Fred S. Ridley

National Chair, Real Estate Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

Fred S. Ridley

Fred S. Ridley

National Chair, Real Estate Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

Biography

Fred S. Ridley is on the board of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. In his past career he was President at The United States Golf Association, Inc. Mr. Ridley received an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and a graduate degree from Stetson University College of Law.

Overview
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Primary Location

Tampa, FL, United States

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1953 - Lakeland, FL, United States

Age

67

Number of Awards

21

Interests

Golf

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Partner at Foley Ventures LLC

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Partner, Chief Executive Officer at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Co-Chair, National Transactional & Securities Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Managing Partner, Orlando at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Partner at Foley Ventures LLC

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Managing Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Office Managing Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Co-Chair, National Government & Public Policy Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Chair, Litigation Department at Foley & Lardner LLP

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Fred S. Ridley
National Chair, Real Estate Practice at Foley & Lardner LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1977

Stetson University College of Law, founded in 1900 and part of Stetson University, is Florida's first law school.

Bachelor's Degree in Marketing
Class of 1974

The Warrington College of Business Administration's mission is to build a better society by creating influential research and educating tomorrow's business leaders.

Memberships
Member
Current

Augusta National, Inc. owns & operates golf club. It organizes and runs the golf Masters Tournament every year in April. The club was founded by Bobby Jones and Scotsman Alister Mackenzie in 1932 and is headquartered in Augusta, GA.

President
Prior

The United States Golf Association, Inc. acts as governing body for golf. The firm specializes in golf courses, rules, championships, history and equipment. The company was founded on December 22, 1894 and is headquartered in Far Hills, NJ.

Career History
Assistant to General Counsel
1977 - 1980

IMG, originally known as the International Management Group, is a global sports, other events and talent management company headquartered in New York City. IMG was founded by Mark McCormack, an American lawyer who spotted the potential for athletes to make large incomes from endorsement in the television age; he signed professional golfers Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus as his first clients.

National Chair, Real Estate Practice
Current

Foley & Lardner LLP provide legal services. It provides corporate governance, compliance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor, employment, intellectual property, IP litigation and tax services. The firm has offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Detroit, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Sacramento, San Diego, Del Mar, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and West Palm Beach. The company was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2018 - Current

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. engages in originating, acquiring, financing, and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt and equity investments. It operates through the following segments: Real Estate Commercial and Residential Lending; Real Estate Property; Infrastructure Lending; and Real Estate Investing and Servicing. The Real Estate Commercial and Residential Lending segment includes commercial first and subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, certain residential mortgage loans, and other real estate debt investments. The Real Estate Property segment consists of acquisition and managing equity interests in stabilized commercial real estate properties, such as multi-family properties, that are held for investment. The Infrastructure Lending Segment engages primarily in originating, acquiring, financing and managing infrastructure debt investments. The Real Estate Investing and Servicing comprises servicing business that manages and works out problem assets; investment business that selectively acquires and manages unrated, investment grade, and non-investment grade; mortgage loan business which originates conduit loans for the primary purpose of selling loans into securitization transactions; and an investment business that selectively acquires commercial real estate assets. The company was founded on August 17, 2009 and is headquartered in Greenwich, CT.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

Augusta National, Inc. owns & operates golf club. It organizes and runs the golf Masters Tournament every year in April. The club was founded by Bobby Jones and Scotsman Alister Mackenzie in 1932 and is headquartered in Augusta, GA.

Member of Management Committee
Prior

Foley & Lardner LLP provide legal services. It provides corporate governance, compliance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor, employment, intellectual property, IP litigation and tax services. The firm has offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Detroit, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Sacramento, San Diego, Del Mar, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and West Palm Beach. The company was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2016

Part of University of Florida, Gator Boosters, Inc. is a company headquartered in Gainesville, FL. The firm provides scholarship funding to pay the academic costs for all of scholarship athletes.

Chairman, Championship Committee
Prior

The United States Golf Association, Inc. acts as governing body for golf. The firm specializes in golf courses, rules, championships, history and equipment. The company was founded on December 22, 1894 and is headquartered in Far Hills, NJ.

Co-Chairman
Prior
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$8,600 - $15K
2016

Part of University of Florida, Gator Boosters, Inc. is a company headquartered in Gainesville, FL. The firm provides scholarship funding to pay the academic costs for all of scholarship athletes.

$8,600 - $15K
2014

Part of University of Florida, Gator Boosters, Inc. is a company headquartered in Gainesville, FL. The firm provides scholarship funding to pay the academic costs for all of scholarship athletes.

$8,600 - $15K
2013

Part of University of Florida, Gator Boosters, Inc. is a company headquartered in Gainesville, FL. The firm provides scholarship funding to pay the academic costs for all of scholarship athletes.

Political Donations
$2,500
2011
$1,000
2010

Former Professional at Holland & Knight LLP

$500
2002

The Republican Party of Florida is the official organization for Republicans in the state of Florida.

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Awards & Honors
2012
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
2012
Super Lawyers - Florida Super Lawyers
2011
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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