Attorney Profiles

Image of William Yanger Bill Yanger

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 proceedings collateral to Chapter 11 Bankruptcy 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.