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Danny has advised and assisted clients, in a variety of markets and business cycles, in structuring, negotiating and successfully closing hundreds of millions of dollars of equity and debt financing transactions and billions of dollars in merger, acquisition and sale transactions. Representative clients and services, grouped by industry sector, include:

  • Communications: IDS Telcom and Seven Seas Communications (structuring, governance, financing and sell-side M&A); Peoples Telephone (board representation, governance, financing and securities compliance)
  • Consumer Products / Retail: Champion Products, Elder-Beerman Stores and Vector Products (governance, financing and sell-side M&A); American Stores (M&A / acquisitions); and Tata Harper Skincare (structuring, governance, private equity financings)
  • Energy / Resources: American Natural Resources (governance, financing and sell-side M&A); FPL Group (board representation and governance; securities compliance and reporting); Florida Steel Corp. and NL Industries (board representation; public securities offerings; and sell-side LBO / M&A); and Siegel Oil & Gas (sell-side M&A)
  • Financial Services / Insurance: The CHELA Financial Companies and The Seitlin Companies (board representation, governance and sell-side M&A); Servus Financial Corp. (structuring, spin-off transaction, financing and sell-side M&A); and Southeast Banking Corp. (board representation and governance)
  • Food & Beverage / Restaurants / Gaming:  Churchill Downs and Penn National Gaming (buy-side M&A); Fontainebleau Las Vegas (sell-side M&A); McDonalds (financing, board representation and governance); Offerdahl's (structuring, governance and sell-side M&A); Pollo Tropical (structuring, roll-up, financing, IPO and sell-side M&A)
  • Hotels & Resorts: Hilton Hotels (financing and governance); Travel Services International (board and governance representations; buy-side M&A; IPO)
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences / Physician & Medical Groups:  American Laboratories (structuring, governance, VC investment transaction); AmeriPath (structuring, governance, financings, buy-side M&A and IPO); Anesthetix (sell-side M&A); Miami Jewish Health Systems (governance and financing)
  • Logistics / Security: Integrated Security Systems (structuring, governance and sell-side M&A); Ryder Corp (board representation and governance; securities compliance and reporting)
  • Media & Entertainment: The Poynter Institute for Media Studies (board representation and governance), Ingersoll Newspapers (equity and debt financings; buy-side M&A), Knight-Ridder (McClatchy) (board representation and governance; securities compliance and reporting)
  • Medical Devices: Johnson and Johnson, McKesson Corp, Bioheart, Symbiosis (corporate, securities/financing, governance, compliance and/or M&A matters)
  • Pharmaceuticals: Johnson and Johnson, McKesson Corp, Andrx Corp., C.R. Bard, Schering-Plough, Noven Pharmaceuticals (corporate, securities/financing, governance, compliance and/or M&A matters)

Danny has also counseled private equity, LBO, venture capital, private investment and secured debt/real estate opportunity funds in fund formation, strategic positioning, investment, acquisition, governance, dispute resolution and "exit" activities. Significant fund clients (including representing portfolio companies, investments and affiliates) have included:  Apax Partners, Apollo Global Management, Citicorp Venture Capital, Draper Atlantic (New Atlantic Ventures), H.I.G. Capital, GTCR, HPH Capital Management, H&P Capital Management, Merrill Lynch Capital Management, Noro-Moseley Partners, Snapper Creek Equity Management, Southeast Ventures, Stonehenge Growth Equity, Summit Partners, Tres Mares Group, Trivest Partners, Warburg Pincus Ventures, Vestar Capital Partners and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Recognized (2006 to present) in Corporate, Securities/Capital Markets, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity, Venture Capital and Mergers & Acquisitions Law Categories
    • Best Lawyers' 2019 Venture Capital Law Lawyer of the Year (Miami)
    • Best Lawyers' 2018 Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year (Miami)
    • Best Lawyers' 2015 Venture Capital Law Lawyer of the Year (Miami)
    • Best Lawyers' 2014 Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year (Miami)
    • Best Lawyers' 2014 Venture Capital Law Lawyer of the Year (Miami)
    • Best Lawyers' 2012 Venture Capital Law Lawyer of the Year (Miami)
    • Best Lawyers' 2011 Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year (Miami)
  • Chambers and Partners USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (Florida), 2006 to present
  • Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers, 2007 to present
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2005 to present
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 to present
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2005 to present
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ rated
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law (Gainesville, FL), 1993-present (Corporations and Securities Regulation classes; Securities Regulation, Business Documents Drafting and Business Transactions and Document Drafting courses)
  • Florida Venture Forum
    • Chair of the Board, 2015-2016, 1997 and 1998
    • Executive Committee and Board Member, 1998-present
    • Chair or Co-Chair, Florida Venture Capital Conference, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Executive Advisory Board, University of Florida (Warrington College of Business) Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, 1998 to present
  • Faculty Member and Moderator/Panelist, Annual Federal Securities Institute, 2001 to present
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Corporations, Securities & Financial Services Committee (and various legislation drafting and revision subcommittees and task forces)
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Committees on Business Education, Federal Regulation of Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity and Venture Capital (and various subcommittees)
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Planning and Distribution Committee
  • City of Miami Beach, Police-Citizens Relations Committee
  • Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod (2007-March 2010)
  • Greenberg Traurig (1992-2007)
  • Steel Hector & Davis (1989-1992) Wachtell
  • Lipton Rosen & Katz (1984-1989)