2017 News Items

Icard Merrill Attorneys Present at Charlotte County Chamber Breakfast

Monday Apr 3, 2017

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(Southwest Florida) – Icard Merrill attorneys Mark Martella and Jessica Farrelly will be the featured speakers at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Third Wednesday Coffee on March 15th. The event will be held at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda, from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Icard Merrill is the sponsor of the meeting, which is free to chamber members and includes complimentary coffee and breakfast pastries. Mr. Martella and Ms. Farrelly will address the crowd on “Ten Tips to Prevent your Company from Being Sued.”

Ms. Farrelly concentrates her practice in the areas of employment law and civil litigation and has a career that includes a partnership at a defense litigation firm in Boston and most recently with a management-side employment boutique firm in Sarasota. Her extensive employment litigation experience includes representing employers in the defense of all types of employment law claims at the administrative, trial and appellate levels.  Ms. Farrelly works primarily from Icard Merrill’s Sarasota office.

Before joining Icard Merrill, Mr. Martella was the managing member of his own law firm with offices in Fort Myers and Port Charlotte. He has 28 years of legal experience and currently concentrates his practice in the areas of business law and consulting, real estate, bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, estate planning, and condominium and homeowner association representation. Mr. Martella has been an active member and past president of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and served as a board member of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition and the United Way of Charlotte County. He works from Icard Merrill’s Port Charlotte office.

About Icard Merrill

Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., was founded in 1953 in Sarasota.  The firm has since grown and expanded along with Southwest Florida and now has offices in Bradenton, Port Charlotte and Fort Myers, as well as its Sarasota location across Main Street from the historic Sarasota County Courthouse. Icard Merrill is a full-service law firm offering business, commercial and construction litigation, personal injury, real estate, land use, family law, probate, tax and estate planning services. For more information about Icard Merrill, call (941) 366-8100 or visit icardmerrill.com.

 

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Bradley J. Ellis Appointed Vice Chair of Board of Directors of the American Hiking Society

Thursday Mar 2, 2017

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(Southwest Florida) – Icard Merrill is pleased to congratulate attorney Bradley J. Ellis on being named to a two-year term as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Hiking Society (AHS), a non-profit which serves as the nation’s leading voice on policy issues and legislation to ensure funding for trails, preservation of natural areas, and protection of the hiking experience. Mr. Ellis is a member (non-equity partner) attorney of the firm, and concentrates his practice in the areas of land use and zoning, construction, local government and governmental liability (inclusive of litigation and appeals). Mr. Ellis is also an Eagle Scout (1993) with the Boy Scouts of America, and a member of its Order of the Arrow national honor society in which he serves among the top leadership of the “Arrowmen Conservation School” which both trains Scouts to conduct conservation projects and also conducts large-scale conservation projects throughout the nation. It was this association with the BSA/OA and his extensive experience in trail-building conservation projects that prompted AHS to invite Mr. Ellis to join their volunteer board.

About Icard Merrill

The law firm of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., was founded in 1953 in Sarasota.  From its establishment over 60 years ago, Icard Merrill has progressively grown and expanded as Southwest Florida has grown, and currently has office locations in Lakewood Ranch and Punta Gorda as well as its headquarters in Sarasota. Icard Merrill is a full-service law firm offering business, commercial and construction litigation, personal injury, real estate, land use, family law, probate, and tax and estate planning services. For more information about Icard Merrill, call (941) 366-8100 or visit icardmerrill.com.

About American Hiking Society

Founded in 1976, American Hiking Society is the only national organization that promotes and protects foot trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience. As the national voice for hikers, American Hiking Society recognizes that foot trails and hiking are essential to connect people with nature, conserve open space, provide biological corridors for diverse plants and wildlife, and for the health of Americans and our natural environment. The group represents millions of hikers who are committed to beautiful places to hike and believe that the preservation of hiking trails and their environments is important and a worthwhile legacy to leave future generations.

Submitted by: Linda Gross

Laura Gaines Joins Icard Merrill’s Steven Greenberg Group

Wednesday Mar 1, 2017

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(Southwest Florida) Icard Merrill is pleased to welcome Laura Gaines, who joins the firm as part of the Steven Greenberg Group.

After her graduation from the University of Florida, Ms. Gaines worked for more than 30 years for several banks and law firms in the greater Sarasota area in the real estate and banking industries. Ms. Gaines will serve as a legal assistant to Steven R. Greenberg and Natalie G. Coldiron in the real estate law division at the Sarasota office.

“We are delighted to have Laura with us,” said Mr. Greenberg. “Her valuable background in real estate will complement the expertise of our existing team and allow to us to further enhance the services we offer our clients.”

About Icard Merrill

Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., was founded in 1953 in Sarasota.  The firm has since grown and expanded along with Southwest Florida and now has offices in Bradenton, Port Charlotte and Fort Myers, as well as its Sarasota location across Main Street from the historic Sarasota County Courthouse. Icard Merrill is a full-service law firm offering business, commercial and construction litigation, employment law, personal injury, real estate, land use, family law, probate, tax and estate planning services. For more information about Icard Merrill, call (941) 366-8100 or visit icardmerrill.com.

By: Linda Gross

Icard Merrill Attorneys Chair, Attend 6th Annual Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Wednesday Feb 22, 2017

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“The 6th Annual Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Chaired by Mark Martella since the inception. Held at the Charlotte Harbor event and Conference Center on February 2, 2017 where over 100 members exhibited at this all day event for the business community and public.”

Icard Merrill Attorneys Anthony Manganiello, Jessica Farrelly, Robert Young, and Michael Foreman attended the event, as well.

More information can be found here.

Attorney Robert Young

Attendees

The Icard Merrill BoothEvent Speaker

Icard Merrill Attorneys Attend FAWL Chocolate and Champagne Reception

Wednesday Feb 22, 2017

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Icard Merrill Attorney Jessica Farrelly is seen here in photos from the Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers ("FAWL") Chocolate and Champagne Reception honoring the Judicial Assistants of the 12th Judicial Circuit on February 9, 2017.

 

FAWL Reception