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Gaylord Merlin represents property and business owners in eminent domain and property rights litigation throughout the State of Florida. Our firm guides an owner through the condemnation process, protects an owner's property rights, and fights for an owner to receive full compensation.

Andrew G. Diaz represents a variety of business and property owners in eminent domain and property rights litigation. He has handled cases involving the taking of large vacant parcels, national big box retailers, shopping centers, gas station/convenience stores, fast food restaurants, supermarket chains, professional offices, farms, retailers, grocers, golf courses, animal hospitals, warehouses, hotels, retail commercial space, homes, phosphate mining lands, ranches as well as other properties.

Additionally Mr. Diaz is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as circuit court and appellate court mediator. His mediation practice focuses on property rights disputes.

Specialties: Legal representation in circuit court and appellate court proceedings.

Contact & Links
  • 5001 West Cypress Street
    Tampa, FL 33607
  • Stetson University, J.D., graduated 1992
  • Florida State University, BS, graduated 1986
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, United States
  • Board of Governors for Florida State University College of Business - Member
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - Member
  • Jesuit High School Foundation - Board Member
  • The Florida Bar - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Tampa (2016)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Florida Trend Magazine's "Legal Elite"
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America


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