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Israel Alfonso is Of Counsel in the Business Group. Israel represents clients on a wide variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, joint ventures and private equity and venture capital transactions. 

Israel has held several senior-level roles at New York and Florida-based law firms. In addition to corporate matters, Israel has experience representing clients in real estate transactions including the acquisition, development, financing, leasing and management of retail, office, industrial, hospitality, residential and mixed-use real estate assets. 

Israel earned his juris doctor from New York University School of Law. He graduated from the University of Miami, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and international studies. 
 
Representative Transactions


Corporate, M&A & Securities

 
  • Representation of a U.S. based sponsor of a Canadian Special Purpose Acquisition Company in the roll-up of several cannabis companies as the qualifying transaction.
  • Representation of a U.S. based sponsor in the formation of a legacy Latin American Venture Capital Fund and its convertible note and Series A preferred investments in Latin American based technology companies.
  • Representation of a Latin American technology company  in various convertible note issuances and its Series A financing round.
  • Representation of a Latin American holding company in the sale of a minority interest to a U.S based investment bank.
  • Representation of a NYSE listed company in its merger with a NASDAQ listed company.
  • Representation of a nutritional supplement manufacturing company in the sale of its business to a healthcare private equity fund.
  • Representation of a Latin American communications company in the sale of a minority interest to a Fortune 100 company.
  • Representation of a Latin American communications company in its merger with a Fortune 100 company.
  • Representation of a NYSE listed company in numerous acquisitions of equipment rental companies throughout the U.S.
  • Representation of a NYSE listed company in numerous acquisitions of temporary workforce companies throughout the world.
  • Representation of a roofing company in a roll-up acquisition of numerous roofing companies and the simultaneous private placement of preferred shares to private equity funds. 

Real Estate 

 
  • Representation of a global, fashion retail company in the purchase of a retail condominium located on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.
  • Representation of a single-family office based in Spain in the purchase of a retail building located on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida and leased to national credit tenants.
  • Representation of a U.S. based international, luxury hospitality and residential real estate development firm, in the acquisition of a 1,400-acre luxury master development in Costa Rica with a global hospitality company as the operator.
  • Representation of a single-family office based in Spain in a luxury development project consisting of approximately 340 residential condominium units and a luxury hotel (managed by a global hospitality operator) with over 400 guest rooms in the central business district of Miami, Florida.
  • Representation of a single family office based in Spain in the acquisition and related financings of core, office and urban retail assets located in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Miami, and leased to national and international credit tenants.
  • Representation of a single family office based in Spain in the acquisition of an international spirit company’s corporate headquarters building located in Coral Gables, Florida.
  • Representation of a national hospitality development company in the acquisition and financings of various hotel properties throughout the U.S. and related joint venture agreements with private equity funds.
  • Representation of a real estate investment company in the refinance of a 140,000 square foot retail center located in Miami, Florida.
  • Representation of a real estate development company in connection with the construction financing and permanent financing of a mixed-use marina development in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.
  • Representation of a real estate development company in its land acquisition, acquisition finance, and subsequent disposition of a hotel development in Miami, Florida.
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