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Jaret Davis Helps Lead Legal Giant Greenberg Traurig As He Negotiates For His Telecommunications Life Sciences Clients

Written by on December 1, 2011

 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. To read the entire issue of Miami Today online, subscribe to e -Miami Today, an exact digital replica of the printed edition. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to e-MiamiToday. With the e-MiamiToday you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail. If you are reading this in Miami Today’s “Online Archive” as an archived web page and would like to see the entire article that was published, call Miami Today, 305-358-2663 and ask for the Circulation Department.   Top Front Page About Miami Today Put Your Message in Miami Today Contact Miami Today © Copyright 2011 Miami Today designed and produced by Green Dot Advertising and Marketingvar gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src='” + gaJsHost + “’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-4990655-1”);pageTracker._initData();pageTracker._trackPageview();