William Schifino, Sr., former leader of the firm's corporate and securities practice group, specializes in securities law, municipal (tax exempt) finance, and mergers and acquisitions.
In his long and distinguished legal career, Mr. Schifino has represented investment banking firms and issuers in connection with public and private financings, successfully assisting over one hundred clients in their quests to expand privately held entities into publicly traded companies.
Mr. Schifino also works closely with investment banking firms and municipalities on tax-exempt bond issues and other financing methods. His experience spans a wide range of corporate and municipal financings, including initial and secondary public offerings of common stock, debentures, convertible debentures, real estate investment trusts and various forms of municipal bond issues and other financing measures.
Mr. Schifino was a member of the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., Division of Corporation Finance. In 1966, Mr. Schifino relocated to Tampa, where he established his own firm specializing in securities-related work, and for over forty years has provided clients with legal services relating to general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions and corporate and municipal financings.