Jaret L. Davis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Technology Transactions Attorney in Miami, FL

Greenberg Traurig P.A.
333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-579-0676
Fax: 305-961-5676
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas: Technology Transactions (40%), Mergers & Acquisitions (30%), Securities & Corporate Finance (30%)
Attorney Profile

Jaret L. Davis is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig, P.A., and a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee. He oversees approximately 170 attorneys and 200 business staff based in the firm’s founding office in Miami, Florida USA, and focuses his corporate and securities practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and large financings.

For over a decade, Jaret has led the efforts of the Miami office and played a key role in the firm’s global efforts to be a dominant player in the technology industry. The vast majority of Jaret’s clients are technology players, ranging from information technology companies, to life sciences/biotech companies, to companies focusing on renewable energy sources. Under Jaret’s leadership, the Miami office has been a thought leader in representing angel investors, venture capital firms, growth equity funds, as well as various technology companies along all intervals of the life cycle, from startup to multi-billion dollar publicly-traded companies. He routinely provides representation to publicly traded clients having an aggregate market capitalization of over $20 billion.

Jaret’s notable representations in the IT space include him serving as lead shareholder of the team that represented Medina Capital in its $3 billion joint venture with global private equity fund BC Partners, which consisted of the acquisition of a portfolio of 57 data centers across the globe and suite of cybersecurity and data analytics companies. In addition, he served as lead shareholder of the 40+ attorney legal team representing Terremark Worldwide, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed provider of IT infrastructure, in connection with its acquisition for $2 billion by Verizon Communications, Inc. At the time of its closing, the Terremark-Verizon transaction ranked as both the largest pairing of a telco and a colocation provider and the largest transaction in the cloud computing space as well as Verizon's largest acquisition since its acquisition of MCI in 2005. Notable representations in the life sciences/healthcare space include him serving as lead shareholder of the team that represented Exactech, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed producer of orthopedic solutions, in connection with its $737 million acquisition by global private equity fund, TPG Capital, and serving as a primary shareholder representing Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed health care provider, in its $850 million sale to Humana, Inc.

In addition to his practice, Jaret serves in a number of civic capacities that allow him to leverage his professional interests to assist the South Florida community. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, one of the largest health systems in the State of Florida and a thought leader at leveraging digital health solutions, and serves as a co-founder and General Counsel of the eMerge Americas global technology conference. He recently served as Chair of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the Official Economic Development Partnership for Miami-Dade County in which capacity he led Miami’s efforts in bidding to obtain Amazon’s HQ2 headquarters resulting in Miami being one of the finalists in the process.

About Jaret L. Davis

Admitted: 1999, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.gtlaw.com/en/professionals/d/davis-jaret-l

Representative Clients

  • See list of "Significant Representations" appearing at www.gtlaw.com/People/JaretLDavis

Transactions

  • See list of "Significant Representations" appearing at www.gtlaw.com/People/JaretLDavis

Educational Background

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1999; Editor, University of Miami Law Review; Moot Court Board Member; Honors: Order of the Coif; Iron Arrow Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa; Winner of First Year Moot Court Competition; Soia Mentschikoff Scholarship Recipient; Phi Delta Phi; Recipient of Honors Designation, Litigation Skills I Workshop, Pretrial Skills; Bar and Gavel Honor Society; Alpha Epsilon Lambda; Chief (President), Iron Arrow Honor Society, the Highest Honor Attained at the University of Miami (first African-American Chief in the organization's history); Catsman Fellow, University of Miami School of Law Center for Ethics and Public Service; B.A., cum laude, Economics, Finance and Computer Information Systems, University of Miami, 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Comment, "A Redundancy of Remedies: Insider Trading and United States v. O'Hagan: A Comparison of Sections 10(b) and 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 under the Misappropriation Theory," 53 U. Miami L. Rev. 169, 1998; Panelist, "Sarbanes-Oxley - An Overview," The Greater Miami Chamber Technology Committee Business Hour, hosted by Veracity Management Group and broadcast on 1360 AM (WKAT); Panelist, Panel Discussion Group discussing security issues facing IT infrastructure companies (discussion of Sarbanes-Oxley aspects), hosted by IT Women

Honors/Awards

  • , Silver Medallion, MCCJ Humanitarian Awards, 2020
  • , Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, 2020
  • , AV Rated, Martindale-Hubble, 2020
  • , Highly Regarded Practitioner - M&A (Florida), IFLR1000, 2020
  • , Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • , Florida 500, Florida Trend, 2020
  • , Gold Medal - Individual, Miami Today, 2019
  • , Apogee Award - Partner/Owner Category, South Florida Business & Wealth, 2018
  • , Team Member - Florida Powerhouse Team, Law360, 2018
  • , Attorney of the Year, Daily Business Review, 2018
  • , Most Effective Lawyer, Daily Business Review, 2018
  • , Emgage Civic Warrior, EmgageUSA, 2018
  • , Legal Luminary - Mergers & Acquisitions, Dade County Bar Association, 2017
  • , Bill Colson Leadership Award, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 2017
  • , Distinguished Leaders in Law, Daily Business Review , 2017
  • , Power Leaders in Law, South Florida Business Journal, 2017
  • , African American Achievers Award -- Business & Entrepreneurism, JM Family Enterprises African American Achievers, 2016
  • , Entrepreneurial Catalyst Award, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), 2015
  • , Techweek 100 - Miami, Techweek, 2014
  • , Corporate Executive of the Year, Legacy Miami Magazine and the Miami Herald, 2013
  • , Miracle Maker, The Women's Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Greater Miami, 2013
  • , Member, team ranked as the top corporate law firm in Miami as selected by corporate directors, in the annual “Legal Industry Research Study” (ranked 11 years), Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc. , 2013
  • , OBABL Power 100 - 100 Most Influential Black Lawyers in the Nation, OBABL, 2013
  • , Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate Finance, Daily Business Review, 2013
  • , Distinguished Young Leader Award, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, 2013
  • , Rising Stars 40 Under 40, Daily Business Review, 2013
  • , Legacy Legal Leader, Legacy Miami Magazine, The Miami Herald and the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, 2012
  • , Distinguished Honoree Award, Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, 2012
  • , Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate (Domestic) Category, Daily Business Review, 2012
  • , M. Minnette Massey Moot Court Award, University of Miami School of Law, Charles, 2011
  • , Legal Trailblazer, Southern District of Florida’s Black History Month, 2011
  • , 40 Under 40, Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2011
  • , Ruth Shack Community Leadership Award, Leave A Legacy and The Miami Foundation, 2011
  • , Honored as one of 25 local executives who graduated from a Miami-Dade County Public School, The Education Fund, 2011
  • , Alumni Banner Marshall, University of Miami Graduation Commencement, 2011
  • , 40 Under 40, The M&A Advisor, 2011
  • , Key Partners Award - Corporate Finance / M&A, South Florida Business Journal, 2011
  • , Minority 40 Under 40, The National Law Journal, 2011
  • , Top 20 Under 40 (Inaugural Edition), The Miami Herald, 2010
  • , South Florida's 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals, Success South Florida, 2010
  • , Daniel E. Murray Distinguished Service Award, University of Miami Law Review, 2010
  • , Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate Finance Category, Daily Business Review, 2010
  • , South Florida's Most Influential, Who's Who in Black South Florida, 2009
  • , 40 Under 40, South Florida Business Journal, 2009

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chairman, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Board of Directors, 2020
  • Community Representative Director, Adrienne Arsht Center Trust (AACT), Board of Directors , 2020
  • Alumnus, Leadership Florida, Class XXX, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board Member, Venture for America, National Board of Directors, 2020
  • Member of Board of Directors, City National Bank, 2020
  • Co-Founder & General Counsel, eMerge Americas Technology Conference, 2020
  • Past Chair, Miami-Dade Beacon Council, 2017
  • Past President, University of Miami Law School Alumni Association, 2014
  • Master of Ceremonies, Dade County Bar Association Officer Induction Ceremony, 2008

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Venture Capital Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Since 2016), 2021
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2020
  • Commencement Speaker, University of Miami Graduation Ceremonies, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications; Private Equity; Venture Capital; Emerging Technology

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Office Location for Jaret L. Davis

333 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Suite 4400
Miami, FL 33131

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