Kara L. MacCullough

Fort Lauderdale,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Global Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 954.768.8255
Fax: 954.765.1477
University Wellesley College, B.A., cum laude
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude University of Miami Law Review, Order of the Coif
Admitted1994, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, The Florida Bar

•Business Law Section; International Section

•Member, American Bar Association

BornJune 27, 1964

Kara L. MacCullough focuses her practice on advising public and private companies on corporate and securities law issues surrounding corporate finance transactions and mergers and acquisitions, including private and public securities offerings (IPOs, follow-on and secondary offerings, convertible notes offerings, PIPEs, high-yield debt and Regulation S/offshore offerings), exchange/tender offers, asset and stock purchases and other commercial transactions in the United States and abroad. She has served as issuer's counsel in connection with over $10 billion in equity and debt offerings and debt tender offers by public companies in the past three years and has experience with international business transactions including cross-border tender offers.

Kara also counsels public companies on corporate governance, executive compensation, director responsibilities and fiduciary duties. Her merger and acquisitions experience involves the full range of M&A transactions, including public company mergers, private company acquisitions and dispositions, strategic investments, going private transactions, special committee representation and tender offers.

Kara represents public companies in connection with their acquisition of public and private companies. Kara's clients have included companies in the telecommunications, retail, restaurant, transportation, life sciences, financial services, media and entertainment, utilities and information technology industries.

Areas of Concentration


•Public companies and securities

•Corporate governance

•Mergers and acquisitions

•Financial services

•International and cross border transactions

•International practices

Awards & Recognition

•Member, Winning Team,ACG New York Champion's Awards, Deal of the Year (over $500mm); Cross-border Transaction of the Year (over $250mm) for $1.8 billion Acquisition of MacDermid, Inc. by Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited, 2014

•Recipient, Best in Corporate Governance, American Women in Business Law Awards, IFLR/Euromoney, 2014

• Member, Winning Team, M&A Deal of the Year (Over $1 Billion to $5 Billion) for Platform Specialty Products Corporation (f/k/a Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited) acquisition of MacDermid, Incorporated and related entities, The M&A Advisor's 6th Annual International M&A Awards, 2014

• Listed,TheBest Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2012-2014

• Listed,Chambers USA Guide, 2006-2014

•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Florida Super Lawyers, 2010 and 2014

• Team Member,Corporate Board Membermagazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13 th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

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

•Listed,Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year, 2011 winner; 2007-2010 finalist

Previous Employment

•Banker, Latin American Global Finance Division, Citigroup

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Quoted, Calling All Unemployed Law Grads: Greenberg is Hiring ,The American Lawyer, October 21, 2013

•Featured, Attorneys to Watch in 2013,Attorney At Lawmagazine, Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beaches edition, January 2013

•Featured, Greenberg Duo Works With 17 Underwriters to Land $350M for Ryder ,Daily Business Review, September 12, 2012

•Profiled, Deal Makers: Attorney Works $800 Million Debt Offering ,Daily Business Review, August 8, 2012

Associated News & Events


07.03.14 21 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers

07.02.14 98 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers

06.20.14 Greenberg Traurig Named Winner in Three Categories at Fourth Annual ACG New York Champion's Awards

05.29.14 53 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.28.14 Six Greenberg Traurig Fort Lauderdale Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.21.14 13 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized By Daily Business Review During Its 2014 Top Dealmakers Of The Year Awards Ceremony

03.11.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives M&A Deal of the Year Award

01.09.14 Greenberg Traurig Receives Three M&A Advisor Awards

10.11.13 Greenberg Traurig Team Assists Platform Acquisition Holdings Limited, Founders in $1.8B M&A

Reported CasesCounsel to Burger King Holdings in connection with its $4.3 billion acquisition by 3G Capital, a Brazilian private equity fund.; Counsel to Burger King Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BKC) in connection with over $1 billion of registered equity offerings, corporate governance and securities and regulatory compliance matters, including compliance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Williams Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and NYSE listing requirements.; Counsel to Ryder System Inc. (NYSE: R) in connection with Securities Act filings, registered debt offerings, debt tender offers, corporate governance and securities and regulatory compliance matters.; Counsel to SBA Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SBAC), a wireless communications infrastructure provider, in connection with approximately $6.0 billion in acquisitions of privately owned tower companies, over $10 billion in public and private equity and debt offerings, public and private debt tender offers, bridge loan and secured loan facilities, structuring and offering of derivative instruments, public and private equity offerings, corporate governance and securities and regulatory compliance matters, including compliance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.; Represented SBA Communications in connection with its $1.0 billion acquisition of AAT Communications Corporation, owned by Cequel 3, a private equity fund focused on cable and telecommunications companies and its concurrent cash tender offer for all outstanding senior notes and a $1.1 billion bridge loan facility.; Represented IVAX Corporation (AMEX: IVX), a multi-national pharmaceutical company, in connection with registered and Rule 144A debt offerings, corporate governance and securities and regulatory compliance matters, including compliance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.; Represented various public companies with the preparation and filing of universal shelf registration statements and automatic shelf registration statements. The above representations were handled by Ms. MacCullough prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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Kara L. MacCullough

401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 2000
Fort LauderdaleFL 33301


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