Sylvia Golden Norris, Esq.


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Sylvia Golden Norris

         Sylvia Golden Norris graduated with Honors from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1988 with B.A. degrees in Philosophy and German. In 1991, she received her law degree in only 2 ½ years from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Since 1999, Ms. Golden Norris has been certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Civil Circuit Court Mediator. Ms. Golden Norris focuses her practice in the area of Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Licensee/Broker Compliance, REALTOR® Errors & Omissions Claims and Defense, Commission Disputes, Listing Agreement Issues, Escrow Disputes, Interpleaders, Arbitration, Mediation, Board Ethics and FREC/DBPR Complaints as well as Community Association Law. In addition, Ms. Golden Norris is an accomplished speaker and author. Her credentials and experience also include the following:

  • 2015 Florida Realtors® CE Express Approved Instructor 4 Hour Code of Ethics
  • Approved Defense Counsel with numerous Nationwide REALTOR® E&O Underwriters
  • Former in-house counsel for the largest privately owned Real Estate Brokerage firm on the Gulf Coast
  • Legal Counsel for the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (formerly Sarasota Association of REALTORS®) since 2001
  • Former Chair of the Real Property Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Former Chair of the Sarasota County Attorney/REALTORS® Committee
  • Former Chair and Vice Chair of the Florida REALTORS’® Local Board Association Attorneys Council
  • 2010 Recipient of the Florida REALTORS’® Editorial Excellence Award for her article Flips that May Flop!
  • Cited Authority for National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) REALTORS® Magazine on Risk Reduction
  • Guest Lecturer for the National Association of Realtors®, the Florida Association of REALTORS® and numerous local Realtor® Associations on Risk Reduction Strategies for real estate licensees
  • Guest Lecturer for Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and ERA International Conferences
  • Guest Lecturer for the Florida Regional District 13 Conference on FREC Escrow Rules & Compliance
  • Guest Lecturer for the Florida Real Estate and Law Summit addressing Short Sale Pitfalls and Problems
  • Guest Lecturer for St. Paul Travelers, Pearl, Kemper and XL insurance companies on REALTOR® risk reduction
  • Guest Lecturer for Condominium and Homeowners Association Law, Sarasota County Technical School
  • Former Title Insurance Agent for Attorney’s Title Fund and Old Republic
  • Member of the Florida Bar Association since 1991
  • Member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member of the Sarasota County Bar Association since 1991
  • Member of the Federal Middle District of Florida since 2005


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