Esther L. Moreno
Recognized in:Corporate LawSecurities / Capital Markets Law
Law School:Cornell Law School
Location:Three Brickell City Centre, Suite 110098 Southeast Seventh StreetMiami, FL 33131
- Cornell Law School, JD, cum laude, graduated 1998
- Florida International University, BA, summa cum laude, graduated 1995
- Florida, The Florida Bar
- American Bar Association - Member
- Cuban American Bar Association - Member
- Florida International University Foundation, Inc. - Board of Directors
- Florida International University, Dean's Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences - Member
- The Florida Bar, Business Law Section - Member
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Corporate Law
- Securities / Capital Markets Law
- Daily Business Review, Finalist, Top Dealmaker: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2006
- Daily Business Review, Finalist, Top Dealmaker: Corporate Finance, 2007-2009
- Daily Business Review 2013, Top Dealmaker Finalist for Corporate Finance
- Daily Business Review 2013, Top Dealmaker Finalist for International Corporate
- Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2009, Listed as an "Up and Comer"
- Super Lawyers Magazine 2013, Listed in Florida as a "Rising Star" for Securities & Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance & Compliance, and Mergers & Acquisitions
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Recognized as a "40 Under 40," Outstanding Lawyer of Miami-Dade County, 2010
- Chambers USA 2009-2011, Ranked in Florida for Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
- South Florida Business Journal, Recognized as "40 Under 40," 2011
- South Florida Business Journal, Recognized as one of 2013's Most Influential Business Women
- The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Author, "2008 Executive Compensation Disclosure: Lessons Learned from the 2007 Proxy Season and Action Items for the 2008 Proxy Season," January 2008
- Executive Compensation and Securities Seminars, Panelist and Moderator, January 2008-2011
- Representation of The GEO Group, Inc. in connection with its $415 million acquisition of B.I. Incorporated and concurrent issuance of $300 million of senior notes.
- Representation of The GEO Group, Inc. in connection with its $685 million acquisition of Cornell Companies, Inc.
- Representation of Cardo Medical, Inc. in the asset sale of its joint arthroplasty division to Arthrex, Inc.
- Representation of SBA Communications Corporation in connection with its stock purchase of AAT Communications Corp., a $1 billion dollar transaction that was noted in the media for its significance, and concurrent cash tender offer for $424 million of senior notes and a $1.1 billion bridge loan facility.
- Representation of various public companies in over $4.0 billion of high yield debt offerings pursuant to registered offerings, Rule 144A offerings and Regulation S offerings.
- Representation of various public companies with respect to the preparation and filing of universal shelf registration statements and subsequent takedowns.
- Representation of SBA Communications Corporation in connection with over $1.0 billion in convertible debt offerings and $500 million in multiple equity offerings.
- Representation of Burger King Holdings, Inc. in connection with over $1.0 billion in equity offerings by the sponsors of Burger King.
- Representation of Ryder System, Inc. in connection with a $250 million offering of medium term notes.
- Representation of Ivax Corporation in connection with a $394 million cross-border tender offer for Laboratorio Chile.
- Representation of the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Interfoods of America, Inc. in a going private transaction.
- Representation of a group of investors with respect to the purchase of an airline in Central America.
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