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E. Zachary Rans is the Managing Partner in the Sarasota office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group.

Zach has been designated a “Super Lawyer”’ by Florida Super Lawyer Magazine since 2013 and has over 15 years of experience representing businesses and individuals in business, real estate and construction transactions. He routinely handles matters involving:

  • negotiation and drafting of agreements related to project development, including design and construction agreements;
  • real estate purchases and sales;
  • commercial leasing;
  • title insurance;
  • real estate financing and construction financing; and,
  • the negotiation and drafting of various other agreements for commercial transactions.

Zach is admitted to practice in Florida and Indiana.


  • Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 1996
  • Purdue University, B.A., French, History and Medieval Studies, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • Indiana Bar

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Sarasota County Bar Association


  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011; Super Lawyer, 2013, 2014, 2015

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