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Valentín I. Arenas is a member of the Corporate Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office. He has experience advising start-up, emerging growth, and public companies in the energy and infrastructure, telecommunications, technology, and manufacturing industries. Valentín provides counsel to clients on a wide variety of domestic and cross-border corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, SPAC deals, joint ventures, capital raises, strategic investments and alliances, fund formation, and corporate restructuring. He also assists clients on corporate governance issues and other business-related matters.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Procaps Group, an Colombia-based international health care and pharmaceutical company (NASDAQ: PROC, PROCW), in its $1.1 billion merger with Union Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC traded on the Nasdaq Global Market.
  • Represented a U.S. leading distributor of ethnic foods and beverages in its global expansion through a joint venture with a Central American multinational distributor.
  • Represented a U.S. music talent agency in its joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment.
  • Represented Arcos Dorados, B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ARCO), in its restructurings in Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama.
  • Representing a Spanish multinational temporary staffing agency in general corporate matters and its mergers and acquisitions in the United States.
  • Representing a Colombian full-service logistics and distribution services provider in general corporate matters and its joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in the United States.
  • Representing a Spanish multinational leader in the frozen dough sector doing business in the United States.
  • Representing a Chilean family group on corporate restructurings and U.S.-based investments.
  • Co-counsel to an international fund in its $144 million acquisition of Telefonica’s El Salvador operations.°
  • Advised technology companies and their international subsidiaries in day-to-day operations, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements in English and Spanish.°
  • Served as outside general counsel for the Americas for a multi-national travel and hospitality company.°
  • Represented the principals of a franchising company in their sale of a 100% interest in an enterprise comprised of multiple fitness studios to a private equity firm.°
  • Represented developers in development and financing of solar and cogeneration facilities.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Arenas prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Beth Bloom, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2015
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Jose Rodriguez, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, 2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, Dade County Legal Aid Society, “Pro Bono Award in Venture Law,” 2020
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
    • 41st Class Graduate, Leadership Miami Program, 2020
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association
    • President, Young Lawyers Division (Region VIII, Florida), 2020-2022
  • Member, United Way of Miami-Dade
    • Co-Chair, Executive Committee, United Way LINC Miami, 2021-2023
  • Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami
  • Member, Belen Alumni Lawyers Section

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law
    • Member, Journal of Technology Law & Policy
  • B.A., University of Miami
Admissions
  • Florida
Languages
  • Spanish, Native