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Corporate Relocation: A Proactive Entry to Florida

Greenberg Traurig’s “Florida Roots, Global Reach” range of corporate relocation assistance services has at its core the priority of providing exemplary client service. We understand that each business has its own individual needs and requirements, and our team creates specific strategies to address them. Numerous companies and funds trust us to provide them with the counsel they need to successfully move their businesses to Florida and thrive. Our multidisciplinary legal team has deep Florida roots and connections that come from more than 50 years of operating a law firm whose global growth matches that of the state.  Many of our attorneys and government policy professionals are active leaders within Florida’s business, legal, and philanthropic communities. Founded in 1967 in Miami, long considered the Gateway of the Americas, our team comprises talented and experienced attorneys – all serving clients from multiple offices statewide, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, and Tallahassee. 

Proactive Counsel that Supports Clients’ Business Objectives in the Transition to Florida

Corporate Relocation Capabilities Venn DiagramGT attorneys understand the varying state incentives that apply to each business seeking to call Florida home. We provide guidance in the process of obtaining these benefits and offer additional strategies to secure funding and other resources that are unique to doing business in the state and beyond. 

With strong ties to local community and economic development organizations, such as the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the Palm Beach Business Development Board, Enterprise Florida, and the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, we are well-positioned to assist companies navigating the sometimes muddy waters of the relocation process. 

Strong, Experienced Representation of Funds and Tech Companies 

Our multidisciplinary group of attorneys makes use of the broad capabilities and knowledge of our Corporate, Finance, Tax, Real Estate, IP, Immigration, Labor & Employment and other practices, poised to guide private fund, private equity fund, and tech clients through the legal challenges affecting their businesses. Our clients include: private equity and venture capital funds; leveraged buyout funds; distressed debt, mezzanine, and other credit funds; specialized strategy investment funds; private equity and real estate distressed debt and asset funds; real estate private equity “fund of funds”; private real estate investment funds and REITs; hedge funds and hedge “fund of funds”; structured hedge fund-linked products; and privately placed variable life insurance and annuity funds.

Additionally, our team is experienced in guiding technology companies and their investors through virtually all stages of development, from initial business formation through angel or venture capital financing to initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Furthermore, we have several shareholders who have themselves relocated from NY and the Bay Area to South Florida, including the former global privacy officer of 23andMe, bringing with them considerable experience in SPACs and data privacy. Over the course of 2020, we have been involved in more than $25 billion in SPAC transactions, representing a dozen IPOs and more than 10 business combinations. 

Multidisciplinary Legal Team Throughout Florida

Our Florida team, which includes more than 350 corporate, real estate, land use and zoning, labor and employment, government law and policy and tax professionals, has wide-ranging experience representing corporate clients throughout the relocation process. Our attorneys regularly negotiate tax and economic incentives with state and local governments in connection with corporate relocation and expansion across the state and particularly in South Florida. We draw on our vast experience to negotiate lease agreements and renewal options and routinely advise clients on opportunity zone development and regulatory structuring and financing issues. Our attorneys are sought after by employers to advise on the myriad legal requirements in the workplace, particularly relating to significant operational changes in connection with business relocations. 

Moreover, GT offers the depth and breadth of resources of our global firm to our clients as they venture beyond the relocation process and navigate other opportunities and challenges in growing their businesses. Our team strives to deliver unsurpassed value with wide-ranging experience in a variety of practice areas, including: Corporate, Tax, Real Estate, Land Use, Litigation, Public Finance & Infrastructure, Labor & Employment, Government Law & Policy, and Equine.

Access select resources and incentives for corporate relocation to Florida.
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