The Best Lawyers in America, has named William W. Merrill, III of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., as the 2013 Litigation – Land Use & Zoning “Lawyer of the Year” for the Tampa area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area within a community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”. Selection in Best Lawyers® is based an exhaustive and rigorous peer review and utilizes a methodology designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of top lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Mr. Merrill has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2007.
Mr. Merrill is a shareholder at Icard Merrill and has a nationally recognized practice in land use, planning, transportation and environmental law. He has practical daily experience with state, regional and local development approval processes, including rezonings, comprehensive plan amendments, redevelopment, mixed use projects, developments of regional impact, environmental, coastal and water-related permitting, subdivision and platting, vested rights, and lobbying efforts.
About Icard Merrill
Icard, Merrill was founded in 1953 in Sarasota. The firm has grown along with Southwest Florida and now also has offices in Lakewood Ranch and Punta Gorda, offering expertise in business, banking, commercial and construction law and related litigation, personal injury, real estate, land use, family law, probate, tax and estate planning. The firm has a strong commitment to the communities it serves, with members involved in numerous civic and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, education, health and human services. In 2010, the firm received the Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation for significant contributions of legal services to the indigent and to charitable groups on a pro bono basis.
For more information about Icard Merrill, call (941) 366-8100 or visit icardmerrill.com.