Greenberg Traurig

Entrepreneur Focused Legal Counsel at the Center of Miami’s Innovation Ecosystem

At Greenberg Traurig, innovation is more than just talk. It’s in our DNA. Our global law firm utilizes a systemic, holistic approach to innovation, helping clients cut through the noise and pursue their most business-critical goals and growth objectives.

Greenberg Traurig’s Emerging Technology Practice is a multidisciplinary legal team representing entrepreneurs and investors. Our LEEP Program (Launch, Emerge, Expand, Propel) provides start-ups and early-stage companies with legal guidance on a range of topics, as well as education, mentorship, and connections designed to help them succeed.

“It is particularly rewarding to partner with emerging technology companies and investors because very often we see how they benefit from Greenberg Traurig’s global reach and depth of experience in the technology sector,” said Jaret L. Davis, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office and co-founder of the eMerge Americas technology conference.

“Due to GT’s global platform, we regularly advise technology clients on a host of pressing legal issues, from corporate and financing transactions, intellectual property protection and software/IT matters, to labor and employment, compensation, immigration, and tax issues.”

Davis continues to serve as general counsel of eMerge, now an annual event that brings together the brightest minds from the U.S. and Latin America to discuss the digital revolution and how its impact on companies, economies, and society is reinventing innovation. He also led a team of Greenberg Traurig attorneys representing Medina Capital in its $3 billion joint venture with global private equity fund BC Partners.

This comprised the acquisition of a portfolio of 57 data centers across the globe and suite of cybersecurity and data analytics companies to create Cyxtera Technologies, a global provider of secured IT infrastructure. Locally, nationally, and internationally, Greenberg Traurig guides emerging technology companies through all the stages of development: from business formation, through angel or venture capital financing, to initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions. We understand the needs of entrepreneurs and their investors, as well as the challenges they face.

 

Our areas of focus include:

  • Artificial Intelligence, Big Data & Internet of Things
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
  • Nanotechnology
  • The Cloud
  • Data center leases and services agreements
  • Data center development, design, and construction
  • Terrestrial network transactions
  • Submarine cable transactions
  • Enterprise customer transactions
  • Telecommunications and Privacy Regulation
  • Cybersecurity
  • M&A and financing

Greenberg Traurig’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Task Force comprises 75 attorneys across multiple legal disciplines in key financial hubs worldwide. The highly coordinated team advises on matters including token generation events; fund formation; smart contracts; private placements; tax issues; regulatory matters (including registration and licensing); initial coin offerings and cryptocurrency exchanges, custody and asset management; and development and licensing of blockchain-as-a-service.

“Our multidisciplinary approach enables us to anticipate, recognize, and address challenges clients may face in blockchain development or utilization,” said Carl Fornaris, co-chair of the firm’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Task Force. “Our team comprises attorneys with significant experience in money services business licensing and regulation; securities and broker-dealer regulation; entity and fund formation and financing; exchange formation; anti-money laundering; technology and intellectual property licensing; and taxation.

We also utilize resources from GT’s Government Law and Policy Practice.” Greenberg Traurig’s commitment to innovation includes a focus on innovation for the legal profession. The firm has launched Recurve, a separate entity offering a new concept and platform for global shared-services to facilitate collaboration among clients, legal advisors and tech, staffing, space, and others to foster innovation, efficiency, and value in the delivery of such ancillary services.

Recurve, which operates separately from Greenberg Traurig, does not render legal services, but rather works outside the traditional legal model to bring together diverse resources across the globe, in order to help attorneys and clients adapt to the rapidly-changing legal and business landscape.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP:

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.* GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100.

Greenberg Traurig is a service mark and trade name of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Greenberg Traurig, P.A. ©2019 Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Attorneys at Law. All rights reserved. Contact: Jaret Davis in Miami at 305.579.0500. Attorney Advertising. *These numbers are subject to fluctuation.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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212-801-9221
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