Joseph A. Herz

Joseph A. Herz

Shareholder

Joseph A. Herz represents domestic and foreign companies, investment banks and private equity and venture capital firms in a wide range of corporate finance transactions. His focus is on capital markets, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, corporate advisory work, and restructurings. Joseph has wide-ranging experience in initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, private offerings of equity and debt securities, strategic investments, stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions and restructurings of public and private debt securities. He also advises companies on corporate governance and compliance issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Joseph was a partner at an international law firm in New York.

Concentrations

  • Securities and capital markets
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • REITs
  • Venture capital
  • General corporate
  • Bankruptcy and restructurings
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Raymond James and Morgan Stanley as lead underwriters in connection with Series B preferred stock offering by Jernigan Capital.
  • Represented Raymond James and Jefferies as lead underwriters in connection with follow-on and ATM offerings by Jernigan Capital.
  • Representing Rodin Income Trust, sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald Investors, in connection with its $1.25 billion initial public offering.
  • Representing Rodin Global Property Trust sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald Investors, in connection with its $1.25 billion initial public offering.
  • Represented Raymond James and Jefferies as lead underwriters in connection with initial public offering by Jernigan Capital.
  • Represented Boulevard Acquisition Corp. II in connection with its $350 million initial public offering.
  • Represented NorthStar/RXR New York Metro Income in connection with its $2.0 billion initial public offering.
  • Represented Viggle in connection with its public offering.
  • Represented Boulevard Acquisition Corp. in connection with its $220 million initial public offering.
  • Represented Raymond James in connection with public offerings by Dividend Capital Diversified Property Fund.
  • Represented NorthStar Real Estate Income II in connection with its $1.1 billion initial public offering.
  • Representing Schottenstein Realty Trust in connection with its proposed $517 million initial public offering.
  • Represented Industrial Income Trust in connection with its $2 billion initial public offering.
  • Represented Liberty Acquisition Holdings (International) Company in connection with its €600 million initial public offering and listing on Euronext Amsterdam.
  • Represented UBS as lead underwriter in connection with public offering by Protalix Biotherapeutics.
  • Represented CNL Hotels & Resorts in connection with various public offerings.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley & Co. as lead underwriter in connection with initial public offering by Opnet Technologies.
  • Represented Advaxis in connection with various equity financing transactions.
  • Represented placement agent in connection with registered direct offering by Access Pharmaceuticals.
  • Represented Salomon Smith Barney as lead underwriter in connection with initial public offering and subsequent follow-on offering by Lamar Advertising.
  • Represented the Bank of Bermuda in connection with its listing of common shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
  • Represented Lehman Brothers as lead underwriter in connection with initial public offering by VerticalNet.
  • Represented Lehman Brothers as lead underwriter in connection with follow-on offering by Enamelon.  
  • Represented Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown as lead underwriter in connection with initial public offering by i3 Mobile.
  • Represented ING Barings as lead underwriter in connection with initial public offering by Fastnet.
  • Represented Salomon Smith Barney as lead underwriter in connection with initial public offering by Telegroup.
  • Represented Ashton Woods in connection with its exchange offer and restructuring of its outstanding indebtedness.
  • Represented JBS S.A. in connection with debt tender offers and consent solicitations for Swift Foods Company.
  • Represented Salomon Smith Barney as lead underwriter in connection with public debt offering by Lamar Advertising.
  • Represented CS First Boston as initial purchaser in connection with Rule 144A debt offering by CE Casecnan Water and Energy Company.
  • Represented Salomon Smith Barney as initial purchaser in connection with convertible note and Rule 144A offerings by Telegroup.
  • Represented Smith Barney as initial purchaser in connection with Rule 144A unit offering by Geotek Communications.
  • Represented North Star Real Estate Income II in connection with its combination with North Star Real Estate Income and select assets of Colony North Star (forming Colony North Star Credit Real Estate).
  • Represented Boulevard Acquisition Corp. in connection with its business combination with Estre Ambiental, S.A.
  • Represented Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corp. in connection with its business combination with Yatra Online.
  • Represented Boulevard Acquisition Corp. in connection with its business combination with AgroFresh Solutions, a division of Dow.
  • Represented Telebrands in connection with its acquisition of certain IP related assets.
  • Represented RLJ Entertainment in connection with its acquisition of Image Entertainment and Acorn Media Group.
  • Represented Insmed Incorporated in connection with its acquisition of Transave, Inc.
  • Represented JBS S.A. in connection with its acquisition of Swift Foods Company.
  • Represented CNL Hotels & Resorts in connection with its sale to Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund.
  • Represented CNL Hotels & Resorts in connection with its acquisition of its outside advisor, CNL Hospitality Corp.
  • Represented Continental Cablevision as special mergers and acquisitions counsel in connection with Continental's merger with U S WEST.
  • Represented Hechinger Company in connection with its sale to Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and merger with Builders Square, a subsidiary of Kmart.
  • Represented The AES Corporation in connection with its acquisition of the international businesses of Destec Energy, Inc.
  • Represented Morgan Stanley as financial advisor to NYNEX in connection with the merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX.
  • Represented Merrill Lynch as financial advisor to US Healthcare with respect to US Healthcare's merger with Aetna.
  • Represented Merrill Lynch as financial advisor to Eckerd in connection with the merger of Eckerd and JC Penney.
  • Represented Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as financial advisor to USA Waste in connection with the merger of USA Waste and Waste Management.
  • Represented Patrician Products in connection with its sale to Pexco.
  • Represent JW Levin Management Partners in connection with various private equity investments.
  • Represented Auda Private Equity in connection with various private equity co-investments.
  • Represented 550 Digital Media Ventures, an affiliate of Sony Music Entertainment, in connection with various venture capital financings.
  • Represented a number of start-up companies in connection with various venture capital financings.
  • Represented Weiss, Peck & Greer in connection with various private equity investments.
  • Represented Telemundo Group in connection with its financial restructuring and subsequent Chapter 11 case under the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Represented Cook Inlet Communications in connection with its pre-packaged Chapter 11 case under the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Represented Salant Corporation in connection with its Chapter 11 case under the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Represented McCrory Stores in connection with its Chapter 11 case under the Bankruptcy Code.

°Certain of the representations listed above were handled by Mr. Herz prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate - Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2011-2018
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1991
    • Managing Editor, Boston University Public Interest Law Journal
  • B.A., cum laude, Cornell University, 1986
Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York