Thomas Oppenheimer is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in International Law, an achievement that signifies the highest level of the competency and experience for attorneys in their particular area of the law. Fewer than 8 percent of all lawyers in Florida are granted Board Certification.
Thomas practices primarily in the area of general corporate law and international business transactions, including private placements, mergers and acquisitions (inbound and outbound), tender offers, in-bound structuring of foreign investments, joint ventures and commercial contracts.
His practice also includes corporate and securities work in connection with private placements under the Employment Based Fifth Preference Immigrant Visa Program (more commonly known as the EB-5 Program). He also has substantial experience representing clients in partnership disputes.
Typically, Thomas represents high-net-worth individuals, family businesses, financial institutions, startups, and small to mid-size private companies engaged in cross-border activities, particularly those involving the United States and Latin America. He is fluent in Spanish (both written and spoken).
A former litigator, Thomas brings to his transactional practice the benefit of a significant litigation background. With this experience, he can foresee issues that could potentially lead to litigation and effectively counsel clients when disputes arise in transactional matters.
Representative Matters :
- Represented assisted living facility operator in the State of Illinois in connection with its approximately $7 million private offerings to foreign investors in accordance with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program.
- Represent high-net-worth family from Latin American in connection with their multimillion-dollar investments in significant real estate projects in South Florida.
- Represented real estate developer in Miami, Florida in connection with its offshore private offering under “Regulation S” to investors in certain Latin American countries in the amount of approximately $10 million.
- Represented publicly traded U.S.-based Fortune 500 company in connection with the restructuring of its external peso-denominated royalty payments made to its subsidiary in a Latin American country. The transaction was valued at approximately $14 million.
- Represented a Panamanian bank in connection with its multimillion-dollar construction loan to a Colombia-based investment company with a branch in the United States for the construction of stall stables and grooms quarters in Wellington, Florida.
Thomas is a former legal intern for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where he tried deportation cases and conducted research for the deputy chief counsel and assistant chief counsels.
Thomas also interned at an international Florida law firm, where he assisted in handling World Trademark Organizations (WTO) decisions and antitrust issues both in the United States and abroad. He also prepared strategy proposals for Fortune 100 companies facing issues associated with Central American dealer protection laws.
- American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005)
- Emory University (B.A., 2002)
COURT ADMISSIONS : U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
BAR ADMISSIONS : Florida
- Florida Bar Association (Board Certified in International Law)
- Dade County Bar Association
- American Bar Association, Business Law Section
- United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders
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