Gregory C. Yadley Named to SEC Advisory Committee

TAMPA, FL – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory C. Yadley, partner in the Tampa office, has been named to a new high-level national Advisory Committee to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Small and Emerging Companies. The Advisory Committee will advise and consult with the SEC on interests and priorities of small businesses and smaller public companies, including capital raising through private placements and public securities offerings; trading in the securities of small and emerging and small publicly-traded companies; and public reporting requirements of such companies.

Mr. Yadley was named to America's Leading Lawyers for Business©, 2003 - 2011, Chambers and Partners; Florida Legal Elite©, 2004 – 2011, Florida Trend Magazine (top 1.6% of Florida lawyers); The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, 2005 – 2012; Florida Super Lawyer, and Florida Top 100 Lawyer, 2006 - 2011; Tampa Bay's Best Lawyers, 2008 - 2011; and 20 Most Influential Lawyers in Tampa Bay 2005, Tampa Bay Business Journal. Mr. Yadley, a member of the Florida Bar and District of Columbia Bar Associations, is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the American Bar Association where he has had leadership roles in the Federal Regulation of Securities Committees and is Chair of the Subcommittee on Small Business Issuers and Co-Chair of the Task Force on Private Placement Broker-Dealers. Mr. Yadley is a member of the Florida Bar and District of Columbia Bar Associations. He is the past Chairman of the Florida Bar's Business Law Section (and former Chair of the Corporations and Securities Committee), and has been a member of that Section's Executive Counsel since 1984. In addition, Mr. Yadley is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Law School. Chair of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick's Corporate Practice Group in Tampa, Mr. Yadley also serves as a board member (former President) of the University Club of Tampa, and as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of The Florida Orchestra. He has served as Chairman of Tampa Bay & Company, the Hillsborough County Arts Council, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Tampa Alumni, City of Tampa Public Art Committee, Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts, Inc., and the Dartmouth Club of Tampa Bay.

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