RYAN C. SHROUDER, ESQ.
Ryan Shrouder is the managing attorney of Spink, Shrouder & Karns, P.A. His practice focuses primarily on civil litigation and real estate law.
Mr. Shrouder graduated from Florida State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He attended Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law on scholarship where he graduated cum laude (honors) with his Juris Doctor.
Mr. Shrouder is admitted to practice in the state of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He has experience at both the trial and appellate level and has litigated cases throughout the state of Florida. Outside of practicing law, Ryan is highly involved in the community, has held multiple civic appointments, and is represents several elected officials.
Ryan and his wife, Dr. Samantha Shrouder, M.D., reside in Cooper City with their three children, Madison, Mason and Jackson.
• Florida State University (B.S., 2011)
• Nova Southeastern University (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
LARRY A. KARNS, ESQ.
Larry Karns graduated from Ohio State University in 1971, summa cum laude (with high honors), with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He continued on to attend Law School at Ohio State University, graduating Order of the Coif (top ten percent in his class) in 1974. As an attorney, he has been practicing for nearly 45 years, with extensive experience in commercial litigation. Larry is admitted to practice in the state of Florida, the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Throughout his career, Larry has held various positions serving as City Attorney, Assistant City Attorney, City Prosecutor, Police Legal Advisor, Pension Board Chairman and Code Enforcement Legal Advisor for the cities of Lake Worth, Plantation and Wilton Manors.
Larry is well versed in contract litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, and municipal code enforcement violations. In his more-than-four decades of practice, he has substantial trial and appellate experience, and has handled appeals before nearly every state appellate court, the Florida Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
• Ohio State University (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1971)
• Ohio State University (J.D., top ten percent, 1974)
STACY G. MAGER, ESQ.
Stacy G. Mager has been practicing real estate law for nearly two decades. She received her juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law, graduating cum laude (with honors) in 2001. Her extensive experience as a real estate attorney includes having conducted thousands of residential and commercial closings. Stacy is licensed to practice law throughout the state of Florida.
Prior to law school, Stacy attended the University of Florida on a full tennis scholarship where she was a member of the 1992 NCAA Division 1 National Championship team. Later, Stacy transferred to Rollins College, where she was the NCAA Division II National Singles Champion.
While maintaining the number one ranking in the country, Stacy excelled academically, graduating Summa Cum Laude (with high honors) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a minor in communications.
Stacy is passionate about helping others, especially children with developmental disabilities and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for JAFCO Ability Center. She resides in Weston with her daughter and husband.
• Rollins College (B.S., summa cum laude, 1995)
• University of Miami (J.D., cum laude, 2001)
KATHLEEN E. BENTE, ESQ.
Kathleen E. Bente graduated from the University of South Florida in December 1978, cum laude (with honors), with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She then went on to attend Law School at the University of Florida, graduating with her Juris Doctorate in May 1982. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in October 1982. She remained in Gainesville, Florida after graduation for several months working as a research assistant on a construction manual, which created in her an interest in the field of construction litigation. Her clientele in the construction arena has been varied. She has represented owners, contractors, sureties, material suppliers, architects and subcontractors in all aspects of contract and construction litigation.
In addition to construction litigation, Kathleen has experience in general civil litigation practices, encompassing real property claims and disputes, contractual disputes and commercial landlord/tenant actions. She is admitted to practice in the state of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Over the past thirty-six years, Kathleen has had substantial trial experience with both jury and bench trials, administrative hearings, mediations, arbitrations, and appellate proceedings.
• University of South Florida (B.S., cum laude, 1978)
• University of Florida (J.D., 1982)
GIOVANNI V. BORGES, ESQ.
Giovanni Borges graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in legal studies, a certificate in public and professional writing and minor in business administration. Before attending law school, he spent three years working as a lead paralegal in charge of handling hundreds of cases dealing with real estate litigation and creditors’ rights. He then went on to graduate from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law where he was named to the Dean’s List for his academic achievement, received a book award for receiving the highest grade in his Interviewing and Counseling class and received the Pro Bono Honor Program Silver Award. While in law school full-time, Giovanni worked at Spink, Shrouder & Karns, P.A. as a law clerk and interned at the Guardian Ad Litem Program for the 17th Judicial Circuit. Giovanni’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation, real estate law, estate planning and probate matters.
In his spare time, Giovanni actively volunteers with the Miami Dolphins Special Teams and Special Olympics Florida.
• University of Central Florida (B.S., 2013)
• Nova Southeastern University
Shepard Broad College of Law (J.D., 2019)