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Haley R. Ayure

Haley R. Ayure


Emerging Companies Practice Group Leader

Tampa, FL

How Haley Helps Clients

Haley R. Ayure is an entrepreneurial-minded business transactions lawyer. She focuses her practice on a full range of domestic and international corporate transactions and general commercial matters, advising businesses through each stage of the business cycle: formation, fundraising, operations, acquisitions and sale. She handles matters including mergers and acquisitions, venture equity and debt financings, joint ventures, federal and state securities law compliance, commercial contracts, entity selection and formations, alcohol beverage licensing, general corporate governance and corporate restructurings. Haley also has experience in business immigration law, with a particular emphasis on developing corporate solutions to help foreign entrepreneurs start U.S. companies and qualify for visas.

Haley represents clients in a variety of industries, including technology, sports, fitness and nutrition, alcohol beverage, restaurants and hospitality, real estate development, security alarm, manufacturing and entertainment. Haley’s clients include startups and emerging companies, entrepreneurs, investors, private equity/venture capital, closely held companies, public companies and nonprofits.

Haley volunteers as a mentor at USF Connect, the University of South Florida’s startup incubator/accelerator, and the University of Tampa Lowth Entrepreneurship Center’s incubator/accelerator program. She has also guest taught business law classes at the University of Tampa. Prior to joining the firm, Haley served as a Judicial Intern for the Executive Office for Immigration Review in Orlando. While attending Stetson University College of Law, Haley received the John B. Stetson Merit Scholarship and several high-grade designations.

Haley is fluent in Spanish and proficient in American Sign Language.

What Clients Can Expect

In addition to providing sophisticated legal counsel, Haley is committed to people. She strives to approach every interaction with a positive outlook and friendly demeanor, and endeavors to understand the real-life concerns of her clients while guiding them through transactions. Having owned and run a small business herself, Haley understands the balance involved in both taking and minimizing risk, and she strives to help her clients through this process in a way that sets them up for success.

Proof Points

  • Haley was honored by The Best Lawyers in America© in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2023 & 2024 in the area of Corporate Law
  • Selected for inclusion in the Florida Rising Stars® list consecutively since 2019
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite Up & Comer, 2019
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder, 2019
  • 2018 Law360 Rising Stars Nominee

Outside the Office

Outside the office, Haley enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing, working out, reading and taking in all the beauty and activity that Florida has to offer. As a working mom, Haley values the time she spends with her family and is a firm believer in making every moment count.