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Attorney Scott Westheimer Named to Florida’s “Legal Elite” for Third Consecutive Year

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Syprett Meshad Managing Partner, Attorney F. Scott Westheimer, has been named to Florida Trend magazine’s prestigious “Legal Elite” list for the third consecutive year. Only 1,165 lawyers in Florida were named to the 2014 list, which represents just 2 percent of the more than 67,000 Florida Bar members active in Florida. Those named to the .. read more

Ruling Protects Privacy of Cell Phone Location Data

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With the current media and public attention currently being paid to the issues of privacy for governments and individuals, the recent ruling that the government and police may not obtain a person’s cell phone location data without a warrant, is of significant interest. The June 11, 2014 ruling was made by the United States Court .. read more

Syprett Meshad Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and ‘Rising Star’ lists

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Syprett Meshad President Michael L. Resnick and Partner Teresa D. Jones have been selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list, and Managing Partner Nancy E. Cason has been named a “Rising Star” for the second straight year. Only 5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected for Super Lawyer honor; less than 2.5 percent .. read more

Supreme Court Allows Traffic Stops Based on Anonymous Tips

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As a result of an April Supreme Court decision in the case of Navarette v. California, it is now legal for a law enforcement officer to pull a driver over based solely on an anonymous tip, even if the officer does not observe any further evidence of criminal activity prior to stopping the driver. That .. read more

Attorney Peter Krotec Marks 25 Years with Syprett Meshad

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Syprett Meshad recently recognized Attorney Peter J. Krotec for 25 years of service with the firm. Rated AV Preeminent® by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, Attorney Krotec joined Syprett Meshad in May, 1989, was named partner in 1994, and served several years as managing partner for the firm. His practice is focused on marital and .. read more

Foreclosure Backlog Likely to Take Two More Years for Sarasota and Manatee Counties

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In mid 2013, the 12th Judicial Circuit, which is comprised of Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto counties obtained additional funding from the Florida Legislature as part of the National Mortgage Settlement. The goal for our Circuit in obtaining this funding was to allow as much of the foreclosure backlog as possible to be cleared before funding .. read more

Attorney Kenneth M. Poole, Jr., Talks Law at Lakeview Elementary

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Earlier this month, attorney Kenneth M. Poole, Jr., participated in Sarasota County Lakeview Elementary’s annual Law Week, which included a mock trial in the case of Goldilocks v. the Three Bears. Law Week 2014 marked the third year Poole has taken part in the program. “It’s a great opportunity for students to interact with an .. read more

On May 20th, 2014, posted in: Events by Tags: , , ,

DUI License Suspension and Business Purposes Only Licenses

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Automobile drivers who are facing a first-time suspension for a breath test over .08 or for refusing to take the breath test have an option available to them that many do not know: Those drivers can waive their right to a formal review of their suspension in exchange for obtaining Business Purposes Only license with .. read more

Syprett Meshad Attorney Ken Poole Speaks at Inaugural State of Jobs Sarasota

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Attorney Ken Poole, who specializes in the area of Family Law and Criminal Defense, has been invited to speak at the inaugural “State of Jobs Conference,” presented by The Young Professionals of Sarasota April 16-18. Attorney Poole will speak tomorrow on the topic of the legal profession, as part of the three-day conference’s focus on .. read more

On April 16th, 2014, posted in: Events by Tags:

Foreclosure Outlook in Sarasota

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Contrary to popular belief, the foreclosure crisis is far from over in Sarasota. Sarasota County lies within the 12th Judicial Circuit, which is comprised of Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto Counties. In mid-2013, our Circuit obtained additional funding from the Florida Legislature as part of the National Mortgage Settlement. The additional funding was used to hire .. read more

On March 18th, 2014, posted in: Foreclosure, Real Estate by Tags: , , , ,