Commercial contracts; business law, general real estate and corporate transactional law; employment contracts; ERISA law and life, health, disability and general liability insurance law.
Mr. Whitaker practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions; commercial contracts and leases; corporate and business law; general real estate and corporate contracts; employment contracts; ERISA law and life, health, disability and general liability insurance law.
Mr. Whitaker’s corporate practice includes entity selection and formation; preparing and negotiating shareholder, partnership and operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, and executive employment agreements, including equity participation, noncompetition, confidentiality and trade secret agreements. He engages in the preparation and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial contracts.
His extensive national and international mergers and acquisitions practice includes transactions in the medical, biopharmaceutical, telecommunications, manufacturing, food and beverage, staffing, engineering, consumer products, automotive, marine, exhibition and festival, asphalt, construction and development industries. He advises boards of directors and special committees of boards of directors as to corporate governance issues.
Over 32 years experience.
Distinctions, Appointments & Memberships:
AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Hillsborough County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Certified Public Accountant, Florida, 1983
Admitted to practice:
Middle District of Florida
Florida State University, J.D., with honors, 1985
Florida State University, B.S., Accounting, 1980