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Martin G. Burkett
Martin G. Burkett
Partner 
Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice
One Southeast Third Avenue
25th Floor
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.982.5578
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Martin Burkett serves as co-chair of Akerman's Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice. Martin represents public and private companies and private equity funds in a variety of corporate transactions, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions. Martin's practice includes structuring and negotiating complex business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, going private transactions, venture and growth capital investments, debt and equity financings, and securities offerings. He regularly represents portfolio companies of private equity clients and other companies with respect to all of their corporate transactions, and effectively serves as their outside general counsel. In addition, Martin represents investors and companies in a broad variety of distressed corporate situations, including distressed acquisitions.
 
Representative Experience
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Representation of Continucare Corp., a provider of physician services, in its sale to Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc.
 
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Representation of Lakeview Health Systems, a substance abuse treatment facility, in sale to Trinity Hunt Partners.
 
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Representation of Metropolitan Health Networks in the sale of affiliated sleep centers to Medbridge Capital.
 
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Representation of 154th Street Medical Plaza and 54th Street Medical Plaza, full-service medical centers, in sale to CAC-Florida Medical Centers.
 
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Representation of Continucare Corp. in a series of sleep clinic acquisitions.
 
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Representation of MBF Healthcare Partners in sale of Medical Specialties Distributors, a portfolio company and distributor of durable medical equipment.
 
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Representation of Simply Healthcare Plans, a portfolio company of MBF Healthcare Partners, in its simultaneous acquisitions of Total Health Choice, Inc, a Medicaid health maintenance organization, and Better Health, LLC, a provider service network.
 
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Representation of MBF Healthcare Partners in its acquisition of OMNI Home Care, a leading provider of skilled nursing and therapy home healthcare services.
 
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Representation of The Comvest Group in its acquisition of Cynergy Data, Inc., a provider of credit card processing and other merchant services.
 
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Representation of The Comvest Group in its acquisition of Vesdia Corporation, a provider of loyalty marketing services to financial institutions, affinity groups and merchants.
 
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Representation of FriendFinder Networks Inc. in acquisition of Jigocity's daily deal websites, operating in North America, South America, Asia, and Australia.
 
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Representation of FriendFinder Networks Inc. in acquisition of Perfect Match dating website.
 
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Representation of RedZone Capital Partners in acquisition of Johnny Rockets restaurant chain.
 
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Representation of Kitson & Partners in acquisition of the Babcock Florida Company, which constituted one of the largest land transfers in the history of Florida.
 
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Representation of Enterprise Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its acquisition by ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc.
 
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Representation of Maplewood Partners in connection with acquisitions of Uncle Julio's and Tia's Restaurant chains.
 
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Representation of shareholders of Physicians Healthcare Plans and CarePlus Health Plans in divestitures valued in excess of $600 million.
 
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Representation of general partner of MBF Healthcare Partners in connection with fund formation and raising capital commitments in the hundreds of millions.
 
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Representation of Kitson & Partners in structuring joint ventures valued in the hundreds of millions.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2014, Listed in Florida for Venture Capital Law/Private Equity and Corporate Law
 
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The Legal 500 2013-2014, Recommended for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts: M&A National Middle Market
 
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South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers 2012, Listed for Corporate
 
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South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers 2014, Listed for Healthcare
 
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South Florida Legal Guide 2010, Listed as Top Up and Comer, Corporate
 
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Daily Business Review, 2007, Named "Top Dealmaker of the Year"
 
Published Works & Lectures
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ACG South Florida, Panelist, "Annual Update: Investing in Health Care Businesses 2013," September 19, 2013
 
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ACG Florida Capital Connection Conference, Moderator, "M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets Update," Key Biscayne, November 2011
 
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Akerman M&A Roundtable Series, Panelist, "M&A, Private Equity, and Capital Markets Update," Boca Raton, Jacksonville, 2012
 
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Akerman M&A Roundtable Series, Speaker, "Legal Perspective on the State of the M&A Markets," Miami, 2010
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Williams College, South Florida Alumni Association, President
 

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Martin G. Burkett

Practice
Corporate
Education
J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1995
B.A., Williams College, 1992
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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