Paul Berkowitz

Paul Berkowitz: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Executive Committee, Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (1800 Attorneys)
  • 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131
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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.


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

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•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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Areas of Practice (5)

  • Corporate
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Trade
  • Capital Markets

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:
Experience: Representative Matters: 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.; :; :; :

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  • 5.0/5.0
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