Joshua M. Samek: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Joshua M. Samek

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
  • Insurance Regulatory & Transactions
  • Emerging Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0856
Fax: 305.961.5856
University University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science with a Minor in Economics; Order of the Coif; Member, University of Miami Moot Court Board; Intern, Center for Ethics and Public Service; Dean's Certificates of Achievement, Federal Income Tax and Legal Research and Writing
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude; Articles and Comments Editor, University of Miami Law Review; CALI Excellence for the Future Awards, U.S. Constitutional Law, Property, Securities Regulation and Trusts and Estates
Admitted2007, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

• Board of Trustees, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Southern Florida Chapter
• Member, American Bar Association
• Member, Greater Miami Jewish Federation Agency Support Committee

BornMiami, Florida, 1980

Josh Samek focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, financing transactions and general corporate and business law matters. Josh represents a broad range of clients at all stages of development, including public companies, private equity funds and portfolio companies, start-up companies and private investors. Josh regularly counsels public companies and private investors on SEC reporting and compliance matters and serves as outside general counsel to various private companies.

Areas of Concentration

• Public and private offerings
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Financing transactions
• Private equity
• Joint ventures
• SEC reporting and compliance

Awards & Recognition

• 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

Previous Employment

• Office of United States Senator Bill Nelson (Florida), Washington, D.C.


• Summer Associate, Greenberg Traurig
• Judicial Intern, United States District Judge Ursula Ungaro, Southern District of Florida

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

07.15.15 Greenberg Traurig Ranked a Leading Firm for PIPE Transactions In First Half of 2015 by Sagient Research Systems
06.09.15 Greenberg Traurig Represents Longtime Client OPKO Health In $1.47 Billion Merger Agreement with Bio-Reference Laboratories
02.17.15 Greenberg Traurig Miami Elevates Five Attorneys to Shareholder
02.11.15 Greenberg Traurig Names Shareholder Class of 2015, Reports Record Financial Performance for 2014
02.11.15 Greenberg Traurig Elevates Six Attorneys to Shareholder, Three to Of Counsel at its Florida Offices
05.31.12 Greenberg Traurig Listed as a Top Corporate Firm for the 10th Time in Corporate Board Member magazine
07.22.11 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Florida on mergermarket Legal Adviser Second Quarter League Table
06.07.11 Greenberg Traurig Listed as Miami's Top Corporate Firm for the 9th Time in 10 Years in Magazine Study
05.20.09 Greenberg Traurig Named Best Corporate Law Firm in Miami by Corporate Board Member Magazine for 8th Consecutive Year


09.16.14 SEC Announces Enforcement Actions Against Public Companies and Corporate Insiders Based on Failure to Timely File Transaction Reports
06.01.06 USA PATRIOT Act - SEC Brings First-Ever Enforcement Action Against Broker-Dealer for Non-Compliance with Anti-Money Laundering Laws

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

• 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
• Mentioned, Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up the Firm Ranks in Q1, Law360, April 15, 2015
• Mentioned, Dealmaker - Attorney Leads Team in $163 Million MasTec Offerings, Daily Business Review, June 2009
• Author, The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: A Case for Repeal of the Posse Comitatus Act or a Case for Learning the Law?, 61 U. Miami L. Rev. 441, 2007

Reported CasesSignificant Representations: Capital Market Transactions: Represented an Israeli biopharmaceutical company in connection with its initial public offering on the Nasdaq Capital Market.; Represented an NYSE-listed REIT in connection with multiple public and private offerings of common stock and secondary offerings of common stock by selling stockholders totaling more than $650 million.; Represented an NYSE-listed REIT in connection with public offerings of $250 million and $300 million of senior unsecured notes.; Represented the gaming division of a Native American tribe in connection with a $367 million private offering of taxable and tax-exempt notes.; Represented an NYSE-listed diversified specialty contractor in connection with a $115 million public offering of convertible notes and concurrent secondary offering of common stock by selling shareholders.; Represented an NYSE-MKT-listed women's healthcare company in connection with public offerings of common stock totaling approximately $135 million.; Represented an institutional investor as selling stockholder in a $165 million public offering of an NYSE-listed independent oil and natural gas company.; Represented private investors in connection with a PIPE offering in and acquisition of control of an NYSE MKT-listed developer and marketer of premium spirits.; Represented an NYSE MKT-listed developer and marketer of premium spirits in connection with at-the-market offerings of common stock.; Debt Financings: Represented an NYSE-listed national medical group in connection with its $500 million and $800 million unsecured revolving credit facilities and $1.9 billion unsecured revolving credit facility and term loan.; Represented an NYSE-listed REIT in connection with its $575 million unsecured revolving credit facility and $250 million unsecured term loan.; Represented a privately-held business process outsourcing company in connection with its $25 million, $30 million and $60 million secured revolving credit facilities and term loans.; Mergers and Acquisitions: Represented an NYSE-listed multinational biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company in its $1.5 billion acquisition of a NASDAQ-listed diagnostic laboratory company.; Represented an Internet-based insurance agency in connection with its acquisition of a business to business insurance agency from a leading global insurance broker and associated debt and equity financing.; Represented the special committee of a NASDAQ-listed agricultural company in its review of strategic alternatives.; Represented a Florida-based agricultural company in connection with multiple dispositions to leading global agriculture companies.; Represented a public design, engineering and construction services firm in connection with its $280 million acquisition by a UK-based engineering firm.; Represented a private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of an Internet-based insurance agency and subsequent follow-on acquisition.; Represented a privately-held professional employer organization in connection with its sale to a private equity fund and subsequent acquisition and disposition matters.; Represented a children's literacy and mentoring not-for-profit corporation in connection with a merger with its national organization.; Venture Capital/Minority Investments/Joint Ventures: Represented an Internet-based insurance agency in connection with a highly structured minority investment.; Represented an Internet-based insurance agency in connection with a joint venture and technology licensing transaction.; Represented a technology-based education company in connection with $36 million in capital raising transactions.; Represented a private equity fund in connection with its $20 million Series A investment in a technology company focused on the oil and gas industry.; Represented a private equity fund as lead investor in connection with a $19 million Series C investment round in a business management software company.; Represented a non-profit organization with over $2 billion in assets in connection with more than 30 venture capital investment transactions.
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Joshua M. Samek

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131


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