Laurie L. Green

Holland & Knight LLP

Laurie L. Green

Laurie L. Green

Holland & Knight LLP


Laurie L. Green
Holland & Knight LLP
Partner at Holland & Knight. Laurie L. Green advises public companies on the corporate governance requirements of the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ, and the SEC's corporate governance standards under Sarbanes-Oxley.

In addition to her corporate governance experience, Ms. Green represents companies in securities offerings, proxy solicitations, mergers and acquisitions, cash tender offers, cross-border tender offers, and distressed debt restructuring and exchange offers. Before entering private practice, Ms. Green spent 11 years at the SEC and served as Special Counsel in the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, D.C. in its Office of Mergers and Acquisitions.

A frequent speaker on topics related to Sarbanes-Oxley and corporate governance issues, Ms. Green provides the firm's clients with SEC regulation updates.

Notable Client Work

Issuer's Counsel for special purpose acquisition companies, including the initial public offering and acquisition of a target company
Bidder's Counsel for IVAX Corporation (AMEX:IVX; LSE:IVX.L), a multinational pharmaceutical company, in its cross-border tender offers for Laboratorio Chile S.A. (NYSE:LBC) for $394 million
Bidder's Counsel for Ferrotec Corporation, a Japanese corporation, in its tender offer for Ferrofluidics Corporation (NASDAQ: FERO) for $37 million
Issuer's Counsel for companies conducting distressed debt restructurings and exchange offers for outstanding debt securities, including TIMCO Aviation Services, Inc.'s (OTCBB: TMAS.OB) exchange offers for over $230 million of outstanding notes
Issuer's Counsel for Ecometry Corporation's (NASDAQ: ECOM) going private transaction and Special Committee's Counsel for Interfoods of America, Inc.'s going private transaction
Issuer's Counsel for companies conducting cash tender offers for outstanding debt securities, including SBA Communications Corporation's (NASDAQ: SBAC) cash offers for over $390 million of outstanding notes

Honors & Awards

Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2011, 2012
Nova Law Review


The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Corporations, Securities and Financial Services Committee, Chair


Corporate Governance
Public Companies and Securities
Corporate Services


University of Central Florida, B.S., cum laude
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., cum laude

Bar Admissions


114 Florida Attorneys Named 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2012»
Ninety-Eight Florida Attorneys Named 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2011»
Holland & Knight Represents Burger King in $4 Billion Sale to 3G Capital»

JOBS Act Creates Opportunities for Some Firms
Co-Author, Daily Business Review, May 2, 2012
The JOBS Act Creates New Opportunities for Middle-Market Companies to Access the U.S. Public Capital Markets and to Raise Private Capital
Holland & Knight Alert, April 17, 2012
SEC Issues Final Whistleblower Rules
Holland & Knight Alert, June 3, 2011
SEC Issues Concept Release on the U.S. Proxy System
Holland & Knight Alert, January 12, 2011
SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on Liquidity and Capital Resources Disclosures and Proposes Rules Addressing Short-Term Borrowings Disclosure
Holland & Knight Alert, January 7, 2011
An Overview of the Proxy Solicitation Rules
A Practical Guide to SEC Proxy and Compensation Rules (Fifth Edition), December 2010
SEC Adopts Changes to Director Election Process for Public Companies
Holland & Knight Alert, September 2, 2010
Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation Provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Holland & Knight Alert, August 3, 2010
New Climate at the SEC: The SEC Publishes New Guidance on Climate Change Disclosures
Co-Author, Holland & Knight Alert, February 10, 2010
Changes in the Commission Result in Issuance of SEC Guidance on Climate Change
PLI Corporate Law and Practice, Course Handbook Series, Number B-1839, Advanced Securities Law Institute, 2010
SEC Adopts New Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance Disclosure Requirements for 2010 Proxy Season
Holland & Knight Alert, December 23, 2009
SEC Eliminates Discretionary Voting by Brokers and Proposes Enhanced Proxy Disclosure and Say-on-Pay Rules for TARP Companies
Holland & Knight Alert, August 20, 2009
SEC Proposes Significant Changes to Director Election Process for U.S. Public Companies
Holland & Knight Alert, July 1, 2009
Full Benefits of E-Proxy Now Available to Florida Public Companies
Holland & Knight Alert, June 25, 2009
SEC Issues Guidance on Use of Company Web Sites
Holland & Knight Alert, February 20, 2009
Cross-Border M&A: SEC Adopts Enhanced Exemptions for Takeovers of Non-U.S. Companies
Holland & Knight Alert, October 1, 2008
SEC Proposes Interactive Data Format (XBRL) for Financial Reporting
Holland & Knight Alert, September 18, 2008
Cross-Border M&A: SEC Proposes Enhanced Exemptions for Takeovers of Non-U.S. Companies
Holland & Knight Alert, June 13, 2008
Does E-Proxy Work for Florida Corporations?
Holland & Knight Alert, February 29, 2008
Amendments to Rule 144
Holland & Knight Alert, January 15, 2008
The SEC's Review of Takeover Transactions
The M&A Lawyer, July - August 2001
The SEC's New Regulation of Takeovers and Security Holder Communications
19th Annual Federal Securities Institute, 2001

SEC Adopts Amendments to Rules 144 and 145
Knowledge Congress Teleconference, May 2008
Corporate Governance
Sarbanes-Oxley Workshop, January 2004
SEC Issues
SEC Regulation Update, April 2003
Going Private Transactions and Other Strategic Alternatives for Small Cap Companies
Raymond James Executive Roundtable, February and March 2003
Fair Disclosure
SEC's New Fair Disclosure and Insider Trading Regulations, November 2000

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Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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President at Florida Bar Association

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Managing Partner at Bryan Cave LLP

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Chairman-Corporations & Securities at Florida Bar Association

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Vice Chair at Florida Bar Association

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Executive Council Member at Florida Bar Association

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Staff Director at Florida Bar Association

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Director at Florida Bar Association

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Information Technology Director at Florida Bar Association

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Co Coordinator at Florida Bar Association

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Laurie L. Green
Holland & Knight LLP
B.S., cum laude

The University of Central Florida, commonly referred to as UCF, is a metropolitan public research university located in Orlando, Florida, United States. UCF is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, and it is the second-largest university in the United States by enrollment. The university was founded by the Florida Legislature in 1963, and opened in 1968 as Florida Technological University, with the mission of providing personnel to support the growing U.S. space program at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida's Space Coast. As the academic scope expanded beyond its original focus on engineering and technology, "Florida Tech" was renamed The University of Central Florida in 1978. Initial enrollment was only 1,948 students, as of 2014 enrollment consists of 59,770 students from over 140 countries, all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. The majority of the student population is located on the university's 1,415-acre (5.73 km2) main campus approximately 13 miles (21 km) east-northeast of downtown Orlando and 55 miles (89 km) south-southwest of Daytona Beach. The university offers over 200 degree options through twelve colleges and twelve satellite campuses throughout Central Florida. Since its founding, UCF has awarded almost 250,000 degrees, including 45,000 graduate, specialist and professional degrees, to over 230,000 alumni worldwide.

Career History
Tenure Unconfirmed

Holland & Knight LLP provides legal services. The company offers four practice sections: litigation, government, business and real estate. It has locations in Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Miami, FL.

Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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3G Capital Partners Ltd. (Private Equity) purchases Burger King Holdings, Inc. from TPG Capital, LP, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Bain Capital Private Equity LP

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