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Beth di Santo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities & Corporate Finance Attorney in Miami Beach, FL

di Santo Law PLLC
429 Lenox Avenue, Suite 417
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-587-2701
Fax: 866-428-3369
Email: Beth di Santo
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed in Florida Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
Attorney Profile

Beth di Santo is a Partner at di Santo Law PLLC, a full service law firm with offices located in New York and Miami.  Ms. di Santo practices corporate and securities law, focusing on private equity, crowdfunding, oil and gas law, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions.  Ms. di Santo specializes in online capital raising & crowdfunding transactions, including Regulation D 506(c) offerings, Regulation CF offerings, Regulation A+ Mini-IPOs and peer-to-peer lending platforms.

Beth also serves as outside General Counsel for oil and gas companies and real estate investment trust (REITs). In this capacity, Beth routinely advises on public and private securities offerings, corporate governance matters, litigation management, employment matters, equity compensation, intracompay agreements and master services agreements.

Beth received her J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from The University of Miami School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York and Florida.  She holds membership in a number of professional associations, including the Oil and Gas Law - American Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York-Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control; the Florida Bar Association-Business Law Section and Real Property, Trust and Probate Law Section; the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT); Securities Law Committee; and Commercial Real Estate Women (Miami Chapter).

About Beth di Santo

First Admitted: 2000, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.disantolaw.com/attorneys/beth-a-di-santo-esq/

Educational Background

  • University of Miami, B.A., 1994

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Served as one of sixty (60) attorneys assisting the family of victims' of September 11th World Trade Center attack in securing expedited death certificates., 2001

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Keynote Speaker, Supporting Start-Ups From the Ground Up, E-Factor, Venture Capital, 2011
  • Writing & Research Editor, University of Miami Law Review, 1998 - 1999
  • Speaker/Moderator, Strategic Research Institute:  Global REIT Symposium (New York, NY), October 1-2, 2007
  • Speaker, Lorman Seminar:  Real Estate Investment and Finance in Florida (Miami, FL), August 28, 2007
  • Lecturer, New York Bar Association:  Forming and Advising Businesses (New York, New York), November 16, 2006
  • Speaker, The Florida Condominium Act: Issues in Florida Condominium Law, March 15, 2008
  • This Seiminar examines the important changes that lawyers need to make to update the way they negotiate and draft M&A indemnification provisions in 2010, including practice tips, negotiating strategies and model provisons., Lead Speaker, Negotiating Indemnification Provisions in M&A Transactions, Publisher, 2010
  • The "International Franchising and Distribution" event was aimed at familiarizing Italian investors and companies to the benefits and pitfalls of doing business in the United States. Di Santo LLP opened the day presenting the relevant legal issues that international investors have to face in approaching the U.S. legal system.   Beth Di Santo spoke about the U.S. franchise model focusing on the advantages that the U.S. legal system offers to foreign-owned franchisers, the forms of international expansion, and intellectual property protection., Keynote Speaker, International Franchising and Distributorship, Association of Italian Entrepreneurs, Venture Capital And Franchsing, 2011

Transactions

  • Represented national retail property management company in acquiring a portfolio of six (6) stand-alone discount retail centers., 2011
  • Represented specialty finance company in a $500 million Rule 144A private placement
  • Represented international hedge fund manager in structuring and forming U.S. registered investment company and registered investment advisor
  • Represented managing underwriter of an asset manager’s initial public offering on the NYSE
  • Represented investment banks and venture capital firms in raising approximately $2.5 billion
  • Advised several public companies listed on NYSE and NASDAQ regarding securities law reporting and compliance
  • Represented several alternative and renewable energy companies in early stage recapitalizations, securing equity and debt financing, and negotiating development  agreements and engineering, procurement and construction agreements
  • Represented hotel developer in acquiring, financing and developing several hospitality and mixed use properties in both New York and Florida
  • Represented real estate developer in structuring and financing a $300 million acquisition of home-building and development business
  • Represented multi-national retail property owner and operator in structuring U.S. operating subsidiaries and acquisition of several retail and commercial properties
  • Represented hotel developer in acquiring, financing and developing several hospitality and mixed use properties in both New York and Florida
  • Represented real estate developer in structuring and financing a $300 million acquisition of home-building and development business
  • Represented multi-national retail property owner and operator in structuring U.S. operating subsidiaries and acquisition of several retail and commercial properties
  • Represented hospitality, office and mortgage REITs in their formation and initial public offerings on the NYSE
  • The Private Equity & Venture Capital Group at Di Santo LLP recently served as legal counsel to a venture capital fund’s equity investments in three emerging companies based in South Florida. Beth A. Di Santo served as lead counsel on the corporate governance, securities law and financing aspects of the transactions. The financings involved companies in the health care, pharmaceutical, and technology industries., 2011
  • Beth A. Di Santo has been selected to serve as General Counsel to PizzaVinoTeca, a venture-backed "fast casual" restaurant concept that will launch in New York City in early 2012 with a view towards national expansion.  Ms. Di Santo will be responsible for overseeing all legal matters in connection with the launch and expansion, including venture capital financings, commercial leasing, employment matters, and operational issues., 2011

Honors/Awards

  • Beth A. di Santo of Di Santo LLP was selected as the go-to attorney in Florida for international mergers and acquisitions. , International Mergers & Acquisitions in Florida, Corporate International Magazine, 2012
  • Dean's Merit Scholar of Law School, 1997 - 1999
  • Dean's List in Law School, 1996
  • Member of Moot Court Board in Law School
  • Graduated in the Top 10% of Law School Class, University of Miami School of Law
  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year, Global Law Experts, 2017
  • Most Innovative Law Firm, Acquisition International Magazine, 2017
  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year, Corp INTL Magazine, 2017
  • Female Attorney of the Year, Women in Law Awards, 2016
  • Most Outstanding Law Firms, Wealth & Finance Magazine, 2016
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York, 2000
  • Florida, 2002
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Control, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Florida Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Trust & Probate Law Section
  • Securities Law Committee, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women, Miami Chapter

Industry Groups

  • National Association Of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)
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Office Location for Beth di Santo

429 Lenox Avenue
Suite 417
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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