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Esther L. Moreno
Esther L. Moreno
Partner 
One Southeast Third Avenue
25th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.982.5519
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Esther Moreno is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. Esther has a broad range of experience advising public and private companies, including foreign private issuers, with respect to securities transactions, disclosure and corporate governance matters, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Esther has represented public and private companies on numerous securities offerings, including equity offerings, high-yield and convertible debt offerings and Regulation S/offshore offerings. Esther has advised public companies on a broad range of securities disclosure and corporate governance issues, executive compensation disclosure, director responsibilities and fiduciary duties, investor relations, and stock exchange listing and compliance matters. Esther has also represented public and private companies on a variety of mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, including public company acquisitions, private company acquisitions and dispositions, strategic investments, going private transactions and the representation of special committees.
 
Representative Experience
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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.
 
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Representation of The GEO Group, Inc. in connection with its $685 million acquisition of Cornell Companies, Inc.
 
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Representation of Cardo Medical, Inc. in the asset sale of its joint arthroplasty division to Arthrex, Inc.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Representation of various public companies with respect to the preparation and filing of universal shelf registration statements and subsequent takedowns.
 
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Representation of SBA Communications Corporation in connection with over $1.0 billion in convertible debt offerings and $500 million in multiple equity offerings.
 
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Representation of Burger King Holdings, Inc. in connection with over $1.0 billion in equity offerings by the sponsors of Burger King.
 
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Representation of Ryder System, Inc. in connection with a $250 million offering of medium term notes.
 
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Representation of Ivax Corporation in connection with a $394 million cross-border tender offer for Laboratorio Chile.
 
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Representation of the Independent Committee of the Board of Directors of Interfoods of America, Inc. in a going private transaction.
 
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Representation of a group of investors with respect to the purchase of an airline in Central America.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2014, Listed in Florida for Securities/Capital Markets Law
 
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South Florida Business Journal, Recognized as one of 2013's Most Influential Business Women
 
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South Florida Business Journal, Recognized as "40 Under 40," 2011
 
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Chambers USA 2009-2011, Ranked in Florida for Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
 
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Recognized as a "40 Under 40," Outstanding Lawyer of Miami-Dade County, 2010
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2013, Listed in Florida as a "Rising Star" for Securities & Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance & Compliance, and Mergers & Acquisitions
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2009, Listed as an "Up and Comer"
 
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Daily Business Review, Finalist, Top Dealmaker: Corporate Finance, 2007-2009
 
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Daily Business Review, Finalist, Top Dealmaker: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2006
 
Publications & Lectures
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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
 
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Executive Compensation and Securities Seminars, Panelist and Moderator, January 2008-2011
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Bar Association, Member
 
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Cuban American Bar Association, Member
 
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The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Member
 
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Florida International University Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors
 
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Florida International University, Dean's Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences, Member
 
Other Languages
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Spanish
 

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Esther L. Moreno

Practice
Corporate
Education
J.D., Cornell Law School, 1998; cum laude
B.A., Florida International University, 1995; summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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