William R. Lowman, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney in Orlando, FL

Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A.
 | 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1700
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-581-9800
Fax: 407-581-9801
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (10%),
  • Closely Held Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney William R. Lowman Jr. is the president and founder of Shuffield, Lowman & Wilson, P.A., in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Lowman focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, representing clients in Orlando and the surrounding areas. He has over 25 years of experience.

    In addition to mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Lowman works with issues such as charitable trusts, corporate law, family businesses, estate planning and general tax law. Over the course of his career, he has lectured on these and other topics at a number of legal conferences and seminars. His clients include individuals and large and small-businesses owners.

    Florida Trend magazine included Mr. Lowman on its “legal elite” list several years in a row and Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, the highest available. The Orlando Business Journal has also presented Mr. Lowman with various awards over the years. He is active in The Florida Bar’s Tax Lawyers Section and other professional associations.

    Mr. Lowman has engaged in many community leadership roles. He sits on the board of directors and board of trustees for various community organizations, including the Junior Achievement of Florida Foundation. He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth.

    After earning a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Miami, Mr. Lowman earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He also holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation from the University of Florida. He received his license to practice law in 1994, which made him eligible to practice law before all Florida state courts.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 30%Mergers & Acquisitions
    • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    • 10%Securities & Corporate Finance
    • 10%Closely Held Business
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021

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    About William Lowman, Jr.

    Admitted: 1994, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://shuffieldlowman.com/william-r-lowman-jr/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Super Lawyers, owned by Thomson Reuters, recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice, 2015-2020.  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., Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
    • 2005, 2009, 2012-2015, Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine; 2014, Top Rated Lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions, ALM and Martindale-Hubbell; 2011 nominated for Most Influential Businessmen, Orlando Business Journal; 2011, Top Area Corporate Lawyers, Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine; 2007 and 2008, 40 Under 40, outstanding young executives, Orlando Business Journal; 2007, Best of the Bar, Orlando Business Journal.
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Association for Corporate Growth
    • Past memberships include Central Florida Estate Planning Council; Central Florida Planned Giving Council; and Central Florida Society of Financial Service Professionals
    • Member, Florida Bar, Tax Section
    • Member, Board of Directors, and Vice Chair of Legal & Compliance of International Financial Operations, Inc.
    • Member, Board of Trustees, Junior Achievement of Central Florida Foundation, Inc.
    • Florida, 1994

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Founding Member, Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the Board, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and School Foundation, Inc.
    • Member, Florida Citrus Sports
    • International Financial Operations Foundation
    • Member, Board of Trustees, The Bryan W. Judge and Minnie C. Judge Foundation
    • Board of Directors and Secretary, Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation, Inc.
    • Member, Board of Directors, Mark and Margery Pabst Charitable Foundation for the Arts
    • Advisory Member, Board of Trustees, Lake Highland Preparatory School Foundation

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Planning for the Uncertainty Behind the Certainty of Death and Taxes,” Duda Shareholder Education Session, 2011, Oviedo FL; “Incentive Planning For Your Lineal Descendants,” SunTrust Bank, 2009, Orlando, FL; “Structuring, Operating and Strategic Planning for Your Department of Defense Contracting Company,” 2008, High Technology Incubator at UCF; “Maximizing the Value Of Your Business,” 2004, Orlando, FL; “Major Considerations in Structuring a Joint Venture,” 2004, Orlando FL; “The State of Estate Planning,” Smith Barney, 2003; “Choice of Entity for Acquiring Commercial Real Estate,” Orlando Business Journal, 2001, Orlando, FL; “Buying and Selling a Business in Florida: The Role of Attorney,” Lorman Education Services, 2001, Orlando, FL; “Devising an Integrated Succession Plan for the Family Business Owner,” Central Florida Society of Financial Service Professionals, 2001, Orlando, FL; “Florida Estate Planning,” Lorman Education Services, 2000, Orlando, FL; “Charitable Remainder Trusts – Everything You Need to Know and More,” AXA Advisors, LLC, 2000, Orlando, FL; “Solutions to the Repeal of the Installment Method for Accrual Basis Taxpayers,” Business Brokers of Florida, 2000, Orlando, FL; “Organizing Your Business and Business Succession Planning,” Orlando Business Journal Seminar, 2000, Orlando, FL; “Advanced Estate Planning Vehicles,” Lorman Education Services, 1999, Orlando, FL; “Section 419 Plans,” Central Florida Society of Financial Service Professionals, 1999, Orlando, FL; “Basics of the Transfer (Estate and Gift) Tax” and “What’s New and What’s Left in Sophisticated Estate Planning,” National Business Institute, 1998, Orlando, FL; “Business Succession Planning” and “Sophisticated Charitable Planning Techniques,” Phoenix Life Insurance Company, 1998, Orlando, FL; “Tax Issues in Long-Term Health Care,” Poe and Brown, 1997, Daytona Beach, FL. In addition, Mr. Lowman has spoken on numerous other corporate, tax and estate planning topics, dating back to 1997

    Educational Background:

    • University of Florida, LL.M. in Taxation, 1996
    • University of Miami, B.B.A. in Economics, 1991
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    1000 Legion Place
    Suite 1700
    Orlando, FL 32801

    Phone: 407-581-9800

    Fax: 407-581-9801

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