Haley R. Ayure 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, 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 practices in the area of 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, beer manufacturing/craft brewing, restaurants, hotels 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 an Expert-In-Residence at the University of Tampa Lowth Entrepreneurship Center’s incubator/accelerator program and has 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. She writes for the firm’s corporate startup blog, buchanan-labs.com, and immigration blog, knowingimmigrationlaw.com.
Haley is fluent in Spanish and proficient in American Sign Language.
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.
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 daughter and is a firm believer in making every moment count.