Daniel H. (Danny) Aronson is a partner and chair of the firm's Corporate, Securities and M&A practice group. A nationally recognized corporate lawyer, Danny devotes his practice to counseling clients in all phases of their formation, growth, financing and transactional activities, including in initial and ongoing structuring, strategic planning, contract negotiations, sophisticated financings and joint ventures, venture capital and private equity transactions, and domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Danny also has extensive experience in general corporate and securities matters, including advising clients concerning private and public securities offerings (including IPOs and secondary offerings) as well as securities reporting and compliance matters.
Danny advises clients of all shapes and sizes, including entrepreneurs, closely-held and family businesses, mid-cap and Fortune 100 public companies, substantial family offices and private investment funds, and their boards, management and significant owners. He serves clients across a broad range of sectors, with specific industry experience in automobile dealerships, business services, consumer products, energy, healthcare, life sciences, logistics, medical devices, media and entertainment, financial services, food and beverage, gaming, insurance, security systems, software, information technology, supply chain and telecommunications.
Consistently recognized as a leading
practitioner and contributor to the legal profession, Danny is nationally
"ranked" and recognized by Chambers
USA, Best Lawyers, Who's Who Legal,
Florida Trend Legal Elite and other publications. He serves as an Adjunct
Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, former Chair of
the Florida Venture Forum and Florida Venture Capital Conference, member of the
University of Florida's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Executive
Advisory Board and a frequent author, panel moderator and speaker, including as
a faculty member of the annual Federal Securities Institute. Danny also participates in drafting and
commenting on Florida's corporate, LLC and M&A-related statutes, including
various revisions over the years, via Florida Bar Business Law Section
subcommittees and task forces, to the Florida Business Corporation Act.
Danny, who is a long-standing Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, is listed in Best Lawyers, Corporate, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities / Capital Markets and Venture Capital law categories (2006-present), and has been recognized as Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year (Miami), in various practice categories, seven times between 2011 and 2018; Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity (Florida) (2003-present); and Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite (2004- present). Danny received his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Survey of American Law, and his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude.