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Historic Odd Fellows Building, Home of Berlin Law Firm

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Berlin Law Firm is located at the historic Odd Fellows Building in Sarasota.  The building, located at 200 N. Washington Blvd, was opened on September 2, 1940 as the home of the Sarasota Odd Fellows.  The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is an organization which promotes personal and social development.  The command of the IOOF is to “visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead and educate the orphan”. Specifically, IOOF are dedicated to the following purposes:

  • To improve and elevate the character of mankind by promoting the principles of friendship, love, truth, faith, hope, charity and universal justice.
  • To help make the world a better place to live by aiding each other in times of need and by organizing charitable projects and activities that would benefit the less fortunate, the youth, the elderly, the environment and the community in every way possible.
  • To promote good will and harmony amongst peoples and nations through the principle of universal fraternity, holding the belief that all men and women regardless of race, nationality, religion, social status, gender, rank and station are brothers and sisters
  • To promote a wholesome fraternal experience without violence, vices and discrimination of every form.

Please check out this link regarding the dedication of the building in 1940.,3922649&hl=en

Berlin Law Firm will strive to maintain the historic presence of the building and will also adopt the same principles of this historic fraternal organization.  We are truly honored to carry on the traditions of this amazing Order in our new building.

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Written by: Stephen Berlin, Esq.
For 17 years, Stephen Berlin managed the in-house legal operation for a major Florida workers’ compensation carrier. Stephen Berlin completed his undergraduate work at the prestigious Vanderbilt University and received his law degree and MBA from the University of Florida. He has spoken at over 100 workers’ compensation seminars in Florida and represents clients from all walks of life with the utmost dedication.