Frank S. Ioppolo, Jr. is an accomplished and talented attorney, consultant, lobbyist, entrepreneur and businessman. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a business attorney with particular focus on business transactions, securities and finance transactions (venture capital, private equity, investment banking, bank finance, private placements (PPM’s) and initial public offerings (IPO’s), mergers & acquisitions (M&A), public private partnerships (PPP or P3), international transactions, financial reporting (’34 Act), advertising, and general counsel (GC) services. As an attorney admitted to practice law in Florida, New York and the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), Ioppolo has clients and superior business relationships nationwide. With an abundance of international experience, Ioppolo has a strong understanding and broad relationships throughout North America and the Caribbean. Ioppolo has been recognized by his fellow attorneys by his election to Best Lawyers in America, Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Trend Magazine as being in the top 2% of all lawyers in Florida.
In addition to his legal practice, Ioppolo has significant experience as a businessman and entrepreneur. He left the fifth largest law firm in the world, where he was a shareholder/partner, to become the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel to a digital marketing company (advertising, email marketing, search engine marketing (SEO), affiliate marketing, banner and web advertising, performance advertising). Ioppolo’s leadership helped the company to grown to nearly $40,000,000 in revenue with more than 60 employees. The company, MarketLeverage Interactive Advertising, was recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States in 2008. Upon the sale of certain divisions, Ioppolo returned to the practice of law and founded his own firm, the Ioppolo Law Group.
Ioppolo’s businesses include a variety of real estate development projects in Central Florida, where he is currently developing a townhouse community. He has served as the Vice President and General Counsel of HRC Hotels, a company engaged in the acquisition, ownership, development, operation and financing of premium brand select service hotels, with emphasis on the extended stay hotel segment of the lodging industry. HRC owns 22 hotels located in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa and Florida. He is frequently asked to advise clients in connection with the development and implementation of their marketing, strategic, crisis management and business plans.
As a recognized leader in the Central Florida community, Ioppolo’s contacts and relationships at the local, state and federal governmental levels have been instrumental in helping clients achieve their business and government affairs goals. These relationships have served as the foundation for Ioppolo’s lobbying activities. Ioppolo served as the Chairman of the Board of the Sanford Aviation Authority for more than 3 years, the fastest growing small hub airport in the country for 2 of the last 3 years. He was awarded the 2008 Business Leader of the Year Award from the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the 2010 Success Award for Business Achievement. His contributions to the Central Florida community have led the Orlando Business Journal to recognize Mr. Ioppolo as one of the Most Influential Men in Central Florida on four separate occasions, and in May 2015 as one of the ten people you should know if you want to do business in Seminole County.
Ioppolo obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wake Forest University. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law.