Ira N. Rosner - Holland & Knight, LLP

Ira N. Rosner

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 305-374-8500

Ira N. Rosner has nearly three decades of experience helping entrepreneurs and corporate management teams create, fund, manage, grow and capitalize on their businesses. He has worked with a wide array of companies, ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune 100 enterprises, in industries including energy, manufacturing, high tech, life sciences, healthcare, retail, real estate, business outsourcing, telecommunications and insurance.

Binghamton University State University of New YorkBA 1980 New York University School of LawJ.D. 1983
American Bar Association Business and Public Utility

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions involving transaction sizes of less than $1 million to in excess of $3 billion
  • Public and private offerings involving an aggregate of more than $10 billion
  • SEC reporting and securities and listing exchange compliance
  • Corporate governance and counseling boards of directors,  including Sarbanes Oxley implementation
  • Venture capital, including seed capital, growth capital and late stage rounds


Significant Representations
  • Represented HEICO Corporation, an aerospace company, in its acquisition of Lucix, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of space satellite components.
  • Represented MasTec, Inc. in its public offering of $400 million 4.875% senior notes and tender offer for its $150 million 7.625% senior notes.
  • Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Alico, Inc. in connection with the sale of control by the company’s majority shareholder.
  • Represented Equity One, Inc. in connection with its $575 million credit facility.
  • Represented Terremark Worldwide, Inc. in its $1.4 billion acquisition by Verizon Communications, Inc.
  • Represented MEDNAX, Inc. in connection with its $800 million credit facility.
  • Represented Equity One, Inc. in its public offering of $300 million 3.75% senior notes.
  • Represented Equity One, Inc. in its public offering of 4.1 million shares of common stock (including 1 million shares sold on a secondary basis).
  • Represented commercial real estate and railroad company Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) in its $250 million acquisition of Codina Group, Inc., a real estate development company.
Part 2

  • Represented FECI in its $3.5 billion merger transaction in which FECI was acquired by a company formed by certain private equity funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, LLC.
  • Represented home health care and hospice company Gentiva Heath Services, Inc. in its $1 billion acquisition of Odyssey HealthCare, Inc., a hospice provider, and related acquisition financing consisting, in part, of $325 million in senior notes offered under Rule 144A.
  • Represented design, engineering and construction services firm The PBSJ Corporation in its $280 million acquisition by WS Atkins plc, a UK-based engineering firm.
  • Represented appliance maker Applica Incorporated in its $128 million acquisition by private equity funds, Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. and Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund, L.P., and the competing tender offer by another potential acquirer.
  • Represented International Motion Control, Inc., a manufacturer of motion control and automation products, in its $395 million acquisition by ITT Corporation.
Part 3
  • Represented Equity One, Inc., a NYSE listed REIT, in its $750 million acquisition of publicly traded IRT Property Company.
  • Represented Florida East Coast Industries in its $250 million acquisition of the Codina Group, a real estate development company.
  • Represented generic drug maker Abrika Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its acquisition by Actavis, Inc.
  • Served as issuer's, underwriters' or special counsel for billions of dollars in value of public securities offerings including for MasTec, Inc., Equity One, Inc., Harris & Harris Group, Inc., The Vincam Group, Inc., FPL Group, Inc., and its affiliates, Southeast Banking Corporation and Trump Plaza Holdings.

Office Location

701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3300
Miami, FL 33131
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Securities / Capital Markets Law of the Miami Metro Area
Ira N. Rosner has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Real Estate)
Energy Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law