Clifford J. Hunt

Clifford J. Hunt

Managing Shareholder
Seminole, Florida
Mr. Hunt established Law Office of Clifford J. Hunt, P.A. in October 2006, a law practice that focuses on securities and corporate regulation law.  Mr. Hunt was formally a member of Kiefner & Hunt, P.A. from 2003-Sept. 2006 and a shareholder with the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida law firm, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., practicing securities and corporate law in the firm’s Tampa office from 1999-2002, as well as the former St. Petersburg, Florida law firm, Riden, Earle & Kiefner, where he practiced securities and corporate law from 1988 through 1999, and he was Assistant Corporate Counsel for Raymond James Financial, Inc. from 1986-1988. Mr. Hunt is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. 

Mr. Hunt concentrates his practice in the area of securities and corporate regulation.  His substantial experience in securities and corporate matters includes:

•    Representation of business entities as issuer’s counsel in connection with private and public offerings of securities;

•    Representation of business entities and their principals regarding reporting requirements and filings under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as well as serving as filing agent for issuers and their principals’ filings through the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR system;

•    Representation of business entities and their principals regarding mergers and acquisitions and compliance with federal antitrust laws pertinent to such transactions;

•    Representation of business entities in secured transactions, including drafting transaction documents, facilitating filings with appropriate government agencies, drafting corporate resolutions and other agreements to facilitate consummation of the transaction;

•    Representation of broker-dealers as underwriter’s counsel in connection with private
    offerings and initial public offerings of securities;

•    Representation of issuers and shareholders in connection with preparation of opinion letters regarding the application of and compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 144 and section 4(a)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933;

•    Representation of investment advisers, investment companies, broker-dealers, their principals and associated persons in regulatory/administrative matters before the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), FINRA, and the various states’ securities commissions, including but not limited to, the Florida Department of Financial Services, Office of Financial Regulation; and

•    Representation of broker-dealers and their principals regarding regulatory compliance with the rules and regulations of the SEC, FINRA and other exchanges as well as the rules and regulations of the various states’ securities commissions;

Reported cases: Passalacqua, et al. v. Naviant, Inc., 2003 WL 21076835 (Fla. 4th DCA May 14, 2003); Eaton Vance Distributors, Inc. v. Ulrich, 692 So.2d 915 (Fla. 2d DCA 1997); Dyer v. Pioneer Concepts, Inc., 667 So.2d 961 (Fla. 2d DCA 1996).

Areas of Practice

  • Securities
  • Corporate Regulations

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor - 1986
  • Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1983
    • Major: Business Administration


  • St. Petersburg Junior College
  • St. Petersburg Stock and Bond Club

Honors and Awards

  • "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Futures Association, Approved Arbitrator

Past Employment Positions

  • Kiefner & Hunt, P.A., 2003 - 2006
  • Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., 1999 - 2002
  • Earle & Kiefner, 1988 - 1999
  • Raymond James Financia, 1986 - 1987
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida law firm, Shareholder