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Nicole A. Perez


Nicole A. Perez focuses her practice primarily on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions. In addition to mergers and acquisitions, Nicole also concentrates on complex joint ventures and strategic alliances, commercial contract negotiations, securities offerings, and corporate governance matters. Nicole represents public and private acquirers and targets, private equity and other investment firms, investment banks, and lenders.


  • Mergers and acquisitions (cross-border and domestic)
  • Private equity
  • Proxy contests
  • Joint ventures
  • Other corporate restructurings
  • Corporate governance and board representation
  • Commercial contracts
  • SEC matters



  • Represented Trinidad-based conglomerate in connection with numerous divestitures, including sale (via Jamaican tender offer) of 81.4% stake in rum company to beverage group for $540 million.°
  • Represented Russian coal and steel company in acquisition of a West Virginia coal company for $400 million in cash, up to $1.5 billion in preferred stock and assumption of $125 million of indebtedness.
  • Represented UK-based communications company in connection with its GBP3.7 billion demerger (spin-off) into two LSE-listed groups.
  • Represented multinational technology corporation in connection with $3.4 billion tender offer for software company.
  • Represented telecommunications company in connection with $8.8 billion acquisition of competitor.°
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in connection with attempted $4.0 billion acquisition of a pharmaceutical company, its defense against an unsolicited offer to acquire it and a related proxy fight to solicit proxies in opposition to the merger.°
  • Represented financial services company in formation of 50/50 joint venture establishing a U.S. fixed income derivatives clearinghouse.°
  • Represented infrastructure fund in connection with purchase of equity in three wind farms.°
  • Represented Dutch pension manager in acquisition of a 37.75% stake of Mexican wind farm.°
  • Represented private equity firm in $3 billion sponsored spin-off structured as a reverse Morris Trust.°
  • Represented global asset management company in a number of transactions, including $2.1 billion going-private merger.°
  • Represented private equity firm in connection with $259 million leveraged buyout of four television stations effected through stock and asset purchases.°
  • Represented Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund in acquisition of a minority stake (valued at approximately $2.4 billion) in a major U.S. financial institution.°
  • Represented private equity firm in sale of a minority stake of itself to a prominent Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund.°
  • Represented private equity firm in a number of PIPEs deals and other minority investments in public companies or public company subsidiaries.°
  • Represented commercial real estate brokerage company and its affiliates in the sale of its investment fund for a purchase price of $515 million.°
  • Represented paper company in numerous transactions connected to strategic transformation plan, including auction-style asset sale of more than six million acres of timberland across 17 states for aggregate proceeds of $6.6 billion and divestiture of its wood products division in a series of asset sales to separate buyers for aggregate proceeds of $560 million.°
  • Represented energy  company in attempted public auction of 2,900 megawatts of six power generation facilities in sales to five buyers for approximately $1.5 billion.
  • Represented automotive pension plan in PIPEs transaction to acquire convertible preferred stock.°
  • Defended electromedical device manufacturer in three successful proxy fights against activist investor.°
  • Defended pharmaceutical company in its proxy fight to solicit proxies in opposition to proposed $4 billion merger.°
  • Represented international water treatment products company in connection with $900 million recapitalization.°
  • Represented special committee of software firm in $1.3 billion merger.°
  • Represented motion picture equipment company in connection with joint venture to establish digital laboratory services company.°
  • Represented aerospace company in connection with the repatriation of the cash proceeds received by its subsidiaries from the sale of a division and restructuring in contemplation of a potential sale or spin-off.°
  • Represented financial services company in its offering of two classes of convertible preferred stock.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Perez prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.


  • Board Member, Stanford Law School, Board of Visitors, 2009-Present
    • Co-Chair, Stanford Law School NY Alumni Association


  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 1999
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
  • New York