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William J. Schifino, Jr.

Partner - Tampa, Florida
PH: (813) 221-1764
Fax: (813) 221-7335
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PH: (813) 367-5754

Bill is Managing Partner of the firm’s Tampa office and a board-certified specialist in the area of business litigation. His practice focuses on a variety of litigation and trial practice, including securities litigation and arbitration, professional malpractice litigation, employment litigation, and intellectual property litigation.

In 2015, Bill was elected President-Elect of the Florida Bar and will serve as President of the Bar starting in 2016. He is also on the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is the Past President of the Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA) and serves as the current President of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation. He also served as President of the HCBA’s Young Lawyers Division in 1994.

In addition to his HCBA leadership, Bill is currently representing the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit on the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors. Bill’s involvement on the Board includes serving on the Executive Committee, Past-Chair of the Budget Committee, Vice-Chair of the Legislative Committee, and Liaison to the Unlicensed Practice of Law Co...

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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.

Speaking Engagements

February 12, 2015
Bill Schifino to Speak at the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association Meeting

 

Burr & Forman is pleased to announce that Bill Schifino, managing partner of the Tampa office and President-Elect Designate of t

January 29, 2015
Bill Schifino to Speak at the Staying in the Game - Women, Leadership and the Law Luncheon and CLE

 

Burr & Forman Tampa office Managing Partner, Bill Schifino, will speak at the Staying in the Game - Women, Leadership and the La