Jim Ippoliti is not just an attorney, but is also a successful career entrepreneur and passionate about giving back to the community.
Jim began his career in the international hospitality industry. After several years managing resort hotels, He opened his first restaurant, Hooligans Café, before proceeding to open four additional restaurants. He sold his company in 2003 and moved from Syracuse, New York, to Celebration, Florida.
As an active member of the community, Jim regularly devotes himself to local children’s charities. He and his brother Jeff Ippoliti founded the Celebration Exotic Car Festival, which has become the largest charity exotic car event in the country. This event is run solely by volunteers and is privileged to have donated over $2.5 million to numerous children’s charities, including Make-a-Wish, Special Olympics, and the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital. The Celebration Exotic Car Festival was recognized by Man Made Magazine as one of the “Five Best Exotic Car Shows in the World.”
Additionally, Jim has both volunteered at and managed several celebrity golf events, such as the charity tournaments for actors Carl Weathers and Chris McDonald, PGA golf pros John Daly and Robert Gamez, Texas State University, Troops First, and Working Warriors.
Jim has also worked as a business consultant since moving to Florida, assisting successful companies in their development and growth. He brings his 25 years of business experience and passion for law, and focuses his efforts on complex civil litigation cases. If you need assistance with any business or family law related issues, Jim is standing by and ready to assist.
To our clients and colleagues:
We hope you and your families are safe and well.
As we all continue to navigate the ongoing issues related to COVID-19, Widerman Malek continues to be fully operational and available for clients. However, to protect the health and safety of all, effective immediately, access to Widerman Malek’s offices by non-employees is completely restricted.
Our investment in our technology allows us to work remotely during normal business hours to serve our clients. You may continue to contact us by phone and email. If you call our main line, our receptionist will forward your call to us as normal. We also have the capacity for video conferencing.
We recognize our clients and colleagues are having to adapt to a new normal, and we also are adapting. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Best wishes and stay healthy!