With more than 40 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 rule 144A, initial public, private and high yield debt 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, TheBest Lawyers in America, 2007
Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2006 and 2007
Listed, South Florida Business Journal, "Best of the Bar," April 2003