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Florida Ruling Puts Same Sex Couples on Even Plane in Divorce

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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

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 Firm Administrator Celebrates 30 years with Firm

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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:

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

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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

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

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

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

Nancy Cason & Amanda King Named to SCBA Boards

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The Sarasota County Bar Association recently installed Attorney Nancy Cason as a member of its Board of Directors for 2014. Attorney Amanda King was also named a member of the Board of Directors serving the SCBA’s Young Lawyer Division. As a leader of the local legal community, the Sarasota County Bar Association, a voluntary, not-for-profit .. read more

Derek Eisemann Joins Syprett Meshad as Associate Attorney

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Syprett Meshad is proud to announce it has expanded its legal team with the hiring of Derek W. Eisemann, who joins the firm as an Associate Attorney. Attorney Eisemann’s practice is focused on representing plaintiffs in all aspects of personal injury matters, as well as other areas of civil litigation, including real estate. Prior to .. read more

On October 30th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by Tags: , ,

Nancy Cason Participates in Sarasota RMA Women in Business Panel

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Attorney Nancy Cason (second from left), Gulf Coast Community Foundation Sr. Vice President for Philanthropy Veronica Brady, Gulf Coast Builders Exchange Executive Director Mary Dougherty-Slapp, and Regions Bank Sr. Vice President/City President Kimberly Hopper, participated in the Sarasota RMA’s third annual “Women in Business” event held Aug. 21 at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Sarasota. .. read more