Lorne S. Cantor: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Lorne S. Cantor

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Miami,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone305.579.0748

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Gaming
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0748
Fax: 305.579.0717
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Lorne-S-Cantor
 
University Tufts University, B.A., Political Science, 1996
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999 Order of the Coif, Member, The University of Miami Law Review, The J. Donald and Agnes E. Shoecraft Law Scholarship
 
Admitted1999, Florida
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, American Bar Association
•Board Member, Communities in Schools, Board of Directors, 2011

 
BornHollywood, Florida, August 23, 1974
 
Biography

Lorne S. Cantor is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer who focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, and complex joint ventures. Lorne has particular experience in the gaming industry and is a co-chair of the firm's Gaming Practice. Lorne's industry experience also includes numerous transactions in the transportation, hospitality and technology sectors.

Areas of Concentration
•Mergers and acquisitions
•Public and private securities offerings
•Joint ventures
•Securities Exchange Act reporting and compliance
•General corporate law advice

Awards & Recognition
•Selected, 40 Under 40, Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2014
•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers in South Florida, 2014
•Top Up & Comers, 2011-2013
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2014
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
•Selected, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate Finance Category, 2012
•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
•Listed, Florida Trend magazine, Up and Comer, 2007

Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Featured, Greenberg Lawyers Close $410 Million Financing for Tribal Casino, Daily Business Review, August 10, 2011
•Speaker, Limited Liability Company Update in Florida, National Business Institute, March 2003
•Speaker, New Section 16 Rules Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, November 2002

Associated News & Events
09.08.14 Greenberg Traurig Sponsoring International Gaming Summit in Philadelphia
08.05.14 Greenberg Traurig Serves as Lead M&A Counsel in Amaya Gaming's $4.9B Acquisition of Rational Group
07.02.14 96 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyers
06.13.14 Greenberg Traurig is lead M&A counsel in Amaya Gaming's acquisition of Rational Group for $4.9B
05.21.14 12 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized By Daily Business Review During Its 2014 Top Dealmakers Of The Year Awards Ceremony
09.23.13 The American Lawyer Ranks Greenberg Traurig Miami's Summer Associate Program First Overall Among Miami Firms
07.17.13 Three Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Elevated to 'Top Lawyers Class of 2013' in South Florida Legal Guide
05.20.13 Greenberg Traurig Represents Hard Rock International In Closing $640 Million Financing Transaction
09.27.12 Greenberg Traurig LLP Represents Amaya Gaming Group in its $167 Million Acquisition of Cadillac Jack, Inc.
05.31.12 Greenberg Traurig Listed as a Top Corporate Firm for the 10th Time in Corporate Board Member magazine

Published Articles
02.01.12 Latin American M&A Spotlight

 
Reported CasesSignificant Representations; M&A and Joint Venture Transactions; Represented Amaya Gaming Group Inc., a Canadian public company, in connection with its acquisition of Oldford Group Limited, the parent company of Rational Group Ltd, the world's largest poker business and owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands, for $4.9 billion. Represented Amaya Gaming Group in connection with its acquisition of Cadillac Jack, Inc., a leading supplier of products and technology for the global gaming market. Represented Hard Rock International in connection with its investment in Northfield Park Associates, LLC, and the negotiation and branding agreements related to the operation of the Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park in Cleveland, Ohio. Represented Hard Rock International in connection with its investment in the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Represented an international gaming and entertainment company in connection with its investment in the holder of a large-scale gaming concession in Eastern Europe, and the negotiation of management and branding agreements related to the operation of the gaming facilities. Represented Patriot Rail Corp., an owner and operator of short-line railroads, in connection with its sale to SteelRiver Infrastructure North America Fund, LP. Represented Patriot Rail Corp. in connection with its acquisition of six short-line freight railroads from Weyerhaeuser Company and the related acquisition financing provided by affiliates of Prudential Insurance Company and Fifth Third Bank. Represented Grupo Taca Holdings in its joint venture with Synergy Aerospace Group (whose holdings include Avianca, SAM and Tampa airlines) to create one of the largest airline groups in Latin America. Represented Bozel, S.A., a producer of calcium silicon, in connection with the sale of its European and Brazilian subsidiaries to Japan Metals & Chemicals Co. Ltd. within its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. Represented Institute for Medical Education & Research, a provider of continuing education for oncology professionals, in connection with its sale to UnitedBioSource Corporation. Represented Florida East Coast Industries in connection with its acquisition of the Codina Group, one of the largest industrial developers in Florida. Represented Capitalink, LC, a middle-market investment bank based in South Florida, in connection with its merger with and into Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. Represented EPIQ Systems, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the claims preference business of Gazes, LLC. Represented the stockholders of Atlantic Truck Center, one of the leading heavy-duty and medium-duty truck dealers in the United States, in connection with the sale of the business. Represented EPIQ Systems, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Hilsoft Notifications Inc., a provider of legal notification services. Represented Hull & Company, a wholesale insurance broker, in connection with its sale to Brown & Brown, Inc. Securities Offerings and Financings; In connection with the acquisition of the Oldford Group Limited, represented Amaya Gaming Group, as borrower, in connection with senior secured credit facilities in the aggregate amount of $2.9 billion, and consisting of the following: a $1.75 billion seven-year first lien term loan, and a 200 million seven-year first lien term loan; a $100 million five-year first lien revolving credit facility; and an $800 million eight-year second lien term loan. Represented Hard Rock International in a $640 million financing comprised of a Rule 144A offering of $350 million Senior Notes due 2021 and a $290 million Senior Secured Term Loan. The representation also included a related tender offer for $525 million outstanding Senior Secured Notes due 2014. Represented the Seminole Tribe of Florida in multiple finance and securities transactions, including a $750 million senior secured credit facility, Rule 144A offering of $367 million Gaming Division Bonds due 2017, and Rule 144A offering of $459 million Special Obligation Bonds due 2020. Represented The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians in connection with its $410 million syndicated credit facility and the related tender offer of its outstanding senior indebtedness. Represented Patriot Rail Corp. in connection with the refinancing of its existing debt and restructuring of existing corporate equity. Represented Oppenheimer & Co. and JMP Securities, as underwriters, in connection with the $28 million initial public offering on Nasdaq of Starlims Technologies, Ltd., a developer of software to manage processing, storage and analysis for laboratories. Represented Mastec, Inc., an end-to-end telecommunications and energy infrastructure service provider, in connection with its Rule 144A offering of $150 million senior notes due in 2017. Represented Under the Canopy, Inc. in connection with the sale of its Series A preferred stock to private investors. Represented ThinkEquity Partners LLC and Punk, Ziegel & Company, as underwriters, in connection with the $36 million secondary public offering of common stock of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., a publicly traded venture capital firm that makes initial investments exclusively in tiny technology, including nanotechnology, microsystems and microelectromechanical systems. Represented I-Bankers Securities, as lead manager, in connection with the $38 million initial public offering of Digital Music Group, Inc., a provider of digital music recording and distribution services such as past-hits, out-of-print, back catalog and independent label recordings to online music stores. Represented World Fuel Services, Inc. in connection with its $124 million follow-on offering of common stock. Represented I-Bankers Securities, as lead manager, in connection with the $60 million initial public offering of Community Bankers Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. Represented BankUnited Financial Corporation in connection with its $120 million Rule 144A offering of Senior Convertible Notes. Represented BankUnited Financial Corporation in connection with its $64 million secondary public offering of Class A Common Stock. Represented New China Homes Ltd. in connection with its $10 million initial public offering on Nasdaq.
 
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Office Information

Lorne S. Cantor

333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
MiamiFL 33131




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