Ira N. Rosner: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Ira N. Rosner

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Retail
  • Global Securities
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0844
Fax: 305.579.0717
University Binghamton University State University of New York, B.A., Political Science, 1980 Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 1983 Member, Law Review
Admitted1984, New York; 1988, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

• Board Member, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
• Board Member, National Association of Corporate Directors, Florida Chapter, Advisory Board
• Member, American Bar Association Business and Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Sections
• Member, The Florida Bar, Corporations and Securities Law and Business Law Committees
• Trustee, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

BornBrooklyn, N.Y., January 22, 1959

Ira N. Rosner has nearly three decades of experience helping entrepreneurs and corporate management teams create, fund, manage, grow and capitalize on their businesses. He has worked with a wide array of companies, ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 100 enterprises, in industries including energy, manufacturing, high tech, life sciences, health care, retail, real estate, business outsourcing, telecommunications and insurance.

Areas of Concentration

• Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions involving transaction sizes of less than $1 million to in excess of $3 billion
• Public and private offerings involving an aggregate of more than $10 billion
• SEC reporting and securities and listing exchange compliance
• Corporate governance and counseling boards of directors, including Sarbanes Oxley implementation
• Venture capital, including seed capital, growth capital and late stage rounds

Awards & Recognition

• Finalist, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate Finance Category, 2015
• Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law; Energy Law; Securities / Capital Market Law, 2007-2016
• Lawyer of the Year in Securities / Capital Markets Law, Miami, 2016
• Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008, 2010-2015
• 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, 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
• Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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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
08.18.15 24 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as 2016 ' Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America
07.15.15 Greenberg Traurig Ranked a Leading Firm for PIPE Transactions In First Half of 2015 by Sagient Research Systems
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 Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Ira N. Rosner Elected to Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
06.09.15 Greenberg Traurig Represents Longtime Client OPKO Health In $1.47 Billion Merger Agreement with Bio-Reference Laboratories
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


09.16.14 SEC Announces Enforcement Actions Against Public Companies and Corporate Insiders Based on Failure to Timely File Transaction Reports
04.15.14 Federal Appeals Court Holds SEC Conflict Minerals Rules Violate Free Speech
10.25.13 Implications of the Elimination of the Restriction on General Solicitation for Cross-Border Equity Offerings Under Rule 144A by Foreign Private Issuers
07.11.13 SEC Lifts Ban on General Solicitation in Certain Private Securities Transactions; Disqualifies 'Bad Actors' from Rule 506 Offerings
04.05.13 Social Media May Satisfy Regulation FD But Not Without Risk and Preparation
08.30.12 New SEC Rules on Conflict Minerals Pose Significant Challenges for Reporting Companies
06.22.12 SEC Adopts New Rules for Compensation Committees and Related Disclosures
02.02.11 SEC Issues Final Rules to Implement 'Say on Pay, ' 'Frequency' and 'Golden Parachute' Votes Mandated by Dodd-Frank
10.20.10 SEC Issues Proposed Rules to Implement 'Say on Pay' and Golden Parachute Votes Mandated by Dodd-Frank
12.28.09 Just in Time for Proxy Season: SEC Adopts Final Rules on Executive Compensation Disclosures

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


Ira is the author and co-author of numerous GT Alerts.

• Featured, Greenberg Traurig Trio Fast-Tracks $1.5B Opko Acquisition, Daily Business Review, September 15, 2015
• Mentioned, Greenberg Traurig Guides Opko in $1.47B Buy for Lab Co., Law360, June 4, 2015
• Quoted, Wireless Network Contractor Sale Came with Special Insurance, Daily Business Review, May 11, 2015
• Featured, M&A Dealmaker Q&A, Mergermarket, March 31, 2015
• Mentioned, Greenberg Trio Advises MasTec on $213M Acquisition, Daily Business Review, July 9, 2014
• Co-Author, Federal Appeals Court Holds SEC Conflict Minerals Rules Violate Free Speech; Reporting Obligations Uncertain as Final Outcome Likely to be Months Away, GT Alert, April 15, 2014
• Quoted, Beyond Twitter: The Next Wave of Tech IPOs Brews, Associated Press Interview appearing on, November 13, 2013
• Quoted, In the United States, IPOs Take Advantage of a Confidential Procedure, Le Monde, September 28, 2013
• Author, Social Media May Satisfy Regulation FD But Not Without Risk and Preparation, Cyberspace Lawyer, May 2013
• Quoted, SEC Sets Independence Criteria for Compensation Consultants, Compliance Week, July 2012
• Author, Paramount Lessons, Florida Bar Journal, April 1994

Speaking Engagements

• Lecturer, Fiduciary Duties of Board of Directors, Buying and Selling a Business - CLE International Seminar, September 1999

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Represented MasTec, Inc. in its acquisitions of Pacer Construction Holding Corporation and WesTower Communications, Inc. Represented HEICO Corporation, an aerospace company, in its acquisition of Lucix, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of space satellite components. Represented MasTec, Inc. in its public offering of $400 million 4.875% senior notes and tender offer for its $150 million 7.625% senior notes. Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Alico, Inc. in connection with the sale of control by the company'smajority shareholder. Represented Equity One, Inc. in connection with its $575 million credit facility. Represented Terremark Worldwide, Inc. in its $1.4 billion acquisition by Verizon Communications, Inc. Represented MEDNAX, Inc. in connection with its $1.2 billion credit facility. Represented Equity One, Inc. in its public offering of $300 million 3.75% senior notes. Represented Equity One, Inc. in its public offering of 4.1 million shares of common stock (including 1 million shares sold on a secondary basis). Represented FECI in its $3.5 billion merger transaction in which FECI was acquired by a company formed by certain private equity funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, LLC. Represented home health care and hospice company Gentiva Heath Services, Inc. in its $1 billion acquisition of Odyssey HealthCare, Inc., a hospice provider, and related acquisition financing consisting, in part, of $325 million in senior notes offered under Rule 144A. Represented design, engineering and construction services firm The PBSJ Corporation in its $280 million acquisition by WS Atkins plc, a UK-based engineering firm. Represented appliance maker Applica Incorporated in its $128 million acquisition by private equity funds, Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. and Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund, L.P., and the competing tender offer by another potential acquirer. Represented International Motion Control, Inc., a manufacturer of motion control and automation products, in its $395 million acquisition by ITT Corporation. Represented Equity One, Inc., a NYSE listed REIT, in its $750 million acquisition of publicly traded IRT Property Company. Represented Florida East Coast Industries in its $250 million acquisition of the Codina Group, a real estate development company. Represented generic drug maker Abrika Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its acquisition by Actavis, Inc. Served as issuer's, underwriters' or special counsel for billions of dollars in value of public securities offerings including for MasTec, Inc., Equity One, Inc., Harris & Harris Group, Inc., The Vincam Group, Inc., FPL Group, Inc., and its affiliates, Southeast Banking Corporation and Trump Plaza Holdings.

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SEC Adopts Regulation Crowdfunding to Facilitate Early Capital Raises
Barbara A. Jones,Ira N. Rosner,John K. Wells, November 27, 2015
On Oct. 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted Regulation Crowdfunding by a 3-1 vote. The rules were adopted despite concerns expressed in comment letters to the SEC that capital raising through crowdfunding could lead to fraudulent activities, and thereby place...

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Ira N. Rosner

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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