New hires

Law Firm Adds New Associate Attorney

Dunlap & Moran, P.A., a law firm with offices in Lakewood Ranch and downtown Sarasota, recently hired Alexander Platt as an associate.

09/01/2016 Research by staff

New hires

New Attorney Joins Real Estate Law Firm

Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC, which has offices in Sarasota, Venice and Lakewood Ranch, recently hired Natasha Selvaraj.

08/29/2016 Research by staff


Sanborn Studios to Pay Back Sarasota County $350,000

Sanborn Studios will pay back Sarasota County $350,064 as part of a final judgement in a lawsuit the county had filed against Sanborn for violating terms of a financial incentive agreement.

08/26/2016 Research by staff


Lawsuit Against New Whole Foods Dismissed

The lawsuit was filed by an environmental nonprofit that charged that the decision to rezone the property to make way for the Whole Foods violated Sarasota County's comprehensive plan.

08/22/2016 Research by staff


Bradenton Volkswagen Dealership Posts Lawsuit Settlement Resources

Bradenton's Boast Volkswagen recently launched a website and hotline for assistance with the settlement program created in response to lawsuits filed against the company for cheating on emissions tests.

07/27/2016 Research by staff


Icard Merrill Attorney Recognized as 50-Year Florida Bar Member

Attorney Michael Furen was admitted to the Bar in 1966, the same year he joined Icard Merrill.

07/19/2016 Research by staff

New hires

New College Picks General Counsel

New College of Florida recently named Michael Pierce, an attorney with experience in higher education regulations, as its general counsel.

07/06/2016 Research by staff


Sarasota Law Firm Expands in Port Charlotte and Fort Myers

Icard Merrill recently welcomed two new attorneys and announced a new office location in Port Charlotte and an expansion into Fort Myers.

05/31/2016 Research by staff


Rick Scott Reappoints Sarasota Attorney to Judicial Nomination Commission

Florida Gov. Rick Scott last month reappointed real estate attorney Nancy Cason to the state's Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

05/24/2016 Research by staff


Attorney Admitted to U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico

Attorney Christina Unkel of Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. recently earned admission to practice law before the United States District Court of Puerto Rico.

05/13/2016 Research by staff

Biz Daily

Dan Bailey Elected Honorary Member of Inn of Court

Williams Parker shareholder receives legal distinction.

05/09/2016 By staff


Attorney Earns AV Preeminent Rating

Michelle Lajoie Hermey of Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., recently received the rating.

04/29/2016 Research by staff


Sarasota Attorneys Write Florida Bar Practice Manual Chapter

Attorneys Richard Gans and J. Allison Archbold recently co-authored a chapter titled "Retirement and Other Savings Accounts."

04/27/2016 Research by staff


Attorney Picked as Florida Bar Academy Fellow

The Academy's mission is to develop leadership within the Bar and the legal community.

04/06/2016 Research by staff


Two New Partners Join Legler & Flynn, LLP

Alyson Battaglia and Edward Murphy are the first associates to be named partner at Legler & Flynn.

04/05/2016 Research by staff


Group Sues Sarasota County to Quash Proposed Whole Foods

The complaint filed by ManaSota-88 argues that the new store will adversely affect 4.49 acres of forested wetlands at the site.

03/01/2016 Research by staff

Dog Days

A Manatee County Dog Gets Statewide Legislative Changes Rolling

Padi the dog, who bit the ear of a 4-year-old boy in Manatee County last June, scored a major legal victory for dogs and their owners.

03/01/2016 By Hannah Wallace


Attorney Elected to Icard Merrill Board of Directors

A shareholder at the Sarasota firm since 2014, G. Matthew Brockway practices primarily in the areas of real estate and land use law and intellectual property law.

02/23/2016 Research by staff


Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal? Sarasota Experts Weigh In

Should medical marijuana be legal? John Morgan of Morgan & Morgan and other Sarasota experts weigh in. Plus, this month's Vintage Sarasota and more.

03/01/2014 By Cooper Levey-Baker