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Managing Director:

Gwen Griggs

  • Law and Business Experience
    • Roles in several C-Suite level positions in law, administration, development and strategy, leading acquisitions, day-to-day legal operations and, from 2008-2012, financial restructuring.
    • Attorney in multi-national law firms
  • Sample of Deal Experience:
    • Sale of theme and water parks to PE-backed company for value in excess of $100 million
    • Sale of REIT-owner sale-leaseback properties with value in excess of $300 million
    • Acquisition of 21 theme park properties over the course of 2 years
    • Restructure and financial work-outs
    • Routinely handle transactions with values $10-100 million
    • Counsel on succession planning, third-party sales and MLBO
    • On-going representation of clients in various fields including technology, health and wellness, entertainment, insurance, staffing, advertising, construction, professional services, and others
  • Recognition and Leadership:
    • Chapter President and Board Member, Association for Corporate Growth of North Florida, 2017 to present
    • Board Member, ACG Florida Capital Connection, 2017 to present
    • Board Member, Florida Venture Forum, 2019-2020
    • Founding Chair, Jacksonville Women’s Business Center, 2003-2006
    • Founding Chair, GrowJax, a Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce initiative serving privately-held growth companies, 2007-2017
    • Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2005
    • Jacksonville Business Journal, Woman of Influence, 2006
    • Women Business Owners of North Florida, Pioneer Award, 2011
    • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent® peer-rated attorney each year since 2001
    • Florida Trend Legal Elite
  • Education:
    • Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Florida
    • Juris Doctor from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, with honors

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