Russell Marcus  - Attorney at Law

401 East Las Olas Blvd.
Suite 1000
Post Office Box 2328 (33303-9998)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

P 954-761-8111
F 954-761-8112
D 954-761-7472
M 917-442-9024

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Russell focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, joint ventures, restructurings, public and private financings, regulatory navigation, and corporate and board governance, including advising boards of directors on fiduciary duties. In his mergers and acquisitions practice, Russell has represented public and private companies and private equity funds in multi-million and multi-billion-dollar transactions. His wide-ranging experience at major international law firms in New York and Florida covers a variety of industries, including healthcare, life sciences, insurance, technology, energy, and manufacturing. Russell also represents underwriters and insureds in connection with the issuance of representations and warranties insurance policies.

Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Russell served as the President and Executive Director of the Florida Opportunity Fund, Inc. (FOF), one of the largest venture capital funds in Florida with an approximately $125 million portfolio of assets. Prior to joining FOF, Russell was the Chief of Business Development with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), where he oversaw approvals of the State’s key business incentive and capital programs.

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Representative Transactions
  • Represented JPMorgan Chase & Co. in connection with its $1.2 billion auction and sale of Chase Insurance to Protective Life Insurance Company
  • Represented Lincoln National Corporation in connection with its $7.5 billion merger with Jefferson-Pilot Corporation
  • Represented APR Energy, LLC in connection with its $855 million sale to Horizon Acquisition Company PLC, a special purpose acquisition company
  • Represented Palladium Equity Partners, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Jordan Health Services
  • Represented Global Pathology Laboratory Services, Inc. in connection with its sale to Aurora Diagnostics LLC
  • Represented Mark Global Corporation in connection with its investments in Mobli Media Inc. and TriPlay Communications Ltd.
  • Represented The Chinese American Bank in connection with its $200 million sale to UCBH Holdings, Inc. 
  • Represented The Blackstone Group, as lead investor, in the acquisition of Ariel Holdings Ltd.
  • Represented Hannover Rückversicherung AG (Hannover Re) in connection with its $800 million auction and sale of Praetorian Financial Group to QBE Insurance Group Limited 
  • Represented MetLife, Inc. in connection with its $11.8 billion acquisition of The Travelers Life & Annuity Company from Citigroup Inc.
  • Represented Legal & General America, Inc. in connection with its $475 million excess reserve securitization
  • Represented Lincoln National Corporation in connection with its $1.075 billion issuance of hybrid securities
  • Represented Lincoln National Corporation in connection with its $1 billion issuance of senior notes
  • Represented Genworth Financial, Inc. in connection with its $1.2 billion excess reserve securitization

  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D. (2004)
    • Articles Editor, Columbia Business Law Review
    • Articles Editor, Columbia Journal of East European Law
  • Florida State University, B.S., Finance, B.S., Economics and Political Science (magna cum laude 2000)

  • Commissioner, Judicial Nominating Commission for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit covering Broward County (appointed by former Governor Rick Scott)
  • Commissioner, Broward County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (appointed by former Governor Rick Scott)
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Leadership Fellow, James Madison Institute
  • Broward County Chairperson, Israel Development Corporation (Israel Bonds) (2011-2013)
  • Leadership Network, American Enterprise Institute
  • Reunion Committee, Columbia Law School
  • Florida
  • New York 
Presentations & Seminars
  • “Culture, Clients, and Compensation – How to Excel Within a Firm, and Knowing When to Start Your Own”, Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, November 6, 2019

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