Alan D. Axelrod is the chair of Bilzin Sumberg's Corporate Group, and is a nationally recognized corporate and securities attorney. He represents public and private companies in all aspects of their business, including a wide array of corporate and complex commercial transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and dispositions. Alan serves as outside general and securities counsel to several public companies, advising on such matters as 1934 Act reporting and corporate governance. He also handles public and private offerings and the structuring of joint ventures and strategic relationships for a varied group of commercial concerns, including real estate. His representation encompasses a wide range of businesses and assets, several with aggregate market values in excess of a billion dollars.
Other client matters include initial public offerings, private placements of equity and debt (including real estate and mortgage funds), venture capital financings, secured and unsecured credit facilities, master repurchase and warehouse facility arrangements, corporate recapitalizations and restructurings and shareholder, employment and consulting agreements. Alan has also advised clients in leveraged lease transactions involving railroad cars, airplanes and computer hardware, has handled a proxy fight involving a New York Stock Exchange company and represented clients in pari-mutuel licensing matters in Florida, Wisconsin and Texas.
Alan's clients include: a national home builder; a real estate financial service company; an online securities brokerage company; an oil re-refining company; an energy company; a telecommunications corporation; a teleservicing company; a consumer electronics business; a semiconductor distributor; real estate syndication groups; commercial and retail developers; hotels; software development and e-commerce companies; manufacturing companies (including in the home building and promotional products industries); and pari-mutuel racing organizations.
Alan has been consistently recognized by legal publications including Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America. In 2013, Alan was named The Best Lawyers in America’s “Miami Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year.”
Alan is an enthusiastic sports fan and assists each year in the Special Olympics.