Jeffrey J. Suter is a corporate attorney who focuses his practice on planning and structuring new business ventures; growth and development of clients’ businesses through mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and other mechanisms; regulatory compliance in new and existing business operations and in connection with mergers and acquisitions; developing and implementing business exit strategies; and the acquisition, disposition, licensing and use of technology, including related intellectual property rights. He also has considerable experience in asset-based and real estate lending and commercial leasing arrangements.
His experience in business planning and general corporate matters includes: choice of entity planning; the formation, organization, governance and qualification of corporations, general and limited partnerships, and limited liability companies; structuring investments in new and ongoing business enterprises; private capital formation; initial capitalization and recapitalization of business entities; employment and consulting arrangements including confidentiality, “works for hire,” and non-compete agreements; incentive compensation arrangements; and domestic and international license, manufacturing and distribution agreements.
Suter has successfully assisted numerous clients in organizing and launching their business endeavors, growing their businesses, and selling or merging their businesses with much larger enterprises, including publicly traded companies.
Suter has returned to Broad and Cassel after a lengthy tenure as outside general counsel and business consultant to a privately held European-based medical device research and development concern where he was instrumental in the successful disposition of various cardiovascular medical technologies to leading U.S.-based, multinational medical device manufacturers. Suter assisted this client with diversification into other industries, including preparation and support of a comprehensive business plan including capital formation for establishment of a timber frame manufacturing and sales enterprise in Western Canada.
His career includes an association with the corporate and securities department of a multi-specialty, national law firm based in Cleveland, Ohio, where he assisted its South Florida clients in a wide range of complex commercial transactions.
Mergers & Acquisitions
The negotiated merger of a roll-off waste removal company into the subsidiary of a major, publicly traded, waste removal company for stock of the parent company, effected as a tax-free reorganization.
The acquisition by a publicly traded, Danish corporation of the assets and operations of its U.S. distributor.
The acquisition of a Florida real estate holding company by a British Virgin Islands corporation from a Danish lending institution financed through a refinance of the holding company’s assets by a U.S. insurance company, with contemporaneous purchase money loans by the Danish lending institution to the real estate holding company and the B.V.I. purchaser.
The acquisition of a Florida real estate holding company under a plan of reorganization by a British Virgin Islands corporation through the acquisition of the claims of the unsecured creditors of the holding company.
Real Estate Lending
Counsel to lead lender in the participation of an acquisition and entitlements loan for a 500,000 + sq. ft. (400 + units) residential, 30,000 + sq. ft. commercial, mixed-use development.
Various SBA, 504 Loan Program loans as counsel to the senior secured lender.
Multi-National Medical Technology Transfers
The sale of U.S. and foreign rights, including patents, in an angioplasty catheter-based stent delivery system by a Netherlands Antilles corporation to a major, publicly traded, U.S.-based, multinational medical device manufacturer and distributor in the midst of a hostile tender offer for the stock of the manufacturer/distributor.
The sale of U.S. and foreign rights, including patents, in a hydrodynamic, catheter-based, thrombectomy device by a Liechtenstein corporation to a major, publicly traded, U.S.-based, multinational medical device manufacturer and distributor.
Municipal and county government procurement procedures and processes.
Municipal government construction contracts for utility system maintenance, repair and improvements, and hardscape, landscape and other infrastructure improvements.
Municipal government construction contract dispute resolution.