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William W. Merrill III

2033 Main Street, Suites 500 and 600 Sarasota, Florida 34237
Firm: Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A.
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Firm

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


Years In Practice


Phone Number (941) 366-8100
William W. Merrill, III is a shareholder at Icard Merrill. His nationally recognized practice in land use, planning, transportation and environmental law includes representation of both developers and public sector clients. He has received the "AV" rating, the highest rating available, from Martindale-Hubbell, which is recognized as the most respected source of authoritative and dependable information about members of the legal community and reflects confidential ratings by other lawyers and the judiciary. Mr. Merrill has been listed in TheBest Lawyers in America each year since 2007.Mr. Merrill has particular skill and 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. He also represents developers and lenders in complex real estate transactions.Mr. Merrill's extensive land use litigation experience complements his practice. He has litigated the "taking" issues, concurrency (adequate public facilities), quasi-judicial government decisions and other land use issues. Mr. Merrill has been a regular speaker at growth management and land use conferences and has published a number of articles relating to land use law. He served as President of the Sarasota County Bar Association and has actively served his community as a board member on local civic and charitable organizations.Mr. Merrill's public sector work has enhanced his effectiveness as a land use and environmental lawyer. From a public sector perspective, he has focused his practice on land use, planning and growth management law with particular emphasis on the preparation of land development regulations, impact fees and implementation. He has successfully represented over 35 governmental entities in eight states. Land development codes and regulations prepared by Mr. Merrill have received the highest state awards from the Florida and Colorado Chapters of the American Planning Association as well as a national award and recognition from the American Planning Association.He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida.
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Awards
Lawyer of the Year recognition for William W. Merrill  III
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Land Use and Zoning Law, Sarasota (2018)
Land Use and Zoning Law, Sarasota (2016)
Administrative / Regulatory Law, Tampa (2015)
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Tampa (2013)
  • Best Lawyers Since 2007
  • Legal Elite
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • Best Lawyers-Lawyer of the Year (Litigation-Land Use and Zoning 2013) (Administrative/Regulatory Law 2015) (Land Use and Zoning 2016)
Contact Details and Office Locations
2033 Main Street, Suites 500 and 600
Sarasota, Florida 34237
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