Gary M. Epstein: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Gary M. Epstein

Tel-Aviv Managing Shareholder; Co-Chair, Israel Practice; Senior Chair, Global Corporate & Securities Practice
Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts - REITs
  • Transportation
  • Globalization & Commercialization
  • Gaming
  • Global - Israel Practice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0894
Fax: 305.961.5894
University Yeshiva University, B.A., 1969; New York University, M.A., English/American Literature, 1970
Law SchoolHarvard Law School, J.D., 1980
AdmittedAttorneys in the Tel Aviv office do not practice Israeli law.; Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

• Former Chairman of the Board, American Israel Chamber of Commerce, Florida
• Former President, Miami Beach Jewish Community Center
• Member, American Bar Association

BornNewark, New Jersey, February 19, 1948

Gary M. Epstein counsels corporations in all phases of their transactional and financing activities.

He is consistently recognized as a leader in the legal profession by both business and legal industry publications, including Corporate Board Member, Business Leader, The Legal 500 United States and Practical Law Company's Which Lawyer?

Highly ranked by well-known independent legal industry directory Chambers & Partners Guide, (recognized as a star performer, a category that surpasses a #1 ranking for individual lawyers), clients and peers called him an extraordinary lawyer who has made his name through hard work, not through marketing and stated there is virtually no one like him for big-ticket M&A (2008 edition of the Chambers USA Guide). He has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995.

Named the leader of the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice in 1996, Gary also Co-Chairs the firm's Israel Practice and often serves as a speaker at conferences and seminars in the United States and Israel.

Areas of Concentration

• Public and private offerings of securities
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Corporate planning
• Financing transactions
• Corporate governance
• Regulatory investigations

Awards & Recognition

• Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation, 1995-2016
• Named, Lawyer of the Year, Securities Regulation, Miami, 2011-2012 and 2015
• Named, Lawyer of the Year, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Miami, 2013
• Finalist, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate International Category, 2015
• Listed, Chambers Global
• Corporate/M&A (USA, Foreign Experts - USA, and Experts Based Abroad, Israel), 2015
• Corporate/M&A, 2008-2009, 2011-2014
• Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2002, 2005 and 2010-2015
• Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2015
• Eminent Practitioner, 2014-2015
• Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2008-2015
• Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts - M&A - Large Deals ($1bn-5bn), 2014
• Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
• 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 and Team Chairman, team ranked as a top corporate law firm in Miami as selected by corporate directors, in the annual Legal Industry Research Study by Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. (10th year), 2002-2009, 2011-2012
• Listed, Lawdragon 3000, Leading Lawyers in America, 2010
• Recommended, PLC Which Lawyer? 2009
• Listed, Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite, Corporate and Securities Law, 2004-2009
• Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker - Mergers & Acquisitions Category, 2005
• Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.25.15 58 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
08.19.15 135 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2016
06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06.11.15 48 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
06.09.15 18 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers
06.08.15 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2015 Guide to Outstanding Lawyers
05.27.15 33 Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholders Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 55 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.15.15 Greenberg Traurig is a Sponsor of the 15th Annual Conference of the Israel Bar Association

Published Articles

05.30.13 Firms See Israel as New Frontier for Business Development


04.18.12 House Judiciary Committee Votes to Approve Israel for E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Eligibility
04.29.09 Holders of Carried Interests Face Higher Taxes

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

• Mentioned, $4.9 Billion Deal Creates World's Largest Online Poker Business, Daily Business Review, May 11, 2015
• Mentioned, Sealing the Deal: Greenberg Traurig Guides ICE in Israel, Law360, October 17, 2014
• Quoted, Florida's Ties to Israel: Florida is Stepping up Efforts to Attract Israeli Firms, Florida Trend, September 18, 2013 (Also at Tel Aviv, Israel Office)

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented The Seminole Tribe of Florida and its subsidiary, Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc., in the $1 billion acquisition of Hard Rock International, Inc. and other related entities from The Rank Group PLC, the first purchase of any major international corporation by a Native American tribe. Represented IVAX Corporation in its merger with TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., which created the largest generic drug company in the world. Served as issuer's and underwriters' counsel in numerous public offerings. Represented issuers and placement agents in numerous private financings and syndicated loans. Represented numerous public companies in merger transactions. Served as counsel to special committees in acquisition contests. Represented RailAmerica in acquisitions and financings that made it the largest short-line railroad in the world. Represented Equity One in its initial public offering, follow-on offerings and acquisitions of other public companies. Represented Raymond James and Ryan Beck in numerous public offerings. Represented the owner of a professional sports franchise in connection with its sale for the highest cash price ever paid for a sports team. Served as lead counsel to the team which represented Broward County, Florida in its negotiation of a $500 million resource recovery project, and in similar capacities for resource recovery projects in other areas, including Puerto Rico. Assisted a number of private and public companies through the capital formation process, as well as in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, tender offers and going private transactions. Represented Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. in its $3.5 billion merger agreement with Fortress Investment Group LLC.

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Gary M. Epstein

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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