Batya Goodman

Batya Goodman

Attorney at Law

Fort Lauderdale
Florida
Licensed in
NY, FL
Cardozo School of Law
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About
As a Wall Street trained transactional deal lawyer now located in S. Florida, my career spans the billion dollar deal to the entrepreneurial idea needing to become a deal. I regularly assist clients with developing and executing business savvy legal strategies from early concept stages through maturity via sales, mergers and other exits. I specialize in providing strategic and analytical advice, drafting and negotiating all kinds of agreements, acting as corporate counsel, preparing offering packages to raise money and conducting due diligence.

Batya worked at Am Law 100 Firms in NY and FL and was the Assistant General Counsel of a
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"Batya was scheduled to work with me on my employment contract but I accepted a different offer. Nonetheless, the time engaged with Batya was well worth it as she provided excellent advice and very personable. She treated my situation as if I was her only client. I will absolutely contact her when the need arises."

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"Working with Batya from rhe very first meeting was seamless. I felt she understood and was in control of my situation. Her manorism puts you at easy and her professional advice leaves you with confidence. I would continue to work with in the future and would highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal advice."

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"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Batya Goodman for over 20 years. To start, she is a professional at all times. The work she produces is impeccable. She has the ability to devour large volumes of information over a short period of time and retains all of it for future use. That in itself is one of her truly amazing qualities. I honestly don’t know how she does it. As far as deadlines are concerned, she never misses them, it is that simple. If you find yourself in need of counsel I strongly recommend allowing Batya Goodman to represent you."

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"Batya is a sharp, knowledgeable, efficient and effective results oriented attorney. Capable of managing both the "big" picture and the details, she is always proactive in looking for, identifying and explaining, in easy to understand terms, complex legal concepts, strategies and solutions. Extremely responsive and always available to her clients, I am a very comfortable strongly endorsing her. She is an invaluable asset to any team. - J. Simony"

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"If there’s one thing a businessperson in today’s world needs it is professional and thorough counsel that they can count on. That would in a nutshell be Batya Goodman and BGZ Law Firm. My corporate entities are sometimes complex and the transactions can be relatively simple or many levels deep and I have always found that Batya not only keeps up with every step of the transaction but frankly is usually several steps ahead of us. I was introduced to Batya by a sizable law firm in North Carolina and their managing partner said “Ms. Goodman is probably the best Wall Street transactional attorney that I have ever met" and he was not wrong. Batya from the moment I met her has been by our side every step of the way in every transaction and/or situation that we find ourselves in and she has been able to navigate us through each and every experience with a positive outcome. From a work ethic perspective Batya goes above and beyond and is always available whether it’s nine in the morning or midnight to counsel on what may be a concerning situation and that is unique and refreshing. I have found that to be extremely comforting in times of angst. It is obvious that she has transacted business both at the highest levels but is also very proficient at minor details she just frankly doesn’t seem to miss any of them regardless of the size of issue or detail. If I could give seven stars to Batya I would. – R. Theale"

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Work History

BGZ Law Firm

Partner/Owner

Sep 2017 - Present

Engage in broad based transactional practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions, real estate, private equity transactions and public and private securities offerings, representing private and public companies, start-ups, entrepreneurial and development stage and mature companies. Structure EB-5 compliant projects. Draft and negotiate transactional, formation and corporate governance documents.

Sep 2017 - Present

Lewis Brisbois

Partner

May 2016 - Sep 2017

Lead, managed and coordinated deals from strategy, structure and term sheet through preparation and negotiation of definitive documentation, closing and post-closing, including selecting and directing team of lawyers and paralegals, advising and assisting clients and dealing with opposing counsel, investment bankers, accountants and other business advisors. Structure EB-5 compliant projects.

May 2016 - Sep 2017

Greenberg Traurig

Of Counsel

Jun 2013 - May 2016

Lead, managed and coordinated deals from strategy, structure and term sheet through preparation and negotiation of definitive documentation, closing and post-closing, including selecting and directing team of lawyers and paralegals, advising and assisting clients and dealing with opposing counsel, investment bankers, accountants and other business advisors. Structure EB-5 compliant projects.

Jun 2013 - May 2016

SEACOR Holdings

Assistant General Counsel

Jan 2010 - Jun 2013

Responsible for general corporate, compliance and transactional work; advised management of 8 different lines of business with over 350 subsidiaries; drafted and negotiated commercial contracts, including licenses, leases and services agreements; merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions; created, customized and implemented compliance policies and procedures; internal investigations.

Jan 2010 - Jun 2013

Greenberg Traurig

Associate

May 2008 - Jan 2010

Transactional work drafting, negotiating and analyzing both principal and ancillary complex transactional documents, including merger agreements, stock and asset purchase agreements, transition services agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, private placement memoranda, loan and credit agreements. Served as in-house counsel working directly with officers and directors.

May 2008 - Jan 2010

Blank Rome

Associate

Mar 2007 - May 2008

Transactional work drafting, negotiating and analyzing both principal and ancillary complex transactional documents, including merger agreements, stock and asset purchase agreements, transition services agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, private placement memoranda, loan and credit agreements. Served as in-house counsel working directly with officers and directors.

Mar 2007 - May 2008

Lehman & Eilen

Associate

Apr 2006 - Feb 2007

Represented clients in connection with securities offerings, venture capital financings, private equity transactions and public company representations. Responsible for preparing SEC filings, including registration statements and periodic reports, private placement memoranda and other transaction documents as well as conducting due diligence. Provided clients with general corporate advice.

Apr 2006 - Feb 2007

Fried Frank

Associate

Sep 2000 - Apr 2006

Represented clients in mergers & acquisitions, private equity and corporate finance transactions, including drafting, negotiating and analyzing transaction documents and organizational documents, running data rooms and auctions, conducting due diligence, coordinating and managing multi-disciplinary transactions.

Sep 2000 - Apr 2006

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