William M. Stainton

William Stainton
  • Shareholder
  • wms@macfar.com
  • 813.273.4325

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2003     
         Cum laude
    University of Florida, B.A. in Political Science, 2000


  • All Florida State Courts
    U.S. District Court - Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
    U.S. Tax Court

  • The Florida Bar
    Hillsborough County Bar Association

  • Commissioner, Federal Judicial Nominating Commission
         State of Florida, 2005-2009
    Florida Bar's Standing Committee on Judicial Administration and Evaluation 2010-2013

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, Board of Trustees, Board Member
    Association for Corporate Growth, Member 
    Statewide Finance Committee, Ashley Moody for Florida Attorney General, 2018
    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)
    Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Member 
    Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County, Board of Directors 2011-2013

  • Mr. Stainton advises clients in a broad range of corporate, business and transactional matters, including mergers, sales and acquisitions, securities offerings, partnership and stockholder agreements, corporate governance, business planning, and a variety of strategic and joint venture arrangements.  He counsels clients in connection with venture capital and private equity transactions, recapitalizations, reorganizations, divestitures, corporate finance, credit facilities, and related tax matters.  Mr. Stainton has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings in the private capital markets, and the legal and business issues inherent in such transactions.  He regularly advises companies, management teams, and private equity funds in connection with investments and sales transactions. In addition, he has experience handling shareholder and management disputes, preparing and issuing legal opinions, and advising clients on crisis management.  Mr. Stainton serves as outside general counsel to a number of Florida based companies, partnerships and investment firms.  Representative industries include private equity and family office investment, banking and finance, insurance services, manufacturing, value-added distribution, hospitality, healthcare and healthcare services, logistics, telecommunications, information technology, and software as a service.