Julio C. Esquivel to Serve as a Panelist for the Tampa Bay Business & Wealth Magazine Hispanic Business Summit

TAMPA, FL – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Partner Julio C. Esquivel will serve as a panelist at the Hispanic Business Summit presented by the Tampa Bay Business & Wealth Magazine (TBBW). The event will take place on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Five Labs, where a conversation will take place between TBBW CEO and Publisher Bridgette Bello and Tampa Bay area Hispanic business leaders.

Julio serves as a trusted advisor to companies seeking a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach to business law matters. Clients value his depth of knowledge and unfaltering commitment to their business goals.

Having been in private practice now for more than 20 years, Julio has vast experience representing buyers and sellers in M&A transactions. He has represented buyers and sellers in a wide range of industries, from pharmaceutical distributors to international manufacturing companies, as well as  trucking companies, software firms and service providers (such as engineers). While he prides himself in handling complex transactions and has represented strategic and financial buyers, he especially finds it gratifying to work on sell-side engagements for entrepreneurs that have poured their heart and energy into building their companies from the ground up, many of whom have never experienced an M&A transaction. While Julio has been involved with small company sales, he has also handled sophisticated and international transactions in excess of $500 million.

Having started his career in Washington, DC, working for the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Julio also is an experienced securities lawyer. He represents various public companies and assists with their public company filings and securities law issues. He also represents both private companies and investors in private securities transactions and he has experience assisting with investment advisor and investment company issues.

In January, 2018, Julio finished a six-year term on Shumaker’s firmwide Management Committee (MC), which is the committee that oversees the entire firm. The experience of serving on the MC and running an Am Law 200 firm, with more than 260 lawyers, has made Julio a better business lawyer, allowing him to provide greater practical advice to clients. He continues to serve on other firm governance committees.


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