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Libby Ridley

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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.775.6577
F: 813.223.9620

Ms. Ridley’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, representing and counseling clients in various transactional matters.  Her experience includes advising companies and their owners with respect to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, contract negotiations, public and private offerings of equity and debt, and entity formation.

Ms. Ridley regularly advises clients on corporate matters across a variety of industries, including banking and financial services, franchising, non-profits and charitable organizations, and private equity and venture capital.

Professional & Community Affiliations

The Florida Bar

University of Virginia, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, Nominating Committee

Hillsborough County Bar Association

First Tee of Tampa Bay Advisory Board

Tampa Connection, Class of 2016

Honors & Recognitions

Ms. Ridley was recognized as Florida's "Up & Coming Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine in 2017 and as a "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine in 2019. During law school, Ms. Ridley received book awards in Secured Transactions, Securities Regulation, Taxation of Estates and Trusts, and Corporate Scandals and Crises.


Prior to law school, Ms. Ridley worked as an analyst in the Corporate and Investment Bank at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, Georgia where she underwrote new credit commitments and monitored the risk profiles of large-cap consumer companies.  Ms. Ridley was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.


Judicial intern to the Honorable Paul L. Huey, Circuit Judge, 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida


University of Florida, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012

  • University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy

University of Virginia, B.S., 2007

Bar and Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida