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Lowndes’ Crystal Buit Becomes Founding Member of American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL) Orlando Chapter

March 12, 2021

Lowndes is pleased to announce that Crystal Buit, an attorney in the firm’s Marital & Family Law practice, recently joined with attorneys from across Central Florida to found the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL) Orlando Chapter. The organization is dedicated to enhancing the ​legal profession through advanced financial education and solving a growing problem in the divorce world – a rapidly changing economy and client demand for financially savvy attorneys.

Buit is Of Counsel in the firm’s Orlando office and devotes her practice to representing clients in a variety of family law matters, including divorce, child support, child custody, alimony and family law litigation involving complex financial and parenting issues. She also advises clients on the formation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Trained in the interdisciplinary model of collaborative family law, Buit believes that most couples and families can benefit from avoiding lengthy courtroom battles by resolving conflicts through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law.

Buit earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida and her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

About AACFL

The American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL) is an educational institution dedicated to enhancing the legal profession through advanced financial education. The mission of AACFL is to provide innovative financial training programs designed to increase the financial knowledge of attorneys dealing with financial issues in their practice.

About Lowndes

Founded in Orlando, Florida in 1969, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., is a multi-discipline business law firm. Our attorneys represent corporate, entrepreneurial and individual clients across a myriad of industries locally, nationally and beyond our borders, from offices in Orlando, Mount Dora and Melbourne, and through Meritas, an established global alliance of independent law firms offering local insight, local rates and world-class client service. 


Crystal
Crystal Espinosa Buit devotes her practice to providing skilled and supportive legal representation for clients going through complicated and often highly emotional family law matters, including divorce, child support, child custody, alimony and family law litigation. She also has significant experience negotiating and drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for couples seeking financial protection and peace of mind. Her clients include high-net-worth individuals, business executives, doctors, lawyers, professional athletes and other prominent professionals, as well as the spouses of such individuals.

A strong and compassionate advocate, Crystal knows every family is unique and no two cases are the same. She works tirelessly to find creative solutions that minimize conflict and suit each client’s best interests and individual needs. A wife and mother of two, Crystal also understands the difficult decisions her clients face, and she works closely with them to keep them informed and supported as they navigate uncharted territory and make important choices for themselves and their children.

With her training and experience in collaborative family law, Crystal believes that most couples and families can benefit from avoiding lengthy courtroom battles by resolving conflicts regarding issues like shared parenting time, child and spousal support, and property division through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law. When litigation cannot be avoided, she and the firm’s other family law attorneys will zealously represent you and your interests in the courtroom.

An Orlando native, Crystal is an ardent supporter of her undergraduate alma mater, the University of Central Florida. She currently serves on its Alumni Association Board of Directors and was honored with the UCF Jefferson Award for Constituent Chapter Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her generosity and service to the university. Previously recognized by Florida Super Lawyers as a “Florida Rising Star,” Crystal graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, she was a member of the Florida Law Review and earned five Books Awards, including Interviewing & Counseling; Negotiation; and Family and Public Policy.
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