Bill Yanger

Bill Yanger

  • Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Florida
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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 World Light Heavyweight Champion Antonio Tarver in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy adversary proceedings 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;
Representation of 60 year-old St. Petersburg entity Barnes Machinery Company through successful jury verdict for fraud versus real estate/asset purchaser;
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 independent filmmakers with regard to private placement funding, project development, production and distribution;
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 high-tier internet retailer in business tort/breach of contract litigation against website developer concerning interactive website and e-commerce functionality;
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%;
Development and distribution of a personality-driven children's television series;
Development of a celebrity interview/day-in-the-life television series;
Development of a celebrity narrated documentary/travelogue on the Florida Keys;
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, homeshopping 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 and development of a cable television network owned and operated by Native American entities;
Development and funding of a Central Florida-based theme park/water park/golf course destination;

Formulation, development and roll-out of a locally based cable homeshopping program featuring local retailers;
Formulation, development and funding of a Montreal, Canada based film/television studio;
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);

Bar Affiliations:

Member of The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Texas (inactive status); Authorized to practice in the Middle District of Florida, Southern District of Texas, Eleventh and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; Hillsborough County Bar Association; Member, Entertainment and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Awards
AV Preeminent
Martindale Hubbell
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South Tampa Chamber of Commerce
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Ybor City Chamber of Commerce
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Current
Film Florida
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Current
Florida Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
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Bradenton
527 Manatee Ave.
Bradenton , FL 34208
USA
217 N. Lois Ave
Tampa, FL 33609
USA
Telephone: (813) 286-7025