ShuffieldLowman’s Janet Martinez Named to The List of 25 Influential Hispanics in Central Florida

By ShuffieldLowman
March 11, 2016
Janet Martinez

ORLANDO, Florida --- Janet E. Martinez, firm partner of ShuffieldLowman, was recently selected by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) as one of their 25 Influential Hispanics in Central Florida, as published in the HCCMO's Visión Magazine. In 2012 the HCCMO began recognizing 25 individuals that have excelled through their leadership and involvement within the community in an annual magazine edition that has become very popular and acclaimed by the HCCMO members and business community. The list of honorees are chosen by the Visión Magazine Editorial Committee. Martinez, head of the firm's DeLand office, earned her law degree (J.D., 1978) from Yale Law School and her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1975, summa cum laude.) She brings clients more than 30 years of experience in estate planning, with emphasis on complex tax issues, business succession planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving, international tax and estate planning, non-profits, and business law.  Martinez speaks several foreign languages, but focuses on a bilingual practice including Spanish to best serve the growing Spanish-speaking clientele in the area.  She has been published both nationally and internationally. Especially noted for her leadership in the Volusia and Flagler communities, including serving as the treasurer of the Volusia United Way Women’s Initiative, the president of the Volusia County Women’s Network, and as a member of the Latino Advisory Committee to the Volusia County School Board, her contributions also extend to serving as Legal Advisor to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando. In addition, she is known for her pro bono work with Alianza de Mujeres Activas, Inc. a Northwest Volusia County group focused on generating food and funding for women and families in need. The Volusia County Bar honored her with the 2007 Volusia County Bar's Above and Beyond award. Martinez also brings pro bono leadership to the Alliance for International Reforestation, Inc., an international organization dedicated to reforestation in poverty stricken areas of Guatemala and Nicaragua.  She has been recognized multiple times for her leadership throughout the region. ShuffieldLowman's four downtown offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand and Daytona Beach.  The firm is a 37 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. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership and support the economic development of the Hispanic business community of Metro Orlando. Since 1993, HCCMO has strengthened the Central Florida Business Community by providing quality programs through our business model of networking, business development, exposure and recognition.