June 7, 2023

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New leader takes over at Sarasota law firm, FourThought expands


Telese L. Zuberer has succeeded Robert G. Lyons as president of the Icard Merrill law firm, based in Sarasota. The change in leadership is the first in 23 years, and Zuberer is the first woman to hold the position.

Lyons, who joined Icard Merrill in 1986, has been at the helm of the firm since 1999. He will continue his mediation and arbitration practice at the firm’s Sarasota headquarters.

Zuberer co-founded and operated McKay Law Firm, P.A., for 13 years before joining Icard Merrill as a shareholder in 2017. The move to Icard Merrill, with a larger firm infrastructure and framework, allowed tremendous growth for her community association law practice.

Zuberer’s practice focuses on representing not-for-profit community associations, including condominium associations, homeowners’ associations, voluntary community associations, and commercial and business associations.