Milton A. Vescovacci - Attorney at Law

333 S.E. 2nd Avenue
Suite 3200
Miami, Florida 33131

P 305-416-6880
F 305-416-6887
D 305-913-0351

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Biography

Milton is a shareholder in GrayRobinson's Miami office and chairs the Miami office's Corporate Practice. Milton concentrates in general corporate, corporate and structured finance, lending, mortgage banking, securities, venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance and compliance. He has experience in various industries, including banking, finance, mortgage (residential, multifamily and commercial), real estate, automobile, aviation, maritime and admiralty, gaming, timeshare, securities, hospitality, restaurant, retail, technology, sports, entertainment, franchising, beverage and spirits, logistics and transportation and fashion and education.

Milton represents domestic and foreign companies of all sizes with U.S. operations or distribution points of all sizes in a variety of legal matters, including general corporate, commercial, real estate leasing and purchases, intellectual property, licensing, franchising, corporate governance, distribution and compliance, and serves as outside general counsel to several medium and small-sized companies.

Milton represents lenders and borrowers in single lender and syndicated secured and unsecured credit facilities, loan warehousing facilities structured as lines of credit, repurchase or reverse repurchase facilities, asset- or receivables-based credit or purchase facilities, loan participations, conduit or nonrecourse commercial mortgage loan financings, project financings, and letters of credit. Milton represents sellers and purchasers in whole loan pool sales of various asset classes. He also represents banks and financial institutions in hedging instruments, swaps and derivatives contracts with broker-dealer counterparties. Milton also represents lenders in workouts and loan restructurings and disposition of distressed loans or assets.

Milton represents issuers, underwriters and trustees in capital market transactions such asset- and mortgage-backed securities, corporate debt offerings, tenders and exchange offers, and cross-border offerings. Milton has experience in Troubled Asset Relief Program capital securities transactions and in the creation and sale of Government Sponsored Enterprises and Agency securities.

Milton represents issuers, private equity funds and hedge funds in all aspects of the issuer's or fund's activities, from formation to capital raisings and offerings, from corporate governance to acquisitions and mergers and joint ventures, and in liquidation and dissolution. He also represents investors and limited partners in domestic and offshore investment funds.

Milton represents buyers and sellers in the sale or merger of business operations. He also advises members of the board of directors and controlling shareholders (in closely held companies) on corporate governance matters and other matters affecting the client.

Milton represents talent and production companies in entertainment law matters including music, film and television contracts; distribution; financing; procurement and defense of intellectual property rights; royalties; company formation; and tax.

Milton has represented U.S. companies with compliance with OFAC regulations related to Cuba and is a regular speaker about the topic of US-Cuba relations in business or legal conferences and roundtables. 

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Background

Milton grew up in Queens County, New York. Prior to practicing law, he worked as a structured finance banker for money center banks such as Chase and Bank of America on complex domestic and international transactions. Milton practiced law in New York with the Wall Street firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood and then practiced law in Miami with Akerman Senterfitt, where he was a member of the Corporate Practice and chaired the firm's Securitization and Structured Finance Practice.

Education
  • St. John's University, Queens, New York, B.S. (1989)
    • Dean's List Award, 1988-1989
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D. (1999)
Admissions
  • Florida
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, New Jersey
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Florida Venture Forum, Board of Directors, 2014
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2009
Civic
  • FIU Embrace
    • External Advisory Council, Vice-Chair, 2017
  • Archdiocese of Miami, Advisory Council
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Florida, Board
  • St. Louis Catholic Church, Stewardship Council
Articles & Publications
  • Co-Author, "In Robo-Advisers You Trust: Or Do You?Daily Business Review, August 2017
  • "The Demise of Puerto Rico Is in Part Attributed to U.S. Congressional Action," Bloomberg BNA, June 2016
  • "Game Changer: Cuba's Mariel Port," The Maritime Executive, June 2015
  • Co-Author with Michael Santana, "2015 Changes to the OFAC Cuban Asset Control Regulations," Visión Magazine, Apr-May-Jun 2015
  • Co-Author, "Dodd-Frank Act Contains Silver Lining for Community Banks," Daily Business Review, 2011
  • "Banks Must Be Ready for New Derivatives Regulations," Daily Business Review, 2010
  • Co-Author, "New IRS Regulations Expand Flexibility to Servicers to Modify Mortgages, Akerman Practice Update," Securitization & Structured Finance, 2009
  • Co-Author, "IRS Relieves some of a REMIC's Distress from Relieving Distressed Mortgages," Tax Management Real Estate Journal, 2008
  • Co-Author, "The American Home Mortgage Case and Repurchase Agreements," AkerAlert Finance Law, 2008
  • "A Primer on Securitizations," Akerman Senterfitt, 2006
Presentations & Seminars
  • Panelist, "Puerto Rican Fiscal Crisis," Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, May 18, 2016
  • Moderator, "Puerto Rico Fiscal Crisis," Dynamic Community Development Corporation's Puerto Rican Summit VII, Orlando, Florida, May 13, 2016
  • Presenter, "Doing Business With Cuba Today," Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota, Florida, October 23, 2015
  • Presenter, "Joining Forces to Grow Your Business Through Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliance Conference," Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando (HCCMO), Orlando, Florida, August 5, 2015
  • "Changes to the U.S./Cuba Relations and its Impact on Florida," Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Seminar, Orlando, Florida, July 17, 2015
  • Panel Speaker, "A More Open Cuba: Its Impact on Puerto Rico," Dynamic Community Development Corporation Summit, "Promoting Entrepreneurship, Diversity and Inclusion," Orlando, Florida, May 14-15, 2015
  • “U.S. Policy Towards Cuba – Changes Since 2008,” Cuba 2014: What the U.S. Legal and Business Communities Need to Know, The Florida Bar International Law Section, November 20-21, 2014
  • Panel Speaker, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Negotiating a Winning Term Sheet," 17th Annual Emerging Technology Business Showcase, October 23, 2014
  • "U.S. Import/Export and Doing Business in the U.S.," Colombian American Chamber of Commerce Seminar, Cali, Columbia, May 29, 2014
Media Mentions
Languages
  • Spanish
  • Italian
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