Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb

Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb SMRL has been offering a full range of legal services including family law, divorce, personal injury and more in Sarasota for nearly 50 years.
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Call (941) 365-7171 to schedule a free consultation or visit our website. www.smrl.com Serving the area for 49 years, we offer a full range of legal services including personal injury, real estate, criminal, family, commercial and corporate law.

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As 2020 comes to a close (whew!), we wish our entire community the very best for 2021!
12/31/2020

As 2020 comes to a close (whew!), we wish our entire community the very best for 2021!

We wish you a safe and joyous holiday season!
12/15/2020

We wish you a safe and joyous holiday season!

From all of us ... to all of you ... best wishes for a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving and holiday weekend.
11/25/2020

From all of us ... to all of you ... best wishes for a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving and holiday weekend.

Did you miss Attorney Ben Sorrell's article in Elevate Magazine?  The monthly magazine is published by Realtor Associati...
11/11/2020

Did you miss Attorney Ben Sorrell's article in Elevate Magazine? The monthly magazine is published by Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee -- where Ben is a member of the Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee. Ben's article discussing the issues Realtors need to know when considering FHA Reasonable Accommodations as part of the purchase transaction. Read the entire article here (flip to page 14) : https://www.myrasm.com/member-resources/news-feeds/realtor-magazine/

Congratulations to Rising Star Amanda King and Super Lawyers Nancy Cason and Michael Resnick!
10/09/2020
Syprett Meshad Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyer and Rising Star Lists

Congratulations to Rising Star Amanda King and Super Lawyers Nancy Cason and Michael Resnick!

Three attorneys with the Sarasota law firm of Syprett Meshad have been selected by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, to its 2020 Florida "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" lists. Firm Presiden

Syprett Meshad Founding Partner, President and Family Law Attorney Michael Resnick has been honored as an Elite Top Atto...
09/30/2020

Syprett Meshad Founding Partner, President and Family Law Attorney Michael Resnick has been honored as an Elite Top Attorney of Florida's Gulf Coast, and is featured in the September issue of SRQ Magazine. The magazine invited licensed legal professionals throughout the Gulf Coast to nominate those peers within the legal community for whom they have the highest regard. Congrats to Michael!

Syprett Meshad Managing Partner and Real Estate Attorney Nancy Cason has been honored as an Elite Top Attorney of Florid...
09/30/2020
Syprett Meshad Attorneys Recognized as Elite Top Attorneys in SRQ Mag - SMRL

Syprett Meshad Managing Partner and Real Estate Attorney Nancy Cason has been honored as an Elite Top Attorney of Florida's Gulf Coast, and is featured in the September issue of SRQ Magazine. The magazine invited licensed legal professionals throughout the Gulf Coast to nominate those peers within the legal community for whom they have the highest regard. Congrats to Nancy! https://www.smrl.com/syprett-meshad-attorneys-recognized-as-elite-top-attorneys-in-srq-mag/

Syprett Meshad Partner and Family Law Attorney Ken Poole has been honored as an Elite Top Attorney of Florida's Gulf Coa...
09/29/2020

Syprett Meshad Partner and Family Law Attorney Ken Poole has been honored as an Elite Top Attorney of Florida's Gulf Coast, and is featured in the September issue of SRQ Magazine. The magazine invited licensed legal professionals throughout the Gulf Coast to nominate those peers within the legal community for whom they have the highest regard. Congrats to Ken!

Syprett Meshad Partner and Family Law Attorney Amanda King has been honored as an Elite Top Attorney of Florida's Gulf C...
09/29/2020
Syprett Meshad Attorneys Recognized as Elite Top Attorneys in SRQ Mag - SMRL

Syprett Meshad Partner and Family Law Attorney Amanda King has been honored as an Elite Top Attorney of Florida's Gulf Coast, and is featured in the September issue of SRQ Magazine. The magazine invited licensed legal professionals throughout the Gulf Coast to nominate those peers within the legal community for whom they have the highest regard. Congrats to Amanda!

Syprett Meshad Managing Partner and Personal Injury Attorney F. Scott Westheimer has been honored as an Elite Top Attorn...
09/29/2020
Syprett Meshad Attorneys Recognized as Elite Top Attorneys in SRQ Mag - SMRL

Syprett Meshad Managing Partner and Personal Injury Attorney F. Scott Westheimer has been honored as an Elite Top Attorney of Florida's Gulf Coast, and is featured in the September issue of SRQ Magazine. The magazine invited licensed legal professionals throughout the Gulf Coast to nominate those peers within the legal community for whom they have the highest regard. Congrats to Scott!

Congratulations to our Senior Associate Elisabeth Whitmire who has earned the AV Preeminent rating.  This rating is the ...
09/14/2020
Attorney Elisabeth Whitmire Earns AV Preeminent© Rating - SRQ Daily Sep 11, 2020

Congratulations to our Senior Associate Elisabeth Whitmire who has earned the AV Preeminent rating. This rating is the highest level of Martindale-Hubbell ranking that an attorney can give to another attorney, and reflects the opinions of members of The Florida Bar and members of the judiciary in terms of her ethics and abilities in the areas of legal knowledge, analytical capability, judgment, communication, and legal experience. Thanks to SRQ Magazine for sharing our news!

Congrats -- and thanks -- to our partner, Amanda King, for 10 great years with our firm!
08/10/2020
Sarasota Family Law Attorney Amanda King Celebrates 10 Years with Syprett Meshad - SMRL

Congrats -- and thanks -- to our partner, Amanda King, for 10 great years with our firm!

Categories: News, Press Releases7th August 2020Family law attorney Amanda King is celebrating her 10th year anniversary with the Sarasota law firm of Syprett Meshad. Ms. King is a partner with Syprett Meshad and has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator; she is also a Gua...

Congratulations to Syprett Meshad Managing Principal and Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation Attorney F. Scott Westhe...
06/30/2020
Attorney Scott Westheimer Named to Florida Trend's Legal Elite - SRQ Daily Jun 30, 2020

Congratulations to Syprett Meshad Managing Principal and Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation Attorney F. Scott Westheimer on being named to Florida Trend Magazine's 2020 Legal Elite listing!

Attorney Westheimer serves as Chair of The Florida Bar Board of Governors Disciplinary Review Committee, and on the UF Levin College of Law Board of Trustees.

Attorney F. Scott Westheimer, a managing partner of the Sarasota-based law firm Syprett Meshad, has been named to Florida Trend magazine’s prestigious Legal Elite list for 2020.  Attorney Westheimer is a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation attorney practicing in Sarasota since 1996.  He ser...

Proud to be a sponsor; thanks The Florida Bar
06/15/2020

Proud to be a sponsor; thanks The Florida Bar

2020 (VIRTUAL) FLORIDA BAR ANNUAL CONVENTION: Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Every year that The Florida Bar Annual Convention happens, it wouldn't be possible without our wonderful sponsors.

And this year, with the convention becoming a virtual event due to the coronavirus crisis, their support was more important than ever.

We just wanted to take a second to thank ALL our sponsors for their assistance to make the Convention happen! And a special nod to all those sponsors who were slated as Judicial Luncheon sponsors but STILL maintained their sponsorship commitment and became a Virtual Annual Convention sponsor when the Judicial Luncheon was canceled.

We appreciate all of you!

Diamond Sponsor - Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company

Bronze Sponsors - Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, Florida Bar CLE Department, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, Clio - Cloud-Based Legal Technology, Phipps Reporting and LawPay

Copper Sponsors - GEICO and Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section

General Sponsors - MyCase - Legal Practice Management Software, Milestone | Reporting Company, Horizon Legal Solutions, Inc. and Law Office Support Services

Virtual Convention Sponsors - The Law Offices of Bedell & Kuritz and Associates, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, Clark Partington Attorneys at Law, Coker Law, Coral Gables Bar Association, Critton, Luttier & Coleman, Deutsch & Blumberg P.A., Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon, Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, FACDL, Foster-Morales Sockel-Stone, Hill Ward Henderson, Holland & Knight, Jones Foster, Kenny Nachwalter P.A., Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, NSU Shepard Broad College of Law, Rossway Swan, Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A., Stetson University College of Law, Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb, Terrell Hogan Law, The Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar and Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP

Matters of family law are usually emotionally charged and time-sensitive. The family law attorneys at Syprett Meshad rec...
06/04/2020

Matters of family law are usually emotionally charged and time-sensitive. The family law attorneys at Syprett Meshad recognize this, and are committed to helping you navigate through the legal complexities of this difficult time. We will work to understand the details of your case, discuss your options and help you choose a plan of action that is right for you, your children and your financial future. To learn more, visit our website at https://www.smrl.com/.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has implemented a 30-day "stay-at-home" order that began today at just past midnight and e...
04/03/2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has implemented a 30-day "stay-at-home" order that began today at just past midnight and extends through April 30.

As an "essential service" provider, as defined under the guidelines set forth by Governor DeSantis, please know that the entire team at Syprett Meshad is here for you, your business, and your family, to meet your legal needs in the challenging and stressful times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We know that as many of you face the changing times and needs that arise during this pandemic, you will have questions and concerns about finances and insurance, resources for business continuation, family law matters, as well as other legal concerns such as updating health directives and other estate planning documents. Call us anytime at 941.365.7171. Our team of partners, associate attorneys, paralegals, and administrative personnel is here for you.

As a firm, we are following the recommended guidelines for social and work distancing. Therefore, we are using technology, such as Zoom and other virtual conferencing software, to meet with new and existing clients.

Be safe. Be well.

We're shining a well-deserved spotlight on Associate Attorney Ben Sorrell this month!  Practicing in the areas of real e...
03/09/2020

We're shining a well-deserved spotlight on Associate Attorney Ben Sorrell this month!

Practicing in the areas of real estate, commercial litigation and personal injury, Ben earned his JD from Stetson University College of Law in 2016. He's a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association and serves on as the board of directors for Gulfcoast Legal Services, where he has volunteered weekly pro bono legal services to assist under-income and elderly citizens in Sarasota County. He has serves on the Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee.

Learn more about Attorney Sorrell at our website: https://www.smrl.com/legal-team/ben-sorrell/

We're so looking forward to Humane Society of Sarasota County' #PawsontheCatwalk event this Friday night (Feb. 28) at th...
02/25/2020

We're so looking forward to Humane Society of Sarasota County' #PawsontheCatwalk event this Friday night (Feb. 28) at the gorgeous Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection on Palm Avenue in Sarasota. We're proud to be one of the sponsors of this event -- it's always a great time ... for a great cause!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year.  Here's to 2020!
12/31/2019

Wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year.

Here's to 2020!

The holiday season is in full swing!  Stay safe and enjoy!         --- From the entire staff and team of Syprett Meshad
12/20/2019

The holiday season is in full swing! Stay safe and enjoy!

--- From the entire staff and team of Syprett Meshad

Syprett Meshad Partner Amanda King continues her work on behalf of protecting the children of Florida.
12/05/2019
Florida Bar Selects Sarasota Attorney Amanda King for Children’s Issues Committee

Syprett Meshad Partner Amanda King continues her work on behalf of protecting the children of Florida.

Sarasota attorney Amanda King, a partner with the law firm of Syprett Meshad and a Florida Supreme Court-certified Family Mediator, has been selected by The Florida Bar Family Law Section to serve on its Children's Issues Committee. The Committee works closely with the Family Law Section's Executive...

Wishing all a safe and very Happy Thanskgiving -- from all of us at Syprett Meshad.
11/27/2019

Wishing all a safe and very Happy Thanskgiving -- from all of us at Syprett Meshad.

The Florida Supreme Court has certified Syprett Meshad partner Amanda King as a Family Mediator. Mediators provide alter...
11/18/2019
Florida Supreme Court Certifies Sarasota Attorney Amanda King as Family Mediator

The Florida Supreme Court has certified Syprett Meshad partner Amanda King as a Family Mediator. Mediators provide alternative dispute resolution options, with a focus on recognizing the emotional and practical needs of spouses, parents, and children.

Ms. King, who is also a Guardian ad Litem in the Family Law Division of Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit Court program, focuses her practice on litigation, uncontested divorce, parenting plan agreements, mediation, and collaborative family law.

Sarasota attorney Amanda King, a partner with the law firm of Syprett Meshad, has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Mediator. Certified Family Mediators provide alternative dispute resolution options, with a focus on recognizing the emotional and practical needs of spouses, par...

Our Associate Attorney Ben Sorrell has been appointed to the Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee of the  Realtor Associatio...
11/14/2019
Sarasota Attorney Ben Sorrell Appointed to Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee of Realtor Association of Sarasota Manatee

Our Associate Attorney Ben Sorrell has been appointed to the Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee. The committee helps keep RASM members informed and educated on legal matters through education seminars, magazine articles, and other materials and resources.

Attorney Sorrell focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, commercial litigation, and personal injury.

Sarasota attorney Ben Sorrell, an associate with the law firm of Syprett Meshad, has been appointed to the Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM). Sorrell's two-year term with the committee begins January 1, 2020. The Sarasota and Manatee Realtor-A...

Congratulations -- and thanks! -- to our partner John Dumbaugh, for 45 years of service with our law firm! In October, J...
11/05/2019
Sarasota Attorney John Dumbaugh Celebrates 45 Years with Syprett Meshad Law Firm

Congratulations -- and thanks! -- to our partner John Dumbaugh, for 45 years of service with our law firm!

In October, John marked his 45th anniversary of Florida Bar membership and as part of the law firm of Syprett Meshad. A celebration was held at the Dumbaugh residence on Friday, Oct. 25, attended by many clients, law partners, friends, and colleagues. He's shown with Syprett Meshad managing partner, attorney Nancy Cason in the photo below.

Read the full story by clicking on the link and images below.

Congratulations to our partner Ken Poole!
10/25/2019
Sarasota Attorney Kenneth Poole Earns AV Preeminent© Rating

Congratulations to our partner Ken Poole!

Sarasota attorney Kenneth M. Poole Jr., a partner with the law firm of Syprett Meshad, has been awarded an AV Preeminent® rating by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. The rating reflects the anonymous opinions of Mr. Poole held by members of The Florida Bar and members of the judiciar...

Congratulations to our partner Peter J. Krotec on his 30-year anniversary with our firm!  We're fortunate to have him on...
09/04/2019
Sarasota Attorney Peter Krotec Celebrates 30 Years with Law Firm of Syprett Meshad

Congratulations to our partner Peter J. Krotec on his 30-year anniversary with our firm! We're fortunate to have him on our legal team!

The Sarasota law firm of Syprett Meshad recently recognized Attorney Peter J. Krotec for 30 years of service with the firm. Attorney Krotec joined Syprett Meshad in 1989, was named partner in 1994, and served several years as managing partner for the firm. Attorney Krotec’s practice is focused on ...

Syprett Meshad Associate Attorney Ben Sorrell has been appointed to the Gulfcoast Legal Services Board of Directors. Tha...
08/08/2019
Sarasota Attorney Ben Sorrell Appointed to Gulfcoast Legal Services Board of Directors

Syprett Meshad Associate Attorney Ben Sorrell has been appointed to the Gulfcoast Legal Services Board of Directors. Thanks to Gulfcoast for the good works it does in our community!

Sarasota attorney Ben Sorrell, an associate with the law firm of Syprett Meshad, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc., a regional non-profit organization p

Nancy E. Cason, managing partner of the law firm of Syprett Meshad, and current president of the Sarasota County Bar Ass...
07/29/2019
Gov. DeSantis Re-Appoints Sarasota Attorney Nancy Cason to Third Term on Judicial Nominating Commission

Nancy E. Cason, managing partner of the law firm of Syprett Meshad, and current president of the Sarasota County Bar Association has been re-appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to a third term serving on the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

Sarasota real estate attorney Nancy E. Cason, managing partner of the law firm of Syprett Meshad, has been re-appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to a third term serving on the Twelfth Circui

Thanks to SRQ Magazine for sharing our news! Three of our partners have been selected to the Florida #SuperLawyers list ...
07/16/2019
Syprett Meshad Attorneys Named to 2019 Florida Super Lawyers - SRQ Daily Jul 15, 2019

Thanks to SRQ Magazine for sharing our news! Three of our partners have been selected to the Florida #SuperLawyers list for 2019! Congratulations to Michael Resnick, Teresa Jones, and Nancy Cason!

Three attorneys with the Sarasota law firm of Syprett Meshad have been selected by Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, to its 2019 Florida "Super Lawyers" list. Syprett Meshad president and founding partner Michael Resnick was recognized in the category of Family Law; partner and board-certifie...

Florida is a no-fault divorce state, that allows dissolution of marriage to proceed without blaming either partner for a...
06/30/2019

Florida is a no-fault divorce state, that allows dissolution of marriage to proceed without blaming either partner for a marriage’s demise. This means that any spouse can file for divorce if he or she can show:
🗸 A legal marriage existed
🗸 At least one of the spouses was a legal Florida resident for at least six months immediately preceding the divorce
🗸 The marital union was irretrievably broken or one of the partners was mentally incapacitated

Commercial litigation is a broad area of law that involves resolving and preventing disputes between business entities o...
06/27/2019
What is Commercial Litigation?

Commercial litigation is a broad area of law that involves resolving and preventing disputes between business entities or individual professionals.

Read our blog on Medium to learn about the different types of commercial litigation and how commercial disputes are resolved by our lawyers.

When you imagine a lawyer, you probably think of a righteous closing statement or a biting cross-examination. For commercial litigators…

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The origins of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb go back nearly 50 years, to when Jim D. Syprett and John W. Meshad first opened their law firm in 1968. This extensive connection to the Sarasota community has helped us become one of the most respected and distinguished law firms in the region.

At SMRL Law Firm you are our top priority. Client-focused counsel isn’t just a guiding principle at Syprett, Meshad, Resnick & Lieb, it is the bedrock upon which our firm was founded. We pride ourselves on treating every case as the unique situation it is.

When you choose SMRL, you will have a tremendous pool of resources working relentlessly to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Our firm comprises a team of more than 15 tenacious professionals specializing in an array of practice areas, including:

family law, personal injury, criminal defense and real estate.

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