Alan D. Axelrod

Chair, Corporate & Finance
Area of Focus: Corporate & Finance
"He is the most diligent and professional attorney that I've worked with in the corporate field. He is particularly thorough and leaves no stone unturned."
- Chambers USA source
Alan D. Axelrod
Chair, Corporate & Finance
Alan is a nationally recognized corporate and securities lawyer. He represents public and private companies in all aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, joint ventures, and other strategic relationships. Alan serves as outside general and securities counsel to several public companies advising on such matters as 1934 Act reporting and corporate governance. His representation encompasses a wide range of businesses and assets, several with aggregate market values in excess of a billion dollars. 

Other representations include initial public offerings, private placements of equity and debt (including real property and debt funds), tender offers, venture capital financings, secured and unsecured credit facilities, corporate recapitalizations and restructurings, and shareholder employment and consulting agreements. Alan has advised clients in leveraged lease transactions involving railroad cars, airplanes, and computer hardware, and has handled a proxy fight involving a New York Stock Exchange company. He has represented clients in pari-mutuel licensing matters in Florida, Wisconsin, and Texas, multi-bank structured asset transactions with the FDIC, and acquisitions and dispositions of financial institutions, financial services and healthcare companies.
Q & A
What makes your working style different from other lawyers?
I am accessible 24/7 and I know all aspects of the transaction, from the littlest detail to the biggest business issue. I think clients can tell that I really do take a personal interest in them and their company, and know that I use my deal experience and market knowledge to help them achieve their goals. 
Which of your community commitments make you the most proud?
I have been involved with North Miami Special Olympics for more than 25 years. I help run the Special Olympics event in North Miami where we have participants from 50 to 60 schools competing every year. Participants who compete on the local level then have an opportunity to move on to State, National, and International Special Olympics.
What experiences have shaped your perspective most?
I learn things every day by interacting with my clients and colleagues while working on transactions. I am not talking about legal things. I am talking about how different people approach specific issues, matters and transactions. Working closely with clients and being at a collaborative, close-knit firm really makes this possible.
  • Stanford University, J.D., Board of Editors, Stanford Law Review, 1977
    Bucknell University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972
  • American Bar Association
    Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, 1978 - Present
    Dade County Bar Association
    1982 - Present
    The Florida Bar
    Admitted, 1981
    New York State Bar Association
    Securities Regulation Committee, 2011 - Present
    Special Olympics
    1995 - Present
  • Florida
    New York
  • - Band 1, Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2006 - present

    - The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2016, 2023

    - The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2008 - present

    - The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year - Miami Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2013

    - Real Estate Forum, Annual Deals & Dealmakers, 2015

    - Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year - Retail winner, 2015

    - Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year - Real Estate Finance finalist, 2014

    - Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year - Corporate International winner & runner up, 2012

    - Daily Business Review, Top Dealmakers of the Year - Distressed Real Estate, 2011

    - Florida Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2013, 2016 - 2020

    - South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2004 - present

    - Florida Trends Legal Elite, 2005 - 2011

    - AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell