Jesse L. Skipper, P.A.

Successfully serving St. Petersburg clients for more than 20 years

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Firm Overview

While my law office, Jesse L. Skipper, P.A., has represented large business enterprises since 1989, and continues to welcome their business, one of my main goals is making quality legal services available to middle-income individuals, and small- and medium-sized businesses. The complexity of legal issues does not necessarily decrease with the amount of money at stake, nor with the client's net worth or annual sales revenue. I strive to provide competent legal representation and aggressive litigation to those who otherwise may not be able to afford it.

Strong focus on business, real estate and employment litigation:
My law firm focuses on business, real estate, employment, international and general civil litigation. I also handle business and corporate transactional matters and international, computer and Internet law disputes. I help you and your business succeed by applying my skills, which include:

Business experience. For more than 20 years, I have assisted Tampa Bay and central and southwest Florida business entities with resolving contract disagreements, trademark and copyright infringement, breach of confidentiality, fraudulent business practices and civil theft.

Advocacy for employment justice. One of my main areas of practice is employment law. I aggressively represent individuals who have been harassed, wrongfully discharged or refused proper compensation for their work. Florida's Minimum Wage Amendment allows even salaried employees the right to receive paid time-and-a-half for overtime, subject to their exemption status. If you
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Main Office
535 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg  FL  33701

  • 727-896-8781
  • 727-823-6792
Trusted business ally
If you are planning to start your own business in Florida or if you want to expand your current business, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your success. Jesse L. Skipper, P.A. assists individuals and businesses of all sizes with a full range of legal services, including:

-Commercial and civil litigation
-Business formation and advice
-Due diligence
-Financial investment counseling
-Contract review and development
-Breach of contract
-Buy and sell agreements
-Shareholder disputes

With more than 20 years of industry experience, attorney Jesse L. Skipper is well prepared to handle business legal issues of any size or complexity. If litigation becomes necessary, I work tirelessly to defend your rights in court and provide the best possible results for your case.

Realizing your business dreams:
My focus is helping clients start their own businesses. I review your business plans and advise on issues involved in business formation and maintenance, including potential liability, corporate entity formation and tax structures. Once your business has been established, I continue to help it grow by advising on insurance coverage, investment strategies and corporate compliance issues. I also looks after your best interests by finding strategies to limit your personal liability and increase your bottom line.

Helping business owners move forward:
I work closely with business owners to ensure businesses run smoothly. I often negotiate and draft contracts and buy-and-sell agreements, assist with corporate compliance measures and tax filing, and represent businesses in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. I am a seasoned negotiator and litigator and know how to best represent your financial interests, successfully resolving your issues in the boardroom or the courtroom.

Jesse L. Skipper


Practice areas:
-Business litigation
-Business torts
-Commercial litigation
-Real estate litigation
-Construction law
-International litigation
-Unfair competition
-Civil litigation
-Appellate practice
-Commercial collections
-Corporate litigation
-Employment litigation
-Noncompete litigation
-Sexual harassment
-Whistleblower litigation

-California, 1993
-Florida, 1989

-University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1988
-University of Florida, B.A., 1984

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics

Memberships & Associations:
-The Florida Bar
-Hillsborough County, St. Petersburg Bar Associations
-American Bar Association
-National Employment Lawyers Association

Biographical details:
Articles Editor, University of Florida International Law Journal, 1987-1988

French and Japanese
  • University of Florida
    Juris Doctorate, with honors , 1988

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