Jeffrey M. McFarland

Jeffrey M. McFarland: Attorney with Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow, PLLC AV stamp icon
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Mr. McFarland focuses on corporate (including mergers and acquisitions), business, contracts, venture capital and securities law. He represents clients in business acquisitions, dispositions and mergers, as well as providing ongoing counseling regarding business formation, corporate governance, contract law and ancillary legal issues. He also counsels clients in obtaining capital through private placements, venture capital investments and other financing transactions.

Mr. McFarland was the managing editor of the University of Florida Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He is the former chair of the Florida Coastal School of Law Curriculum Committee, served as faculty advisor to the Florida School of Law Law Review, coached several Florida Coastal School of Law Moot Court teams (including one that won the National Constitutional Law Competition), received the Faculty Vision Award (voted on by the Florida Coastal School of Law student body) and the Infilaw System Chairman’s Award (voted on by the Florida Coastal School of Law Board of Trustees). He has been published in law journals at the University of Florida, University of California-Hastings, Fordham University, and DePaul University.

Mr. McFarland has been the Friday morning host of a two-hour radio program for WJCT’s Radio Reading Service.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Business Law
  • Contracts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(904) 301-1268  Phone
(904) 301-1279  Fax
University Attended:
University of North Florida, B.A., 1989
Law School Attended:
University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1995
Year of First Admission:
1995, Florida
Jacksonville Bar Association; American Bar Association
Reported Cases:
"Warming Up to Climate Change Risk Disclosure," 14 Fordham J. Corp. & Fin. L. 281 (2009).

"Good News Investors! You've Got A Financial Expert on the Board: The Bad News? It Doesn't Mean Anything," 2:1 Hastings Bus. L.J. 165 (Winter 2006).

"The Effect of Repeal of the Baseball Antitrust Exemption on Franchise Relocations," 8 DEPAUL J. ART & ENT. L., 263 (1998) (co-authored with Thomas Hurst)

"Corporate Compliance Programs: Protecting the Business from the Rogue Employee," 70 FLA. B. J., 34 (January 1996) (co-authored with Gardner Davis)

Note, "Florida Corporation Law: Proposed Statutory Relief for Oppressed Minority Shareholders in Florida," 46 FLA. L. REV. 149 (1994)

Comment, "Constitutional Law: Penalty Enhancements for Bigoted Beliefs," Wisconsin v. Mitchell, 45 FLA. L. REV. 743 (1993)


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