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BP Oil Spill Claims June 8 Deadline Fast Approaching

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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

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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:

Attorney Ken Poole celebrates his five-year anniversary with Syprett Meshad

Kenneth M. Poole, Jr.

Attorney Ken Poole, an Associate with Syprett Meshad, celebrates his five-year anniversary with the firm in December. Mr. Poole’s practice is devoted to the areas of family and criminal law. He assists clients in a wide variety of marital, divorce, and domestic related issues including: child custody, child support, alimony, paternity, domestic violence injunctions, post-judgment .. read more

On Foreclosures, Progress, but Court Pipeline Still Full

Attorney and foreclosure specialist Nancy E. Cason of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer PA says the courts continue to be clogged with new foreclosure filings even as they speed up their processing.
Sarasota Herald Tribune (Monday, September 22, 2014) Staff Photo / Thomas Bender

Syprett Meshad attorney Nancy E. Cason was featured in the Sarasota Herald Tribune Business Weekly section (Monday, September 22, 2014) discussing the foreclosure outlook for the greater Sarasota area. Read the full article at heraldtribune.com: At this rate, it will take close to another year and a half, give or take, to clear up the .. read more

On September 25th, 2014, posted in: Articles, Foreclosure by Tags: , , ,

Cell Phone Contents Privacy Upheld by Supreme Court

Kenneth M. Poole, Jr.

The US Supreme Court recently took the privacy of a person’s cell phone one step further: requiring a warrant before law enforcement can obtain any information from a cell phone. Two cases were before the Court. The first involved a search of a flip phone found on a man arrested on suspicion of selling cocaine. .. read more

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