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With more than 45 years of experience counseling both domestic and international companies in a wide range of industries, Paul Berkowitz focuses on serving the capital needs of clients. He advises on domestic and cross-border matters related to the acquisition, disposition of assets, and debt and equity financing transactions, including commercial lending and rule 144A, initial public, private and high yield debt offerings.


  • Public and private offerings
  • Financing transactions
  • Public-private partnerships (P3s)



  • Public and Private Offerings
  • Served as lead counsel in the U.S. public offering of the first company organized under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany to be listed on the Nasdaq.
  • Served as lead counsel for offering of German high tech companies listed on the Nasdaq.
  • Represented manufacturer and distributor of vitamin and nutritional products in acquisitions, financings and sale through a $1.6 billion tender offer.
  • Represented manufacturer and distributor of personal care products in the acquisition and financing of a major household products group.
  • Represented purchaser of Brazilian services company.
  • Represented participant in establishment of venture in Japan.
  • Represented purchaser in the simultaneous acquisition of operations in seven countries, and the establishment of European, Asian and South American operations.
  • Represented Mexican satellite services provider in the issuance of debt securities and rights offering as part of a prepackaged bankruptcy.
  • Served as a senior executive with a NYSE-listed home builder.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013
  • Finalist, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate (International) Category," 2012
  • Member, Winning Team, Latin Lawyer's "Deal of the Year - Restructuring" Award, 2012
  • Member, team ranked as a top corporate law firm in Miami as selected by corporate directors, in the annual "Legal Industry Research Study," Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. (10th year), 2002-2009, 2011-2012
  • Team Member, "Corporate & Finance - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based)," Chambers Latin America Awards, 2010-2011
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Team Member, "Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based)," Chambers Latin America Inaugural Awards for Excellence, 2009
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2007
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2006 and 2007
  • Listed, South Florida Business Journal, "Best of the Bar," April 2003
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law
  • Big Brother Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, School to Work Program, 2014-2016
  • Director, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business South Florida Alumni Club
  • Director, The Greater Miami Jewish Federation
    • Past Chair, Financial Management Committee
    • Vice Chair of the Board, Administration Committee
    • Member, Executive Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1973
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.S., cum laude, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1970
  • Florida