Sarena M. Payne
Sarena has lived in Gainesville for 20 years. She graduated from Santa Fe College in 2008 with an A.S. in Legal Assisting, and from Western Governers University in 2017 with a B.A. in Special Education. Of our support staff, Sarena has been with us the longest, joining the firm in 2008. Sarena is married with one young daughter. She enjoys hiking, biking, and anything that allows her to enjoy the beautiful Florida weather outside.
In October of 2014 I was riding my motorcycle when a truck pulled out in front of me. After months of dealing with a lackluster attorney I was referred to Gerald (Gerry) Schackow at Schackow & Mercadante. I felt welcomed and was treated very well throughout the entire process. Gerry was able to close my settlement for a larger sum than I had expected and was able to do so in less than 5 weeks from the day I first contacted him. Dealing with insurance after an accident is not easy but the folks at Schackow & Mercadante will treat you well and explain your options in a clear and concise manner. Very appreciative of the professionalism and courtesy of this office and would recommend that anyone use their services.
— Casey King