Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that Susan K. Spurgeon has joined as a partner in its Tampa office. Spurgeon, who is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation practice group, focuses her practice on real property litigation and environmental law, with an emphasis on title and boundary disputes, eminent domain, agricultural law, environmental permitting, cleanup and closure of contaminated sites and defending environmental enforcement actions.
She has more than 35 years of experience representing businesses and individuals from a wide range of industries in real property litigation, including disputes involving easements, right of access, quiet title, survey retracement, adverse possession, partition and ejectment. Her environmental experience includes representing clients in Superfund litigation, wetland impact permitting, dock permitting and riparian rights disputes and contamination cleanup and closure.
“Susan’s extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, specifically with regard to real property, is a huge asset to the Tampa office and to our clients around the country,” said R. Alan Higbee, Managing Partner of the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen. “We look forward to her leadership and unique insight as we continue to grow our Business Litigation practice group.”
Spurgeon is a member of The Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, where she serves on its Executive Council and as Vice Chair of the Problems Study Committee, in addition to being a member of the Eminent Domain Committee. She is also a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and is active with the Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa Theatre, South Seminole Heights Community Association and the Seminole Heights Bike Club.
“The depth and breadth of expertise at Shutts & Bowen, not only in the Tampa office but across the state, was certainly a contributing factor to my joining the firm,” said Spurgeon. “I’ve had a great deal of respect for many of these attorneys for several years and I look forward to now practicing with them.”
She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of St. Francis and her law degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Florida and Illinois as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; and the U.S. Supreme Court.
About Shutts & Bowen LLP
Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 300 lawyers in offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach. Learn more about Shutts & Bowen at www.shutts.com.