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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 acquisitions, dispositions 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)
  • REITs



  • 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
  • Adjunct Professor, Florida International University
  • 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
    • Chair, Audit Committee
    • Past Chair, Financial Management Committee
    • Past Vice Chair of the Board, Administration Committee
    • Former Member, Executive Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association


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