John I. Van Voris - Attorney at Law

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 2700
Post Office Box 3324 (33601-3324)
Tampa, Florida 33602

P 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145
D 813-273-5046

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John is an experienced government, banking, securities, M&A and bond lawyer. He has handled numerous initial public offerings and private securities placements.  John has also served as bond counsel for many municipal bond issues, including for the city of Tampa and Hillsborough County. He has organized and performed legal services for several federal and state banks and currently serves as counsel for SunTrust Bank, BB&T, First Citrus Bank, Citrus and Chemical Bank, Regions Bank, Pilot Bank, Riverside National Bank of Florida, Synovus Bank, Bank of Naples, First Manatee Bank, and RBC Centura Bank, among other financial institutions. John served as general counsel of the Tampa Sports Authority, a public agency that manages Raymond James Stadium and three city-owned golf courses, from 2000 to 2008.

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John was born in Albany, New York, and graduated as salutatorian from Union College with a bachelor's in 1957. In 1960, he graduated from Harvard Law School. He served as a captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1961 to 1964, receiving the Army Commendation Medal for his service as a court martial prosecutor. He joined the Tampa law firm of Shackleford, Farrior, Stallings & Evans in 1964, which later merged with GrayRobinson. John is a member of the Florida and New York bars.

  • Union College, B.A. (1957)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Chi Psi Fraternity
  • Harvard Law School, LLB (1960)
  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • New York Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1999-2019
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2013
  • Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," 2006-2008
  • Tampa, "Top Rated Lawyer," Corporate/Tax, 2013
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Business Law Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar
  • Rotary Club of Tampa
  • Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Museum, Inc., Legal Counsel
  • Friends of Henry B. Plant Park, Inc., Legal Counsel
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Ingenuity in Action.®

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