Nancy E. Cason joined Syprett Meshad in 1998 and became a partner in 2006; she currently serves as a Managing Partner for the firm. Her practice areas focus on all aspects of real estate law both transactional and litigation. Her transactional Real Estate practice ranges from business, commercial and residential contracts, leases, and closings to foreclosure defense and prevention (short sales, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and loan modifications), title insurance, commercial and private lending, business law/corporate formation and land use law. She is also a member of the firm’s litigation department, practicing in the areas of real estate litigation, foreclosure defense, business and commercial litigation, landlord/tenant law, estate/probate/trust litigation and appellate advocacy.
Ms. Cason holds an AV Preeminent® rating, the highest rating possible, from the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. From 2012 - 2017 she was selected as a "Rising Star" for Super Lawyers Magazine among Florida lawyers. Less than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state are selected for the Rising Stars distinction, which is reserved for those lawyers aged 40 or younger. Governor Rick Scott has twice appointed Ms. Cason to serve on the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. She currently serves as Chairwoman of the Commission; her term ends in 2019. She is admitted to practice in the State of Florida.
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of South Florida, Tampa, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, Ms. Cason studied at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, as well as a summer abroad at the University of Mt. Pellier in Mt. Pellier, France. She was awarded her Juris Doctorate degree, with high honors, in 2002, and earned the distinction of being named a member of the Florida Chapter of the Order of the Coif.
In law school, Ms. Cason was appointed to the prestigious Florida Law Review; she served on the publication’s Senior Board from 2001-2002 and also served a term in the Executive Board position of Senior Symposium Editor. Ms. Cason was also the recipient of three Book Awards for achieving the top grade in the classes of Contracts, Trial Practice and Land Use Planning. She was a teaching assistant for Contracts, Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy, and was awarded a Pro Bono Certificate for her dedication to pro bono legal work in law school.
Ms. Cason has continued her pro bono work throughout her legal career by volunteering with the Florida Bar Twelfth Judicial Circuit as a pro bono foreclosure defense attorney. In addition to taking on many pro bono legal cases each year, she has also participated in public service legal projects including the Sarasota County Bar Association’s Law in the Library Series. Periodically, she gives free presentations to educate the public on such topics as "Everything you Need to Know to Buy Real Estate," "Landlord/Tenant Law," and "Foreclosure Prevention and Foreclosure Defense." Ms. Cason has also been invited to speak as a panelist in several foreclosure roundtable discussions with local Judge Lee Haworth; those panel discussions have been televised locally and appear on the Sarasota County Foreclosure Website.
Ms. Cason currently serves as President of the Sarasota County Bar Association. She has previously held the position of Secretary as a member of the Association's Board of Directors. She is a Past President and member of the Board of Directors of that organization’s Young Lawyers Division. In 2007, she was presented with the Association's C.L. McCaig Award for extraordinary service, and in 2009, was recognized with the "President's Award" for her presidency of the YLD.
Additionally, she is an authorized title insurance agent for Old Republic Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title Insurance Company.
Born in New York City, Ms. Cason was raised in Sarasota, Florida from the age of three. She is deeply committed to the Suncoast community and is an active volunteer with many non-profit organizations. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of Girls Inc., a local non-profit organization which inspires all girls to be "Strong, Smart and Bold." For many years as a young girl, Ms. Cason attended Girls Inc.; she is a passionate supporter of the organization’s mission and its role in contributing to the lives and success of young girls in the community.