Byrd F.  Marshall, Jr. - Attorney at Law

301 East Pine Street
Suite 1400
Post Office Box 3068 (32802-3068)
Orlando, Florida 32801

P 407-843-8880
F 407-244-5690

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Biography

Biff is chairman of the board of GrayRobinson. He is a securities lawyer with experience in representing public and private companies as they address their capital needs. Biff has acted as general counsel to New York Stock Exchange companies, American Stock Exchange companies, and companies traded on NASDAQ. In addition to representing numerous limited partnerships that have raised capital for various reasons, he has represented underwriters and venture capitalists and has consistently completed venture capital transactions for issuers. Biff held the managing director position from 1992 until 2016 and was one of the longest-serving managing directors in the state.

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Background

Biff was born in Miami, Florida, and graduated from Pine Crest Preparatory School in 1971.  After attending Southern Methodist University for two years, Biff obtained his bachelor's degree from Florida State University (double major in accounting and finance) and his master's degree in business administration from Florida State University and graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1978. Prior to becoming a shareholder at GrayRobinson, Biff practiced in Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida.

Education
  • Southern Methodist University (1971-1973)
  • Florida State University, B.S., accounting and finance (1975)
    • Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Phi, Member
  • Florida State University, M.B.A. (1978)
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. (high honors, 1978)
    • Order of the Coif, Member
    • Moot Court
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Member
  • Managing Partner Forum, Advisory Board Member 
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2018
    • Lawyer of the Year, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2012
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2012-2014
  • Florida Trend, Top Managing Partner , 2005-2007 
  • Orlando Business Journal, Most Influential Businessmen Nominee , 2010
  • Orlando Magazine, Best Lawyer, 2009-2010, 2014 
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Present

  • Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc., Board of Directors, 2015


Past

  • Give Kids the World, Board of Directors
  • Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida, Board of Directors
  • Florida Venture Group, Founder and former Director
  • Florida Space Business Roundtable, Founder and former Director
  • Trinity Aquatic Team, former Director and former President
  • Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce, former Director
  • Leadership Orlando, Alumni Group
  • Leadership Florida, Class XXI
  • American Arbitration Association, Member
  • Condev Holdings, Board of Directors
  • Central Florida Innovation Corporation, Founder and former Chairman
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  • LinkedIn
  • Ingenuity in Action.TM

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