Tampa, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2014) — Bill Edwards, of counsel in the Tampa office of the statewide law firm Broad and Cassel, has been selected to join the Legal Advisory Council for the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO).
Edwards joins 41 other industry professionals from some of the leading professional employer organizations (PEOs) across the United States. He is one of only four representatives from the Tampa Bay area on the council.
A member of Broad and Cassel’s Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Securities, and Labor and Employment Practice Groups, Edwards has significant experience managing corporate, commercial and employment practices liability insurance claims.
Prior to joining Broad and Cassel in 2013, he served as general counsel and director of legal services for a national privately held PEO. As a member of the executive management team, he was a decision maker for complex commercial litigation strategy, regulatory issues, employment litigation and contracts.
PEOs enable small and mid-sized businesses the ability to cost-effectively outsource their human resources functions, including employee benefits, payroll, workers’ compensation and more. NAPEO is the trade association for these organizations.
Broad and Cassel established its Tampa office in 1994. The firm’s Tampa attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: Commercial Litigation, Creditors’ Rights, Labor and Employment Law, Corporate and Securities, Public/Private Finance, Intellectual Property, and Computer and Technology Law. The office represents major components of regional economic engines, such as transportation authorities, banks, underwriters, insurers, professional employer organizations, manufacturers, and software developers. Broad and Cassel, founded on Jan. 1, 1946, has more than 170 lawyers and 200 support personnel located in nine offices throughout the state of Florida. The firm has extensive experience in a wide variety of corporate practice areas and industries. For more information, please visit us online at www.broadandcassel.com.