Kevin Iurato focuses his practice in the areas of business transactions and contracts, business law, securities, recapitalization and restructurings, employment law, franchise law and marketing and advertising law, and also provides general counsel services for his clients.
Prior to joining the Iurato Law Firm, Mr. Iurato worked in private practice in the Corporate, Securities and Finance Group at Fowler White Boggs P.A. and in the Corporate and Securities and Franchise and Distribution Groups at DLA Piper LLC. Thereafter, Mr. Iurato served as General Counsel for Continental Promotion Group, Inc., a leading international provider of rebate, gift card and other promotion fulfillment and marketing services with offices located in 3 countries, and as Assistant General Counsel at ProVest LLC, a nationwide provider of legal support services with offices located throughout the U.S.
Mr. Iurato received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL in 2000, graduating first in his class, and received a B.A. in Accounting from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA in 1996.
While at Stetson, Mr. Iurato served as Assistant Articles Editor of the Law Review and served as an intern to the Honorable Susan C. Bucklew, Federal District Court Judge. While attending Stetson, Mr. Iurato was a recipient of the Calvin A. Kuenzel Memorial Scholarship.
Publications and Presentations:
Professional Affiliations: Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Carrollwood Bar Association, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar – Corporation, Securities and Financial Services Committee and Computer and Technology Law Committee, Tampa Bay Business Owners
Community Involvement: Legal Service Provider, Hispanic Business Initiative Fund, and Volunteer, Tampa Theatre, Volunteer Big Brothers Big Sisters (2007-2011), Dad's Club, St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School.
Jenay E. Iurato practices in civil and commercial litigation, contracts, corporate law, labor and employment law (representing management and corporations), and health law. Ms. Iurato also serves as local counsel to out-of-state law firms and a contract attorney to law firms seeking temporary legal services. In addition, she serves as an attorney's fees expert in cases providing expert analysis, opinions, affidavits, and testimony. She also currently serves as an Expedited Commercial Panel Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association ("AAA").
Professional Experience: With her extensive boutique and large law firm experience, Ms. Iurato has earned widespread recognition representing individual and corporate clients in a variety of civil, complex commercial, business torts, employment, restrictive covenants (non-competes), health law and other litigation matters. Ms. Iurato's health law practice includes representing physicians and healthcare providers/entities in contractual disputes, reimbursement, regulatory matters, fraud and abuse, audit defense, Stark, HIPAA, and other healthcare matters. Ms. Iurato also assists her healthcare clients in a wide range of corporate transactions.
Through representation of county agencies, municipalities, and fire districts, Ms. Iurato also has experience providing legal advice in all areas of public records law, governmental ethics, code enforcement, and land development law. Ms. Iurato has also served as a frequent presenter at Red Rock Leadership Training Classes in Tampa, Florida and as a faculty member for various seminars on litigation, corporate, employment, and health law topics
Education: Ms. Iurato earned her J.D. and M.B.A. from Stetson University College of Law in 2000, and her B.S. in Business Administration and B.A. in Spanish from Pepperdine University in 1994. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Iurato worked as a paralegal for the State of New Mexico Risk Management Division and Department of Health.
While at Stetson, Ms. Iurato was an active member and coach of the Executive Moot Court Board, Student Bar Association, and Hispanic Bar Association. She participated in Tulane University School of Law’s International Legal Studies Program in Paris, France. She also served as a federal judicial intern at the United States District Court, for the Middle District of Florida, to the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich and research assistant to Stetson’s Former Vice President and Dean, Darby Dickerson.
Honors: Ms. Iurato has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer (2015-2017) and a Florida Rising Star (2009-2012) by Super Lawyers® magazine. She was also recognized as a Florida Trend's Legal Elite in 2014, 2015, and 2017, and a Legal Elite, Up & Comer in 2012. She was honored to receive the prestigious Leader in the Law award from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (2017). In 2016, Ms. Iurato graduated from The Florida Bar William Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy. In 2014, the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association honored Ms. Iurato at its Eighth Annual Scholarship Gala with the Luis "Tony" Cabassa Award for her human trafficking advocacy and pro bono legal assistance to human trafficking survivors and victims. Ms. Iurato also received Stetson University's President's Award in 2014 and was elected to serve on Stetson University College of Law's Board of Overseers, for which she will serve another three year term. Ms. Iurato is also a recipient of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2009 Up & Comers Award. In 2009, Ms. Iurato also participated in Leadership Tampa.
Community Involvement: Ms. Iurato is an active member of her community serving on the board of directors for several professional and community organizations listed below. As part of her work with the Junior Leagues of Florida, she has advocated in Tallahassee and across the State of Florida, on behalf of over 11,000 women, on legislation affecting women, children, and human trafficking survivors and victims.
Human Trafficking: Ms. Iurato never envisioned that her advocacy and legal skills would provide her with the honor of working with human trafficking survivors and victims. She appreciates the recognition from the community for her work in this area but believes that the true recognition and focus should always be on the survivors and victims. If her advocacy and pro bono work with Brent Woody, Esq., founder of the Justice Restoration Center (Legal and Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy - also known as West Florida Center for Trafficking Advocacy ("WFCTA")), will help bring more awareness and improvements to the array of legal services and other needs of human trafficking survivors and victims, then she will continually strive to be a leader in this area. She will also continually seek out opportunities to raise awareness about WFCTA's incredible pro bono legal and other services provided to human trafficking survivors and victims, and donations to WFCTA needed to support these efforts. In 2013, Ms. Iurato served as the keynote speaker at the Hillsborough County Bar Association's 17th Annual Bench Bar Conference Luncheon titled "Stand Up For Justice" and spoke about human trafficking. Ms. Iurato also served as a panelist to speak on violence against women and human trafficking at the USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy 8th Annual Symposium in 2013. In 2014, Ms. Iurato served as a panelist at the Hillsborough County Bar Association Immigration and Nationality Section Luncheon to speak on human trafficking in the Tampa Bay Area. In 2015, Ms. Iurato served as a panelist and coordinated human trafficking presentations for the Goldburg-Cacciatore Criminal Inn and Carrollwood Bar Association. She also served as a moderator for a breakout session at the Florida Office of the Attorney General's 4th Annual Summit on Human Trafficking. In 2016, the Junior League of Tampa recognized Ms. Iurato for her work with WFCTA in their annual community publications and selected her to lead a panel discussion in January 2017 relating to human trafficking in front of over 500 women representing Junior Leagues across the country and that are members of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
Professional Affiliations: The Florida Bar (Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2016-Present)); American Bar Association; Hispanic National Bar Association (2016-Present); Tampa Hispanic Bar Association (President, 2017, Vice-President 2009-2010, Board of Directors 2006-Present); Hillsborough County Bar Association (Health Law, Labor & Employment, and Trial Lawyers Sections); Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers; Florida Association for Women Lawyers; Stetson Board of Overseers (2014-Present); Stetson Lawyers' Association Advisory Council (President 2012-2014, Member 2007-Present, Co-Chair of the First Annual Scholarship Gala); and the Clearwater Bar Association (Board of Directions, Young Lawyers Section (2004-2006)).
Community Associations: The Junior League of Tampa, Inc. (Sustainer 2016-Present, Board of Directors 2007-2016, Legal Chair 2011-2013); The Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee (Sustainer Advisor 2010-Present, Chair 2009-2010); Justice Restoration Center (WFCTA) (Pro Bono Attorney 2013-Present); International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators (Advisory Board 2013-Present); Tampa Bay Community Campaign Against Human Trafficking/FREE Network (Member 2012-Present); Independent Living Services Advisory Council (2008-2012); and Connected by 25 Hillsborough Community Partnership Advisory Board (2007-2009).
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