Bentley Goodrich Kison

Bentley Goodrich Kison Bentley Goodrich Kison is a litigation firm focused on commercial litigation, real estate litigation, estate and trust litigation, and appeals.

Bentley Goodrich Kison is a well-recognized litigation firm serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte Counties and beyond. The firm's attorneys have extensive litigation and dispute resolution experience. The team understands the importance of being skillful negotiators and effective litigators, and they work diligently to protect every client’s best interests. Bentley Goodrich Kison handles complex bu

siness litigation matters including but not limited to claims involving breach of contract, non-compete and non-solicitation disputes, company dissolution, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, defamation, and others. Bentley Goodrich Kison's real estate litigation practice includes landlord/tenant disputes, partition, easement disputes, HOA and condominium association disputes, and others. Bentley Goodrich Kison's estate and trust litigation practice includes matters involving will and trust contests, undue influence, accounting actions, breach of trust, and others. Bentley Goodrich Kison also handles appeals in all areas of civil litigation. For more information about our practice areas, visit our website at bgk.law or give us a call at (941) 556-9030.

A great Tiger Bay panel on election security with Supervisor Ron Turner, Republican spokesman Rod Thompson, and Democrat...
11/02/2023

A great Tiger Bay panel on election security with Supervisor Ron Turner, Republican spokesman Rod Thompson, and Democratic spokesman Daniel Kuether.

Huge win for our clients at the Ritz-Carlton at the Quay. A long haul but worth it! Sarasota circuit judge rules against...
10/23/2023

Huge win for our clients at the Ritz-Carlton at the Quay. A long haul but worth it! Sarasota circuit judge rules against One Park developers in "air rights" case at The Quay. The 18-story, 123-unit luxury condo sparked opposition from neighbors. Check out the story in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:

The 18-story, 123-unit luxury condo sparked opposition from neighbors.

Congratulations to shareholder, Amanda Kison, for being inducted as the 76th president of the Sarasota County Bar Associ...
10/13/2023

Congratulations to shareholder, Amanda Kison, for being inducted as the 76th president of the Sarasota County Bar Association! In addition to serving as the president of the Sarasota County Bar Association, Amanda is also chair of the 12th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, executive council member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section (RPPTL) of the Florida Bar, co-chair of the Real Property Litigation Committee and CLE Coordination Committee, board member of the REALTOR Attorney Joint Committee of the REALTOR Association of Sarasota and Manatee, and immediate past board chair for the Southwest Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Thanks to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for this piece: Turn to Bentley Goodrich Kison for 'The Best Lawyers in America.'
09/11/2023

Thanks to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune for this piece: Turn to Bentley Goodrich Kison for 'The Best Lawyers in America.'

The Sarasota law firm has four in the 2024 edition. The annual recognitions are based on an exhaustive peer review evaluation.

08/21/2023

We are pleased to announce that multiple attorneys in the firm have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Morgan R. Bentley was selected for The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in the practice areas of commercial litigation and real estate litigation. Amanda R. Kison was selected for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for her work in commercial litigation. Brian D. Goodrich and Caroleen B. Brej were selected for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for their work in commercial litigation and real estate law. Congratulations everyone!

Caroleen B. Brej has been appointed by Florida Bar President F. Scott Westheimer to its newly created Mentoring New Lawy...
07/26/2023

Caroleen B. Brej has been appointed by Florida Bar President F. Scott Westheimer to its newly created Mentoring New Lawyers Committee. Westheimer wrote, “I am humbled by, and truly appreciate, the opportunity to serve with you. Thank you for your dedication, commitment, and service which advances our profession, serves our members, and protects the citizens of Florida. I truly appreciate your service.” Congratulations, Caroleen!

Corinna S. Coser was appointed to the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Cybersecurity and Privacy Law. Her term began Ju...
07/20/2023

Corinna S. Coser was appointed to the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Cybersecurity and Privacy Law. Her term began July 1. Join us in congratulating her!

And the awards go to … Four members of our firm have been chosen for the 2023 Florida Super Lawyers list! Managing partn...
07/18/2023

And the awards go to …

Four members of our firm have been chosen for the 2023 Florida Super Lawyers list! Managing partner Morgan R. Bentley, Jennifer L. Grosso, and David A. Wallace were selected as Super Lawyers - only five percent of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction. Partner Brian D. Goodrich was selected as a Rising Star.

More great news - Brian D. Goodrich was voted board chair of the Safe Children Coalition, a non-profit community-based c...
07/12/2023

More great news - Brian D. Goodrich was voted board chair of the Safe Children Coalition, a non-profit community-based care provider of education, prevention, diversion, and child welfare services including adoption and foster care. (Brian is also involved with young people as a volunteer judge for Teen Court.) Learn more about the coalition at https://sccfl.org.

We are pleased to announce that several attorneys in our firm have been elected to positions in the Sarasota County Bar ...
07/06/2023

We are pleased to announce that several attorneys in our firm have been elected to positions in the Sarasota County Bar Association! Amanda Kison, incoming president; Caroleen Brej, incoming SCBA director and immediate past president of the Young Lawyers Division; and Corinna Coser, incoming treasurer of the Young Lawyers Division - congratulations to all!

We are thrilled to announce that Kaylin Humerickhouse has been selected as the co-winner of the Jim Slater Professionali...
06/09/2023

We are thrilled to announce that Kaylin Humerickhouse has been selected as the co-winner of the Jim Slater Professionalism Award for this year. This is the Bar’s highest professionalism award - way to go Kaylin!

BGK is proud to sponsor the 2023 12th Judicial Circuit Bench Bar Conference!
04/14/2023

BGK is proud to sponsor the 2023 12th Judicial Circuit Bench Bar Conference!

⭐ A huge thank you to our 2023 Bench Bar Conference Gold sponsors: Bentley Goodrich Kison and Syprett Meshad. It's not too late to register! https://www.sarasotabar.com/event/2023BenchBar

Happy Easter from BGK!
04/07/2023

Happy Easter from BGK!

Great Tiger Bay discussion yesterday about what comes next at New College with panelists Dr. Frank Alcock, Elizabeth Dji...
04/07/2023

Great Tiger Bay discussion yesterday about what comes next at New College with panelists Dr. Frank Alcock, Elizabeth Djinis, Tracy Fero, Grace Keenan, Charlie Lenger, and Jono Miller.

Great article by the Business Observer about the growth of our firm. "For a while, the founders of what's now Bentley Go...
03/17/2023

Great article by the Business Observer about the growth of our firm. "For a while, the founders of what's now Bentley Goodrich Kison resisted big-time growth. Not anymore."

For a while, the founders of what's now Bentley Goodrich Kison resisted big-time growth. Not anymore.

11/11/2022

Bentley Goodrich Kison is pleased to announce the firm is included in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The firm was named for its work in the areas of real estate litigation and commercial litigation in Sarasota. This award acknowledges the most elite and talented law firms across the country through a thorough and trusted data review process.

Despite the rain, a really good turnout at Sarasota Tiger Bay today for the election wrap-up panel with Susan MacManus, ...
11/10/2022

Despite the rain, a really good turnout at Sarasota Tiger Bay today for the election wrap-up panel with Susan MacManus, Supervisor Ron Turner, Jack Brill, and Cramer Verde.

Great panel today at Sarasota Tiger Bay with Fiona McFarland (fionaforflorida.com), Derek Reich (derekforthesuncoast.com...
09/16/2022

Great panel today at Sarasota Tiger Bay with Fiona McFarland (fionaforflorida.com), Derek Reich (derekforthesuncoast.com), Roberts Dameus (facebook.com/RobertsDameus) and Tommy Gregory (electtommygregory.com). Lively but civil!

09/12/2022

Last Thursday, Amanda Kison was installed as president-elect of the Sarasota County Bar Association (SCBA), Caroleen Brej was installed as president of the SCBA Young Lawyers Division, and Corinna Coser was installed as a director of the Young Lawyers Division. Way to go, team!

08/19/2022

In more Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America news ... Caroleen Brej has again been recognized by her peers as one to watch for her work in commercial litigation!

Amanda Kison and Brian Goodrich have been recognized by their peers for their professional excellence in commercial liti...
08/18/2022

Amanda Kison and Brian Goodrich have been recognized by their peers for their professional excellence in commercial litigation in the third edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America. "Ones to Watch in America" recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers. Brian is highlighted in this article as a national “one to watch” - right below Johnny Depp’s lawyer! https://www.bestlawyers.com/article/ones-to-watch-recipients-discuss-careers/4637

Our 2023 honorees recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ tell us more about how their path to law formed, what lead them to their practice areas

08/18/2022

Morgan Bentley has been selected by his peers for recognition in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for his professional excellence in commercial litigation and litigation – real estate. Based on “extremely high voter feedback,” his peers also recognized him as one of the 2023 "LAWYER OF THE YEAR" award recipients for his work in litigation - real estate in Sarasota. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a "Lawyer of the Year" award.

"Under this board’s oversight, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare has accomplished remarkable achievements. There is no need t...
08/09/2022

"Under this board’s oversight, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare has accomplished remarkable achievements. There is no need to change horses." ~ Morgan Bentley. Read his opinion in the Observer here: https://www.yourobserver.com/article/my-view-hospital-board-deserves-re-election

Under this board’s oversight, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare has accomplished remarkable achievements. There is no need to change horses.

Caroleen B. Brej has been named in the 2022 Best Lawyers Ones to Watch Women in the Law list for her work in commercial ...
07/11/2022

Caroleen B. Brej has been named in the 2022 Best Lawyers Ones to Watch Women in the Law list for her work in commercial litigation. Congratulations!

Following up on yesterday's post about the Tiger Bay Club forum with the candidates running for Sarasota County Commissi...
07/08/2022

Following up on yesterday's post about the Tiger Bay Club forum with the candidates running for Sarasota County Commission District 2, you can read their views on Siesta Key incorporation, affordable housing, and several other topics here: https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/politics/county/2022/07/08/sarasota-county-district-2-candidates-share-views-tiger-bay-forum/7825342001/

The candidates running for Sarasota County Commission District 2 shared their views on affordable housing, abortion and other topics at a forum.

Great time at Tiger Bay Club hosting the candidates for Sarasota County Commission District 2 Mark Smith (www.marksmithf...
07/07/2022

Great time at Tiger Bay Club hosting the candidates for Sarasota County Commission District 2 Mark Smith (www.marksmithforsarasota.com), Mike Cosentino (www.ilikemikesrq.com), Hagen Brody (facebook.com/HagenBrody), and Fredd Atkins (www.freddatkins.com).

We're proud to represent these buyers as they navigate difficult terrain with their developer.
07/07/2022

We're proud to represent these buyers as they navigate difficult terrain with their developer.

Three couples looking to build their retirement home thought they had found a solid real estate deal off Cortez Road just minutes from Anna Maria Island.

07/05/2022

We are thrilled to announce that five members of the firm have been chosen for the 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list: Morgan R. Bentley (Super Lawyer, business litigation), Brian D. Goodrich (Rising Star, business litigation), Amanda R. Kison (Rising Star, business litigation), Jennifer L. Grosso (Super Lawyer, estate and trust litigation), and David A. Wallace (Super Lawyer, appellate law). Only five percent of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction. Additionally, Morgan was named among the top 100 attorneys in the state for the second year in a row!

Today, partner Brian Goodrich begins a one-year term as vice chair of the Safe Children Coalition and as a board member ...
07/01/2022

Today, partner Brian Goodrich begins a one-year term as vice chair of the Safe Children Coalition and as a board member of the Safe Children Coalition Foundation. Congrats, Brian! Learn about the Safe Children Coalition here: https://sccfl.org

The Safe Children Coalition, Inc. is a Non-Profit Community Based Care Provider of Education, Prevention, Diversion, and Child Welfare Services including Adoption and Foster Care.

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