Sheryl Hunter is the President of Hunter Business Law, The Entrepreneur’s Law Firm®, which was named on the INC 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America — and on the list of Largest Women-Owned Businesses in Tampa Bay in both 2019 and 2020. For over 20 years, Sheryl Hunter has represented hundreds of growth-focused entrepreneurs and their business enterprises, from start-up to exit. She is the Founding Partner of Hunter Business Law, a boutique firm designed specifically to serve as outsourced general counsel to entrepreneurial clients, as well as investors in early-stage companies. Sheryl is an investor in and outside general counsel for Florida Funders, the most active VC in Florida, and is on the board of Synapse, a nonprofit connecting innovators throughout Florida. She is also the chair of the advisory board for Transitions Candles, a social enterprise of Girls Empowered Mentally for Success. She was named in the 2020 Top Lawyer addition of TAMPA Magazines for business law, was listed as one of the Top 3 Business Lawyers in Tampa, FL by ThreeBest Rated in 2020 and 2021, was named in the Top 10 People to watch in 2018 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and was awarded the 2016 Businesswoman of the Year for Legal Services by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Sheryl is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and George Washington University and lives in Tampa with her husband and two children.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs
I have found Sheryl to be a “must have attorney” when it comes to legal matters within your business. She is responsive, honest, diplomatic, and extremely fair. In my most recent transaction with Sheryl, she was able to successfully mediate matters within our company and provide us with a solid foundation moving into the future. Her attention to detail, calm demeanor, and strong authority made me feel confident to always go to her for my companies best interest. Thank you for breathing new life into my green world.-Tara LaSalla, President of Green Me Locally
Sheryl and the entire staff of Hunter Business Law are extremely knowledgeable in assisting new businesses tackle a myriad of issues. From beginning to end, they see the entire process through with their clients in a very personable and professional manner. I would highly recommend anyone starting, or growing their business seek the counsel of Sheryl and Hunter Business Law-Joey West, Founder and Chief Media Expert at Media Expert PR
I have had the luxury of working with Sheryl on several different occasions and multiple scenarios. It isn’t often that you experience someone that cares enough to protect you and your business as if it were her own. This is exactly how I have felt in dealing with Sheryl and Hunter Business Law! She and her team are attentive, detailed and extremely easy to work with. I strongly recommend Sheryl and her team for any of your business needs.-Ashby Green, Founder at Gazelle Capital
Sheryl Hunter has been so much more than an attorney for our business. Her guidance, intelligence, business savvy, and almost unreal patience as we have navigated the waters as early-stage founders has been priceless. Her staff goes above and beyond, as well, and we simply can not recommend her and this firm more highly!-Rosa Shores, Co-Founder of Blockspaces, Inc.
Hunter Business Law has the perfect balance between business and legal acumen so my business dealings are not only successful, but have a higher rate of closing. Sheryl personally is sharp, bright and smart and is a pleasure to work with.-Charles Hutchinson, CFO at InSync Healthcare Solutions, LLC
At Florida Funders, we have come to rely on Hunter Business Law for much of our legal advice and counsel. Sheryl and her team are awesome to work with, and we know that we can always count on them for responsiveness, for creative and entrepreneurial thinking, and for giving us practical legal opinions that take into consideration the business aspects of any situation. Hunter Business Law is a true business partner of Florida Funders, in every sense of the word.-Tom Wallace, Managing Partner of Florida Funders
Sheryl is exemplary in so many ways. Her knowledge of contract law is impeccable. Her responsiveness is remarkable. Above all, Sheryl shows a genuine interest in helping me in my business with a keen understanding of business issues balanced with contract details. She’s my go-to lawyer.-Bernie Borges, CEO of Find and Convert, and Executive Producer of Social Business Engine
Sheryl is an absolutely brilliant attorney. She has been massively helpful to my company as we started up. Sheryl has provided guidance and insight every step of the way. Highly knowledgeable and skilled, her team is fantastic as well! If you are considering working with her, stop thinking and do it. You will be glad you did.-Joel Beasley, CTO and Founder of LeaderBits
Sheryl and her team have represented my firm on several matters. They get what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and are master problem solvers. Whether it be needing contract development, collections assistance or guidance on IP planning and protection, I highly Hunter Business Law to any business owner.-Karen Post, Founder of HomeFrosting
Sheryl Hunter and her legal team have done an excellent job for us and have kept us from making costly mistakes in our businesses. Sheryl has always been readily available to consult us on simple legal questions as well as providing in-depth analysis of complex agreements and contracts. Her insight and wise counsel is invaluable to us. We consider Sheryl and her team to be members of our team and vital to our continued success.-Travor & Verna Lutz, Optimal Male Performance Center
I don’t know where my businesses would be without Hunter Business Law. Sheryl and Katelyn are so attentive and responsive to my changing business needs. As a start-up entrepreneur, I value the experience and expertise of Hunter Business Law to guide me through the process of establishing my business, maintaining all the necessary documents and even expanding my network to include other dynamic business owners. Thank you for being my trusted small business legal advisor!-Dr. Traci Thompson: CEO and Founder of Dr. Traci’s House Inc., and President and Founder of CareGetters, Inc.
The Team at Hunter Business Law made expanding my business to Nashville easy. Two States, one law firm that treats me like family, what more can I ask for.-Nicole Carver, Founder of Carver Concierge