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William Schifino Jr.
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William J. Schifino, Jr.

Partner - Tampa, Florida
PH: (813) 221-1764
Fax: (813) 357-3525
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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.

Bill serves 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 Committee and Entertainment and Sports Law Section. He is also a member of the Florida Bar’s Business Law, Trial Lawyers, and Real Property Probate and Trust Law Sections, and was involved in a special task force to study enhancement of diversity in the Judiciary and on...

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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

September 11, 2014
Burr Attorneys to Host, Speak and Moderate at the Tampa Practicing with Professionalism Seminar


Burr & Forman attorneys will host, speak and moderate at the Tampa location of the Practicing with Professionalism seminar