Shumaker Attorneys Panelists at Florida Venture Forum Bootcamp

TAMPA, FL – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Michael H. Robbins and Gregory C. Yadley, partners in the Tampa Office, were panelists at the Florida Venture Forum Bootcamp on September 30, 2014 at the Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club.  The event, designed for professionals, investors and entrepreneurs, discussed successful venture backed deals, details of a term sheet, deal structure, due diligence and more.  

Michael has substantial experience in representing business entities regarding general corporate matters. He regularly represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, drafting and negotiating contracts, organization of business entities and assisting clients with compliance with federal and state securities laws.  Michael received the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2008 Up & Comers Award and has also been recognized as a Florida Rising Star 2009-2011 by Super Lawyers® magazine.

Greg 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 since 1996 and is Co-Editor of The Florida Bar Florida Corporate Practice Manual.  Greg  was named to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business©, 2003 - 2014, Chambers and Partners; Florida Legal Elite©, 2004 – 2014, Florida Trend Magazine (top 1.6% of Florida lawyers); The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, 2005 – 2015; Florida Super Lawyer, and Florida Top 100 Lawyer, 2006 - 2014; Tampa Bay's Best Lawyers, 2008 - 2014; and 20 Most Influential Lawyers in Tampa Bay 2005, Tampa Bay Business Journal.  Greg, 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.  Greg 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, Greg is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Law School.  Chair of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick’s Corporate Practice Group in Tampa, Greg 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 Visit Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough County Arts Council, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Tampa Alumni, City of Tampa Public Art Committee, Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts, Inc., and the Dartmouth Club of Tampa Bay.

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service business law firm with more than 240 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.