Gregory C. Yadley

Partner, Corporate, Tax and Transactions Regional Service Line Leader

Working across a broad range of industries and having handled complex transactions of all sizes, Greg brings a wealth of experience to his representation of business entities, including closely held and family businesses and large and small public companies, and non-profit entities. He has extensive experience in securities matters, including advising clients with regard to their private and public offerings of securities (initial public offerings) and their ongoing disclosure obligations. Practicing for more than 40 years, Greg understands how to address the divergent needs of multiple parties and bring them together in a successful transaction. He helps his clients achieve their goals primarily in the following areas:

  • Securities regulation and corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing transactions
  • Contract negotiations and dispute resolution
  • Strategic planning
  • Legal compliance and internal investigations
  • General corporate matters

Greg’s practical, positive, and creative approach enables him to help his clients achieve their business objectives and find solutions to their business challenges.

When not practicing law, Greg enjoys engaging with and teaching other lawyers and law students. He taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, is a frequent lecturer, and a member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee. He is a principal contributor to The Florida Bar Corporate Practice Manual and Chair of the annual Federal Securities Institute. Greg also served as the Chair of the American Bar Association's Middle Market and Small Business Committee and The Florida Bar’s Business Law Section.

Greg also is a community leader, serving as Chair of The Florida Orchestra, and as past Chair of Visit Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough County Arts Council, the City of Tampa Public Art Committee, and Leadership Tampa Alumni.

Media Appearances

  • $530 million acquisition of a global manufacturing company headquartered in Italy.
  • $253 million underwritten public equity offering on behalf of the issuer.
  • Sale of the largest craft brewery in Florida on behalf of the owners.
  • Sale of a privately-held health care company and, following the sale, numerous acquisition transactions by the company on behalf of the new private equity owner.
  • Representation of the executive management team of one of the largest providers of sales, benefits administration, and other technology solutions to the insurance and managed care industries in the sale of the company to a global, Asia-based purchaser.