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Gwendolyn Hutcheson Griggs

Mergers and acquisitions Attorney at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Gwen Griggs

  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Gwendolyn

Learn Gwendolyn’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Mergers and acquisitions
    25%

    26 years

  2. Business
    20%

  3. Health care
    20%

  4. Intellectual property
    20%
    with a focus on trade secret, technology, trademarks and copyrights protection

    26 years

  5. Contracts and agreements
    15%
    distribution agreements, tech licensing agreements, master services agreements

    26 years

I have represented business owners and entrepreneurs through all stages of growth and transition, and held various C-Suite level positions in Law, Administration and Strategy. My passion is to use those experiences to support smart, solid, sustainable growth for entrepreneurs and business owners, knowing that innovation and entrepreneurism can solve the most pressing issues we face.  I currently serve on the board of the Association for Corporate Growth North Florida and previously served on the board of Leadership Jacksonville and founded GrowJax, an initiative serving second stage business owners ($1m - $50m revenue, 10-99 employees).  Now in its 12th year, I am honored to have helped to bring a SBA backed Women's Business Center to Jacksonille and served as its founding chair.

Location

ADVOS legal pllc
5000 Sawgrass Village Circle
Suite 7
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082-2937

Reviews

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Posted by Tim | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Can't Do Business With Out Gwen
Gwen is a consistent voice of direction, support, and legal counsel. each time I meet with her I feel my business has moved a huge step forward. Not only is my business secure legally, it also has a trusted advisor in Gwen that gives me a new confidence to grow and take on new challenges.
Posted by Jim | December 31, 2014
Helping Start Up Companies Grow
We operate an investment fund and incubator for startups. Most law firms avoid early stage companies completely. But over a 30 day period, Gwen helped 3 of our startup companies address the full range of what could have been life threatening issues: governance structure, intellectual property ownership, contract negotiation, investor dispute, operating agreement. They came to our offices, made every deadline, and spoke in a language that startup CEOs could actually understand. More importantly, she framed the situation in a way that the owner clearly understood the risks and made the decision for the firm. The company founders understood right up front what the costs would be and all felt they got excellent value. Gwen understands the startup world and quickly established a rapport with our group which helped us move quickly. We consider her not as "the lawyer", but a key member of the team. As and the principal in the firm, I felt totally in the loop and informed at every stage with each company. Strongly recommend her and her team.
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Posted by Rick | December 30, 2014
Company Attorney and Board Member
Gwen was not only my companies attorney but served as a member of our Board of Advisers . She was very instrumental in guiding us to establish the highest standards . Her character ,reputation and work ethic is of the highest caliber.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Director
  • ADVOS legal pllc
  • 2014 - Present
  • Strategic Advisor and General Counsel
  • Health Designs, Inc.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chief Legal Officer, Chief Strategy Officer
  • PARC Management
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Driver McAfee Griggs Peek
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Owner
  • Griggs Firm
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary
  • Alfa SmartParks
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • McGuire Woods
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Holland & Knight
  • 1993 - 1996
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of North Florida
  • 1990

Associations

  • Leadership Jacksonville
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • GrowJAX
  • Founding Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Jacksonville Women Business Center
  • Founding Board Member
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Section Chair - GAL
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 1997 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyer Business and Corporate Law
  • Daily Business Review
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Influencers
  • Advantage Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer
  • Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Women in Business Champion of the Year
  • Small Business Administration
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Pioneer of the Year
  • Women Business Owners
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2006
  • Woman of Influence
  • Jacksonville Business Journal
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • PS27 Ventures
  • Corporate Governance for High Growth Start-Ups
  • 2016
  • Innovation Conference
  • Due Diligence in Early Stage Investment
  • 2016
  • Association for Corproate Growth
  • Moderated Jacksonville Entrepreneurial Panel
  • 2016
  • Innovation Connection Conference
  • Build for Growth: 5 Legal Game Changers Every Entrepreneur Should Know
  • 2015
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Legal Considerations: Business Acquisitions in Florida
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (3)
Endorse Gwendolyn
Business Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the honor of knowing Gwen for several years. We practice in the same area of law and I know that she has incredible knowledge and expertise. She is genuinely business-minded and can help her clients see how to capture their opportunities."
Mergers and acquisitions

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Ponte Vedra Beach Mergers and acquisitions Lawyer Gwendolyn Hutcheson Griggs
Gwendolyn Hutcheson Griggs
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Licensed for 29 years