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Nathaniel L. Doliner

Nathaniel L. Doliner

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Overview

Nat Doliner practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, corporate governance, and joint ventures.

His extensive mergers and acquisitions and joint venture experience includes work for technology companies, manufacturing companies, electric utilities, telecommunications companies, hospitals, large physician practices, insurance carriers, broadcasting companies, retail internet businesses, food and beverage companies, food service and other wholesale distributors, veterinary specialty and emergency hospitals, companies in the building trades, and employee staffing businesses.

Nat has also handled numerous transactions involving public-private partnerships, infrastructure transactions, and sales and purchases of businesses in bankruptcy proceedings.

He advises boards of directors and special committees of boards of directors as to corporate governance issues.

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Experience

  • Numerous acquisitions all over the United States for large veterinary emergency and specialty medical company.
  • Lease and sale of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Florida.
  • Lease and sale of Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. 
  • Purchase of city of Sebring electric distribution system for Florida Power Corp.
  • Purchase of Centurion Hospital, Tampa, Florida. 
  • Sale of manufacturer of aircraft components.
  • Sale of television station, Atlanta metropolitan area.
  • Formation of power plant co-ownership between Florida Power Corp. and Georgia Power.
  • Purchase for publicly traded client of machinery control systems business.
  • Numerous acquisitions for publicly traded client in the health care services industry.
  • Numerous merger and acquisition transactions, mainly on the buy side, all over the United States for various clients engaged in the construction industry, such as concrete, lumber, roofing materials, carpeting, and cabinetry businesses.
  • Sale of company that developed accounting systems for hospital-based physician groups.
  • Sale of Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Florida.
  • Sale of company in citrus flavorings business.
  • Represented food service company in numerous transactions including distributorship agreements in Europe and South America.

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Who's Who Legal: M&A and Governance (2019)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine (2017–2019)
  • Chambers USA (2003–2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, ​Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, International Mergers and Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law (2005–2020)
  • "Lawyer of the Year,"The Best Lawyers in America
    • Tampa Corporate Governance Law (2011, 2014, 2017)
    • Tampa Securities-Capital Markets Law (2016)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions (2013)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association 
    • Chair, Business Law Section (2009–2010)
    • Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the Business Law Section (1998–2002) 
    • Editor in Chief, The Business Lawyer, published by the ABA Business Law Section (2007–2008)
  • American Bar Foundation
    • Fellow
  • American Law Institute
  • Florida Council on Economic Education Inc.
    • Board Chair
  • Florida Holocaust Museum
    • Board Member
    • Board Chair (2014–2016)
  • Hillel School of Tampa
    • President (2001–2003)
  • Museum of Science and Industry 
    • Chairman of the Board (1999–2001)
  • Vanderbilt Law School
    • National Alumni Board (1997–1999)

Speaking Engagements

  •  "Merger and Acquisition Issues," Thomson Reuters Annual Federal Securities Institute, Miami, FL (2005–present)
  • "A New Look at Earn-Out Provisions in M&A Agreements," ABA Business Law Section (2012)
  • "M&A Agreements: Opportunities and Perils in Asset Acquisitions," Structuring and Documenting the Merger or Acquisition Transaction," Strafford Publications Inc. (January 2012)
  • ABA 16th Annual National Institute on Negotiating Business Acquisitions, Miami (November 10–11, 2011)
  • Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions, New York City Bar Association and Penn State Law, New York, NY (2007–2013)
  • ABA Annual National Institute on Negotiating Business Acquisitions (1996–2008)
  • KPMG Audit Committee Institute (2011–2013)
  • "Is Your Business Considering Going Public? Planning, Execution, and Realization Are the Three Major Steps of Transforming From Private to Public," Becoming a Public Company, IPO Readiness Seminar (2010)
  • “Cross Border Strategic Alliances,” ABA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (August)
  • “Ethical Issues in Merger and Acquisitions,” Mergers and Acquisitions Institute, The University of Texas School of Law, Dallas, TX (2006)
  • “Soured M&A Deals: What Happens When Bad Facts Surface Between Signing and Closing,” ACC Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (2004)
  • ABA/Paris Bar Program on Corporate Governance, Paris (2004)
  • “Effective Negotiating Strategies in Mergers and Acquisitions,” ABA Business Law Section Corporate Counsel Conference, Washington, D.C. (June 2003)
  • 25th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law Problems, The University of Texas School of Law, Dallas, TX (2003)
  • ABA International Institute on Mergers and Acquisitions, Paris (2002)
  • Merger and Acquisition Panel, American Corporate Counsel/ABA Institute, Washington, D.C. (2002)
  • "International Ventures for the Old and New Economies," ABA National Institute, San Francisco, CA (2000)

Pro Bono

  • General Counsel, Westshore Alliance, business development organization for the Westshore Business District in Tampa, Florida.

Credentials

Education
  • University of Florida College of Law (LL.M., 1977)
  • Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D., 1973)
  • The George Washington University (B.A., 1970)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • Florida State Courts

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