TAMPA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald A. Christaldi, partner in the Tampa office, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Riverwalk. Friends of the Riverwalk works in tandem with the City of Tampa in transforming the downtown landscape, opening public access to Tampa’s lovely waterfront and linking five museums, seven parks and numerous hotels, restaurants and outdoor gathering places through the Riverwalk.
Ron is a business lawyer with experience in both transactions and litigation. He is the General Counsel to the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research and to medical device manufacturer, Alps South, LLC. He is the primary outside counsel for the Moffitt Cancer Center. Ron is the Co-Chair of the Health Care Practice group in the Tampa, Florida office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP. He is a Board Certified Health Lawyer and is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He also has been selected Legal Elite by Florida Trend® and has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal with its prestigious “40 Under 40” award for professional accomplishments and community service. He is a member of Leadership Tampa (Class of 2003) and Tampa Connection (Class of 1998-1999). Ron is very active in the community where his work focuses on children, cultural issues and the environment. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Youth Environmental Services, Inc., as well as the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts, The Spring of Tampa Bay, and the Tampa Club. He also serves as Treasurer and is on the Executive Committee of the Tampa Chamber.
Ron received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Florida State University College of Law, his M.A. in International Affairs from Florida State University, and his B.A. from New College of the University of South Florida.
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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full service business law firm with more than 225 attorneys practicing in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; and Charlotte, North Carolina.