Tampa, Fla., May 16, 2014 –
Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that its Tampa office managing partner,
William (Bill) J. Schifino, Jr., has received the prestigious Hillsborough County Bar
Association Outstanding Lawyer Award. The annual honor recognizes an attorney,
who through personal and professional ethics and conduct, has made a significant
difference in the practice of law and the Tampa Bay community.
Schifino is a past-president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and is currently representing the lawyers in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit as their representative on the Florida Bar Board of Governors. He recently completed an eight-year term as a member of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, serving as its chairman, appointed by both Governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist.
At Burr & Forman, Schifino focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including securities, intellectual property, and business tort litigation. He has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating complex business disputes before Federal and State Courts, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. He also serves on the firm’s Executive Committee.
In the community, Schifino serves on the board of trustees for his alma matter, the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. He is an active member of the Tampa Bay Partnership, the CEO of Council Bay, and he was a former leader for many years in both the Boys and Girls Club and the Tampa Bay Little League.
Schifino is certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Business Litigation Law. He is also frequently recognized by his peers with accolades from Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and Super Lawyers. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation annually since 2008, and he was named by the publication as “Lawyer of the Year” in securities litigation for Tampa in 2014.
About Burr & Forman LLP
For over a century, Burr & Forman LLP’s experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and nine offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. Burr & Forman LLP: Results Matter. For more information, visit the firm’s website at www.burr.com.