Attorney Profile:

Paul Berkowitz

Paul Berkowitz: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Paul Berkowitz has more than 40 years of experience working with businesses, both domestically and internationally, including serving as a senior executive with a NYSE-listed home builder. His experience covers a wide range of industries with a focus on advice relating to the capital needs of the real estate sector. Paul gives an insightful outlook when advising clients facing the challenges of today's economy. Paul's background combines cross-border representation of clients in acquisition, disposition, and debt and equity financing transactions, including acting as an advisor to multinational enterprises in rule 144A, initial public, private and high yield debt offerings.

Areas of Concentration

•Public and private offerings
•Financing transactions
•Public-private partnerships (P3s)

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


•Co-Author, Condominium Hotels - Is Crowdfunding the Answer? Real Estate Forum, September 2014
•Co-Author, Guest Column: Condominium Hotels - A New Way to Solve the Rental Program Problem, Real Estate Finance Intelligence, September 10, 2014
•Co-Author, A Solution to the Legal Problems Associated with Condominium Hotels, Multi-Housing News, May 2014
•Co-Author, New Law, SEC Regulations Solve Problems of US Condo Hotels' Legal Structure, HOTELS, March 2014
•Co-Author, Rules and Regulations: An Update on Recent US Regulation Relevant to the Hedge Fund Industry , HFMWeek, February 2014
•Co-Author, JOBS Act Benefits for Non-U.S. Issuers, GT Alert, June 2013
•Co-Author, Florida Adopts Legislation on Public Private Partnerships Expanding Opportunities for Infrastructure Projects , GT Alert, May 2013
•Author, Joint Venture? Planning, Strategy and Key Decisions Should Be First, Builder News, January 2011
•Author, Risky Business: How to Avoid Building the Same House Twice, Builder News, August 2010
•Author, Reality check: Financing Challenges are Many, But There are Some Options for Builders, Builder News, July 2010
•Author, Home Carranty Updates, Builder News, June 2010
•Author, Restructuring Real Estate Deals, Builder News, May 2010
•Author, Should Your Company Adopt a Stock Repurchase Plan? Corporate Board Member Magazine, April 2010
•Co-Author, IRS Memorandum May Impact Treatment of Chinese Drywall Losses, GT Alert, March 10, 2010
•Author, Board Links With Outside Counsel, The Corporate Board, September/October 2004
•Quoted, Sorting Out Sarbanes-Oxley, ABA Journal, February 2003
•Co-Author, Condo-Hotels: Unregistered Securities, Urban Land, November/December 2002
•Quoted, Deals Get Harder as Economic Slowdown Squashes M&As, Corporate Legal Times, December 2002
•Quoted, Do Homework Before Saying 'I Do' to Acquisition, Sun-Sentinel, March 7, 2002
•Co-Author, SEC Cautions on Use of Pro Formas, GT Alert, December 2001
•Co-Author, Could a Cross-Border Merger in Mexico be a Viable Acquisition Structure, Latin American Law and Business Report, October 31, 2001
•Quoted, Barriers Falling By Wayside For Global Mergers, Miami Herald, May 10, 1998


•Moderator, Bitcoin: Where is it Going and What Should You and Your Clients Know? Professional Advisory Committee Seminar, South Florida Legal Guide, Miami, FL, September 19, 2014
•Moderator, Case Study: Proin (Promotora de Infraestructura Registral), 5th Annual Latin American Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum, Coral Gables, FL, March 2011
•Speaker, Attorney/Client Privilege and Professional Secrecy, European Union: Legal Developments, University of Miami School of Law, February 20, 2004
•Speaker, The Senior Officer and Sarbanes-Oxley, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance for the Pharmaceutical Industry Conference, July 31, 2003
•Speaker, ABA Connection-Learning to Live with Sarbanes-Oxley, American Bar Association Teleconference, February 19, 2003

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
•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers Law Firm of the Year in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013
•Finalist, Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate (International) Category, 2012
•Member, Winning Team, Latin Lawyer's Deal of the Year - Restructuring Award, 2012
•Member, team ranked as a top corporate law firm in Miami as selected by corporate directors, in the annual Legal Industry Research Study, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. (10th year), 2002-2009, 2011-2012
•Team Member, Corporate & Finance - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based), Chambers Latin America Awards, 2010-2011
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2009
•Team Member, Focus on Latin America - Law Firm of the Year (Florida-Based), Chambers Latin America Inaugural Awards for Excellence, 2009
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2007
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2006 and 2007
•Listed, South Florida Business Journal, Best of the Bar, April 2003
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

12.04.14 Greenberg Traurig Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami for School to Work Program

04.22.14 Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholders to Speak at Condominium Development, Finance & Investment Forum Conference in Miami

11.05.12 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' in Two Bankruptcy Categories by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

05.31.12 Greenberg Traurig Listed as a Top Corporate Firm for the 10th Time in Corporate Board Member magazine

05.07.12 18 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by Daily Business Review During its 2012 Top Dealmakers of the Year Awards

04.04.12 Greenberg Traurig Team Receives 'Deal of the Year -- Restructuring' Award at Sixth Annual Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year Awards

10.13.11 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Corporate & Finance Law Firm of the Year (Florida-based)' at Third Annual Chambers Latin America Awards for Excellence

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

Published Articles

02.03.14 Rules and Regulations

10.26.11 Calif.'s High Speed Rail - On Track For 2012

01.03.11 Joint venture? Planning, Strategy and Key Decisions Should Be First

09.01.10 Do LLCs still work?

08.02.10 Risky Business: How to avoid building the same house twice

07.01.10 Reality check: Financing challenges are many, but there are some options for builders

06.01.10 Home Warranty Updates

05.03.10 Restructuring real estate deals

04.05.10 Should Your Company Adopt a Stock Repurchase Plan?


10.30.14 Investor Advisory Committee Recommends Changes to Accredited Investor Definition

06.11.13 JOBS Act Benefits for Non-U.S. Issuers

05.16.13 Florida Adopts Legislation on Public Private Partnerships Expanding Opportunities for Infrastructure Projects

11.03.11 California's High Speed Rail Project: Business Plan Released

10.07.11 California's High Speed Rail Project: Still on Track for 2012

03.10.10 IRS Memorandum May Impact Treatment of Chinese Drywall Losses

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Global Trade & Investment
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
305.579.0685  Phone
305.579.0717  Fax
University Attended:
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., cum laude, 1970
Law School Attended:
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1973
Year of First admission:
1978, Florida

Professional & Community Involvement

•Big Brother Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, School to Work Program, 2014-2016
•Director, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business South Florida Alumni Club
•Director, The Greater Miami Jewish Federation
•Past Chair, Financial Management Committee
•Vice Chair of the Board, Administration Committee
•Member, Executive Committee
•Member, American Bar Association

Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 21, 1948
Reported Cases:
Significant Representations; Represented Mexican satellite services provider in the issuance of debt securities and rights offering as part of a prepackaged bankruptcy. Represented manufacturer and distributor of personal care products in the acquisition and financing of a major household products group. Represented purchaser in the simultaneous acquisition of operations in seven countries, and the establishment of European, Asian and South American operations. Served as lead counsel in the U.S. public offering of the first company organized under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany to be listed on the Nasdaq. Served as lead counsel for offering of German high tech companies listed on the Nasdaq. Represented manufacturer and distributor of vitamin and nutritional products in acquisitions, financings and sale through a $1.6 billion tender offer. Represented purchaser of services company in Brazil. Represented participant in establishment of venture in Japan.

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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