Bill Yanger

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Location:
Tampa, Florida
Phone:
813-425-1127
941-621-2131
888-508-7434
Fax:
813-288-2039
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Bill Yanger was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.S. Journalism 1982) and South Texas College of Law (J.D. 1986). Bill is proud to be rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest possible rating.

  • Representation of clients from California, Nevada, Missouri, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, New York, Illinois, Virginia, Washington D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Canada, Bosnia and China in litigated matters in Florida.
  • Representation of the premier distributor of closed circuit pay-per-view UFC, boxing and special events in the United States in federal court communications piracy litigation;
  • Representation of the karaoke industry's leading software manufacturer in federal court trademark litigation;
  • Representation of World Light Heavyweight Champion Antonio Tarver in litigated dispute with former promoter as well as multiple contractual and endorsement issues;
  • Representation of international pop recording artist Aaron Carter in contract/royalty/fraud litigation against Lou Pearlman and Transcontinental Records;
  • Successful defense of post-production house in federal involuntary bankruptcy litigation;
  • Representation of web-based information aggregator against national financial entity for multiple violations of database access licensing agreement resulting in significant mid-six figure recovery;
  • Nearly daily consultation in a general counsel capacity to construction companies, development companies, small businesses, advertising agencies, film and television production companies, post-production companies, sound and audio production companies, new media concerns and sportswear manufacturers;
  • Representation of high-tier internet retailer in business tort/breach of contract litigation against website developer concerning interactive website and e-commerce functionality;
  • Funding, development, pilot production and marketing of brand-driven "tweens" targeted variety television show;
  • Successful prosecution of fraud/breach of contract litigation on behalf of sports production company against promoter;
  • Representation of independent filmmakers with regard to private placement funding, project development, production and distribution;
  • Successful prosecution of UCC litigation on behalf of international sportswear manufacturer against department store giant, including issues surrounding unlawful margin protection and unfair competitive practices;
  • Representation of advertising agencies, film and television production companies, post-production companies, sound and audio production companies, sportswear manufacturers, construction companies and numerous other entities in hundreds of litigated matters.
  • Representation of various musicians/groups regarding recording contract review and negotiation;
  • Development, production, post and distribution of a concert format music television show slated for PBS national distribution anticipated to be in excess of 70%;
  • Sportswear (beach and surf) manufacturing, distribution and marketing strategy, including licensing and intellectual property issues;
  • Negotiations and due diligence for the acquisition of an established professional snow-skiing network television property;
  • Formation and development of a new professional snow-skiing property designed for a televised world tour and broadcast, cable and international distribution;
  • Negotiations with broadcast, cable and pay-per-view networks as to carriage and distribution of programming, including snow-skiing, snowboarding, boxing, martial arts, offshore powerboat racing, home shopping and children's programming;
  • Formation, development, funding and distribution of a weekly cable boxing program designed to feed quarterly pay-per-view championship bouts;
  • Negotiations with corporate sponsors as to entitlement and sponsorship packages for professional snow-skiing tour, boxing series and offshore power boat racing series;
  • Formulation, development and roll-out of a locally based cable home shopping program featuring local retailers;
  • Acquisition of top-tier large-market advertising agency in the United States (representing the buyer);
  • Acquisition of oldest advertising agency in the Southwest United States (representing the buyer)

Areas of Practice

  • Small Business Support
  • Business Formation
  • Purchase & Sale of Business
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Business Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Complex Litigation
  • Business Fraud
  • Business Disputes

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S. - 1982
    • Major: Journalism

Honors and Awards

  • Highest Possible Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating: "AV® Preeminent?"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, Member, Entertainment and Sports Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Ybor City Chamber of Commerce

Languages

  • Spanish