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Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A.

7 Metro Rankings  |  Client Confirmed



Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. is regionally ranked in 7 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Administrative / Regulatory Law

They seem to be the most respected and knowledgeable commercial real estate and zoning firm in the area.

Paxton Kinol Belpointe Multifamily Partners, LLC

Land Use & Zoning Law

One of the best law firms in the country, it is highly responsive to clients' needs.

Cyrus Ansary ISICO LLC

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg has represented me for over 20 years and is truly the top professional legal firm in Sarasota.

James Gabbert Gabbert Investments, LLC

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Bill Merrill of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg is one of the best land use lawyers I've ever worked with. Amazing attention to detail and insight, highly recommended.

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Bill Merrill's judgement on the real estate matters we engaged him to handle is impeccable. Trustability is key ingredient (to me) in any successful professional relationship. Bill has proven, time and time again, to a very trustworthy lawyer. Being one who, over my professional career, has dealt mostly with legal professionals from larger, national law firms, finding a very competent, likeable real estate lawyer in a smaller community like Sarasota has made a fairly complicated real estate transaction, manageable. I highly recommend Bill Merrill and the Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg law firm. More importantly, I trust his judgement.

Jim Cater The Glenridge

Land Use & Zoning Law

I have worked with Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg on land use issues since 1980. They are creative, knowledgeable, well connected, and have always produced the best possible results.

Land Use & Zoning Law

I was extremely pleased with my experience with Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg and Mike Furen. They were knowledgeable and professional in guiding me through a challenging case. All the people we worked with in the firm did a great job. I would recommend for sure!

Joe McNamara

Real Estate Law

With regard to Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, they have assisted us with numerous real estate matters in Florida. Jeff Pflugner has been magnificent not simply in resolving certain extremely unusual title matters but also in providing advice on how to structure numerous types of transactions, including property purchases and sales, long term leases, and property financing's. Mr. Pflugner has made himself available on short notice and has even worked extensively when away from his office in order to meet a time line not of his own creation. His explanations of title issues have been easy for laymen to understand and appreciate particular problems and have thus greatly reduced the time required to close extremely complicated real estate transactions.

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning

We have used this firm on our family's legacy project for several years now. Wiregrass Ranch is broadly believed to be the most complex and successful development in the state, and Icard Merrill has done an amazing job to help us take our project not only to the next level, but to the forefront of cutting edge thinking.

JD Porter Wiregrass Ranch, Inc.

Real Estate Law

This firm not only understands the law today but completely understands the value in helping to shape it for their clients in the future. Hands down, there is no better.

JD Porter Wiregrass Ranch, Inc.

Corporate Law

I have been dealing with Icard Merrill for nearly 10 years and find them to be one of the best, all-encompassing law firms that I have had the pleasure to deal with over my 25-year career banking. The firm does an excellent job hiring and retaining knowledgeable lawyers to ensure that my legal needs in both business or personal matters are well taken care of. I refer personal and company business to them on a regular basis.

Land Use & Zoning Law

Bill Merrill with Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg is as respected and knowledgeable as they come in land use and zoning matters in my experience in both Sarasota and Manatee counties. My association with him goes back over 20 years. He is honorable and effective.

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

My company has used Icard, Merrill for 10 years now and my company has never had a legal issue that the firm could not handle. They successfully won the only trial we have been directly involved in (in this case as the plaintiff).

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