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Zachary M. Schlichter focuses his practice on private equity and venture capital transactions; mergers and acquisitions; public and private securities offerings; corporate restructurings and counseling boards and senior management on strategic business, corporate governance, financial and transactional matters. Zach’s specific industry experience includes health care, education, manufacturing, franchises, retail, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, infrastructure, employee outsourcing and leasing, telecommunications, and information technology.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate and securities
  • Private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Public and private securities offerings
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • General corporate and business law



  • Represented a private equity fund in its stock acquisition (including financing) of a leading healthcare staffing company.
  • Counsel for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) in $1.8 billion acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated, a global producer of high technology specialty chemical products.
  • Counsel for Azteca Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:HMTV) in $415 million merger with Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., InterMedia Espanól Holdings, LLC and Cine Latino, Inc., the leading broadcast television network and content producer in Puerto Rico and a Spanish-language cable television network.
  • Counsel for Justice Holdings Limited (NYSE:BKH), a special purpose acquisition company, in £900 million ($1.5 billion) initial public offering of ordinary shares and $8.1 billion merger with Burger King Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
  • Represented Jarden Corporation in its approximately $1.8 billion acquisition of Yankee Candle Company, the leading scented-candle maker which owns and operates more than 560 retail stores in the United States and Canada, and sells its products in over 35,000 retail locations.
  • Represented private equity funds in investment, acquisition and divestiture transactions.
  • Represented public and private companies (including leading industry consolidators) in mergers, acquisitions, securities offerings and joint venture transactions.
  • Represented private companies, from entrepreneurial family businesses and start-up companies to industry leaders, in general corporate matters.
  • Corporate finance experience, including venture capital, private placement transactions and secured and subordinated financing transactions.
  • Represented Spanish bank in $159.5 million acquisition of Miami-based regional bank.°
  • Represented private equity group in public-private partnership to construct, redevelop and operate 27 highway service plazas in Connecticut.°
  • Represented concessionaire in securing $149 million financing for construction and operation of toll road in the Dominican Republic.°

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2013-2022
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Up-and-Comer," 2020-2021
  • Finalist, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate International Category," 2013
  • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion’s Award, Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (over $200mm) for Merger of Burger King and Justice Holdings Ltd., 2013
  • Selected, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate Finance Category," 2013
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Finalist , Most Effective Lawyers 2009, Daily Business Review
  • Member, Leadership Fort Lauderdale Class XXI, 2015
  • Member, Beach Bash Committee, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Fort Lauderdale, 2015-2016
  • Member, The Florida Bar


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, Certification in Law and Business, 2008
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, with honors, University of Miami, 2005
  • Florida