Joseph R. Gomez

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Joseph R. Gomez is an experienced business lawyer who practices in the area of general transactional law, including corporate, LLC and tax law, mergers and acquisitions, entity formations and restructurings, corporate and shareholder disputes, commercial finance transactions, joint venture transactions, private equity transactions, and commercial real estate transactions. A significant part of Joe’s practice involves dealing with the issues routinely encountered by entrepreneurs and small to mid-size companies.

Joe has been recognized as a leading business lawyer.  He was recently named for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Edition.  He has been named a Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine and a Florida Super Lawyer® by Super Lawyers Magazine.  In 2013, Joe was named a Top Dealmaker of the Year by the Daily Business Review in recognition of closing one of South Florida’s biggest and most complex business deals of 2012.  

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Gomez was a Partner in the Miami office of the national firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, where he was a member of the firm's Corporate & Tax Group.  He began his legal career with the Chicago firm of Karon, Morrison and Savikas, LLP.

NOTABLE CLIENT WORK

  • Represented an FAA certified aviation repair business in the sale of the company to a NYSE publicly traded company  
  • Represented electric gas heater company in an add-on acquisition by The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm
  • Represented a television station in the sale of substantially all its assets including its premium leased access channels 
  • Represented a privately held company in corporate aspects of its sale of 2 buildings on Times Square for $102 million
  • Represented a Czech private equity firm in the sale of its interest in the historic downtown Miami Capital Lofts building
  • Represented a municipality in a 99 year ground lease of a 183 acre site
  • Represented a privately held media company in a joint venture with the world’s leading rental car company for the supply of content loaded hand held video devices
  • Represented a group of developers in a private placement offering of limited partnership interests in connection with the development of a $48 million retail and office condominium project
  • Represented a privately held medical device company in various rounds of preferred stock investments by a venture capital firm
  • Represented a retail complex in a $26 million refinancing of real estate debt

SELECTED PUBLISHED WORKS AND LECTURES

  • Speaker, Structuring the Business Venture: Balancing the Competing Interests (a CLE Presentation of The Florida Bar)
  • Article, “Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions for the Corporate Lawyer” published in the Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law; Profiled in Bowne Digest for Corporate and Securities Lawyers, Abstracts of Insightful Current Articles from Legal Periodicals
  • Speaker, Mastering Mergers and Acquisitions in Florida (National Business Institute)
  • Article, “Understanding the Sections 338 and 338(h)(10) Elections” published in The Tax Advisor, a national publication
  • Speaker, Choosing the Right Entity for Conducting Business (The Greater Miami Tax Institute)
  • Article, “Third Party Legal Opinion Standard of Care in Florida”, NAMWOLF Newsletter

PROFESSIONAL/CIVIC ACTIVITIES/HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Selected, Best Lawyers in America® --- 2016, 2017
  • Selected as Florida Super Lawyer® by Super Lawyers Magazine --- 2012-2017
  • Selected as Top Lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide --- 2014
  • Selected as Florida Legal Elite ™ by Florida Trend Magazine --- 2011
  • Chair, Corporations, Securities, & Financial Services Committee of The Business Law Section of the Florida Bar (June 2008-June 2009; Co-Vice Chair June 2006-June 2008)
  • Executive Council Member, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Task Force Member, RE-RULPA Review, Tax Section of the Florida Bar (Article 5 Subcommittee)
  • Committee Member, Third Party Legal Opinions Standards, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Florida LLC Chapter 608 Drafting Committee Member, NCCSL and ABA LLC Acts Review
  • Florida Corporations Chapter 607, Drafting Subcommittee Member