G. Ray Driver, Jr.

Partner Attorney
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Practice areas

Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business, Contracts, Venture Capital, and Securities Law

Practicing law for over 20 years, founding partner Ray Driver focuses on corporate law (including mergers and acquisitions), business, contracts, venture capital and securities law. He represents clients in business acquisitions, dispositions and mergers, as well as providing ongoing counseling regarding business formation, corporate governance, contract law and ancillary legal issues. He also counsels clients in obtaining capital through private placements, venture capital investments and other financing transactions.


  • University of Florida, J.D. with honors, 1994
  • University of Florida, M.A. with honors (Accounting), 1994
  • University of Montevallo, B.A., Business Administration, cum laude (Accounting), 1989

Professional affiliations

  • Admitted to the Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • The Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Past President
    • Board of Governors
    • Young Lawyers Section, former President & Treasurer

civic involvement

  • Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, Chair-Elect, Board of Directors and Trustee
  • JAXUSA Partnership, Chair
  • Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Board of Directors
  • Jacksonville Civic Council
  • Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, Past-Chair, Board of Directors
  • Jacksonville University, Board of Trustees
  • Public Policy Institute at Jacksonville University, Board of Advisors
  • Michael E. Stephens College of Business at the University of Montevallo, Board of Advisors
  • Rotary Club of Deerwood, Past President
  • The Players Council
  • Hancock Bank, Board of Advisors
  • Jacksonville School for Autism, Board of Advisors
  • JAXSPORTS Charities, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2007


  • 2019 Jacksonville Bar Association Professionalism Award
  • Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law and Business Organizations Law (2015-2024)
  • Jacksonville Business Journal’s 2016 Jacksonville Ultimate Attorney
  • Best Lawyers 2024 Jacksonville Commercial Transaction/UCC Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers 2023 Jacksonville Mergers & Acquisitions “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers 2023 Jacksonville Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers 2023 Jacksonville Business Organizations Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Daily Record‘s 2014 Jacksonville Lawyer of the Year 
  • Jacksonville’s Top 50 Business Influencers by Advantage Business Magazine, 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Lexis Nexis | Martindale Hubbell 
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (since 2004)
  • Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame (since 2013)
  • Florida’s Super Lawyers list (2011 – 2019)
  • Jacksonville’s Top Lawyers in Jacksonville Magazine
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