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Florida Ruling Puts Same Sex Couples on Even Plane in Divorce


On April 24, 2015, the Florida 2nd District Court of Appeals, in the case of Brandon-Thomas v Brandon-Thomas, held that a Florida court can take jurisdiction over a same-sex couple’s divorce case. Danielle and Krista were legally married in Massachusetts in 2012, and subsequently moved to Florida. Danielle filed a petition for dissolution of marriage .. read more

Micheal L. Resnick’s 70th Birthday Celebration

Syprett Meshad celebrated founding partner Micheal L. Resnick’s 70th birthday earlier this week. Staff gathered for a festive luncheon, enjoyed a cake made in his honor, and wished him a very Happy Birthday!

On April 23rd, 2015, posted in: Celebrations by

Syprett Meshad Celebrates National Administrative Professionals Day


The law firm of Syprett Meshad recognized its team of administrative professionals with a luncheon at St. Armand’s Daiquiri Deck, on National Administrative Professionals Day, April 22, 2015.  “Our administrative team is the backbone of our firm,” said Patricia Roby, Firm Administrator.  “We have 10 professionals who keep our attorneys on track with their busy .. read more

On April 22nd, 2015, posted in: Celebrations by

Syprett Meshad Supports the Booker High School Film Program


Syprett Meshad is honored to support the Booker High School film program which is debuting its film, “Newtown at 100: A Glimpse Through Our Eyes,” at the Sarasota Film Festival this Thursday, April 16. Congratulations to the visual and performing arts students of Booker High for creating this powerful tribute to the Newtown community — .. read more

Syprett Meshad Supports Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County


Syprett Meshad associate attorney Derek W. Eisemann and Marion Lieb, wife of Syprett Meshad founding partner M. Joseph Lieb, Jr., will represent the firm in the upcoming Joey Gratton Championship tennis doubles tournament taking place March 20 to 22 at the Bath & Racquet Fitness Club in Sarasota. The annual tournament is presented by the .. read more

BP Oil Spill Claims June 8 Deadline Fast Approaching


In December, the United States Supreme Court declined to review a lower court’s ruling upholding the District Court’s approval of the Economic and Property damages Settlement Agreement in the ongoing litigation against BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Supreme Court’s decision means that the final deadline to file any claims related to .. read more

Syprett Meshad Supports Cat Depot Fundraising Event

Tom Knight, Attorney Michael Resnick, Caroline Resnick, and Maryanne Conlan.

Syprett Meshad was very proud to sponsor and attend the 2015 annual fundraising gala for Cat Depot held on Valentine’s Day. Appropriately titled “Love Me Tender,” the event raises funds to benefit the many needy and homeless cats in our community. All photos courtesy of, and with thanks to, the Sarasota Observer, click here to .. read more

On February 20th, 2015, posted in: Events, Fundraisers by

Syprett Meshad Firm Administrator Celebrates 30 years with Firm

Pat Roby

Syprett Meshad Firm Administrator Patricia A. Blaney-Roby celebrated 30 years of employment with the Sarasota law firm on December 28, 2014. Hired in 1984 as a delivery and errand “runner” with no legal experience, Patricia impressed the firm’s partners with her follow-through, reliability, and management skills. Over the years, she was consistently given opportunities for .. read more

On January 9th, 2015, posted in: News by Tags:

Florida same-sex marriage: legal considerations for same-sex couples

Click here to read coverage in the Tampa Bay Times

Today, January 6, 2015, marks the first day on which same sex marriage licenses may be legally issued in Florida; and the right to marry is now being exercised by same-sex couples throughout the state. These marriages will provide the same legal status and protections to same-sex couples as have been available to married couples .. read more

On January 6th, 2015, posted in: Articles, Family Law by Tags: , , , ,

Florida’s minimum wage is going up: What you need to know

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio

On Jan. 1, Florida’s minimum wage will rise from $7.93 to $8.05 per hour, an increase that is the result of a state constitutional amendment passed in 2004 that instructs the state to adjust its rate to keep pace with cost-of-living increases. Florida recalculates its rate each Sept. 30, basing its numbers on the Consumer .. read more

On December 30th, 2014, posted in: Business Law by Tags: