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Corporate/M&A & Private Equity — Florida


Akerman LLP - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Full-service firm with wide geographical state coverage. Experienced in representing both public and private companies. Regularly assists private equity funds in middle-market transactions across a range of industries, including healthcare, transportation and technology. Able to draw on significant firm strength in complementary areas such tax, real estate and regulatory expertise.

Strengths Sources say: "Their responsiveness and ability to free up schedule to do whatever needed to get done was extraordinary."

Clients report: "They are extraordinarily effective and focused on understanding and achieving our business and transactional objectives while communicating well to facilitate risk management."

Work highlights Represented ARMOUR Residential REIT in its merger with JAVELIN Mortgage Investment.

Advised IDI on its $225 million acquisition of Fluent.

Significant clients AutoNation, H.I.G. Capital, Trivest Partners, MBF Healthcare Partners, Comvest Partners.

Notable practitioners

The "top-notch" Jonathan Awner has "real good business sense" and is "smart, hard-working and practical," say sources. He remains a top choice for public and private securities transactions, as well as private equity investments and M&A.

Teddy Klinghoffer excels in a range of matters, including corporate compliance and governance, and M&A. One source reports: "I really do value his business mind and advice, and he's able to give that while thinking like a lawyer. He's able to take his legal hat off and think like a businessperson to give advice and guidance that is both legally sound and good for business."

Stephen Roddenberry "is a very smart guy - I love working with him because he's so practical," aver impressed market commentators. He is particularly well known for his work in private equity, M&A and private securities transactions.

Interviewees say Carl Roston is "excellent: he's responsive, clear and concise." He is cochair of the M&A and private equity team and is adept at handling a range of complex business transactions for both public and private companies.

Paul Quinn is frequently sought after to advise on acquisitions, corporate governance and restructurings. He regularly represents companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies and is commended by peers who highlight that "he is very commercial in his negotiation style."

Department profile by Akerman LLP

Akerman advises public and private companies, including private equity funds, on M&A, capital markets transactions, financings, and other transactional matters, with a strong focus on the middle market. Senior members of the firm lead all transactions and remain actively engaged with our clients—providing pragmatic solutions and serving as a catalyst for launching, growing, and maintaining successful businesses.

Service Offerings

  • Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity
  • Capital Markets
  • Taxation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Public Finance
  • Banking, Lending & Structured Finance
  • Venture Capital
  • Franchise & Licensing

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Greenberg Traurig, PA - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Strong Florida base complemented by national corporate practice strength. Represents clients across the full range of corporate matters, including private equity investments, M&A and counseling. Acts for an impressive range of household names, including many of the state's largest corporations and other Fortune 500 companies. Boasts strong expertise in cross-border matters, in particular deals involving Israel and Latin America.

Strengths Sources say: "It's great to be serviced by their team. What matters most to them is providing good client service."

Clients appreciate the team, saying: "They are particularly good at keeping track of all the little pieces of any transactions. Additionally, they are noticeably good at collaborating across their worldwide team."

Work highlights Represented Teva in its acquisition of Representaciones e Investigaciones Médicas, valued at $2.3 billion.

Advised Vizient on its $2.7 billion acquisition of the Spend and Clinical Resource Management business of MedAssets, from Pamplona Capital Management.

Significant clients Ryder Systems, Hard Rock International, Mednax, Nipro Diagnostics, Platform Specialty Products.

Notable practitioners

Donn Beloff is highly regarded for his work in matters such as venture capital deals and private equity transactions. Sources say he is "extremely smart and very thorough."

The "very smart" Kara MacCullough "knows what she is doing very well," according to commentators. She is noted for her work on corporate and securities law matters and is also adept at handling IPOs, stock purchases and tender offers.

Interviewees say Bruce March "has an incredible level of expertise and knowledge," adding: "He was able to guide us through all facets of the transaction." March advises on matters such as M&A, securities offerings and private equity deals.

David Wells handles corporate finance transactions and M&A. He is experienced in public company mergers, strategic investments and private leveraged acquisitions, among other areas.

Gary Epstein has extensive experience in transactional and financing work. He serves as cochair of the firm's Israel practice.

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Holland & Knight LLP - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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What the team is known for Growing practice that handles a diverse range of work, drawing on its strong Florida and national bench. Capable of handling transactions not just statewide, but nationally and across borders, with a focus on Latin America and Canada. Significant experience advising a range of clients, from startups to large companies on both the public and private sides. Boasts particular expertise in securities regulation.

Strengths "They are fantastic, I wouldn't think about switching away from them. They are capable, business-smart, they don't over-lawyer and they are consistent with our work ethic and the way we do things," notes a client.

"Their practice is pretty outstanding - they look for ways to get a project done, they don't throw obstacles, they find solutions to problems," says a source.

Work highlights Represented Pine Tree Equity II in its sale of Northwest Holdings to Westview Capital Partners.

Assisted Ship Supply of Florida with its sale to H.I.G. Capital.

Significant clients Brown & Brown, MasTec, Fyffes, Kforce, Jabil Circuit.

Notable practitioners

David Barkus is adept at handling a broad range of M&A, with noteworthy experience in the aviation, computer software and energy sector.

Robert Grammig is head of the firm's corporate, M&A and securities practice and remains a top choice for a range of transactional matters. Interviewees say: "He is an experienced and highly responsive trusted adviser," adding: "His pragmatism and calm approach in difficult situations inspire client confidence."

Rodney Bell is adept at handling corporate governance, M&A and securities matters. Recent highlights include the representation of Trivest Partners in its acquisition of Peopleshare.

Ira Rosner advises a range of clients, including entities in the life sciences, energy, manufacturing and retail sectors. Of late, he advised OPKO Health on its acquisition of BioReference Laboratories.

Chester Bacheller handles securities, M&A and finance work, including capital financing. He works with a range of clients and often represents companies and investors.

Tom McAleavey's expertise covers public and private offerings of securities, corporate governance and M&A. "He's not just a lawyer's lawyer but a business partner," says a client.

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第二等

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What the team is known for Experienced across a range of industry sectors and regarded as a particularly strong candidate for healthcare matters. Well known for carrying out work related to middle-market private equity matters, including acquisitions and financings. Able to draw on significant firm resources across the country.

Strengths Insiders note: "They have a strong private equity focus; the guys I have worked with there are very good."

A source says: "Few have the depth of knowledge in healthcare that they have."

Work highlights Assisted H.I.G. Capital with its sale of Big Tex to Bain Capital.

Represented Florida Blue Sea Capital in its acquisition of Deca Dental.

Significant clients Comvest Partners, General Catalyst, Boyne Capital Partners, CenterGate Capital, Securus Technologies.

Notable practitioners

Harris Siskind leads the corporate group in Miami and is well known for his work in private equity deals. Sources say: "He's a great guy, a great lawyer and well versed in the private equity world," adding: "He's very practical in his approach, deal-oriented and solution-oriented."

Fred Levenson excels in a broad range of matters such as M&A, private equity and venture capital investments. Peers describe him as a "tremendously talented lawyer."

Department profile by McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott’s team in Miami work full time on M&A deals, the majority on behalf of private equity firms, plus a smaller number of industrial companies. We focus on advising on deals in the middle and upper middle market: $50 million to $1 billion range. Work covers new investments, acquisitions and financings of portfolio companies on behalf of private equity funds, advising those portfolio companies on add-on acquisitions, financings and general corporate day-to-day matters.

No firm in Florida can match us for private equity deal volume. We work on  20+ private equity deals a year, and advise a large number of private equity firms. McDermott has been recognized for many years as the premier firm in Florida and nationally for healthcare services. A large amount of private equity investment goes into the healthcare sector, and we are renowned for blending private equity experience with in-depth healthcare industry knowledge. The healthcare sector is extremely buoyant and highly regulated so we have an advantage over other corporate practices in that we understand the nuances of healthcare deals. 

McDermott is a Florida heavyweight, we are a longstanding part of the elite Florida legal market. Our Miami office was the second ever office opened by the firm in 1977. Miami continues to play a leading role in the firm’s national practice, with standout strengths in corporate, M&A, private equity, and healthcare law. 

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Bilzin Sumberg - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第三等

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What the team is known for Practice focus comprising M&A, joint venture and private equity work, with particular expertise in fund formation, raising capital and fund-related M&A deals. Especially well known for handling real estate-related matters. Advises both public and private companies dealing with significant corporate transactions.

Strengths Clients note that the attorneys are "good at what they do, efficient and responsive."

Other sources highlight the team's "legal knowledge, responsiveness, business insights and problem-solving attitude."

Notable practitioners

Alan Axelrod advises on a range of matters, including M&A, public offerings and corporate governance. Sources highlight him for his "great technical skills."

Marshall Pasternack is noted for his experience in corporate and securities matters and is highlighted by the market for his expertise in joint ventures. Clients appreciate his "very good judgment and great broad base of experience."

Sources say Steven Lear "does a fabulous job of melding superb intellect and attention to detail with practicality, commitment and strong communication skills." He is head of the firm's corporate practice group and is adept at handling M&A and dispositions.

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Gunster - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第三等

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What the team is known for Full-service corporate practice with a strong Florida offering and established connections with larger national firms. Well versed in M&A, private equity investments and international transactions. Represents clients across a wide range of industries, including aerospace, agriculture and financial services. Deals with a broad variety of entities, from private startups to large public companies.

Strengths Sources praise the team, saying: "They are all deeply experienced and efficient lawyers."

Another source states the firm provides the "same quality as New York or DC firms" but "at much lower cost."

Work highlights Served as Florida counsel to Emera in its $10.4 billion acquisition of TECO Energy.

Assisted Stonegate Bank with its $41 million acquisition of Regent Bancorp and its subsidiary Regent Bank.

Significant clients European Wax Center, Bankrate, Sensus Healthcare, Capital City Bank, Florida Turbine Technologies.

Notable practitioners

Michael Mitrione is cochair of the corporate and securities practice groups at the firm and has over 40 years' experience in handling M&A and private equity deals. Sources hail him as "a lawyer's lawyer" who is "very diligent and thorough."

David Bates is "a quality guy" who is "particularly knowledgeable and experienced in IP and IT matters," reports an insider. His practice includes advising on M&A, corporate finance and securities work.

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White & Case LLP - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第三等

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What the team is known for Florida base augmented by national and international strength. Expertise in cross-border transactions, with a particular focus on Latin America. Involved in large and complex M&A, sector expertise covers power generation, electronics and pharmaceuticals.

Strengths The team is described by sources as "excellent and professional."

Another source hails the practice as "a great team."

Work highlights Represented Panasonic in its acquisition of Hussmann for $1.545 billion.

Assisted Invenergy and its subsidiaries with its acquisition of a wind farm in Uruguay.

Significant clients Codina Partners, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Kraton Performance Polymers, Calpine, Harvest Partners.

Notable practitioners

Christian Hansen is a key contact.

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Baker & Hostetler LLP - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第四等

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What the team is known for Broad corporate practice, representing companies across a variety of industries, which include energy, technology and healthcare. Able to advise on both large-scale domestic and cross-border transactions, supported by a network of national and international offices. Acts for private equity firms in fund formation work and acquisitions. Also boasts experience in dealing with public and private securities matters, primarily representing issuers.

Strengths Sources praise the firm's work, saying: "The team is excellent - always willing to go the extra mile, well informed, willing to research issues and look for the best approach."

Other interviewees add: "They are very professional, very responsive, and they have got a great depth of expertise, not only in Orlando, but internationally."

Work highlights Assisted Averett Warmus Durkee with its sale to Withum Smith & Brown.

Represented Compass Research in its sale to Bioclinica.

Significant clients Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, LightPath Technologies, CBIZ, APC Workforce Solutions, Florida Public Utilities.

Notable practitioners

Jeffrey Decker advises on issues such as M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances and securities offerings. Clients say he "has excellent experience, and is knowledgeable and easy to work with."

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Berger Singerman - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第四等

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What the team is known for Provides comprehensive corporate service to established businesses. Strong state coverage across four offices, with in-depth expertise in M&A and corporate finance matters. Acts for clients across a range of industries, including a focus on real estate and hospitality businesses. Frequently engaged to deal with matters across the country and internationally.

Strengths Clients say: "The availability they guarantee is without comparison."

Other sources say: "They are highly attentive to the needs of the project and are very skilled at addressing all the legal matters."

Work highlights Advised Worldwide Air Logistics Group on its acquisition of Florida West Airlines.

Assisted Community Television Foundation of South Florida in its merger with WXEL Broadcasting Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Aronson is a highly regarded attorney who chairs the corporate, securities and M&A practice at the firm. "He is knowledgeable and very detail-oriented. He really goes above and beyond what is necessary to look out for his clients and consider every conceivable problem one could have," reveals a source.

David Black excels in a broad range of matters, including equity and debt financings, joint ventures and M&A. Interviewees say: "He's available 24 hours a day, he's the most responsive outside counsel I've worked with."

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Foley & Lardner LLP - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第四等

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What the team is known for Broad state coverage offering significant experience in securities. Expertise in representing underwriters and issuers in securities offerings and SEC compliance matters. Well versed in handling M&A for a range of local and national clients, often in the technology and healthcare sectors.

Strengths One client says: "I am very pleased - they did a phenomenal job, they're highly professional, always on time and it ended up working out great."

Other sources say: "They have been great; they are well connected in the marketplace and they do good work."

Work highlights Represented Tampa Bay Emergency Physicians in its partnership with US Acute Care Solutions.

Acted on behalf of MedHOK on its sale to Hearst for $335 million.

Significant clients 22nd Century Group, Florida Capital Bank, Heritage Capital Group, Regency Centers, United Insurance Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Jacksonville-based Gardner Davis is noted for his work in M&A, representing both buyers and sellers. Clients describe him as "an outstanding resource" who is "very rational in how he approaches the deal."

Steven Vazquez is particularly adept at handling M&A and corporate finance matters in the technology and healthcare sectors. One client says: "He's a phenomenal transactional attorney - he's always accessible and available. He's my go-to guy for corporate or regulatory questions."

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Hill Ward Henderson - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第四等

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What the team is known for Predominantly involved in acquisitions, representing both buyers and sellers. Frequently engaged by private equity funds, as well as smaller and family-run businesses. Also experienced in venture capital transactions. Sought by clients involved in a range of industries, with particular expertise in automobile and restaurant matters.

Strengths One interviewee simply states: "They are as good a team as we have ever worked with."

One client says: "They have a good collaborative approach that works well."

Value for money There was a general consensus among clients that the firm provides excellent value for money. One client says: "They provide extensive transaction experience but at a price point well below the New York, DC or London firms." Another source echoes this, saying: "They've got a very deep bench in terms of professional experience, but they're in a regional market so their pricing and client service is far superior to some of the bigger firms I've dealt with."

Work highlights Represented Infinity Home Care in its sale to Amedisys.

Engaged by Superior Uniform Group in its acquisition of Bamko.

Significant clients HealthEdge Investment Partners, Asbury Automotive Group, Mangrove Equity Partners, Savills Studley, Marxent Labs.

Notable practitioners

Sources say David Felman is "extremely knowledgeable, very personable and business-oriented." He is cochair of the firm's corporate and tax group and remains a top choice for clients in acquisitions, securities offerings and venture capital investments.

John Connery is adroit at handling M&A, as well as private equity and tax matters. One market commentator reports: "His combination of corporate and tax experience is very helpful for us; he is a smart guy who can connect the dots."

Department profile by Hill Ward Henderson

We counsel public and private companies on a broad range of transactions, including:

  • Stock and asset sales and acquisitions
  • Private equity or management-led and leveraged buy-out transactions
  • Going private transactions
  • Tender offers
  • Auctions of private and public companies
  • Transactions with subsidiaries, divisions and other assets

In the area of mergers and acquisitions, our lawyers draw upon the expertise of all of our firm's practice areas, including corporate governance, securities, tax, labor, employee benefits, and real estate, to provide clients with comprehensive advice. Our collaborative approach helps our clients structure their most important transactions to maximize value, while minimizing taxes and transaction costs.

Over the past five years, Hill Ward Henderson has been the principal legal advisor in over 100 completed acquisition or sale transactions. Our clients for these transactions include mid-sized private companies and large public companies. We recognize that even transactions involving relatively small dollar amounts can be critical to our clients' strategic goals.

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Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第四等

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What the team is known for Areas of expertise include M&A, corporate and securities work, with significant experience in private equity. Services clients across a wide range of industries, including automotive and design. Frequently advises clients in their cross-border matters from Florida offices located in Sarasota and Tampa.

Notable practitioners

Darrell Smith "is not afraid of a challenge - he will jump in and think of a solution," report impressed market commentators. He handles a range of matters, including M&A, financing transactions and contract negotiations.

Insiders say Gregory Yadley is "an outstanding securities lawyer" who "does a great job for his clients." In addition to securities matters, Yadley also handles M&A, financing transactions and related disputes.

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Carlton Fields - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第五等

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What the team is known for Significant Florida coverage as part of a national firm presence. Middle-market corporate practice with a reputation for tax and real estate joint venture expertise. Also active in securities transactions and compliance.

Strengths "They do a very good job for their client and are a pleasure to work with," says an insider.

Notable practitioners

Nathaniel Doliner is well known for his work in joint ventures and M&A. His clients include technology firms, electric utilities and manufacturing companies.

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Hogan Lovells US LLP - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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What the team is known for Able to draw on significant national and international strength to offer clients a broad corporate service, including M&A, joint ventures and advisory work. Regularly appears on deals involving a Latin America component.

Notable practitioners

Luis Perez is a key contact.

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Hunton & Williams LLP - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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What the team is known for Large-scale international law firm with a Miami base. Provides a broad range of corporate expertise for clients such as financial institutions, private companies, governments and nonprofits. Significant experience in cross-border issues, including European and Latin American matters. Notable involvement in public-private partnerships involving significant infrastructure projects.

Strengths "Overall, the experience has been excellent," according to one impressed source, who adds that the attorneys "are very devoted to their clients and stay on top of things until they are done."

Work highlights Acted as sellers' counsel to Biscayne Petroleum and Everglades Petroleum in their $321 million acquisition by 7-Eleven.

Advised Promerica Financial on its acquisition of Banco Citibank de Guatemala, and three affiliate entities, from Citibank.

Significant clients Santander, FCC, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Citibank, MercadoLibre.

Notable practitioners

Sources say Fernando Alonso is "extremely reliable and relentless," adding: "He's client-oriented and works closely with us to accommodate our needs." He is head of the team and is well known for his work in cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity deals.

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Shutts & Bowen LLP - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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What the team is known for Middle-market practice focusing on transactional work, with a particular emphasis on acquisitions. Extensive experience in private funds deals and often advises on mergers and capital markets transactions. Acts for a range of local, national and international clients that include companies in the automotive and energy industries.

Strengths An insider states: "They have some really strong corporate lawyers."

Work highlights Represented Stellar Partners in the sale of several newsstands and retail stores to HMS/Host, valued at $30 million.

Significant clients General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems, INTL FCStone, Norsk Hydro, Alsis Funds, Florida Community Bank.

Notable practitioners

Luis de Armas is particularly well regarded for handling international deals. He is experienced in matters such as leveraged transactions and securities offerings.

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Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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What the team is known for Offers significant experience to clients dealing with middle-market transactions across a range of industries, including banking and life sciences. Expertise includes M&A, private equity and corporate regulatory work. Frequently involved in joint venture real estate matters. Expertise also covers securities offerings and filings.

Strengths "Having Stearns Weaver as our counsel makes us very confident that every business point has been considered and we have been advised thoroughly," says a client.

Another client adds: "They are very dedicated to providing a full service. The team as a whole is great and gets the job done efficiently and in a cost-effective manner."

Work highlights Represented BFC Financial in its merger with BBX Capital, valued at $60 million.

Engaged by American Veterinary Group in a $35 million roll-up strategy funded by Latticework Capital Management and Trive Capital Management.

Significant clients FabSouth, Merchant Cash & Capital, MDM Hotel Group, Nipro Diagnostics, Business Financial Services.

Notable practitioners

Sources say Alison Miller is "very passionate and extremely vested in the outcomes of our business." She is head of the firm's corporate and securities practice and has over 35 years' experience advising both public and private companies in these areas.

David Seifer is well known for his work on corporate governance, M&A and securities offerings. One client says: "He's one of the smartest guys I know," adding: "What I appreciate about David is his responsiveness and his ability to provide what I need."

Department profile by Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

Stearns Weaver Miller’s Corporate Department provides counsel to clients seeking advice on business activities ranging from formation, financing and day-to-day operations to acquisitions, mergers, sales and liquidations. We are experienced in virtually all areas of business transactions and have been trained to identify business and legal issues quickly, to offer clear, practical advice and to reach the best solution expeditiously.

We are also experienced in guiding clients through the regulatory aspects of business transactions and securities offerings and filings. We deal extensively with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Trade Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. For our public company clients, we assist in the preparation of reports to stockholders, annual disclosure documents and period reports for filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies. In addition, we counsel clients in connection with public and private securities offerings, proxy solicitations and proxy contests and on issues relating to the duties of officers and directors.

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Trenam - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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第五等

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What the team is known for Handles issues such as M&A, business formation and joint ventures. Clients range from individual entrepreneurs to national public companies. Experienced in advising on healthcare and technology-related matters.

Notable practitioners

Gary Teblum is cochair of the firm's business transactions practice group and advises on a wide range of issues, including M&A. Sources report: "He is just a super attorney, he has a tremendous depth of intelligence."

Nelson Castellano focuses on corporate and business issues, including capital-raising transactions. Insiders highlight his capabilities in complex negotiations.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

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Gary Epstein has extensive experience in transactional and financing work. He serves as cochair of the firm's Israel practice.

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Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "top-notch" Jonathan Awner has "real good business sense" and is "smart, hard-working and practical," say sources. He remains a top choice for public and private securities transactions, as well as private equity investments and M&A.

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Bilzin Sumberg

From the Chambers USA guide

Alan Axelrod advises on a range of matters, including M&A, public offerings and corporate governance. Sources highlight him for his "great technical skills."

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Hill Ward Henderson

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources say David Felman is "extremely knowledgeable, very personable and business-oriented." He is cochair of the firm's corporate and tax group and remains a top choice for clients in acquisitions, securities offerings and venture capital investments.

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Grammig is head of the firm's corporate, M&A and securities practice and remains a top choice for a range of transactional matters. Interviewees say: "He is an experienced and highly responsive trusted adviser," adding: "His pragmatism and calm approach in difficult situations inspire client confidence."

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Teddy D Klinghoffer

Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Teddy Klinghoffer excels in a range of matters, including corporate compliance and governance, and M&A. One source reports: "I really do value his business mind and advice, and he's able to give that while thinking like a lawyer. He's able to take his legal hat off and think like a businessperson to give advice and guidance that is both legally sound and good for business."

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Robert C Rasmussen

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "first-class" Robert Rasmussen is "second to none," according to sources, who say: "He knows how to get to the optimal result." He is a key partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and excels in M&A, recapitalizations, securities offerings and private equity.

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Stephen Roddenberry

Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Roddenberry "is a very smart guy - I love working with him because he's so practical," aver impressed market commentators. He is particularly well known for his work in private equity, M&A and private securities transactions.

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Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

Daniel Aronson is a highly regarded attorney who chairs the corporate, securities and M&A practice at the firm. "He is knowledgeable and very detail-oriented. He really goes above and beyond what is necessary to look out for his clients and consider every conceivable problem one could have," reveals a source.

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Barkus is adept at handling a broad range of M&A, with noteworthy experience in the aviation, computer software and energy sector.

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Rodney Bell is adept at handling corporate governance, M&A and securities matters. Recent highlights include the representation of Trivest Partners in its acquisition of Peopleshare.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Donn Beloff is highly regarded for his work in matters such as venture capital deals and private equity transactions. Sources say he is "extremely smart and very thorough."

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jacksonville-based Gardner Davis is noted for his work in M&A, representing both buyers and sellers. Clients describe him as "an outstanding resource" who is "very rational in how he approaches the deal."

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Nathaniel L Doliner

Carlton Fields

From the Chambers USA guide

Nathaniel Doliner is well known for his work in joint ventures and M&A. His clients include technology firms, electric utilities and manufacturing companies.

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Kara L MacCullough

Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very smart" Kara MacCullough "knows what she is doing very well," according to commentators. She is noted for her work on corporate and securities law matters and is also adept at handling IPOs, stock purchases and tender offers.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees say Bruce March "has an incredible level of expertise and knowledge," adding: "He was able to guide us through all facets of the transaction." March advises on matters such as M&A, securities offerings and private equity deals.

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Michael V Mitrione

Gunster

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Mitrione is cochair of the corporate and securities practice groups at the firm and has over 40 years' experience in handling M&A and private equity deals. Sources hail him as "a lawyer's lawyer" who is "very diligent and thorough."

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K&L Gates

From the Chambers USA guide

Clayton Parker of K&L Gates has a broad practice that encompasses IPOs, secured lending, antitrust and joint ventures. Insiders say: "He's got a great reputation and his clients love him."

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ira Rosner advises a range of clients, including entities in the life sciences, energy, manufacturing and retail sectors. Of late, he advised OPKO Health on its acquisition of BioReference Laboratories.

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Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Interviewees say Carl Roston is "excellent: he's responsive, clear and concise." He is cochair of the M&A and private equity team and is adept at handling a range of complex business transactions for both public and private companies.

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Harris Siskind leads the corporate group in Miami and is well known for his work in private equity deals. Sources say: "He's a great guy, a great lawyer and well versed in the private equity world," adding: "He's very practical in his approach, deal-oriented and solution-oriented."

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Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Darrell Smith "is not afraid of a challenge - he will jump in and think of a solution," report impressed market commentators. He handles a range of matters, including M&A, financing transactions and contract negotiations.

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Trenam

From the Chambers USA guide

Gary Teblum is cochair of the firm's business transactions practice group and advises on a wide range of issues, including M&A. Sources report: "He is just a super attorney, he has a tremendous depth of intelligence."

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Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Insiders say Gregory Yadley is "an outstanding securities lawyer" who "does a great job for his clients." In addition to securities matters, Yadley also handles M&A, financing transactions and related disputes.

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Fernando C Alonso

Hunton & Williams LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources say Fernando Alonso is "extremely reliable and relentless," adding: "He's client-oriented and works closely with us to accommodate our needs." He is head of the team and is well known for his work in cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity deals.

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Chester E Bacheller

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Chester Bacheller handles securities, M&A and finance work, including capital financing. He works with a range of clients and often represents companies and investors.

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Gunster

From the Chambers USA guide

David Bates is "a quality guy" who is "particularly knowledgeable and experienced in IP and IT matters," reports an insider. His practice includes advising on M&A, corporate finance and securities work.

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Shutts & Bowen LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Luis de Armas is particularly well regarded for handling international deals. He is experienced in matters such as leveraged transactions and securities offerings.

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Baker & Hostetler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Decker advises on issues such as M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances and securities offerings. Clients say he "has excellent experience, and is knowledgeable and easy to work with."

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Freeland Partners, Inc

From the Chambers USA guide

Jorge Freeland of Freeland Partners, Inc is an experienced M&A and private equity lawyer who handles a range of transactional work. His client base includes corporations and sponsors.

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Jones Day

From the Chambers USA guide

Market commentators say Jacqueline Hodes of Jones Day is "a really good negotiator" who provides her clients with "very practical and very solutions-oriented" advice. She often advises private equity sponsors, family offices, buyers and sellers in domestic and Latin American transactions.

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Fred Levenson excels in a broad range of matters such as M&A, private equity and venture capital investments. Peers describe him as a "tremendously talented lawyer."

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Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources say Alison Miller is "very passionate and extremely vested in the outcomes of our business." She is head of the firm's corporate and securities practice and has over 35 years' experience advising both public and private companies in these areas.

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Marshall Pasternack

Bilzin Sumberg

From the Chambers USA guide

Marshall Pasternack is noted for his experience in corporate and securities matters and is highlighted by the market for his expertise in joint ventures. Clients appreciate his "very good judgment and great broad base of experience."

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Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

David Seifer is well known for his work on corporate governance, M&A and securities offerings. One client says: "He's one of the smartest guys I know," adding: "What I appreciate about David is his responsiveness and his ability to provide what I need."

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Greenberg Traurig, PA

From the Chambers USA guide

David Wells handles corporate finance transactions and M&A. He is experienced in public company mergers, strategic investments and private leveraged acquisitions, among other areas.

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Nelson T Castellano

Trenam

From the Chambers USA guide

Nelson Castellano focuses on corporate and business issues, including capital-raising transactions. Insiders highlight his capabilities in complex negotiations.

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John C Connery Jr

Hill Ward Henderson

From the Chambers USA guide

John Connery is adroit at handling M&A, as well as private equity and tax matters. One market commentator reports: "His combination of corporate and tax experience is very helpful for us; he is a smart guy who can connect the dots."

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Bilzin Sumberg

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources say Steven Lear "does a fabulous job of melding superb intellect and attention to detail with practicality, commitment and strong communication skills." He is head of the firm's corporate practice group and is adept at handling M&A and dispositions.

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M Richard Lewis Jr

Smith Hulsey & Busey

From the Chambers USA guide

Richard Lewis chairs the business department at Smith Hulsey & Busey and is experienced in M&A and corporate governance issues, among others. "He is my go-to lawyer for complicated corporate/healthcare transactional work; he always keeps the big picture in mind but his attention to detail is nonpareil," says a client.

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Tom McAleavey's expertise covers public and private offerings of securities, corporate governance and M&A. "He's not just a lawyer's lawyer but a business partner," says a client. 

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Akerman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Quinn is frequently sought after to advise on acquisitions, corporate governance and restructurings. He regularly represents companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies and is commended by peers who highlight that "he is very commercial in his negotiation style."

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Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter Reinert is head of the corporate and securities practice at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. and is well known for his work on LBOs, growth capital investments and securities offerings. Sources appreciate his "incredible depth of knowledge" and "tactful" approach.

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Broad and Cassel LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Doug Starcher cochairs Broad and Cassel's public finance and capital projects practice group. He is adept at handling M&A, as well as contracts, technology licensing and organizational structuring. Starcher is "thorough and responsive," according to sources.

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven Vazquez is particularly adept at handling M&A and corporate finance matters in the technology and healthcare sectors. One client says: "He's a phenomenal transactional attorney - he's always accessible and available. He's my go-to guy for corporate or regulatory questions."

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Berger Singerman

From the Chambers USA guide

David Black excels in a broad range of matters, including equity and debt financings, joint ventures and M&A. Interviewees say: "He's available 24 hours a day, he's the most responsive outside counsel I've worked with."

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