MIAMI—The corporate and securities practice group of Miami law firm Rennert Vogel Mandler & Rodriguez, P.A. is frequently called upon to guide companies through complex transactions. In the latest example, the firm’s Claire P. Menard (pictured) successfully led the representation of Boca Raton-based dental product manufacturer and distributor Intra-Lock International, Inc. and its affiliate Intra-Lock Manufacturing, Inc. in the sale of the companies to a subsidiary of Henry Schein, Inc., a publicly held corporation and the world’s largest provider of business, clinical, technology and supply chain solutions to dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, as well as dental laboratories, government and institutional health care clinics, and other alternate care sites.
The transaction, which closed on Sept. 6, involved the purchase by a Schein subsidiary of 100% of the outstanding shares of two affiliated Intra-Lock companies. Dr. Thierry Giorno, the President, CEO and a principal shareholder of the companies, is considered an innovator in the research and development of dental implants and related products.
“This transaction is the culmination of a quintessential South Florida entrepreneurial story, with Thierry building the companies from scratch to become an industry leader,” Menard said. “It is especially gratifying to help secure this outcome for Intra-Lock and its shareholders having worked with Thierry and the companies since the early years.”
Rennert Vogel has wide ranging and deep experience in representing middle market companies through various transactions, securities offerings and securities regulatory matters. Claire Menard concentrates her practice in venture stage engagements providing structuring advice, mentoring and financing expertise to emerging companies. She has advised Giorno and Intra-Lock International, Inc. for almost two decades, almost since inception.
Menard was assisted by firm partner Charles J. Rennert in the transaction.
An implantology specialist, Giorno lectures extensively on the subjects of biomechanics, implant science and implant clinical applications at universities and various scientific organizations in Brazil, China, France, Italy, Spain, the United States and many other nations. Following the transaction, Giorno will remain involved with Schein.
“We have reached a major milestone, but it is important to note that we are not finished pioneering new implant technology and systems for dental practices all over the world,” Giorno said. “We appreciate the hard work and guidance of Claire, Chuck and the team at Rennert Vogel over the years and especially during this transaction. The firm’s deep and nuanced knowledge of the law enabled them to provide us with the practical advice necessary to facilitate the successful sale.
About Rennert Vogel Mandler & Rodriguez
Rennert Vogel Mandler & Rodriguez is a Miami-based business and real estate law firm in its third decade of operation. The firm’s attorneys are trusted advisors to their clients and zealously represent them in their daily business operations, including complex real estate transactions, commercial and real estate litigation, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, securities litigation and ad valorem taxation matters. Clients retain RVMR attorneys to develop practical solutions for their complex legal needs and the delivery of results in an efficient and timely manner.