ShuffieldLowman Represents Acquisition of

Winter Park Insurance Company Hadley & Lyden

April 6, 2023
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Orlando, Florida – ShuffieldLowman recently provided legal counsel to Hadley & Lyden, Inc. of Winter Park, FL, when they were acquired by World Insurance Associates LLC, a Top 50 Insurance Brokerage.

Hadley & Lyden has specialized in transportation insurance since 1950, serving the unique insurance needs of truckers and truck brokers. 

According to William R. Lowman, founder, and president of ShuffieldLowman, “Our close relationship with longtime client Hadley & Lyden allowed us to understand their goals and objectives for the acquisition and help provide a seamless transition of the company to World Alliance Associates.”

World Insurance Associates LLC is headquartered in Iselin, N.J., and is a nationally ranked, full-service insurance organization providing individuals and businesses with products and services across personal and commercial insurance, employee and executive benefits, retirement and financial services, and human capital management solutions.

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla provided legal counsel, and Alvarez & Marsal advised World Insurance Associates on the transaction. ShuffieldLowman provided legal counsel, and Dowling Hales advised Hadley & Lyden on the transaction. No other advisors, diligence firms, or legal counsel were disclosed.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Lowman is a seasoned attorney in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, business taxation, securities, intellectual property, estate planning, planning for high-net-worth families, charitable trusts and foundations, families with closely held businesses, executive compensation planning, and general tax law.  He holds an advanced law degree, LL.M. in Taxation, from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Miami.  He is an award-winning attorney and a frequent author and speaker on topics related to business and tax strategy.

ShuffieldLowman’s five offices are located in Orlando, Tavares, DeLand, Port Orange, and Lake Nona. The firm is a 50-attorney, full-service law firm, practicing in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, real estate, and litigation. Specific areas include mergers and acquisitions, tax law, securities, estate planning and probate, commercial and civil litigation, guardianship and elder law, fiduciary litigation, labor and employment, construction law, intellectual property, planning for families with closely held businesses, tax controversy – Federal and State, non-profit organization law, banking and finance, land use and government law, association law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and mediation.