Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite

TAMPA, FL - The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald A. Christaldi and Gregory C. Yadley have been named Florida Trend’s 2014 Florida Legal Elite.  Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite 2014 recognizes the top tier of attorneys practicing in Florida as chosen by their colleagues.

Ron is a business lawyer with experience in both transactions and litigation.  He is the General Counsel to the Lions Eye Institute and to medical device manufacturer, Alps South.  Ron is a Board Certified Health Lawyer and is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  He also has been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in Florida by Super Lawyer magazine, and has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal with its prestigious “40 Under 40” award for professional accomplishments and community service.   Ron serves as Chair-elect and is on the Executive Committee of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.  Ron received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law, his M.A. in International Affairs from Florida State University, and his B.A. from New College of Florida.

Greg has extensive experience representing business entities of all sizes, including closely-held and family businesses and large and small public companies.  He regularly represents these clients in financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations and disputes, strategic planning, legal compliance and general corporate matters.  He also has extensive experience in securities matters, including advising clients with regard to their private and public offerings of securities (including initial public offerings) and their ongoing disclosure obligations.  He is an adjunct professor at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law and a member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Businesses.  He is Co-Editor of The Florida Bar Florida Corporate Practice Manual, Co-Director of the annual Federal Securities Institute and a Moderator for the SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation.  Greg was also named to Legal Elite Hall of Fame; The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, 2005 – 2013 (2008 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC); Florida Super Lawyer, and Florida Top 100 Lawyer, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006; Tampa Bay's Best Lawyers, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008; and 20 Most Influential Lawyers in Tampa Bay 2005, Tampa Bay Business Journal.  Greg is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  He is Chairman of the American Bar Association’s Middle Market and Small Business Committee.  Greg received his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University and his B.A. cum laude from Dartmouth College.

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service business law firm with more than 230 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina