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Michael H. Krul

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Overview

Michael H. Krul has been practicing law since 1973. During that time, he has obtained substantial experience in all aspects of corporate finance, including private equity funds, joint venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, public equity and debt offerings, municipal finance and public private partnerships.

During the first eight years of his practice, Mr. Krul focused on litigation, defending corporations in complex securities, antitrust or other business related lawsuits. This experience enabled him to develop substantial familiarity with state and federal securities, antitrust and other business regulatory laws. It also provided him with experience on how to minimize the risk of subsequent litigation in a business transaction and maximize the client’s position should litigation ensue.

Mr. Krul has represented both buyers and sellers in a multitude of merger and acquisition transactions, including numerous deals in the $50-150 million range. Whether representing buyers or sellers, Mr. Krul’s primary goal is to use his knowledge and experience to resolve the inevitable issues that arise in any transaction so that the parties can close the deal on mutually acceptable terms.

Mr. Krul also has substantial experience in dealing with securities laws. He has represented issuers and underwriters in securities financings, including private placements and public offerings. In addition, he has advised clients on a host of other securities laws issues, such as stock option plans, insider-trading issues, public company disclosure requirements, ’34 Act reporting, Rule 144 resale requirements and broker-dealer regulatory issues. Mr. Krul worked for the New York Stock Exchange prior to attending law school and, as an attorney, served for many years as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers.

As a public finance attorney, Mr. Krul has represented numerous counties, cities, special districts and other governmental issuers, as well as underwriters, in connection with municipal financings and public-private partnerships. He acted as the primary counsel in engineering a special assessment financing structure for the development of two public schools when the local school board lacked financing capacity to do so. The municipality issued revenue bonds backed by special assessments on the developers’ properties and granted the bond proceeds to the local school board to enable it to construct and operate two new public schools. This was the first financing of this nature in the State. In addition, Mr. Krul represented the owners of professional sports teams in Florida in connection with stadium financing matters. He also represented a Florida county in connection with negotiating the arrangements to bring a major research facility to the county and finance their required facilities, including a convention center.

During the last several years, Mr. Krul has represented income producing commercial property owners in connection with financing the equity for their projects through joint ventures, private equity funds and REITs. He has also structured roll-up transactions involving the contribution of these assets into publicly traded companies, including real estate investment trusts.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, cum laude, 1973
  • B.A., State University of New York, Buffalo, 1969
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • The Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • The Greater Fort Lauderdale Tax Council, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • The Florida Bar Association, Member
Awards

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV® Preeminent ™
  • U.S. News & World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Corporate Law, 2011 & 2013-2020
  • U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year,” Corporate Law, 2020
  • Lifestyle Media Group’s Leaders In Law Award, Finalist, Securities and International Law, 2014
  • South Florida’s “Top Rated Lawyers,” 2012
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “Florida Super Lawyers,” 2007
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