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Stewart A. Merkin is an AV peer review rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell who has been practicing law in Miami, Florida since 1974 with both a large national firm, and since 1978, his own firm. His core legal practice areas include corporate and business law, real estate, representing startups, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions and nonprofit corporations. He also represents non-US residents who purchase and sell businesses and real estate in Florida.
Mr. Merkin has an extensive background in all types of domestic and international business transactions. He specializes in guiding businesses through the legal complexities of development and works with foreign companies in developing operations in the United States. Mr. Merkin's joint legal and investment banking experience enables him to provide the broad legal representation required to help companies navigate all stages of their development.
Before beginning private legal practice, he was a member of the Corporate Finance Department of Hayden Stone, Inc., a New York investment banking firm. From 1979 to 1992, Mr. Merkin served on the Board of Directors of Safrabank, a commercial bank located in Miami, Florida. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967, serving one year in the Republic of South Vietnam.
Through two affiliated companies, Gilkin Properties, Inc., a Florida registered real estate broker and MASCO Management, Inc., Mr. Merkin and his staff provide property management, brokerage and corporate management services.
Business & Corporate Law, Real Estate Transactions, Mergers & Business Acquisitions, International Transactions, Purchase & Sale of Businesses & Real Estate by Non-US Residents, Establishment of Public Benefit & Nonprofit Corporations