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USA Florida: South Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

This chapter includes company acquisitions, dispositions and related financing arrangements, mergers, joint ventures capitalizations, entity selection and formation, operating and partnership agreements and governance matters. Also covers those transactions designed to help restructuring within companies and their subsidiaries by change of ownership. Priority is placed on primary representatives, those acting for buyers and sellers, whilst those acting for financial advisors, underwriters and the banks financing such transactions are also considered. This section focuses on the transactional aspect of private equity funds work. It takes into account LBOs, M&A, recapitalization and restructuring-related matters at both the high-end and mid-market level.

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Band 1
  1. Akerman LLP
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    Akerman LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 1 | 4 Years Ranked
    Akerman LLP is a full-service firm with wide geographical state coverage. Experienced in representing both public and private companies in a variety of matters, including M&A and dispositions. Regularly assists private equity funds in midmarket transactions across a range of industries, including healthcare, transportation and technology. Able to draw on significant firm strength in complementary areas such as tax, real estate and regulatory expertise.
  2. Greenberg Traurig, PA
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    Greenberg Traurig, PA
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 1 | 4 Years Ranked
    Greenberg Traurig PA has a strong Florida base which is 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. Also skilled at handling the transactional concerns of technology and pharmaceutical sector clients. Additional strength in handling cross-border matters, with frequent representation of Latin American clients.
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Band 2
  1. Holland & Knight LLP
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    Holland & Knight LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Holland & Knight LLP handles a diverse range of work across their North and South Florida offices. Capable of handling transactions not just statewide, but nationally and across borders, with a focus on Latin America and Canada. Significant knowledge advising a range of clients, from start-ups to large companies on both the public and private sides. Boasts particular expertise in securities regulatory matters. Additional representative experience in private equity transactions and corporate governance matters.
  2. McDermott Will & Emery LLP
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    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP is 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 leveraged financings. Adept at handling cross-border transactions.
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Band 3
  1. Bilzin Sumberg
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    Bilzin Sumberg
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Bilzin Sumberg focuses on 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, acting for a diverse client roster which includes Fortune 500 companies, investors and developers.
  2. Gunster
    3
    Gunster
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Gunster boasts a 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 start-ups to large public companies. Well supported by a range of complementary departments, including banking and finance and litigation.
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Band 4
  1. DLA Piper LLP (US)
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    DLA Piper LLP (US)
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper LLP is sought after to advise on transactions spanning mergers, acquisitions and sales, among other matters. Clients include financial institutions, healthcare providers and technology companies. Well placed to handle cross-border matters, drawing upon the strengths of other offices in the US and abroad.
  2. Jones Day
    4
    Jones Day
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Jones Day is home to an adept corporate practice with a strong pedigree in M&A, joint ventures and mid-market private equity transactions. Excels in a broad array of industry sectors, with clients benefiting from the firm's extensive global and national network to handle cross-border deals, particularly in Latin America.
  3. Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
    4
    Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson PA offers significant experience to clients dealing with midmarket 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. Also regularly advises on securities offerings and filings.
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Band 5
  1. Berger Singerman
    5
    Berger Singerman
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Berger Singerman provides comprehensive corporate service to established businesses. Strong state coverage across four offices, with in-depth expertise in M&A and corporate finance matters. Offers experience handling private equity, venture capital and securities transactions. 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.
  2. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
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    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is a 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 non-profits. Significant experience in cross-border issues, including European and Latin American matters. Notable involvement in public-private partnerships involving significant infrastructure projects. Additionally skilled at handling corporate securities transactions.
  3. RC Law LLP
    5
    RC Law LLP
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    RC Law LLP is a Miami-based firm that offers strong advice in domestic and cross-border M&A and joint ventures. It is sought after by a clientele of public and private companies and private equity firms.
  4. J2 Advisors
    Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
    2023 | Band 5