Jaret L. Davis: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jaret L. Davis

Miami Co-Managing Shareholder
Miami,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone305.579.0676

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Health & FDA Business
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
  • Private Equity
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Technology
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0676
Fax: 305.961.5676
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Jaret-L-Davis
 
University University of Miami, B.A., Economics, cum laude, 1996; Minor in Finance and Computer Information Systems, Recipient, Top honors designation from the Department of Economics, 1995, only junior to ever receive such designation and 1996; and Chief, President); Iron Arrow Honor Society, the Highest Honor Attained at the University of Miami, first African-American Chief in the Organization's History, Catsman Fellow, University of Miami School of Law Center for Ethics and Public Service
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999 Executive Board, University of Miami Law Review, Board Member, Moot Court, Honors: Order of the Coif; Iron Arrow Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa; Winner of First Year Moot Court Competition; Soia Mentschikoff Scholarship Recipient; Phi Delta Phi; Recipient of Honors Designation, Litigation Skills I Workshop, Pretrial Skills; Bar and Gavel Honor Society; Alpha Epsilon Lambda
 
Admitted1999, Florida
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

Professional

•Board Member,University of Miami Law Review, Alumni Advisory Board

•Board Member, University of Miami School of Law Moot Court, Alumni Advisory Board

•Chair, University of Miami School of Law, Dean's Circle

•Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section

•Member, Dade County Bar Association

•Member, Florida Muslim Bar Association

•Member, Florida Regional Minority Business Council

•Member, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

•Member, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce

•Member, The Beacon Council, Executive Committee

•Member, University of Miami, Citizen's Board

•Member, University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association

•President-Elect

•Vice President, Fundraising

•Board Member, Board of Directors

•Member, Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association

•Master of Ceremonies, Dade County Bar Association Officer Induction Ceremony, 2008

•Member, Leadership Florida, Class XXX, 2011-2012

Community

•Alumnus, Leadership Miami

•Board Member, City Year, Board of Directors

•Board Member, Friends of Little River, Board of Directors

•Board Member, Miami Children's Initiative, Board of Trustees

•Vice Chairman, Miami Children's Hospital, Board of Directors

•Chair, Audit Committee

•Member, Compensation Committee

•Member, Technology Committee

•Board Member, SEED Foundation, South Florida Division, Board of Trustees

•Member, American Diabetes Association, Income Development Committee

•Member, Barack Obama '08 Presidential Campaign

•Florida Finance Committee

•Miami Steering Committee

•Member, Iron Arrow Honor Society Council of Elders

•Sponsor, RCIA - St. John Neumann Catholic Church

•Co-Chair, Generation Barack Obama Young Professionals Group, 2008

Greenberg Traurig

•Co-Managing Shareholder, Miami Office, Present

•Administrative Shareholder, Miami Office, 2009-2010

•Co-Hiring Shareholder, 2007-2010

•Shareholder Paralegal Supervisor, Corporate & Securities Practice, 2005-2010

 
BornMiami Beach, Florida, November 23, 1974
 
Biography

Jaret L. Davis is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm's Miami office. As Co-Managing Shareholder, he oversees approximately 160 attorneys and 200 business staff based in the firm's founding office. A principal shareholder in the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice focusing on both domestic and international transactions within the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and credit markets arenas, Jaret represents numerous companies with an industry focus on the IT, and health care and biotech sectors.

Jaret served as lead shareholder of the 40+ attorney legal team representing Terremark Worldwide, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed provider of IT infrastructure, in connection with its acquisition by Verizon Communications, Inc. The acquisition, which boasted an equity value of $1.4 billion and an enterprise value of $2 billion, was Verizon's largest since its acquisition of MCI in 2005, ranking as both the largest pairing of a telco and a colocation provider and the largest transaction in the cloud computing space. He was also provided representation to Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed health care provider, in its $850 million sale to Humana, Inc. He has represented publicly traded clients having an aggregate market capitalization of over $6 billion. He also serves as General Counsel to the Technology Foundation of the Americas, the nonprofit spearheading the 2014eMerge Americasglobal technology conference.

Jaret serves as the President of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association, Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Miami Children's Hospital and as a member of each of theUniversity of Miami Law ReviewAlumni Advisory Board, the University of Miami Moot Court Alumni Advisory Board and the University of Miami's Citizens Board. He also serves on a number of additional philanthropic and civic boards, including the Miami Children's Initiative, City Year and the SEED Foundation. He serves as the Chair of the Special Events Committee for the Miami Leadership Council of the American Diabetes Association, in which capacity he chairs the 2013 Father of the Year Gala and serves as a member of the nationally-based, Income Development Committee of the American Diabetes Association

He has been recognized by a number of publications. These includeSuper Lawyers, theM&A Advisor, which selected him for its 2010 40 Under 40 list, theNational Law Journal, which selected him for its 2011 Minority 40 Under 40 list, theDaily Business Review, which designated him Top Dealmaker of the Year in both 2010 and 2012, theMiami Herald, which selected him for its inaugural Top 20 Under 40 list, theSouth Florida Business Journal, which selected him for its inaugural 40 Under 40 list and itsKey Partners AwardandLegacymagazine, which named him 2013 Corporate Executive of the Year.

Jaret graduatedmagna cum laudefrom the University of Miami School of Law where he was a member of the executive editorial board of and published in theUniversity of Miami Law Review. He also served as a member of the Moot Court board, the Catsman fellow for the School of Law's Center for Ethics and Public Service and the first African-American Chief (President) of the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the leading honor society at the university.

Areas of Concentration

•Legal Areas Capital Markets Public offerings

•Private placements

•PIPES and registered directs

•144A offerings

•Equity and debt offerings

•Underwriter representations

•Mergers and Acquisitions Strategic business combinations

•Mergers

•Sale of control transactions

•LBOs/MBOs,

•Going-private transactions

•Corporate takeover contests and defense

•Section 363/prepackaged bankruptcy acquisitions

•Secured Financing Syndicated debt transactions

•DIP financings in bankruptcy proceedings

•Venture capital

•Securities compliance

•Corporate planning

•Corporate governance

•General corporate matters Industries Represented Telecommunications; venture capital funds; real estate development/construction; investment banking; electronic security systems; orthopedic implants manufacturers; HVAC distributors; apparel manufacturers and distributors; correctional facilities; faith-based organizations; solid waste disposal equipment and recycling systems; merchandise distributors; application service providers; concrete, cement and other housing materials providers; railroads; financial/insurance products; consulting services; dairy products manufacturers and distributors; night clubs and entertainment; and retirement facilities

Awards & Recognition

•Listed,South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up and Comers, 2014

•Listed, Techweek100-Miami, Techweek, 2014

•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2014

•Finalist,Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate Finance Category, 2013

•Listed,Daily Business Review, Rising Stars 40 Under 40, 2013

•Recipient, Distinguished Young Leader Award, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, 2013

•Recipient, OBABL Power 100 Award - 100 Most Influential Black Lawyers in the Nation, 2013

•Selected,Legacy Miamimagazine andMiami Herald, Corporate Executive of the Year, 2013

•Selected, Miracle Maker, the Women's Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Greater Miami, 2013

•Team Member,Corporate Board Membermagazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13 th 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 byCorporate Board Membermagazine and FTI Consulting Inc. (10 th year), 2002-2009, 2011-2012

•Recipient, Distinguished Honoree Award, Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, 2012

•Selected,Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate (Domestic) Category, 2012

•Selected,Legacy Miamimagazine andMiami Herald, Legacy Legal Leader, The Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, 2012

•Alumni Banner Marshall, University of Miami Graduation Commencement, 2011

•Honored as one of 25 local executives recognized by the Education Fund in celebration of its 25 th anniversary and desire to highlight graduates from the Miami-Dade County Public School system who have achieved significant career success and community leadership, 2011

•Recipient, 40 Under 40, Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2011

•Recipient, Ruth Shack Community Leadership Award, Leave a Legacy and The Miami Foundation, 2011

•Recipient,South Florida Business Journal, Key Partners Award, Corporate Finance/M&A, 2011

•Finalist, 2009

•Recipient,The M&A Advisor, 40 Under 40, 2011

•Recipient,The National Law Journal, Minority 40 Under 40, 2011

•Recognized, Legal Trailblazer, Southern District of Florida's Black History Month Committee, 2011

•Selected, M. Minnette Massey Moot Court Award, University of Miami School of Law, Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board, 2011

•Selected,Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate Finance Category, 2010

•Selected,Success South Floridamagazine,One of South Florida's 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals, 2010

•Selected,The Miami Herald,Inaugural Top 20 Under 40, 2010

•Selected,University of Miami Law Review, Daniel E. Murray Distinguished Service Award, 2010

•Listed, 100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Law, ICABA, 2009

•Profiled, Rising Star, 2009

•Listed,Brickell Magazine, Inaugural Top 20 Professionals Under 40, 2009

•Listed,South Florida Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2009

•Profiled,Who's Who in Black South Florida, South Florida's Most Influential, All Editions

•Recognized, American Diabetes Association, National Philanthropy Day 25 th Anniversary Celebration, Association of Fundraising Professionals

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , 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.

Clerkship

•Law Clerk, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Southeast Regional Office, 1997

Internship

•Intern, Offices of U.S. Senator Bob Graham, Miami, FL, 1995

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

•Featured, Greenberg Traurig Team Works $850M Health Care Merger ,Daily Business Review, January 9, 2012

•Featured, Attorneys Help Orthopedic Company Obtain $100M Loan ,Daily Business Review, March 7, 2012

•Profiled, The Achiever,Miami Today, December 1, 2011

•Featured, Attorney Helps Terremark get $75 Million in Bond Financing,Daily Business Review, November 24, 2010

•Quoted, Meeting in the Middle: Generations X and Y,The Miami Herald, August 18, 2010

•Quoted, Recession Sparks New Attitudes for Generation Y,The Miami Herald, August 15, 2010

•Quoted, Diversity - Law Firms Promoting Minorities, but not Enough for Some,Daily Business Review, April 22, 2009

•Comment, A Redundancy of Remedies: Insider Trading andUnited States v. O'Hagan: A Comparison of Sections 10(b) and 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 under the Misappropriation Theory, 53University of Miami Law Review169, 1998

Speeches

•Panelist, How to Get Hired as a Rookie Attorney, blogtalkradio.com

•Panelist, If You Build a Better Mousetrap, Will the World Really Beat a Path to Your Door? MIT Enterprise Forum, The Launch Pad, Refresh Miami and the University of Miami

•Panelist, Panel Discussion Group Discussion of Sarbanes-Oxley Aspects, IT Women

•Panelist, Sarbanes-Oxley - An Overview, The Greater Miami Chamber Technology Committee Business Hour, Veracity Management Group, 1360 AM (WKAT)

•Panelist, Mission Possible-Cracking the Code: Business Technology, Fourth Business Empowerment Networking Series, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, August 2011

•Speaker, Session of Deal Talk Discussing Chronology and Structure of Terremark-Verizon Acquisition and its Impact on the IT Sector, May 2011

•Speaker, What is Iron Arrow, Fall Tapping Luncheon, Iron Arrow Honor Society, 2010

Associated News & Events

Press-Releases

07.02.14 98 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers

04.04.14 Greenberg Traurig Miami Organizes Second-Annual 'GT Cares' Week-Long Initiative, Attorneys and Business Staff Members Volunteer to Help Those in Need

04.01.14 Greenberg Traurig's Jaret Davis Named to eMerge Americas 'Techweek100 Miami' List, Recognized as Key Influencer in South Florida's Tech Ecosystem

12.05.13 Greenberg Traurig Miami Co-Managing Shareholder Jaret L. Davis Elected Vice Chair of Miami Children's Hospital Board of Directors

11.22.13 Greenberg Traurig Recognized at Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards

11.11.13 Greenberg Traurig Miami Co-Managing Shareholder Jaret L. Davis Named 2013 Legal 'Professional of the Year' by ICABA

09.19.13 Greenberg Traurig Miami Co-Managing Shareholder Jaret L. Davis and Shareholder Marlon D. Goldstein Chosen As '40 Under 40 Rising Stars' by The Daily Business Review

07.16.13 Greenberg Traurig Miami Donates Business Attire to Homeless Residents of Chapman Partnership Seeking Employment

07.16.13 Greenberg Traurig Miami Co-Managing Shareholder Jaret L. Davis Serves as Chair of American Diabetes Association 'Father of the Year Awards' Gala

07.11.13 Greenberg Traurig Miami Co-Managing Shareholder Jaret L. Davis Receives 'Distinguished Young Leader Award' From Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Published Articles

02.01.12 Latin American M&A Spotlight

 
Reported CasesCapital Markets Transactions ; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its $75 million 144A offering of senior secured second lien notes purchased by Credit Suisse serving as initial purchaser and secured by a second priority collateral package including complex technology and real estate parcels in several states in the U.S., Belgium, Spain, Brazil, the UK, British Virgin Islands, Turkey and Peru.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its $50 million 144A tack-on offering of senior secured notes purchased by Credit Suisse serving as initial purchaser and secured by a collateral package including complex technology and real estate parcels in several states in the U.S., Belgium, Spain, Brazil and the UK.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its $420 million 144A offering of senior secured notes via an initial purchaser syndicate led by Credit Suisse, and secured by a collateral package including complex technology and real estate parcels in several states in the U.S., Belgium, Spain, Brazil and the UK.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its private placement and subsequent registration for resale of $20 million of common stock to a strategic partner.; Negotiated with private equity funds on behalf of a former Nasdaq-traded provider of electronic security systems, the restructuring of the terms of $40 million of preferred stock held by such funds together with certain other corporate governance covenants provided therein.; Represented Nasdaq-traded orthopedic implants manufacturer in connection with its $20 million Registered Direct Offering.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its public offering of $88 million of common stock.; Represented AMEX-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its public offering of $100 million of common stock.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its public offering of $60 million of common stock.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its private placement of $10 million of convertible preferred stock and accompanying warrants.; Represented Nasdaq-traded electronic security services company in connection with its private placement of $45 million of notes and accompanying warrants to purchase common stock and subsequent exchange for an equivalent amount of convertible preferred stock.; Represented Nasdaq-traded electronic security services company in connection with its $18 million private placement of common stock and accompanying warrants and use of the proceeds to shift the company's operations towards the electronic security services industry.; Represented Nasdaq-traded timeshare developer in connection with the private placement of approximately $11 million of common stock, representing a majority of the company's outstanding equity. Represented same company in connection with certain debt restructurings that were simultaneously implemented.; Represented NYSE-traded railroad in connection with its $130 million Rule 144A private placement of high yield notes and accompanying warrants and the subsequent exchange offer of publicly traded notes for these privately placed notes.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its $30 million sale of senior notes to certain Dutch venture capital firms to provide funds for the purchase of a leading internet exchange facility in Miami, Florida.; Represented investment group led by significant Forbes 1000 Richest People in the World investor in connection with investment in and taking public of three Israeli biotechnology companies.; Represented numerous other public and private companies in connection with public offerings and private placements to raise needed capital for short-term purposes, financings of acquisitions and working capital. Mergers and Acquisitions ; Represented Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc., a NYSE-listed health care provider, in its $850 million sale to Humana, Inc.; Led multidisciplinary team negotiating on behalf of Terremark Worldwide, Inc. in its acquisition by Verizon Communications Inc. in a deal with an equity value of approximately $2 billion and an enterprise value of approximately $2.5 billion, ranking it as the largest pairing of a telco and a colocation provider, the largest transaction in the cloud computing space, amongst the largest and most significant transactions within the IT industry and as the largest transaction for Verizon since its acquisition of MCI in 2005.; Represented sellers in sale of online provider of pet care information and pet health information to an online retailer of pet supplies.; Represented Nasdaq-traded orthopedic implants manufacturer in connection with its acquisition of a sole source supplier for its direct compression molded (DCM) polyethylene bearings for its proprietary knee system.; Represented investor consortium in connection with purchase of leading Florida-based private bank.; Represented a publicly traded golf accessories manufacturer in connection with a transaction valued in excess of $100 million contemplating the divestment of its legacy business and merger with a leading electronics manufacturer in China.; Represented Nasdaq-traded orthopedic implants manufacturer in connection with its inaugural $20 million acquisition of a North Carolina-based company engaged in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of spinal implant devices and related product.; Represented Nasdaq-traded orthopedic implants manufacturer in connection with its $10 million acquisition of a French distributor of its products.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its $85 million acquisition of a leading managed hosting services provider that is a pioneer within the virtualization arena providing utility-enabled managed solutions.; Represented Nasdaq-traded electronic security services company in connection with the $5.1 million sale of its legacy operations in Antigua.; Represented Nasdaq-traded electronic security services company in connection with the sale of its legacy operations in Puerto Rico.; Represented Nasdaq-traded electronic security services company in connection with negotiations to sell the remainder of its legacy operations in the Caribbean, particularly the Bahamas, St. Maarten and St. Martin.; Represented a major public utility in connection with its acquisition of approximately $80 million of wind power projects from Enron Corp.; Represented a major entertainment company in connection with its $114 million purchase of the assets of Elvis Presley Enterprises.; Represented a major off-shore importer with respect to its $30 million acquisition of a British duty-free import company.; Represented the purchaser in connection with his acquisition of a Miami-based restaurant for purposes of converting this restaurant into a franchisee of a national chain of kosher restaurants.; Represented a major car dealership conglomerate in connection with its $34 million acquisition of numerous car dealerships in Illinois.; Represented Nasdaq-traded timeshare developer in connection with the private placement of $11 million of its common stock, representing a majority of the company's outstanding equity.; Represented large Canadian application services provider in connection with its acquisition of a Miami-based software development company.; Represented nation's largest distributor of HVAC equipment in connection with its routine acquisitions throughout the United States (aggregating in excess of $100 million).; Represented a Nasdaq-traded solid waste disposal equipment and recycling systems manufacturer in connection with its acquisition of an Arizona chutes and compactors company.; Represented large operator of retirement communities in connection with its acquisition of individual retirement communities throughout the state of Florida.; Represented NYSE-traded railroad in connection with its $31.5 million sale of its tractor trailer manufacturing facility in Texas.; Represented Sound Advice in connection with its $117 million acquisition by Tweeter Entertainment, Inc.; Represented insurance broker in connection with its proposed sale to Wachovia Bank.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its $12 million acquisition of a managed hosting dedicated services provider in Belgium.; Represented NYSE-traded railroad in connection with its $294 million merger of equals with an equivalent sized Nasdaq-traded railroad in Texas.; Represented a major investment bank providing valuation analysis to Tiffany & Co. with respect to a $25 million tender offer by Tiffany & Co. for the outstanding common stock of a Nasdaq-traded leading specialty retailer of brand name watches, jewelry, crystal, china and accessories, operating 20 stores in five Caribbean islands, Florida and Alaska.; Represented investor group in Miami in connection with its acquisition, renovation and remarketing of leading Miami Beach nightclub.; Represented NYSE-traded real estate developer in connection with its $12.3 million acquisition of leading real estate developer in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.; Represented Nasdaq-traded electronic security services company in connection with the acquisition, which initiated the platform on which it based its entry into the industry.; Represented Nasdaq-traded electronic security services company in connection with its $40.2 million acquisition of the electronic security services business of Adelphia Communications in Adelphia's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.; Represented numerous other public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions. Financings ; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its $75 million 144A offering of senior secured second lien notes purchased by Credit Suisse serving as initial purchaser and secured by a second priority collateral package including complex technology and real estate parcels in several states in the U.S., Belgium, Spain, Brazil, the UK, British Virgin Islands, Turkey and Peru.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its $50 million 144A tack-on offering of senior secured notes purchased by Credit Suisse serving as initial purchaser and secured by a collateral package, including complex technology and real estate parcels in several states in the U.S., Belgium, Spain, Brazil and the UK.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its $420 million 144A offering of senior secured notes via an initial purchaser syndicate led by Credit Suisse and secured by a collateral package, including complex technology and real estate parcels in several states in the U.S., Belgium, Spain, Brazil and the UK.; Represented Nasdaq-traded orthopedic implants manufacturer in connection with its $40 million syndicated credit facility.; Represented a Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its $250 million credit facility consisting of a $150 million loan provided by a syndicate led by Credit Suisse and a $100 million loan provided by a syndicate led by Tennenbaum Capital Partners secured by a collateral package, including complex technology and real estate parcels in several states in the United States, Belgium, Spain, Brazil and the UK.; Represented Nasdaq-traded orthopedic implants manufacturer in connection with its $12 million revolving credit facility with Merrill Lynch Business Financial Services, including a later amendment to this credit facility increasing available amounts under the facility to $30 million.; Represented Miami-based merchandise distributor in connection with its $15 million revolving credit facility with UPS Capital.; Represented Nasdaq-traded solid waste disposal equipment and recycling systems manufacturer in connection with its $61 million revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of lenders led by General Electric Capital Corporation, including numerous amendments and debt restructurings ultimately resulting in a principal amount equal to $68.5 million.; Represented Nasdaq-traded solid waste disposal equipment and recycling systems manufacturer in connection with negotiating its $5 million debtor-in-possession credit facility with General Electric Capital Corporation to provide funds to continue operations during the company's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.; Represented NYSE-traded railroad in connection with its $625 million credit facility provided by a syndicate of lenders led by Morgan Stanley Senior Funding.; Represented NYSE-traded railroad in connection with its $100 million credit facility provided by a syndicate of lenders led by UBS AG.; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its $49 million project finance facility to provide funds for the purchase of a leading internet exchange facility in Miami, Florida.; Represented numerous public companies as to compliance with covenants in credit facilities or bond indentures.; Represented numerous other public and private companies in connection with financial restructurings. Venture Capital/Minority Investment ; Represented Nasdaq-traded international IT infrastructure provider in connection with its receipt of a $20 million capital infusion from a strategic partner.; Represented a large French dairy products producer and distributor in connection with its $2 million investment in an Orlando-based dairy alternatives producer.; Represented Nasdaq-traded orthopedic implants manufacturer in connection with its $1 million minority investment in and extension of $5 million in credit to a North Carolina-based company engaged in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of spinal implant devices and related product. Also represented this same company in connection with a related guarantee of a $6 million revolving credit facility entered into between the spinal implant manufacturer and Merrill Lynch Business Financial Services.; Represented mold inspection company in connection with a minority equity investment by a major private equity fund.; Represented application services provider startup in connection with its $1 million common equity raise from angel investors. Coached this same startup for its presentation at the Florida Venture Forum.; Represented major pharmaceutical company in connection with its 50% minority investment in a natural skin care solution provider.; Represented numerous other startup and young companies in connection with the sale of their capital stock to venture funds and angel investors, including numerous dot com companies. Acquisitions and Divestitures in Bankruptcy Proceedings ; Represented an off-shore bidder in the bid process to purchase the operations of shoe manufacturer Converse, Inc. in connection with Converse's bankruptcy proceedings.; Represented Nasdaq-traded electronic security services company in connection with its $40.2 million acquisition of the electronic security services business of Adelphia Communications in Adelphia's Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.; Represented an NYSE-traded railroad in connection with its purchase of certain railroad assets of the Bangor and Aroostook railroad out of that railroad's bankruptcy proceedings.; Represented a Nasdaq-traded solid waste disposal equipment and recycling systems manufacturer in connection with the divestiture of its $33.1 million solid waste division within its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.; Represented a Nasdaq-traded solid waste disposal equipment and recycling systems manufacturer in connection with the divestiture of its $15 million architectural division within its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.; Represented a Nasdaq-traded solid waste disposal equipment and recycling systems manufacturer in connection with the divestiture of its Canadian operations within its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.; Provided routine corporate representation to a Nasdaq-traded corporation during its pending Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. Securities Compliance ; Represented NYSE-traded company in connection with implementation and registration of its dividend reinvestment plan.; Ongoing representation of several NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq-traded public companies having an aggregate market capitalization in excess of $4 billion.; Regularly advises publicly traded companies with respect to requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. General Corporate and Corporate Governance Representations ; Negotiated with private equity funds on behalf of a former Nasdaq-traded provider of electronic security systems the restructuring of the terms of $40 million of preferred stock held by such funds together with certain other corporate governance provided therein.; Represented a large French dairy products producer and distributor in connection with negotiating the terms of a distribution agreement between the company and an Orlando-based dairy alternatives producer.; Represented law firm ranked among the top 10 firms in the world in connection with firm's internal partnership structure.; Represented a real estate limited partnership in connection with a tender offer for all outstanding interests held by limited partners.; Represented the special committee of the board of directors of a Nasdaq-traded company in connection with an internal investigation being conducted by the special committee as to internal expenditures by management.; Represented multiple founders in forming limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations in various industries. Faith-Based Organizations ; Represented one of the nation's largest interfaith coalitions of Christians and Jews in connection with coalition's capital infusion into a joint venture structured to enhance marketing towards the black evangelical community and increase synergies between such community and the American Jewish/Israeli communities.
 
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Jaret L. Davis

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
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