Gary M. Epstein

Gary M. Epstein: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Gary M. Epstein counsels corporations in all phases of their transactional and financing activities.

He is consistently recognized as a leader in the legal profession by both business and legal industry publications, including Corporate Board Member, Business Leader, The Legal 500 United States and Practical Law Company's Which Lawyer?

Highly ranked by well-known independent legal industry directory Chambers & Partners Guide, (recognized as a star performer, a category that surpasses a #1 ranking for individual lawyers), clients and peers called him an extraordinary lawyer who has made his name through hard work, not through marketing and stated there is virtually no one like him for big-ticket M&A (2008 edition of the Chambers USA Guide). He has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1995.

Named the leader of the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice in 1996, Gary also Co-Chairs the firm's Israel Practice, founded the firm's Tel Aviv office, and often serves as a speaker at conferences and seminars in the United States and Israel.


•Public and private offerings of securities
•Mergers and acquisitions
•Corporate planning and governance
•Financing transactions
•Regulatory investigations

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation, 1995-2017
•Named, Lawyer of the Year, Securities Regulation, Miami, 2011-2012 and 2015
•Named, Lawyer of the Year, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Miami, 2013
•Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2002, 2005 and 2010-2016
•Listed, Chambers Global
•Corporate/M&A (USA, Foreign Experts - USA, and Experts Based Abroad, Israel), 2015-2016
• Corporate/M&A, 2008-2009, 2011-2014
•Corporate/M&A (Foreign Expert and Eminent Practitioner), 2016
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2016
• Eminent Practitioner, 2014-2016
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2008-2016
•Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts - M&A - Large Deals ($1bn-5bn), 2014
•Finalist, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate International Category, 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 and Team Chairman, 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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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Quoted, “Greenberg Traurig with Tel Aviv Office - a Gateway for Israeli Business Ventures,” Intermountain Jewish News, April 28, 2017
•Mentioned, $4.9 Billion Deal Creates World's Largest Online Poker Business, Daily Business Review, May 11, 2015
•Mentioned, Sealing the Deal: Greenberg Traurig Guides ICE in Israel , Law360, October 17, 2014

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

03.28.17 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Recognized by Prestigious Chambers Global Guide

02.21.17 Greenberg Traurig Hosts Start-Up Nation to Start-Up Region: Making Your Mark in Latin America Seminar

08.16.16 130 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

08.16.16 55 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2017

06.17.16 35 Greenberg Traurig Florida Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Edition of The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.16.16 100-Plus Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recommended in The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers

06.14.16 43 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.09.16 93 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

06.06.16 Lawrence Sternthal Joins Greenberg Traurig as Israeli Office Real Estate Practice Head

06.01.16 32 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA Guide

Published Articles

05.30.13 Firms See Israel as New Frontier for Business Development


04.18.12 House Judiciary Committee Votes to Approve Israel for E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Eligibility

04.29.09 Holders of Carried Interests Face Higher Taxes

(Also at Tel Aviv, Israel Office)

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts - REITs
  • Transportation
  • Globalization & Commercialization
  • Gaming
  • Global - Israel Practice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Technology

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0894  Phone
305.961.5894  Fax
University Attended:
Yeshiva University, B.A., 1969; New York University, M.A., English and American Literature, 1970
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1980
Year of First admission:
Attorneys in the Tel Aviv office do not practice Israeli law.; Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Former Chairman of the Board, American Israel Chamber of Commerce, Florida
•Former President, Miami Beach Jewish Community Center
•Member, American Bar Association

Birth Information:
Newark, New Jersey, February 19, 1948
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations: Merger & Acquisition Transactions: Represented The Seminole Tribe of Florida and its subsidiary, Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc., in the $1 billion acquisition of Hard Rock International, Inc. and other related entities from The Rank Group PLC, the first purchase of any major international corporation by a Native American tribe.; Represented IVAX Corporation in its merger with TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., which created the largest generic drug company in the world.; Represented the owner of a professional sports franchise in connection with its sale for the (then) highest cash price ever paid for a sports team.; Represented Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. in its $3.5 billion merger agreement with Fortress Investment Group LLC.; Represented Amaya in its $5 billion acquisition of Rational Group, creating the world's largest publicly-traded online gaming company.; Public and Private Offerings of Securities: Represented Raymond James in numerous public offerings.; Served as lead counsel to the team which represented Broward County, Florida in its negotiation of a $500 million resource recovery project, and in similar capacities for resource recovery projects in other areas, including Puerto Rico.

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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