We advise and guide clients through a variety of domestic and international corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity (including fund formation and the representations of portfolio persons), financial transactions (including lending, finance and leveraged buy-outs), commercial real estate, intellectual property matters (including IP protection and licensing arrangements), sophisticated commercial litigation and arbitration, health care and technology-related transactions, and domestic and offshore offerings of registered and exempt securities.
Biotech & Pharmaceutical
GBBPL enables individuals, teams and companies to profit from the discovery, development and commercialization of breakthrough technologies. Whether your products are drugs or devices, we work with you to successfully acquire, develop and commercialize products, addressing multidisciplinary issues through our firm and our network of professionals outside the firm to provide integrated, strategic, and practical advice for successful drug and device product development, testing, approval and marketing.
GBBPL advises public and private companies, private equity firms and financial sponsors, investment banks, government entities, and other institutions and individuals on almost every type of transaction or corporate matter; including, but not limited to, banking, corporate(general),capital markets, corporate finance, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, financial institutions, public and private company representation, mergers & acquisitions, securities regulation, structured finance and UCC and secured transactions.
The experience of our lawyers, the breadth of our practices, and the geographic reach of our U.S. and international capabilities have enabled us to provide services throughout the world.
Entrepreneurship & Tech Start-ups
GBBPL helps clients create value by protecting new ideas, creating new brands, launching new ventures, sourcing human and financial capital and facilitating strategic relationships. Because our attorneys have acted as founders, executives, operators, managers, directors and investors in a variety of industries, our firm is ideally situated to provide industry-specific advice and practical legal and business solutions to help you conduct your business.
GBBPL provides legal counsel to many organizations in the health care industry. representing and advising health care providers, including hospitals, individual physicians, physician groups, professional medical associations, health care facilities and ancillary service providers such as laboratories, pharmacies, home health agencies, imaging centers and medical billing companies. In addition we represent pharmaceutical, medical device and medical supply manufacturers and distributors.
As part of the full-service transactional representation we provide to our clients, we offer experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including protection and prosecution of trademarks, copyrights and patents. Our clients, who range from individuals to global companies, include artists, entertainers, local startups, luxury brands, and companies that are household names. As in all our practice areas, we serve them all with a high level of commitment to individualized and personalized representation.
GBBPL has developed its international practice to counsel domestic and foreign based multinational entities, board of directors, financial institutions, family offices, investment funds and individuals on a variety of cross-border legal matters involving advisory, transactional, investigative, enforcement and dispute resolution services worldwide. Utilizing our deep technical expertise and business judgement, our lawyers respond to client issues and assist them in clients capitalizing on business opportunities regardless of location. GBBPL has a significant international client base in a broad range of industries. In addition, GBBPL has a extensive experience in the Latin American, European and Israeli markets. GBBPL has an excellent network of law firms internationally, which allows us to provide comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional representation.
Labor & Employment
GBBPL provides our clients with practical and strategic legal advice on all matters concerning the employment relationship.
Our attorneys have significant experience in representing the manufacturers and licensors of well-known luxury goods in licensing their extremely valuable brands to third parties. We also help our clients protect the value of their rights to their brands when they are threatened with a diminishment in value by third parties seeking to market, distribute and sell counterfeit or “gray market” goods, without the brand owner’s consent and often by infringing on the brand owner’s trademarks, tradenames, copyrights and other intellectual property rights.
Private Equity & Securities
Our Corporate/Securities Law team has decades of individual and combined legal experience in the areas of corporate, securities, and business transactions representing a diverse combination of entrepreneurial, middle market and institutional clients. Our team members have structured, negotiated, documented and consummated a wide array of domestic and international commercial transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, tender offers and other acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, Hart-Scott-Rodino anti-trust compliance, operating and shareholder agreements, and venture capital and private equity investments. We have also represented businesses at all stages of development in leases and financings, technology licenses, bank, institutional and bond financings, and secured transactions. Our team has represented clients in a broad array of high-technology and “brick and mortar” industries, ranging from software firms, pharma and bio-tech companies to apparel designers and manufacturers to restaurants and other retail chains. In addition, our attorneys are experienced in the aviation and maritime fields, where they have handled all aspects of the purchase, sale, lease and financing of commercial and general aviation aircraft, commercial and private vessels and various ancillary businesses, such as fixed base operators, aircraft and engine maintenance facilities and component suppliers.
Our team’s securities experience includes the representation of private and public issuers, major and middle market investment bankers, private equity firms, venture capitalists and investment funds, in billions of dollars of public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, as well as public companies in ongoing SEC compliance and corporate governance matters. Our lawyers have represented public companies of all sizes in numerous corporate transactions; including spin-offs, tender offers, and other mergers and acquisitions, with extensive experience in both the transactional and securities aspects of these deals. Our team has represented publicly held companies engaged in a wide array of industries, such as traditional and Internet based telecommunications, web based service providers, pharmaceutical development and manufacture, transportation logistics, apparel design and manufacture, restaurant chains and other retailers. In the aviation and maritime fields, our attorneys have represented publicly-held commercial and cargo airlines and cruise ship operators, as well as national investment banking firms in connection with syndicated and other secured aircraft financings.
Our practice is relationship-oriented, wherein we seek to become trusted advisors to our clients, developing long-term relationships, which in many cases have extended for decades. Our attorneys are graduates of top tier law schools have previously practiced and have been partners at major international law firms, enabling them to handle the most sophisticated corporate and securities transactions, while being sensitive to client cost and service needs.
Corporate/Securities Team Members: Dale S. Bergman, Jorge R. Gutiérrez, A. Jeffry Robinson, David Segrera and David da Silva Cornell.
GBBPL counsels and guides domestic and international purchasers, investors, developers, operators, and sellers with respect to all types of Florida real estate. Our statewide real estate practice includes due diligence, contracting, and investigation and resolution of problematic issues for shopping centers, office buildings, acreage, apartment complexes, hotels, hospitals, mining properties, agricultural and grove properties, and warehouses. The scope of GBBPL’s real estate work also includes financing, leasing, and negotiation and drafting of agreements related to real estate operation and management.
We counsel clients regarding all aspects of the business of sports. We advise clients with respect to the acquisition and financing of domestic and international professional sports teams, including structuring the transactions, drafting and negotiating the transaction documentation and successfully consummating the acquisition and related financing. We also represent clients in drafting and negotiating various collateral agreements with respect to the operation of professional sports teams, including contracts with arenas, such as those with stadiums and arenas, television and broadcast agreements, sponsorship agreements and licenses of team intellectual property. We also are skilled at the drafting and negotiation of player agreements such as endorsement agreements.