Gregory C. Yadley Speaker at Professional Day Seminar

TAMPA, FL – Gregory C. Yadley, partner in the Tampa office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, was a speaker at the Second Annual Professional Day presented by the Society of Financial Service Professionals on May 11, 2010 at the Tampa Bay History Museum.  Mr. Yadley discussed “Unrelated Party Sales of a Closely-Held Business” with a focus on the non-tax considerations and pre-planning necessary to ensure a smooth sale, particularly for family-owned businesses.  He addressed the complexities of dealing with multi-generational ownership and family dynamics which present obstacles to, and opportunities for, a successful transition.  The Society is a multidisciplinary network of credentialed financial professionals which, for over 75 years, has been helping individuals, families, and businesses achieve financial security.

Mr. Yadley has extensive experience representing business entities of all sizes, including closely-held and family businesses and large and small public companies.  He regularly represents these clients in financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations and disputes, strategic planning, legal compliance and general corporate matters.  He also has extensive experience in securities matters, including advising clients with regard to their private and public offerings of securities (including initial public offerings) and their ongoing disclosure obligations.

Mr. Yadley was also named to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business©, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, Chambers and Partners; Florida Legal Elite©, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 Florida Trend Magazine (top 1.6% of Florida lawyers); The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, 2005 – 2010 (2008 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC); Florida Super Lawyer, and Florida Top 100 Lawyer, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006; Tampa Bay's Best Lawyers, 2009 and 2008; and 20 Most Influential Lawyers in Tampa Bay 2005, Tampa Bay Business Journal.  Mr. Yadley, 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 where he has had leadership roles in the Small Business and Federal Regulation of Securities Committees and is Chair of the Subcommittee on Small Business Issuers and Co-Chair of the Task Force on Private Placement Broker-Dealers.  In addition, Mr. Yadley is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Law School.  Chair of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick’s Corporate Practice Group in Tampa, Mr. Yadley also serves as 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 Tampa Bay & Company, the Hillsborough County Arts Council, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Tampa Alumni, City of Tampa Public Art Committee, Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts, Inc., and the Dartmouth Club of Tampa Bay.

Mr. Yadley received his J.D., with honors from George Washington University and his B.A., cum laude, from Dartmouth College.

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service law firm with 215 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

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