Esther Moreno is a partner and co-chair of Akerman’s Capital Markets Practice. With broad-ranging experience advising public and private companies, including special purpose acquisition companies (SPACS), shell companies, and real estate investment trusts (REITS), Esther focuses her practice on complex and innovative capital markets transactions, disclosure and corporate governance matters, and M&A transactions.
She represents a range of clients on equity, high-yield, convertible debt, and Regulation S/offshore offerings. In addition, Esther advises public companies, boards of directors, and board committees on corporate governance matters, director responsibilities and fiduciary duties, executive compensation, SEC reporting, stock exchange listing and compliance matters, and stockholder relations including responding to stockholder proposals, dealing with stockholder activists and proxy contests. In the area of M&A, Esther is trusted for her deep knowledge of public company acquisitions, going private transactions, and the representation of special committees.
While her experience crosses a broad range of industries, she has an extensive track record in automotive retail, equipment rental, media and entertainment, medical device, pharmaceutical, real estate investment trust, restaurant, and telecommunications sectors.
Esther has been recognized by Chambers USA, Daily Business Review, The Best Lawyers in America, South Florida Business Journal, and named a Leading Dealmaker by LawDragon 500.