – The law firm of ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Maia R. Albrecht was elected by the membership to the Board of Directors of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce for 2018.  Active in the Chamber for several years, Albrecht is also a 2016 graduate of the organization’s Daytona Leadership program.

Albrecht, working out of the firm’s Port Orange and Orlando offices, concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, commercial real estate transactions, lender representation, commercial leasing and secured transactions, including extensive experience in the acquisition, development and financing of commercial properties.  She is a member of The Florida Bar and of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. She’s also a magna cum laude graduate of Washburn University School of Law.  Community and professional involvements includes Vice President of the Real Property Council of Volusia County, Inc. and membership in the Volusia/Flagler Association of Women Lawyers 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 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, environmental law and mediation.

Attorney Ross V. O’Bryan Joins ShuffieldLowman

Attorney Ross V. O’Bryan Joins ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Ross V. O’Bryan has joined the firm, working in the Orlando office in corporate, securities and tax law.  O’Bryan, previously with a technology consulting firm, brings experience in the complex areas of venture capital investment, financial reporting and monitoring of financial markets.

O’Bryan holds his J.D. from Boston College School of Law, and two degrees from the University of South Florida, a B.S., cum laude, in Finance, and a B.A., cum laude, in International Business.  While in law school he was a regional finalist in the American Bar Association’s national Negotiation Competition and was a member of the Business Law Society and the Intellectual Property and Technology Forum.

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, environmental law and mediation.

Attorneys Brittany Brown and Justin McConnell Join ShuffieldLowman

Attorneys Brittany Brown and Justin McConnell Join ShuffieldLowman

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorneys Brittany Brown and Justin McConnell have joined the firm, working in the Orlando office.  Brown has experience in a wide range of litigation matters, with an emphasis in fiduciary and trust litigation, contested guardianships, and commercial litigation.  McConnell practices in the areas of employment law and civil litigation, partnering closely with business owners, management, and human resource professionals.

Brown holds her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.S., cum laude, from the University of Florida.  While in law school she was a founding member of the Investor Rights Clinic where she represented clients in securities arbitration claims before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  She is admitted to The Florida Bar and the U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

McConnell hold 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, 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.