SARASOTA — Williams Parker, the oldest independent law firm in Sarasota, named trust and estate attorney Ric Gregoria president.
Gregoria succeeds William Seider, who has been the firm's president for the past nine years, according to a release. The transition is part of the firm's long-term succession plan, the statement adds.
“Ric has long been one of the area's most respected trust and estate attorneys and has served on our management committee for 10 years,” says Seider. “He has a keen legal mind. He's intelligent, diligent and passionate about serving the community. The same traits that make Ric such an outstanding lawyer will make him an exceptional president.”
Gregoria works with individuals, families and businesses in sophisticated wealth transfers and business succession. He also represents fiduciaries in administering complex estates and trusts and is a frequent lecturer on the legal aspects of estate planning. He joined Williams Parker in 1992 and became a partner in 1996.
Williams Parker, founded in 1925 by JJ Williams, also announced several other leadership changes, including:
• Rose-Anne Frano, an attorney in wills, trusts and estates, was appointed to the management committee;
• Jeff Troiano succeeds Frano as chair of the firm's estate planning, business succession and estate and trust administration practice group
• Michael Wilson, a tax attorney at the firm, is the third member of the firm's three-person management committee and serves as the firm's treasurer.
This article has been updated to correct Jeff Troiano's role with the firm.