Icard Merrill Speakers Bureau

Do you need a speaker for an event, luncheon, meeting, or panel discussion? A quote or legal opinion for your next story?

Icard Merrill attorneys are legal experts, trusted advisors, and experienced business consultants who can speak to your group on a variety of business, financial, legal, or community-focused topics. Available for companies, organizations, or agencies.

Below is an abbreviated listing of the topics and speakers available. Please contact us with questions about other topics or to schedule a speaker.


Drew Clayton

Securities Arbitration & Litigation, Mediation


  • When and How You May Be Able to Recover Investment Losses
  • Securities & Investments
  • Securities Arbitration
  • Mediation


family law attorneys

Family Law Group

Meet Our Family Law Attorneys

  • Top Misconceptions about Getting a Divorce
  • What to Know about Protecting Your Non-Marital Assets from Divorce
  • Top Misconceptions about “Custody”
  • Prenups/Postnups: Should You Get One?
  • How to Co-Parent During and After a Divorce
  • Biggest Challenges Facing Divorcing Couples
  • Businesses and Real Property: How to Divide Assets During a Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody
  • Divorce
  • Post-Divorce Issues
  • Prenups and Postnups
  • Relocating with Children During or After a Divorce
  • Adoptions
  • Same-Sex Divorces, Prenups, Postnups, and Child Issues
  • Alimony


Tom Icard

Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation


The Veterans Medical/Legal Partnership (MLP) is for qualifying veterans in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, and is part of a nationwide collaboration with the Veterans Administration.

MLP attorneys help with a range of unique legal issues that veterans face. Legal service areas include family law, housing, consumer law, bankruptcy, advanced directives, licensing, sealing/expungement, and more.

71% of households with veterans or other military personnel have experienced a civil legal problem in the past year. 79% of veterans with legal aid issues do not seek legal help. Accessible legal assistance is shown to alleviate many of the factors that negatively impact a veteran’s health and self-sufficiency -especially if the legal assistance program is tailored to veterans’ needs and advocates work with and within the Veterans Administration.


Telese McKay

Community Association Law


  • Annual Meetings and Elections
  • What Powers a Community Has to Control the Use of Recreational Facilities, Guests, Contractors & Projects
  • Condominium and Homeowners Associations
  • Women in Business
  • Firm Growth, Development and Retention