Kiefner Law Offices, P.A.

Kiefner Law Offices, P.A.

Firm Overview

Kiefner Law Offices, P.A. advises clients on compliance with complex regulatory requirements, employment law, securities law issues for public filings, and restrictions on trading by corporate affiliates and insiders. The firm handles a broad spectrum of transactions-from complex offerings by experienced issuers to initial offerings by start-up companies.

The firm represents many different types of corporate clients including the following:

-Placement agents
-Securities issuers, sellers, and purchasers
-Investment bankers
-Institutional purchasers in public offerings and private placements

Kiefner Law Offices, P.A. advises investors in securities as to their rights and remedies against registered broker-dealers and their agents as well as against private issuers and their unregistered selling agents. Finally, the firm represents broker-dealers, brokers, wholesalers, and other persons who are the subject of litigation brought by private investors as well as by governmental agencies and self-regulatory bodies.

The firm also represents clients in a variety of security litigation forums.

Unique expertise in securities and business services:

The legal team at Kiefner Law Offices, P.A. primarily focus on the following areas of practice:

-Securities litigation
-Business formation and corporate services
-Securities transactions
-Employment discrimination and labor disputes

Main Office

Main Office
146 Second Street North, Suite 300
St. Petersburg FL 33701





Real Estate

Kiefner Law Offices, P.A. will represent your Real Estate legal matters.

Kiefner Law Offices, P.A. provides full-service business law counsel including, but not limited to-

-Corporate and other business entity formation
-Operating agreements and other operational documents
-Mergers and acquisitions
-Real estate transactional documents

John R. Kiefner, Jr.

Kiefner Law Offices, P.A.


Areas of practice:
-Securities litigation
-Securities transactions
-Commercial litigation
-Administrative law
-Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) arbitration
-Securities arbitration

Admitted to practice:
-Florida, 1971
-U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 1971
-U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1971
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
-U.S. Tax Court, 1982
-U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th, 11th and District of Columbia Circuits

AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell

-Stetson University, J.D., 1971
-Phi Alpha Delta
-National Society of Scabbard & Blade
-Stetson Law Review, 1970-1971
-Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1968

Professional memberships:
-St. Petersburg Bar Association
-Federal Bar Association
-American Bar Association (member, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law, 1983-)
-Inter-American Bar Association
-Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc.
-The Florida Bar (member, Administrative Law Section, -Administrative Conference Planning Committee, 1985-)
-American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
-Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association

Professional accomplishments:
-Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
-Adjunct Professor, Stetson University College of Law, 1983-1985
-Regional Trial Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. Regional Office, 1977-1982
-Appointed to Board of Governors, Grievance Committee, The Florida Bar
-Captain, U.S. Army Reserve, 1968-1976


Stetson University
Juris Doctorate, 1971

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