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Alan I. Annex

Alan I. Annex is Co-Chair of the firm's Global Corporate Practice. He leads multi-disciplinary deal teams in a wide variety of large-cap and middle-market domestic and cross-border transactions. Alan has broad experience in corporate and securities matters, and regularly advises public company boards, special committees and executive management regarding their fiduciary duties; corporate governance best practices; and M&A deal strategies, structures and techniques.


  • Public and private offerings of equity and debt
  • Domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions
  • Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
  • UK Cash Shells and other alternative investment vehicles
  • Leveraged buy-outs and other going-private transactions
  • Audit committee issues
  • Securities Exchange Act reporting and compliance obligations



  • Served as counsel for issuers and underwriters on six SPAC IPOs in 2018. Greenberg Traurig was ranked a top 5 law firm for SPACs by SPAC Insider in 2018.
  • Representation of Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. in its $130 million IPO on the NASDAQ.
  • Representation of VectoIQ Acquisition Corporation in its $200 million IPO on the NASDAQ.
  • Representation of DFB Healthcare Acquisitions Corporation in its $250 million IPO on the NASDAQ.
  • Representation of J2 Acquisition Limited in its $1.25 billion IPO on the LSE.
  • Representation of Landscape Acquisition Holdings Limited in its $500 million IPO on the LSE.
  • Representation of Boulevard Acquisition Corporation II, a blank check company sponsored by an affiliate of Avenue Capital Group, in its business combination with Estre Ambiental S.A., the largest waste management company in Brazil and Latin America.
  • Representation of Jarden Corporation, a leading global consumer products company, in its $15.4 billion acquisition by Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
  • Representation of APR Energy Cayman Limited (APR), one of the world’s largest providers of temporary power generation solutions, and its management shareholders in the sale of APR to Horizon Acquisition Company plc.
  • Represented Mestel & Company, one of the largest U.S. legal recruiting firms, and Hire Counsel, an outsourcing company, in selling their stock to HCMC Legal, Inc., Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Daily Business Review, "Most Effective Lawyer," 2020 
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2020 
  • Listed,The Legal 500 United States, 2013-2014, 2018-2020
    • Mergers and Acquisitions and Buyouts/Corporate and Commercial - M&A - Large Deals ($1bn+), 2018-2020
    • Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts - M&A - Large Deals ($1bn-5bn), 2014
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2007-2009 and 2012-2020
  • Listed, IFLR1000 United States, 2017-2020
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2017
  • Member, Winning Team, "M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion)" for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor’s 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, ACG New York Champion’s Awards, Deal of the Year (over $500mm); Cross-border Transaction of the Year (over $250mm) for $1.8 billion Acquisition of MacDermid, Inc. by Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited, 2014
  • Member, Winning Team, "Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year (over $200mm)" for Merger of Burger King and Justice Holdings Ltd., ACG New York Champion’s Award, 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
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Workshop Theatre
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, NYC Bar Association, Corporation Law Committee
  • Delegate, World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, 2011


  • J.D., cum laude, New York Law School, 1987
  • B.S., Accounting, cum laude, State University of New York at Albany, 1984
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Florida