MARCH 14, 2024 – The law firm of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen, and Ginsburg, P.A. hosted a Ribbon Cutting Event, in conjunction with the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce on May 8, 2024. Telese Zuberer, president of Icard Merrill, addressed the crowd prior to the cutting of the ribbon. “Our values include Commitment, Excellence, Integrity, The Golden Rule, Teamwork and Community Service. We have been inspired by the vision of those community leaders who share these same values and have thoughtfully and deliberately planned out the Lakewood Ranch area to become an inviting, beautiful, and prosperous place to live and work,” said Zuberer.

“Our firm has been in existence for over 70 years and is experiencing a new growth and redevelopment with inclusion of a number of new attorneys and the expansion and redesign of its office space and systems. As Lakewood Ranch continues to boom with growth and new opportunities, our firm has taken this opportunity to likewise expand its office footprint and technology to better serve the community,” she added.

There are currently eight attorneys at the Lakewood Ranch location, practicing law in areas of real estate, land use, corporate law, estate planning, tax law, trusts, probate, and guardianship. Icard Merrill currently employs more than 75 people, including attorneys and staff, making it one of the largest law firms in the area and a significant contributor to the Sarasota economy. The firm has also expanded its reach and ability to help those in surrounding Manatee, Charlotte, Lee, Hillsborough, Pasco, and other counties, with offices in Lakewood Ranch and Punta Gorda to accompany the firm’s downtown Sarasota office. Icard Merrill is proud to deliver innovative and effective legal solutions through dedicated and caring professionals.

Icard Merrill Receives Legacy Business Award for its Contributions to the City of Sarasota

(Left to right): Thomas F. Icard, Jr., Shareholder, Icard Merrill; Commissioner Erik Arroyo; William M. Merrill III, Shareholder/Secretary, Icard Merrill; Mayor Liz Alpert; Robert G. Lyons, Shareholder, Icard Merrill; Vice Mayor, Jen Ahearn-Koch; Commissioner Debbie Trice; Telese L. Zuberer, Shareholder/President, Icard Merrill; N. Macaire King, Associate, Icard Merrill; Alyssa M. Nohren, Shareholder, Icard Merrill; Commissioner Kyle Battie