How to Make it in Miami! Thoughts from Jaret Davis

Finding success in a new city, creating impact in the community, and meeting the right people takes work. Jaret L. Davis, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office, gives us 3 things you must do to HACK Miami.

Jaret puts it all together: from really knowing Miami’s history, to having the crucial cafecito, and most importantly knowing yourself and what you want out of Miami.

Watch this video, “Hack Miami”, and let the 305 know you have arrived!

About Jaret L Davis

Jaret L. Davis is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Miami office. As Co-Managing Shareholder, he oversees approximately 160 attorneys and 200 business staff based in the firm’s founding office. A principal shareholder in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice focusing on both domestic and international transactions within the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and credit markets arenas, Jaret represents numerous companies with an industry focus on the IT, and health care and biotech sectors.

Jaret 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 by Verizon Communications, Inc.. The acquisition, which boasted an equity value of $1.4 billion and an enterprise value of $2 billion, was Verizon’s largest since its acquisition of MCI in 2005, ranking as both the largest pairing of a telco and a colocation provider and the largest transaction in the cloud computing space. He was also provided representation to Metropolitan Health Networks Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed health care provider, in its $850 million sale to Humana, Inc.. He has represented publicly traded clients having an aggregate market capitalization of over $6 billion. He also serves as General Counsel to the Technology Foundation of the Americas, the nonprofit spearheading the 2014
eMerge Americas global technology conference.

Jaret serves as the President of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association, Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Miami Children’s Hospital and as a member of each of the University of Miami Law Review Alumni Advisory Board, the University of Miami Moot Court Alumni Advisory Board and the University of Miami’s Citizens Board. He also serves on a number of additional philanthropic and civic boards, including the Miami Children’s Initiative, City Year and the SEED Foundation. He serves as the Chair of the Special Events Committee for the Miami Leadership Council of the American Diabetes Association, in which capacity he chairs the 2013 Father of the Year Gala and serves as a member of the nationally-based, Income Development Committee of the American Diabetes Association.

He has been recognized by a number of publications. These include Super Lawyers, the M&A Advisor, which selected him for its 2010 “40 Under 40” list, the National Law Journal, which selected him for its 2011 “Minority 40 Under 40” list, the Daily Business Review, which designated him “Top Dealmaker of the Year” in both 2010 and 2012, the Miami Herald, which selected him for its inaugural “Top 20 Under 40” list, the South Florida Business Journal, which selected him for its inaugural “40 Under 40” list and its Key Partners Award and Legacy magazine, which named him “2013 Corporate Executive of the Year.”

Jaret graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law where he was a member of the executive editorial board of and published in the University of Miami Law Review. He also served as a member of the Moot Court board, the Catsman Fellow for the School of Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Service and the first African-American Chief (President) of the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the leading honor society at the university.

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