Hi, I’m Jason Sampson, the Founder of Venerable Law.
After over 20 years as a lawyer, I say with certainty that we can have the most impact within our own communities. That’s why I left a job with one of the biggest law firms in the world to work with you — business owners and entrepreneurs. The problem I had working with giant corporations is that I never got to know my clients. I much prefer working side by side with someone who is paving their own way. So I started Venerable so I could be with you for the whole ride and not just a one-time solution. Whether it is a generic issue about a contract or one of many legal issues that come with owning a business.
I use my legal expertise and network to help business owners power their dreams and ambitions forward. When my clients talk, I listen. Then, I get to work supporting their goals and giving the necessary legal advice that comes with growth. My clients know they can always call me with questions, and often, I can find the answer in five minutes (saving them days or weeks of anxiety.) I am often told by people that they have been lucky not to need a lawyer, but I always tell myself they just didn’t know they needed one.
I started by legal career in Salem, Massachusetts and I am now based in Tampa, Florida, working out of a beautiful historic building in Hyde Park. When I’m not diving into the legal needs of my clients, I’m spending as much time as possible with my family (or catching up on sleep). And if I suddenly had twice as much free time (it could happen), I would travel with my family whenever I had the opportunity.
I am a current or previous member of the
Trial and Litigation Section Board, Hillsborough County Bar Association
White Collar Crime Committee, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyer Section
Debtor/Creditor Rights Subcommittee, Florida Bar
Real Property Finance and Lending Committee, Florida Bar
Hillsborough County Land Use Appeals Board
I have represented or provided counsel to
A Fortune 200 manufacturing company:
managing an internal investigation for more than a year involving widespread fraud across the globe and supervising a team of attorneys and forensic accountants throughout the U.S. and Asia.
One of the largest banks in the Middle East:
managing an internal investigation for more than two years involving alleged violations of financial regulations and trade sanctions and supervising a team of more than 20 attorneys and 30 consultants conducting forensic data investigation throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
One of the world’s largest banks:
handled all aspects of its largest real estate loan (US$32 million) in the state of Florida from filing a commercial foreclosure action, to handling the matter through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, all the way through to the eventual loan workout.
A commercial mortgage-backed security trust:
handled all aspects of its largest non-recourse loan (US$125 million) from filing a commercial foreclosure action all the way through to the eventual loan workout where the operating asset was a Hilton hotel.
Two individual white collar defendants:
Obtained a complete dismissal of more than 200 charges in a case where 100’s of businesses and individuals were charged in the largest gambling case brought by the Florida Attorney General at that time.
Successfully pursued a collection action against a China-based firm (without any US assets) and obtained payment above the face amount of judgment to cover payment of principal, costs and attorneys’ fees on behalf of a hedge fund client
Provided counsel to an international financial institution in the sale of various multimillion-dollar loan facilities