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Four Additional Teams Recognized as Finalists

MIAMI May 9, 2016 – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that four teams of attorneys from the Miami office were honored among the Daily Business Review's 2016 Top Dealmakers of the Year at the publication's Annual Dealmakers of the Year Awards Luncheon Friday, May 6, at the JW Marriott Miami. An additional four Greenberg Traurig teams from Miami and Fort Lauderdale were recognized as finalists.

Every year, American Lawyer Media honors those attorneys, brokers and others who closed the biggest, most significant and complex deals in South Florida during the previous 12 months. This year, 33 teams were selected from hundreds of nominees in 14 categories. Winners are selected by the Daily Business Review’s editorial staff members based on the size and complexity of the deals.

The DBR also celebrated the 10-year milestone for the awards ceremony, acknowledging special awards for repeat recognition could go to two Greenberg Traurig attorneys Donn A. Beloff and Albert A. del Castillo, the only two attorneys in South Florida to receive such distinction.


Greenberg Traurig’s Top Dealmakers

Construction FinanceMiami Real Estate shareholder Kimberly S. LeCompte represented Related Group (and its joint venture partners) in negotiating multiple construction loans, totaling over $940 million during the course of a 10-month span.

Corporate DomesticMiami Corporate & Securities shareholders Robert L. Grossman and Joshua M. Samek  led the team that represented OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) in its $1.47 billion acquisition of Bio-Reference Laboratories (NASDAQ: BRIL). Other key Miami Corporate & Securities team members included associates Evan A. Kanter and Jasmine Zacharias.

Corporate FinanceMiami Corporate & Securities shareholder Joshua M. Samek, along with Miami Corporate & Securities associates Jasmine Zacharias and Indira Sordo, represented MEDNAX, Inc., a leading provider of physician services including newborn, anesthesia, maternal-fetal, teleradiology, pediatric cardiology and other pediatric subspecialty care  based in Sunrise, Florida, in a $750 million private placement of 5.25 percent Senior Notes due Dec. 1, 2023.

Public FinanceMiami Public Finance shareholder Albert A. del Castillo served as Bond Counsel for a $1 billion tax-exempt bond issue for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation - the largest tax-exempt bond issue in Florida in 2015 and also likely one of the largest in the country.


Greenberg Traurig’s Top Dealmakers Finalists

Corporate InternationalFort Lauderdale Corporate & Securities shareholder Donn A. Beloff, Fort Lauderdale Tax shareholder Harry J. Friedman, Miami Tax shareholder Mindy B. Leathe, and Fort Lauderdale Corporate & Securities shareholder and Deputy Chair of the firm’s Global Corporate & Securities Practice Bruce I. March represented Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a global diversified specialty chemicals company, in its $3.51 billion acquisition of Dublin-based Arysta LifeScience Limited from funds controlled by private equity firm Permira Holdings Ltd. Other key team members included: Fort Lauderdale shareholders Brian J. Gavsie and Flora R. Perez.

International FinancingMiami Corporate & Securities shareholder Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré represented Bio Pappel, S.A.B. de C.V. (Bio Pappel), the largest paper producer in Mexico and Latin America, as lead counsel in its $255 million syndicated secured credit facility. Other key team members included: Miami associate Juan Delgado.

LandMiami Real Estate shareholder Gavin M. Loughlin advised client, CCCC Miami Beach LLC (a subsidiary of China City Construction Holding Group Company Limited), in all aspects of its $38.5 million purchase of a vacant oceanfront lot located in Miami Beach, Florida.

OfficeMiami Real Estate shareholders Richard J. Giusto, Danielle Gonzalez and Michael T. Lynott represented longtime client Invesco Real Estate in its sale of the iconic 230 Park Avenue building in New York City to RxR Capital Holdings. Giusto also serves as Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Miami office.