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Immel Joins Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens Board of Directors

NAPLES, FLA. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced today that Otto W. Immel, a partner in the firm’s Naples office, has recently been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens. In this role, Immel will assist the organization in fundraising, grant making and community leadership during its previously announced expansion plan.

“One of the first things my wife and I did upon our arrival in Naples almost 10 years ago was become members of the Naples Zoo,” Immel stated. “Over the years, we have been pleased and proud to see our zoo expand and improve in every way. I am honored to join the board of directors and look forward to helping advance the zoo’s mission as it continues its exciting developments.”

Immel earned his Juris Doctorate in Law, cum laude, from the Temple University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors from The John Hopkins University. He counsels and represents employers in a wide variety of workplace related litigation. He also advises on all aspects of labor and employment law, including workforce management issues involving the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other fair employment and anti-discrimination statutes.

Immel is currently involved with a number of local professional and civic organizations, including service as a Board Member of both H.R. Collier and Fun Time Early Childhood Academy. He also has been appointed by the Board of Collier County Commissioners as a Neutral Hearing Officer to preside over appeals of county personnel actions. Earlier this year, Immel was honored by The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce as the organization’s 2013 Economic Partnership Volunteer of the Year.

About the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization cooperating in conservation programs both in and outside the wild for endangered species including a full day of fun presentations and wild cruise through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. Ticket includes admission to both the nationally accredited zoo and historic accredited arboretum along with shows, exhibits, and the boat ride. ($19.95 adults age 13+/ $12.95 children 3 to 12, under 3 free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age). Zoo memberships and discount tickets are also available online at Naples Zoo welcomes guests daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m. and is located at 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road across from the Coastland Center mall in the heart of Naples. To learn more, visit online at or call (239) 262-5409.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys practicing from offices in Naples and Tampa; Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; and Washington, D.C. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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