Overview

Shane Segarra is a business attorney who focuses his practice on corporate law, including capital markets and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Mr. Segarra counsels clients regarding public and private securities transactions and other public and private corporate transactions. He has experience representing real estate investment trusts (REITs) and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), as well as companies in the financial, technology, real estate, banking, aerospace, engineering, media and beverage industries.

Mr. Segarra also advises the boards of directors and senior management teams of public and private companies regarding corporate governance and general corporate matters. He is well-versed in disclosure and compliance matters arising out of federal securities laws, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) regulations, as well as New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq rules.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Segarra practiced securities and corporate law at a large Miami law firm. During law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jay Garcia-Gregory of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Mr. Segarra's representative engagements include:

  • Served as counsel to ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT) listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) that invests primarily in agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities, in its tender offer for the common stock of JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp., a REIT that was listed on the NYSE and invested primarily in agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities
  • Served as counsel in ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc.'s acquisition of JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. in a second-step merger
  • Served as counsel to Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. – a firm listed on the NYSE American that provides independent brokerage and advisory services, investment banking, equity research, institutional sales and trading, and asset management services – in at-the-market offerings of cumulative redeemable preferred stock totaling $300 million and senior notes totaling $50 million
  • Served as counsel to Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. in underwritten public offerings of senior notes totaling approximately $176 million
  • Served as counsel to FriendFinder Networks Inc. in its consent solicitation and offer to exchange approximately $206 million principal amount of senior secured notes for new senior secured notes and common stock
  • Served as counsel to ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. in follow-on, underwritten public offerings of common stock and cumulative redeemable preferred stock totaling approximately $2.5 billion
  • Served as counsel to ARMOUR Residential REIT Inc. in at-the-market offerings of common stock and cumulative redeemable preferred stock
  • Served as counsel to JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. in an at-the-market offering of common stock
  • Served as counsel to Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. in an underwritten public offering of cumulative redeemable preferred stock for $132.5 million
  • Served as counsel to JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. in a follow-on, underwritten public offering for $113.3 million
  • Served as counsel to JAVELIN Mortgage Investment Corp. in an initial public offering (IPO) of common stock for $150 million
  • Served as counsel to FriendFinder Networks Inc. in an IPO for $50 million

Credentials

Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Certificate, Business and Public Policy
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Memberships
  • The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Frost Museum of Science, Young Patron
Honors & Awards
  • Jewish Federation of Broward County Horizons Leadership Program Graduate

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