Nancy Stuparich joined the Vose Law Firm with more than 30 years of legal experience and assists with the firm’s representation of several local government clients. Early in her legal career, Nancy worked as a trial court law clerk for several judges at the 10th Judicial Circuit where she reviewed complaints and pleadings filed with the court, prepared legal memoranda, and drafted orders as directed. She assisted with two complex cases of interest: Mobil Oil Corporation v. State of Florida (sovereignty land case) & State of Florida v. SH Oil & Gas Corporation (securities fraud case). Thereafter, she worked at the Second District Court of Appeal for the Honorable Judge John Scheb where her responsibilities included preparing legal memoranda, reviewing appellate briefs and pleadings, presenting oral argument waived cases to panels of three appellate judges, assisting in drafting, and proofing appellate opinions.
While at the Second District Court of Appeal, Nancy developed an interest in real estate matters and thereafter worked for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation as a title attorney, first in its Lakeland office and then at its Tampa office. As a title attorney, her responsibilities included coordinating and closing commercial real estate transactions, reviewing and preparing real estate documents in conjunction with the issuance of title insurance, responding to underwriting questions, and correcting title defects.
As a title attorney, Nancy encountered land use and code enforcement matters that created delays and title issues. To augment her skills and knowledge as a real estate attorney, Nancy decided to seek advanced degrees in urban planning and public administration at Florida State University. While doing so, she worked part-time and then full time with the Florida League of Cities. At the Florida League of Cities, Nancy developed a passion for local government representation, which has remained with her throughout her legal career.
Nancy’s local government experience includes work as the DeSoto County Attorney and of counsel to a South Florida firm that represented local governments on land use and other local government matters. Ms. Stuparich was an assistant county attorney in Escambia County where she was recognized for her work on the negotiation of a minor league hockey agreement by the Board of County Commissioners. She was thereafter asked to serve in an executive management role as the Director of Growth Management for Escambia County where she directed and managed the operations of the Escambia County Department of Growth Management. She frequently engaged in public speaking and presentations to the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners and other boards and interest groups on development and growth management issues. Her prior experience at the Florida League of Cities as an assistant general counsel provided her with needed experience and background to effectively serve in these roles. More specifically, at the Florida League of Cities, Nancy assisted in lobbying the Florida Legislature on municipal issues serving as the League's liaison to the Governor's Property Rights Study Commission II, and preparing appellate briefs including an amicus curie brief in Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County v. Snyder (establishing quasi-judicial procedural rules in rezonings) and Florida League of Cities v. Smith (challenging a ballot initiative). She is proud to have been a part of the team that worked on the acquisition and construction of Sittig Hall, the League’s headquarter building in downtown Tallahassee.
In addition Nancy has private sector experience in real estate, risk management and the transit industry. She has worked as an underwriting counsel for Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, as a risk manager for Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, and as General Counsel for a disadvantaged business transit company.
Nancy remains active in local, state and national professional, and community. She is currently an appointed member of The Florida Bar’s Committee on Professionalism, Senior Lawyers Committee, and the 18th Circuit UPL, Committee “B” and has continued her membership in The Florida Bar’s City, County & Local Government Law Section. She is a Florida native, born and raised in Tampa, and currently resides in Clermont, Florida -- "Choice of Champions". She is a member of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce and frequently volunteers and participates in triathlon and other sporting events in Clermont as well as throughout the United States. Nancy has completed a marathon in all 50 states and several long course triathlon events including Ironman Louisville, Ironman Texas, Ironman Florida, Ironman Kalmar, Ironman Brazil, and the Great Floridian Triathlon. She is a graduate of Leadership Miami and Leadership Pensacola. She was appointed by former Governor Jeb Bush to serve on the Northwest Florida Water Management District Board (2000-2004) and by the City of Pensacola to serve on its Planning Board (1997-1999). She is a co-author of “Private Property Rights: Regulating the Regulators” which was published in The Florida Bar Journal in 1996.
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