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.

Attorney Alex Douglas recently contributed an article in The Florida Bar Journal called “Where the Presumption of Undue Influence Should Not Apply: Consider the ‘Dutiful Son’ and the ‘Dutiful Daughter’ Exceptions.”  In the article, Alex discusses where undue influence should and should not apply as it regards a testator. He explains the factors that contribute to the presumption of undue influence and the factors that are looked at within the context of In re Carpenter, 253 So. 2d 697 (1971), referred to as the Carpenter Factors. These factors he explains, citing case law, does not include the dutiful son or daughter.

Read the article here.

The Florida Bar Journal is the premier source of practical articles on Florida law.

ShuffieldLowman was recently named a 2021 Best Law Firm in Orlando by The Best Lawyers in America©.  The firm’s areas of practice recognized in the report, include: Commercial Litigation, Elder Law, Real Estate Law, Trusts & Estates Law and Corporate Law.

Recognition as a 2021 Orlando Best Law Firm means ShuffiedLowman is highly ranked by clients, peers and other law firms for their professional excellence and legal expertise.