Nicholas V. Pulignano, Jr.

Shareholder

1200 Riverplace Boulevard Suite 800, Jacksonville FL 32207

[email protected]

904-807-2105

904-399-8440

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Nick is the head of the Marks Gray Business Practice Group and serves as “outside general counsel” for many businesses, corporations, and professionals including banks, medical practice groups, doctors, investment advisory companies, real estate development companies, general contractors, military contractors, and law firms.  He also handles business acquisitions and mergers, business organization, estate planning, and trusts, consulting on environmental issues, leases, employment agreements, shareholder agreements and assisting clients in most other business-related matters.

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Florida, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Education

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1974, B.S. Mathematics
    • Navy ROTC Drill Team
    • Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Florida, 1980, J.D. (Honors)
    • Appellate Advocacy Instructor

Professional Affiliations 

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA)
  • Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, Alumnus
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Volunteer Attorney

Honors & Awards

  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America®
  • Super Lawyer by Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2020

Bar Fellowship

  • The Florida Bar
  • Jacksonville Bar Association

Community Affiliations

  • Rotary Club of Riverside, Jacksonville, 1986-present
    • President 1991-1992
  • Navy League of the United States, Jacksonville Council
    • Judge Advocate / Board of Directors, 1999-present
    • President 2007
  • U.S. Navy
    • Patrol Squadron 24, P-3 Mission Commander, 1975-1978
    • Commander, USNR Retired, 1994-present
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
    • Vestry, 1991-1994; 2004-2007
    • Junior Warden, 2004-2007
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School
    • Board of Trustees, 1991-1999; 2004-07
    • Chairman of the Board, 1996-1999
  • Timuquana Country Club
    • Board of Governors, 1995-1998
    • Parliamentarian, 2000-2020