ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Two ShuffieldLowman partners were recently selected as 2021 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 an emphasis 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 five 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.

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 2021 Florida Super Lawyers. Partner, Daniel Harris, has been named a 2021 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 five 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.

Orlando, FL— ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Megan J. Nowicki has joined the firm’s Orlando office. Her practice includes labor & employment, commercial & civil litigation, fiduciary litigation, construction law, and association law.

Nowicki is a seasoned litigator with experience in labor and employment litigation. While she advises and counsels on matters to preserve workplace harmony, when litigation does arise, she is an accomplished litigator with trial experience in both state and federal courts. Her practice is focused on facilitating aggressive strategies on her client’s behalf by litigating the enforceability of restrictive covenants, seeking maximum recovery for breach of contracts against employees, vendors, third parties, and employers, and defending against alleged violations including, but not limited to, Fair Labor Standards Act, Florida’s Civil Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Nowicki received her J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law and her B.A. from Berry College. She is a member of both the State Bars of Georgia and Florida, the Orange County Bar Association, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and previously served as secretary for the Walton County Bar Association.

ShuffieldLowman’s five 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.

Orlando, FL— ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorney Paul T. Hinckley has joined the firm’s Orlando office. His practice includes association law and civil and commercial litigation.

Hinckley brings 13 years of experience in real property, community association, and landlord/tenant law, as the former head of the collection department at a community association law firm.  Hinckley’s legal career also includes time spent as a solo practitioner honing and refining his skills in community association and real estate law. Specifically, he helped draft, interpret, preserve, and enforce restrictive covenants and, when necessary, worked with Homeowners Associations (HOAs) on litigation, arbitration, and mediation matters.

Hinckley received his J.D. from Florida A&M University School of Law and his B.A. from Florida State University. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. 

ShuffieldLowman’s five 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.

 

The Orlando Business Journal has named ShuffieldLowman to its Central Florida Law Firms List for 2021. Every year, the publication recognizes the leading law firms ranked by Central Florida attorneys in the Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties of Central Florida. This year, ShuffieldLowman placed in the top ten law firms in Orlando.

The results for the Central Florida Law Firm List is published in the January 15 weekly edition and can be found online on their website here: https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/subscriber-only/2021/01/14/central-florida-law-firms.html

Orlando, Florida – James C. Washburn, a partner at the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, recently received the “AV Preeminent” rating, the highest rating available to attorneys by the nationally recognized Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.  The AV Preeminent rating is a result of extensive and confidential reviews conducted among legal professionals in Central Florida.  According to Martindale-Hubbell, the rating signifies the highest standard of legal ability and is a confirmation of an individual’s status as a highly respected, ethical member of the Bar.

Washburn 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.

He is a graduate of the University of Florida for both his undergraduate and law school degrees.  Washburn 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 also 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 five 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.

Orlando, FL— ShuffieldLowman recently announced that attorneys Logan J. Opsahl and Jessica A. Sirianni have joined the firm’s Orlando office.

A native Floridian, Opsahl’s passion for real estate stems from a love of Florida’s great outdoors.  His practice includes real estate, land use, eminent domain, and local government matters.

Opsahl holds a B.S. in both Economics and Political Science from Florida State University and his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he also earned a Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law.  He was admitted to practice law by The Florida Bar in 2018 and serves on the Eminent Domain and Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, where he is active with the Young Lawyers Division and the Real Property Committee.

Sirianni is also a native Floridian, who grew up in South Florida. She focuses her practice primarily on commercial real estate transactions, commercial lending, banking, and finance. Sirianni’s experience includes real estate conveyancing, title insurance, title clearing matters, and real estate related due diligence.

Sirianni holds a B.S. cum laude in Finance and Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida, and her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. While at Notre Dame Law School, Jessica learned to view the practice of law as more than just a profession but rather an opportunity to serve others. She was admitted to practice law by The Florida Bar in 2018. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers.

ShuffieldLowman’s five 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.

ORLANDO, FL — Six partners from the law firm of ShuffieldLowman were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© (2021), 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; Matt G. Firestone in Commercial Litigation; Heidi W. Isenhart in Elder Law; J. Stephen McDonald in Commercial Litigation, Gregory W. Meier in Corporate Law and Trusts and Estates and Lynne R. Wilson in Real Estate 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. McDonald practices in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, construction law, creditors’ rights, fiduciary litigation, employment law, and securities law. Meier practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, corporate law, partnerships, and taxation. Wilson practices in the areas of commercial real estate transactions, commercial lending, banking, and financial services.

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 five 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.

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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 five 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.

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 five 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.