Jennifer D. Westerlund

Shareholder at Becker & Poliakoff PA

Jennifer D. Westerlund

Jennifer D. Westerlund

Shareholder at Becker & Poliakoff PA


Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Jennifer D. Westerlund

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Jennifer D. Westerlund is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Corporate and Securities Practice Group in Fort Lauderdale.

Ms. Westerlund's practice consists of corporate advisory and transactional work for middle-market established companies nationally and internationally. Her clients also include foreign companies establishing a presence in the U.S., entrepreneurs and start-ups. Ms. Westerlund currently acts as outside general counsel and advises on strategic transactions to clients in a variety of industries and sectors including healthcare, energy, technology, insurance and logistics services.
Areas of Concentration

Corporate and securities
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity transactions

Professional & Community Involvement

Member, The Jewish Federation of Broward County
Member, Board of Directors, 2011-2012
Co-chair, Women's Executive Circle
Graduate, Horizons Leadership Program, 2010

Awards & Recognition

Finalist, Daily Business Review, "Top Dealmaker of the Year - Corporate (International) Category," 2012
Recipient, "Joan & Douglas Gross Community Service Award," Jewish Federation of Broward County, Annual Meeting, May 24, 2011

Significant Representations

Represented an ethanol production company in a $100 million financing transaction with a Brazilian equipment manufacturer.
Represented an energy company in its strategic acquisition of two European gasification facilities.
Represented APR Energy Cayman Limited (APR), one of the world's largest providers of temporary power generation solutions, and its management shareholders in the $855 million sale of APR to Horizon Acquisition Company Plc.
Represented APR Energy and majority shareholders in connection with a $250 million strategic investment by private equity funds managed by George Soros and Madeleine Albright.°
Represented a chemicals manufacturer in connection with a divestiture of a business line to Cintas Corporation.°
Represented a property and casualty insurer in connection with a strategic investment by Allianz Risk Transfer. °
Represented a seafood company in its joint venture with Cargill.°

°These matters were handled by Ms. Westerlund prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig.
Articles, Lectures & Publications

Featured, "Dealmaker: New Greenberg Attorney Makes Her Mark with $855 Million Deal," Daily Business Review, July 27, 2011
Featured, "Get Local Davie: Davie Residents Recognized for Service in the Community," Sun Sentinel, June 20, 2011
Featured, "Greenberg Traurig adds 2 Securities Attorneys to Florida Offices," Law 360, May 31, 2011
Featured, "Business of Law: Greenberg Additions to Beef Up Corporate: Jennifer Westerlund Joins," Daily Business Review, May 20, 2011
Featured, "Dealmakers: Pair Pave the Way for Soros, Albright $250M Investment," Daily Business Review, April 13, 2011
Quoted, "Supermoms Share How They Do it All," The Miami Herald, September 20, 2011

News & Events
Press Releases
05.07.12 18 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized by Daily Business Review During its 2012 Top Dealmakers of the Year Awards
10.28.11 Global Law Firm Greenberg Traurig Receives North America M&A Law Firm of the Year Award
07.22.11 Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Spot in Florida on mergermarket Legal Adviser Second Quarter League Table
06.23.11 Multi-Office Greenberg Traurig Team Represents APR Energy and certain of its shareholders in its Acquisition by Horizon Acquisition Company plc
06.07.11 Greenberg Traurig Listed as Miami’s Top Corporate Firm for the 9th Time in 10 Years in Magazine Study
05.31.11 Greenberg Traurig Expands Its Corporate and Securities Practice in South Florida with the Addition of Kara L. MacCullough and Jennifer D. Westerlund
Media Coverage
07.27.11 New Greenberg attorney makes her mark with $855 million deal
05.20.11 Greenberg Traurig Additions to Beef Up Corporate


Corporate & Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions

J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1997
B.A., Philosophy, Boston University, 1993
Admitted to Practice

New York



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Jennifer D. Westerlund
Shareholder at Becker & Poliakoff PA
Class of 1997

American University Washington College of Law (WCL) is the law school of American University. It is located on Massachusetts Avenue in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C. The school is fully accredited by the American Bar Association, and a member of the AALS.

BA in Philosophy
Class of 1993

Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has more than 4,000 faculty members and 29,000 students,and is one of Boston's largest employers. It offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries and has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad).


The Jewish Federation of Broward County (formerly The United Jewish Community of Broward County) raises funds to support the crucial work of 30 social and humanitarian agencies that help Jews in need in our own community, in Israel, and around the world. Here in Broward County, our local beneficiary agencies touch the lives of thousands of people each and every day. They provide support and services for Jews of all ages, all interests, all incomes, and all backgrounds. Through our Jewish community centers our young learn all about Judaism and the basics of their people's traditions; and adults, singles and families can enjoy a wonderful array of social, cultural, educational and recreational programs.

Career History

Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than one hundred forty five attorneys and lobbyists practicing in thirteen offices throughout Florida, New York City, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Prague, Czech Republic. The Firm is a member of Legus, a national and global network of law firms that enable their attorneys to provide assistance to clients nationally and worldwide.Founded in Miami Dade in 1973, the Firm provides its clients with legal services in seven primary areas of law including: real estate; business litigation; customs and international trade; government law and lobbying; corporate and securities law; construction; condominium and homeowners’ association law, plus other areas such as offshore asset protection, tax, and estate planning; technology and telecommunications; intellectual property; collections and foreclosure; gaming, bankruptcy and financial restructuring; and more.Recognized ExpertsLegal and Business StrategistsClient ServiceDiversity CountsPro BonoAwards and Honors


Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S.

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Paine Webber and Company was an American stock brokerage and asset management firm that was acquired by the Swiss bank UBS AG in 2000. The company was founded in 1880 in Boston, Massachusetts, by William Alfred Paine and Wallace G. Webber. Operating with two employees, they leased premises at 48 Congress Street in May 1881.

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Horizon Acquisition Co. Plc purchases APR Energy LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to the Florida Bar
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Jennifer D. Westerlund is affiliated with Becker & Poliakoff PA, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Painewebber Group, Inc.

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