Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz Proudly Participated in Avison Young’s Annual Charity Tennis Tournament

Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz proudly sponsored and participated in Avison Young’s annual tennis tournament benefiting the Children’s Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay, a non-profit that supports children in foster care who need additional support in finding families due to factors of age, race, and children with special needs.  Congratulations on raising $21,500 this year!

To learn more about the organization, visit the Children’s Board Heart Gallery website.


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Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz Ranked a 2018 “Best Law Firm” by Best Lawyers

2018 Best Law Firms badgeGaylord Merlin is proud to be recognized as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” for Eminent Domain Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for 2018.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based upon a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys is their respective fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.  To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty.

Top Choice Selected for Proposed Tampa Bay Rays Stadium

Hillsborough County officials select Ybor City/Channelside area as its top choice for proposed Rays stadium.  The proposed site consists of approximately 14 acres and is between East Fourth Avenue and Adamo Drive to the north and south and 15th Street and Channelside Drive to the east and west.  The county has secured option agreements with most of the property owners.  For more information, visit here and here.

FDOT to Hold Public Workshop for the Tampa Interstate Study

interchange imageOn October 9, 2017, FDOT held its public workshop for the Tampa Interstate Study/TampaBayNext project. The workshop included the presentation of information and alternatives being considered for the proposed improvements to Howard Franklin Bridge, I-275/SR 60 interchange, the Downtown Tampa interchange as well improvements to transit issues in Tampa. Under consideration for the Westshore area is the extension of Reo Street South to connect SR 60, the extension of Occident Street South from Cypress Street to Westshore Plaza, and the extension of Trask Street South from Cypress underneath Interstate 275.

The Interstate Study is currently scheduled to be completed in early 2019. FDOT recently  acquired two properties in the Westshore Business District. However, at this time,  FDOT has stopped acquiring property until future plans develop. FDOT will be holding its Public hearing for the project this November. For more information regarding this project, please contact Pam Jones of Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz, at 813-221-9000 or 1-800-877-982-1900.