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Business Law and Litigation - Experienced lawyers provide Florida businesses and corporations comprehensive representation and legal services in a variety of areas, including business formation, incorporation and contracts and litigation for any legal proceedings. Attorneys at Florida's Icard-Merrill work tirelessly to ensure your firm's legal structure and contracts are in accordance with applicable business law.
Tax Law - Experienced attorneys at Florida's Icard-Merrill provide comprehensive tax litigation and representation for distressed individuals and businesses. Tax lawyers provide legal advice and representation for a variety of tax controversies, including corporate tax, estate tax, gift tax, GST tax and ad valorem property tax.
Business and Commercial Law - Icard-Merrill provides a wide-range of legal services and representation to businesses and other commercial entities. Besides helping businesses ensure compliance with applicable laws, attorneys at our Florida-based law firm assist companies with breach of contract and fiduciary duty issues by employing all methods of resolution, including mediation, arbitration and if necessary, litigation.
Business Formation - Lawyers at the Sarasota-based Icard-Merrill law firm possess decades of experience helping businesses acquire formal incorporation status with the state. Besides helping companies file the appropriate documentation and be in compliance with all applicable laws, attorneys at our Florida business formation firm also represent companies in any disputes related to business incorporation.
Banking Law - Florida banking law and litigation attorneys at the Sarasota-based Icard-Merrill firm represent banks and other financial institutions in a variety of claims, including letters of credit, wire transfer fraud, safe deposit litigation, commercial paper and check fraud. Besides being the premier banking law firm in Florida, lawyers at Icard Merrill also help ensure banks and other financial institutions are in compliance with all applicable laws and subpoenas.
Trademark and Copyright Law - Florida trademark attorneys at Icard-Merrill possess extensive knowledge of laws designed to protect trade secrets, inventions and intellectual property, including asset management and trade secret litigation. An experienced trademark lawyer can assist inventors in obtaining a patent, or represent a company seeking restitution for trademark infringement.
Civil Litigation - Compassionate and experienced attorneys at the Sarasota-based Icard-Merrill firm represent clients in an efficient, professional manner. Civil cases can involve a variety of situations related to relationships between people or contract disputes. Civil litigation lawyers can provide effective representation and a resolution to clients' case through either arbitration/mediation or an actual trial.
Family Law - Highly skilled attorneys at Florida's Icard-Merrill provide counsel for legal matters related to marriage and family in an effective and compassionate way. Lawyers at the family law firm can represent client interests in a variety of areas, including divorce, alimony, child support and child custody. In addition to a deep understanding of laws related to divorce and child custody, family law attorneys at our Florida firm take time to carefully listen to clients, building the strongest case possible.
Administrative and Licensing Law - From doctors to hair stylists, numerous professions are required to be licensed in the state of Florida. Administrative law attorneys assist professionals in not only obtaining their professional licenses and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and ordinances, but also with any litigation involving their business or license. Lawyers at Icard-Merrill possess deep knowledge of rulemaking, city and county code and city/county charter. They also possess extensive knowledge of state agencies and the businesses or industries they regulate.
Employment Law - With a team of attorneys dedicated to ensuring best practices and representing victims of employment discrimination, Sarasota-based Icard-Merrill provides administrative and litigation assistance in a variety of areas related to employment law, including wrongful termination, employment discrimination and wage discrimination. Not only do employment law attorneys at our Florida firm possess extensive experience, they also help resolve employment disputes in an effective and compassionate way.
Real Estate Litigation - Veteran attorneys at Florida's Icard-Merrill provide comprehensive real estate transaction and litigation services to both sellers and buyers. Our law firm offers both proactive and professional attorney services for everything ranging from a closing and title insurance to real estate taxation and mortgage foreclosures.
Mobile Home Law - Whether it's a simple land lease or an eviction, Icard-Merrill mobile home attorneys possess extensive experience in dealing with Florida's manufactured housing laws. Our attorneys can assist in developing any kind of mobile home contract or financing arrangement, and can also represent your interest in any landlord/tenant litigation, all in accordance with the Chapter 723 (mobile home) section of Florida law.
Florida RV Law - As a favorite destination for families and retirees, Florida possesses some of the most coveted RV and campground facilities in the country. As lawyers with extensive experience with Florida's RV laws (Chapter 513), we can provide effective legal representation for RV rentals, seasonal leases or purchase of RV/campground space in the Sunshine State.
Construction Law - Icard-Merrill provides attorney services to construction firms, general contractors and subcontractors for a variety of areas related to construction law, including contract disputes, liens, sureties and bonds. Lawyers at Sarasota's Icard-Merrill help ensure your construction firm is in compliance with all laws related to its legal affairs, as well as provide effective representation for any construction-related disputes.
Condominium Litigation - As a prime vacation and retirement destination, Florida has one of the largest condo markets in the country. Such a high number of condominium units also brings a high number of disputes. Condo lawyers at Sarasota's Icard-Merrill possess extensive experience in litigating cases related to condominium law in Florida for associations, owners, building contractors, developers and buyers. Whether it's a construction defect issue, a breach of contract or a condo governance dispute, an attorney familiar with Florida's condo laws can provide effective representation.
Land Use Zoning - Environmental regulation and permitting attorneys at Florida's Icard-Merrill provide comprehensive representation in matters related to zoning, planning and development. Our central Florida firm helps clients ensure compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. Environmental lawyers also have extensive experience in wetland permitting, as well as many other zoning and environmental laws.
Estate Planning -While it's certainly an unpleasant thing to consider, planning what will happen to your estate or a loved one's is vitally important. Estate planning attorneys at Florida's Icard-Merrill possess extensive experience in helping protect you, your family and your assets. Aside from dealing with delicate family matters in a firm, yet compassionate way, estate planning lawyers also provide guidance on minimizing taxes on an estate, which helps leave more to ones you love.
Immigration Law - Florida is the gateway to Latin America, so many of our visitors and residents are immigrants. Immigration attorneys at Florida's Icard-Merrill provide an array of legal services and representation for business and family immigration, including work visas, citizenship and employer compliance. Besides helping businesses and families follow all legal requirements for immigration, lawyers at the Florida firm also provide experienced, compassionate defense for deportation.
Mediation and Arbitration Services - Resolution of legal matters doesn't always happen in a court room. In fact, a trial is considered by most to be a last resort. Settling a case through mediation and arbitration is often the preferred route since it involves more direct communication with the opposing side. Mediation attorneys at Florida's Icard-Merrill have extensive experience in facilitating compromise in a variety of legal areas, including business law, construction law, personal injury and more.
Local and State Government and Administrative Law - Experienced attorneys at our Sarasota-based firm provide legal assistance in dealing with rules and regulations established by local or state government. Since it can be difficult to understand all laws that apply to a particular professional or business, attorneys at Icard-Merrill not only help ensure compliance, but also assist both trade-professionals and businesses in quickly concluding any litigation matters.
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