Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorney Gregory C. Yadley Presented at American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago

TAMPA, FL – Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that Gregory C. Yadley, Partner in the Tampa office, was one of four participants in a panel presentation, “Everything You Need to Know About Crowdfunding,” on August 3, 2012, at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois:  This program had the highest attendance of all the Business Law Section CLE programs. He is Chairman of the ABA’s Middle Market and Small Business Committee.

Mr. Yadley currently serves as one of 21 members of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Businesses.  He has served as a panelist or moderator for the SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation since 2006, has been Co-Director of the Annual Federal Securities Institute for the past 17 years and is Co-Editor of The Florida Bar Florida Corporate Practice Manual.  Mr. Yadley was named to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business©, 2003 - 2011, Chambers and Partners; Florida Legal Elite©, 2004 – 2012, 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 - 2012; Tampa Bay's Best Lawyers, 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.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, currently serves as Chair of the  Middle Market and Small Business Committee, and recently had leadership roles in the Federal Regulation of Securities Committees, Subcommittee on Small Business Issuers, and 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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