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ShuffieldLowman Partner Heidi Isenhart Named to Top 50 List of Women Super Lawyers in Florida

ShuffieldLowman Partner Heidi Isenhart Named to Top 50 List of Women Super Lawyers in Florida

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Heidi W. Isenhart, a partner with the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, has been named one of the 50 Top Women Lawyers in Florida by Super Lawyers.

Super, 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.

Isenhart was named by Super Lawyers as one the top 50 women lawyers in the state.  In addition, she is one of only three elder law attorneys (male or female) to make the statewide Super Lawyers list from the Orlando area.  Isenhart has been named to the Super Lawyer’s list each year since 2011.  In addition to elder law, Isenhart also practices in Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration, probate and guardianship litigation, estate planning and special-needs trusts.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  The firm is a 34 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, trademarks and copyrights, 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, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, labor and employment, environmental law, and mediation.

ShuffieldLowman Adds Lea Anne Groover to Attorney Roster

ShuffieldLowman Adds Lea Anne Groover to Attorney Roster

Orlando, Florida — Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A. recently announced that longtime Central Florida banker and Certified Financial Planner®, Lea Anne Groover has joined the firm’s attorney roster, after completing law school at Florida A&M University and being sworn-in as a member of The Florida Bar. Groover, brings more than 28 years of business, banking, wealth management and financial consulting experience to the firm. Groover will work with the firm’s corporate section in the areas of estate planning, taxation and trust & estate administration.

Formerly the Chief Fiduciary Officer of Seaside National Bank & Trust, Groover holds a B.S. from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the University of Central Florida. In addition, she is a Certified Financial Planner®, Certified Trust and Finance Advisor and a Chartered Financial Consultant. She is also a former judicial intern for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Probate, Guardianship and Mental Health Division.

Professionally, she is a member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Estate, Guardianship and Trust Committee and a member of the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Groover’s community involvement includes serving on the Planned Giving Committee of the American Red Cross, Mid-Florida Region and on The Florida Bar’s Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “D”.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach. The firm is a 34 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, trademarks and copyrights, 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, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, labor and employment, environmental law, and mediation.

ShuffieldLowman Partners Bill Lowman, Heidi Isenhart and Alex Douglas Named 2015 Super Lawyers, Stephanie Cook Named Rising Star

ShuffieldLowman Partners Bill Lowman, Heidi Isenhart and Alex Douglas Named 2015 Super Lawyers, Stephanie Cook Named Rising Star

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – William R. Lowman, Jr., Heidi W. Isenhart and Alexander “Alex” S. Douglas, II, partners with the law firm of ShuffieldLowman, have been selected as 2015 Florida Super Lawyers. Stephanie Cook has been named a 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.
 

William R. Lowman, Jr

William R. Lowman, Jr

Heidi W. Isenhart

Heidi W. Isenhart

Alexander “Alex” S. Douglas, II

Alexander S. Douglas,II

 Stephanie Cook

Stephanie Cook

A founding partner of the firm, Lowman’s practice areas include corporate, business taxation, mergers & acquisitions, securities, intellectual property, estate planning, charitable trusts and foundations, families with closely held businesses, executive compensation planning and general tax law. Lowman is one of only six Orlando area business/corporate lawyers named to the Super Lawyers list.

Isenhart was named by Super Lawyers as one the top 50 women lawyers in the state and one of only three elder law attorneys to make the list in the Orlando area. In addition to elder law, Isenhart also practices in Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate and trust administration, probate and guardianship litigation, estate planning and special-needs trusts.

Douglas, one of only three Super Lawyers in the Orlando area named for estate and trust litigation, practices in the area of fiduciary and commercial litigation, with extensive experience in trust, probate and guardianship litigation.

Rising Star Stephanie Cook practices in commercial and civil litigation, construction law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, fiduciary litigation and labor and employment.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach. The firm is a 34 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, trademarks and copyrights, 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, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, labor and employment, environmental law, and mediation.

Jason A. Davis Named President of the Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter Foundation

Jason A. Davis Named President of the Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter Foundation

Orlando, Florida – ShuffieldLowman partner Jason A. Davis was recently named President of the Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter Foundation.  The newly created Foundation is charged with growing an endowment fund to ensure the long term viability for Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida and to sustain the needed funding for ongoing and future Habitat projects.  Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter was founded in 1989 and has provided affordable housing for over 200 local families.

Davis currently serves as the head of ShuffieldLowman’s Lake County office, where he practices in the areas of estate planning, corporate formations, mergers and acquisitions, securities and business succession planning.  A Lake County native with deep roots in the community, Davis also serves as a member of the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation Board and on the Lake & Sumter County Habitat for Humanity Board.  He is a graduate of Rollins College, with a B.A. in Economics; Stetson University with an M.B.A. and University of Florida College of Law with a J.D.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  The firm is a 34 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, trademarks and copyrights, 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, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, labor and employment, environmental law, and mediation.

ShuffieldLowman Names Jason A. Davis and Stephanie L. Cook Firm Partners

ShuffieldLowman Names Jason A. Davis and Stephanie L. Cook Firm Partners

Orlando, Florida – ShuffieldLowman firm recently named attorneys Jason A. Davis and Stephanie L. Cook as firm partners.

Currently the head of the firm’s Lake County office, Davis practices in the areas of estate planning, corporate formations, mergers and acquisitions, securities and business succession planning. A Lake County native with deep roots in the community, Davis serves as a member of the Cornerstone Hospice Foundation Board, on the Lake & Sumter County Habitat for Humanity Board and he is the current President of the Lake & Sumter County Habitat for Humanity Foundation. He is a graduate of Rollins College, with a B.A. in Economics; Stetson University with an M.B.A. and University of Florida College of Law with a J.D.

Cook is a litigation attorney and practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, probate litigation, trust litigation and guardianship litigation. Cook grew up in Winter Park and has deep roots in the central Florida community. Cook graduated from Mississippi College with a B.A. in Public Relations and Barry University School of Law, summa cum laude and valedictorian, with her J.D.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach. The firm is a 34 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, trademarks and copyrights; 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, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; labor and employment, and environmental law, and mediation.

Attorney Keith J. Hesse Joins ShuffieldLowman’s Litigation Section as Partner

Attorney Keith J. Hesse Joins ShuffieldLowman’s Litigation Section as Partner

Orlando, Florida – ShuffieldLowman law firm recently announced that veteran litigator Keith J. Hesse has joined the firm as a partner. Hesse brings more than 32 years of legal experience litigating cases in state and federal courts throughout Florida.

Hesse’s strong background covers a broad spectrum of legal experience, including commercial and corporate matters, non-compete agreements, real property litigation and class actions. In addition, he has extensive experience in probate, trust and guardianship disputes, representing fiduciaries, beneficiaries and creditors. He is a trusted advisor to a variety of individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Hesse graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. and University of Michigan Law School with a J.D., where he won the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court competition. He is a member of The Florida Bar and admitted to all Florida State Courts, U.S. Tax Court. U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. He holds the AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a frequent speaker and author.

He is a member of both the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections, active in the Orange County Bar Association and Legal Aid Society, a graduate of the Leadership Orlando program and the former Chair of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. In the community, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida, is the Immediate Past President of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, on the Advisory Board of Barry University Law School, a member of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council and a member of the Tiger Bay Club of Orlando.

ShuffieldLowman’s four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.   The firm is a 33 attorney, full service, business law firm, practicing in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, real estate and litigation. Practice areas include, tax law; securities; mergers and acquisitions; intellectual property, trademarks and copyrights; 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; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; labor and employment; environmental law and mediation.