Overview

Marc Weintraub, managing partner of Bailey Glasser’s Florida office, is a successful corporate lawyer experienced in the negotiation and documentation of large domestic and international transactions. In 2019, Marc was named a Recognized Practitioner within the Corporate/Commercial sector of West Virginia by Chambers USA.

Marc represents clients negotiating multimillion-dollar investment and loan transactions involving domestic and international parties. Adept in foreign direct investment in the United States, Marc has represented European and Asian based clients investing in the United States. His practice also includes substantial work in energy transactions, project finance, economic development, and real estate development.

Marc is a seasoned business executive having acted as the interim and then permanent CEO for a company owned by one of his international clients. He helps bridge cultural divides, especially when it comes to helping his international clients make and manage investments in the United States, a cornerstone of his practice. This type of work involves much relationship-and trust-building, with an emphasis on communication.

Marc serves as trusted legal counsel to several major businesses, both domestically and foreign controlled. He functions as outside general counsel to Woodlawn Capital Partners, LLC a large real estate and hospitality investment fund based in Tampa, Florida, and RE/Max Metro and its mortgage and title insurance company affiliates, constituting one of the largest real estate brokerages in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Marc acts as legal counsel and a non-voting member of the board of the AREAA Global, the business division of the 17,000-member strong Asian Real Estate Association of America.

Government Service / Previous Employment

  • City Council, City of Charleston, West Virginia (2002 - 2013)
  •     Chair, Urban Revitalization Committee
  •     Member, Finance Committee, Planning Committee
  • Publications Director, City of New York Campaign Finance Board

Education

J.D., University of Maine School of Law, 1999, cum laude, Alumni Award

M.A., New York University, 1995

B.A., Union College, 1993

Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • West Virginia
  • Washington
  • US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • US District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • US District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • US District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • US District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • US Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • US Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of West Virginia

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Negotiate and document the refinancing of a $40 million mortgage backed debt allowing the borrower to replace expensive combined debt and equity financing with pure, traditional secured debt at a materially reduced interest rate
  • Represent the lessee in the negotiation and documentation of leases covering coal-mining equipment to be used in Canada with the financing arm of a major equipment manufacturer in the aggregate amount of $65 million
  • Redocument a $500 million credit facility designed to provide development and operating funds to a leading coal-mine operator in Canada materially improving the terms for the lender
  • Represent the statutory committee of unsecured creditors in the bankruptcy of the Timberline Ski Resort with a laser focus on selling the resort to an experienced, well-capitalized operator allowing the re-employment of local workers at the shuttered resort
  • Sale of a distressed automotive dealership resulting in the payment in full of all first lien secured creditors and the full funding and standard termination of our client’s previously underfunded employee pension plan
  • Structure and document equity investment in a medical device development company allowing for the further development and commercialization of patented medical technology; also restructured employee and founder compensation
  • Provide strategic counsel to a hearing aid conglomerate in selling a 49% interest of its hearing aid distribution business to a major manufacturer of hearing aids based in Europe; transaction resulted in the formation of a joint venture agreement with the European manufacturer and receipt by our clients of cash payments in excess of $2 million and the possibility for the client to sell their remaining interest at multiples of the original valuation
  • Structured and documented the sale of majority ownership of a closely held family company within as part of a complex estate plan
  • Closed the sale of a fiber optic loop surrounding Columbus, Ohio in the face of threatened lawsuit by the City of Columbus
  • Represent and serve as lead negotiator for the Chinese owner of an industrial manufacturing company in the workout and restructuring of over $25 million in debt
  • Negotiate and document the sale of a Midwestern industrial manufacturing company while avoiding and obtaining indemnification for material but unknown environmental obligations; developed the sale strategy with the head of the office and their general counsel then executed the plan
  • Served and purchaser’s counsel in the acquisition of oil and gas interests and related royalty streams for hundreds of wells located in Pennsylvania; coordinated all due diligence and drafted all documentation and drove the matter to a closing

News & Insights

Community & Professional

Community and Professional Activities

AREAA Greater Tampa Bay, Founding Board Member

AREAA Global, Legal Counsel and Non-Voting Member

Charleston Advisory Board for MVB Bank, Member

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