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Joel D. Mayersohn

Joel Mayersohn, a Member at Dickinson Wright, focuses his practice in corporate, securities and business law. He advises a diversified client base in private placements, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and general securities, as well as corporate law matters. He also has experience in venture capital, going private transactions, bridge loans and pipe financings.

Education & Credentials


The State University of New York (Buffalo)

B.A., 1980
  • cum laude

The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law

J.D., 1983

Bar Admission

  • Florida
  • New York


  • The Legal 500 United States
    • M&A and Corporate and Commercial, 2022
  • South Florida Daily Business Review
    • "Dealmaker of the Week," July 2012
  • South Florida Legal Guide
    • "Top Lawyers," Corporate and Business Practice, 2009
    • "Top Lawyers in Florida," 2007
  • South Florida Business Journal
    • Finalist for the Key Partners Award, Business Law, 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024

Representative Clients

  • BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy LLC
  • View Trade Securities
  • Onstream Media Corporation
  • Raisol Capital
  • Q2Earth
  • Newbridge Securities

Prominent Assignments

Represented Placement Agent in a restructuring and $10 million offering of convertible debentures and warrants for a publicly traded clothing company

Represented an international “casual dining” company in a follow-on public offering and an up-listing on the NASDAQ stock market

Represented an investment banking firm in an initial public offering of common stock by a Chinese pet food manufacturer that were listed on the NASDAQ stock market

Represented a national investment banking firm in an initial public offering of units for a medical device company that were listed on the NASDAQ stock market

Represented a specialty Pharmacy Company in a $15 million acquisition of a competitor and related $25 million term and revolving credit facility

Represented a diverse e-commerce and multi-channel retailer in a cash acquisition by a private company. The transaction had an enterprise value of $180 million

Represented a provider of outsourced services for the wireless telecommunications industry in a growth investment by a private equity firm consisting of debt and equity

Represented a software development company in the internet space in the sale of the company to a subsidiary of AT&T Corp

Represented an insurance investment group in the purchase of an insurance brokerage firm and related transactions

Represented a technology based public company in the acquisition of an information technology solution provider and related revolving credit facility

Represented rehabilitation equipment manufacturer and treatment provider in the purchase of a series of rehabilitation centers

Extensive representation of public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions

Corporate finance experience, including early stage fundings, private placement transactions, PIPEs and public offerings of equity and debt securities

Advise and counsel with respect to periodic SEC reporting, corporate governance, fiduciary obligations and compliance programs

Served as issuers and underwriters' counsel in numerous public offerings

Professional Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Junior Achievement of South Florida, Board Member 

  • Broward County Take Stock in Children, Board Member
  • Mailman Segal Institute, Board of Advisors


  • Co-Author, “Michigan Supreme Court Decision – A Reminder on Requirements Contracts,” Dickinson Wright Client Alert (July 2023)
  • "R&A Guides Small Company Through Merger Into Comvest" -South Florida Daily Business Review (May 2013)
  • "Duo Helped in $180M Acquisition of Plantation-based Online Retailer" - South Florida Daily Business Review (2012)
  • "Company Purchase Agreements" - Roetzel Corporate Counsel Forum (2010)
  • "Advising the Board of Directors, Effectively Managing the Risk" - Roetzel Corporate Counsel Forum (2009)
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