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    • March 10, 2017 in Legal

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

    (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.