Jaret Davis helps lead legal giant Greenberg Traurig as he negotiates for his telecommunications, life sciences clients
As an attorney and co-managing shareholder for Greenberg Traurig, Jaret Davis represents a number of domestic and international corporate clients with mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, joint ventures and general contractual matters.
While the majority of his work has been in the telecommunications and life science industries, Mr. Davis has represented clients operating in everything from electronic security services to HVAC systems. He has represented a major application services provider, a leading Internet exchange provider and several startups.
This year Mr. Davis led a multidisciplinary team to negotiate for Terremark Worldwide Inc. during its acquisition by Verizon Communications, a deal with an equity value of about $2 billion and an enterprise value of about $2.5 billion. The deal was Verizon’s largest transaction since its acquisition of MCI in 2005.
“Verizon saw a great deal of synergy in Terremark and they pursued them,” he said. “We were happy to play a role in helping negotiate the terms. Typically speaking, in any public company deal there’s a lot of nuances to it, and we were happy to help Terremark navigate those.”
Mr. Davis has also represented clients in the restaurant and entertainment industry, helping companies purchase nightclubs and other venues. He helped facilitate the purchase, renovation and launch of Mansion, 1235 Washington Ave., a leading nightclub on Miami Beach.
While a number of other “strong deals” has allowed Greenberg Traurig to celebrate a successful 2011 budget year despite tough economic times, Mr. Davis said that he is interested in seeing how things will play out through 2012, as the upcoming election year could create an “interplay of politics with the corporate world.”
“We’re the 1,000-pound gorilla in the marketplace, but we never want to rest on our laurels,” he said of his law firm. “We’re always looking to see where we can improve, where we can grow and where we can provide greater service to our clients.”
Mr. Davis was recently added to the 30th class of Leadership Florida, where he hopes to continue dialogue with the state in regards to increasing market share in technology industries, leveraging Miami’s connection to international markets.
Mr. Davis discussed Greenberg Traurig’s FY 2011 budget strategy and his plans to grow the office with Miami Today staff writer Ashley Hopkins in his downtown office.
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