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Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz

United States 2024

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Year founded: 2000
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Gaylord Merlin is a statewide leader in eminent domain. The combined strengths and diverse backgrounds of our attorneys allow us to handle even the most complex eminent domain case with skill and efficiency. In addition to our extensive trial experience, we have represented owners in Florida's appellate courts and before the Florida Supreme Court.

Our resources include: network of skilled eminent domain experts, team of experienced eminent domain legal assistants, in-house licensed real estate appraiser, and an in-house project manager who monitors condemnation projects statewide.


Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz is metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

About Our Clients

7-Eleven, Inc.
Burger King Corporation
Cargill Fertilizer, Inc.
CSX Transportation
Circle K Stores Inc.
Coastal Petroleum Company
Edens & Avant
Equiva Services, LLC
GE Real Estate
Global Signal, Inc.
IMC Phosphates, Inc.
MONY Life Insurance Company
Motiva Enterprises, LLC
Northern Trust Bank of Florida, N.A.
Office Depot, Inc.
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Rooms To Go
Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.
Shell Oil Company
SunTrust Real Estate Corporation
Toys R Us
Wendy's International, Inc.
Winn Dixie Stores, Inc.


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz has 5 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Gaylord Merlin Ludovici & Diaz eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Managing Partner
S. Cary Gaylord
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