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William J. Schifino, Jr.

Partner - Tampa, Florida
PH: (813) 221-1764
Fax: (813) 357-3525
Email: William
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PH: (813) 367-5754

Bill is Managing Partner of the firm’s Tampa office and concentrates his practice in the areas of business litigation and trial practice, securities litigation and arbitration, professional malpractice litigation, employment litigation and intellectual property litigation.

Bill has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating complex business disputes before Federal and State Courts, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.

Bill is AV rated and is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in business litigation and has been recognized by his peers as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” and “Super Lawyers.” In addition, Bill was elected for inclusion consecutively in the 2008 through 2014 editions of Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation and selected as "Lawyer of the Year" in securities litigation for Tampa in 2014.

Bill is the past president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and is currently representing the lawyers in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit as their representative on the Florida Bar Board of Governors. Bill recently completed an eight (8) year term as a member of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, serving as its Ch...

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  • Represented the defendants, including a publicly traded company, in a Federal jury trial brought by the SEC alleging multiple securities law violations in which the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendants on all counts.
  • Successfully represented the defendant, a public company, in the defense of a claim for breach of employment agreement, director/officer conflict of interest, negligence and fraud and obtained a jury verdict in its favor on all counts and ultimately obtained a jury verdict on a counter-claim for civil theft/embezzlement.
  • Lead counsel in defending a large state-wide law firm in a legal malpractice claim under the Interstate Land Sales Disclosure Act for claimed damages in excess of $60,000,000.00. After approximately two (2) years of litigation, the case was successfully settled.
  • Successfully represented a California based law firm in a claim for securities law violations in connection with its work in preparing a Private Placement Memorandum and obtained a defense verdict and recovered attorney’s fees and costs on behalf of the defendants.