Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick Attorney Gregory C. Yadley Principal Co-Chair of 30th Annual Federal Securities Institute

TAMPA, FL – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory C. Yadley, Partner in the Tampa office, was principal Co-Chair of the 30th Annual Federal Securities Institute at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Florida, on February 16-17, 2012. In addition to his presentation on new securities regulations affecting smaller public companies, Mr. Yadley participated in a Legal Ethics panel. The Institute, a major advanced level securities law symposium, featured leading practitioners, members of the judiciary and officials of the Securities and Exchange Commission to discuss the cutting issues of securities regulation and litigation and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Yadley was named to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business©, 2003 - 2010, 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 – 2011 (2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC); Florida Super Lawyer (2006-1012), and Florida Top 100 Lawyer, 2006 - 2009; Tampa Bay's Best Lawyers, 2009 and 2008; 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. Mr. Yadley in September 2011 was appointed to the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. He serves the ABA’s Business Law Section as Chair of the Middle Market and Small Business Issuers Committee and formerly was Chair of the Small Business Issuers Subcommittee and Co-Chair of the Private Placement Broker-Dealer Task Force. 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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