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Julio C. Esquivel

Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602


Judy Jaggie

Julio C. Esquivel has significant experience in corporate, transactional and securities matters, including: public offerings and private placements; domestic and international mergers and acquisitions; recapitalization and restructurings; venture capital; joint ventures; franchising; and Securities Exchange Act reporting obligations. Julio's experience includes:

  • advising emerging growth companies regarding growth, financing and exit strategies;
  • advising public company boards, special committees and executive management regarding their fiduciary duties and corporate governance best practices;
  • advising buyers and sellers regarding M&A deal strategies, structures and techniques;
  • representing issuers and underwriters in connection with public and private offerings of debt and equity securities;
  • representing investors and businesses in connection with venture capital and private equity investments;
  • representing franchisors and franchisees; and
  • advising parties with regard to joint venture, partnership and related agreements.


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2017 - 2019
  • TBBCA Impact Award Recipient, 2015

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Tampa Public Art Alliance, Chair
  • Tampa Theatre, Board of Directors
  • Tampa Museum of Art, Board of Trustees
  • Gasparilla Music Foundation, President
  • Gasparilla Music Festival, Board of Directors
  • Jameis Winston's Dream Forever Foundation, Board of Directors

News Releases


05.13.2012"Capitalization, Shares and Distributions," Florida Corporate Practice, Fourth Edition
05.13.2012"Paying a Lawyer with Stock," Business Law Today
05.01.2012"How to Effectively Use a Letter of Intent," Smart Business Tampa Bay


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  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), 1991
  • B.S., Finance, University of Florida, 1988

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 1992


  • Spanish