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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

10.01.2018Julio C. Esquivel Named Vice Chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation Investor Relations Committee
09.20.2018Julio C. Esquivel to Speak at the ITServe Florida Chapter Monthly Meeting
08.15.2018Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019
07.12.2018Julio C. Esquivel Served as Panelist at West Coast District Global Commercial Real Estate Symposium
05.14.2018Julio Esquivel Named President of Gasparilla Music Foundation
01.24.2018Shumaker Announces New Tampa Office Managing Partner and Management Committee Member
08.17.2017Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
08.10.2017Julio C. Esquivel Elected to Board of Directors of Jameis Winston's Dream Forever Foundation
08.16.2016Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2017
08.26.2015Shumaker Managing Partner Named Impact Award Honoree
01.27.2015Julio C. Esquivel Named First Hispanic Managing Partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
05.15.2014Lights on Tampa 2015 Kickoff Held at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
05.30.2013Julio C. Esquivel Elected to Board of Directors of the Gasparilla Music Festival
01.22.2013Julio C. Esquivel Elected to Board of Trustees of Tampa Museum of Art
03.30.2012Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces New Tampa Office Managing Partner and Management Committee Addition
03.14.2012Shumaker Attorneys Co-Presented Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions Seminar
12.02.2011Julio C. Esquivel Spoke to ACC-WCFL
10.07.2011Julio C. Esquivel Selected to Leadership Tampa
08.23.2011Shumaker Attorneys Presented at Second Annual ACC-WCFL Symposium
03.09.2011Julio C. Esquivel Named to Board of Tampa Theatre


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


Events and Presentations

Alternate biographies




  • 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