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William M Stainton


Position: Shareholder
Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Tax & Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions
Telephone: 813-273-4325
Office: Tampa
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Practice Areas Business & Corporate

Mergers & Acquisitions

Tax & Planning
Practice Emphasis Advising clients in a broad range of corporate and business matters, including corporate governance, partnership and stockholder agreements, business planning, contract negotiations, transactions involving the merger, sale, and acquisition of businesses, indemnification and risk allocation, crisis management, and a variety of strategic and licensing arrangements. Mr. Stainton also counsels clients in connection with venture capital and private equity transactions, recapitalizations, financings through private placements, joint venture relationships, the dissolution and liquidation of businesses, and related tax matters. In addition, he has experience handling commercial litigation matters related to complex corporate and business disputes, preparing and issuing legal opinions, and advising clients on intellectual property related issues. Mr. Stainton serves as outside general counsel to a number of Florida based companies and partnerships.
Education Stetson University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2003

University of Florida, B.A. in Political Science, 2000
Court Admissions and Appointments All Florida State Courts

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

United States Tax Court

Commissioner, Federal Judicial Nominating Commission (State of Florida)2005-2009
Bar and Professional Memberships The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Appointed to the Florida Bar's Standing Committee on Judicial Administration and Evaluation 2010-2013
Community Activities and Memberships Tampa Bay Field Representative, Mel Martinez for U.S. Senate 2004

Intern for U.S. Senator Connie Mack, Washington, D.C., Summer 1998

Advisory Board - Drug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating Office, Inc. (DACCO)

TAMCO Foundation Steering Committee 2008-2009

Committee Member - 2007 Grand Slam for the Kids
Easter Seals Florida

Member of Association for Corporate Growth

Member of Tampa Yacht & Country Club

Member of Hyde Park United Methodist Church

Board of Directors of the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County - 2011-2013

Articles / Seminars "Earnouts in M&A - Avoiding the Pitfalls" - Live Teleconference

Deadlock: Business Partner Disputes in Privately-Held Businesses