William Schifino, Jr. concentrates his practice in the areas of securities litigation and arbitration, business litigation and trial practice, intellectual property litigation, business tort litigation and professional malpractice.
Mr. Schifino has extensive experience arbitrating and litigating complex cases before Federal and State Courts, the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange, now known as "FINRA". In addition, Mr. Schifino has broad experience in representing businesses in various stages of growth, from negotiating and structuring transactions to assisting in strategic planning, corporate expansion and exit strategies. Mr. Schifino currently serves on the Board of Directors of various companies.
Mr. Schifino is "AV" rated and is certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Business Litigation Law, and has been recognized by his peers as one of Florida's "Legal Elite" and "Super Lawyers". In addition, Mr. Schifino was elected for inclusion consecutively in the 2008 through 2012 editions of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the area of commercial litigation.
In 2004, Mr. Schifino served as the Hillsborough County Bar Association President, and in 2008 was elected to serve as a member of the Florida Bar's Board of Governors representing the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. He is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Schifino is also a member of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, previously serving as its Chairman, having been appointed by Governor Charlie Crist. Mr. Schifino is actively involved in many community and professional activities, including serving as President of the Tampa Bay Little League, and more.