Daniel T Sylvester

Associate
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Daniel Sylvester is an associate in Holland & Knight's Chicago office and a member of the firm's Financial Services Team. Mr. Sylvester's practice focuses on the representation of borrowers and lenders in senior secured credit facilities, second-lien credit facilities, real estate finance and syndicated credit facilities. Mr. Sylvester has represented lenders, agents and borrowers in nearly 100 club or syndicated facilities across a myriad of industries.

Mr. Sylvester is a member of Holland & Knight's Diversity Counsel and serves as national chair of the firm's Veterans Group. In 2016, he was appointed by the president of the American Bar Association (ABA) to serve a three-year term on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel and also serves on the association's Veterans Legal Service Initiative.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Sylvester spent 10 years in the executive search industry, where he focused his search efforts for companies at senior level management (directors to C-level) in the functional areas of operations, manufacturing, supply chain, finance and human resources.

Mr. Sylvester began his career by serving more than 10 years as an army officer. A highly decorated veteran, he was stationed in Germany, Italy and Croatia. Mr. Sylvester also served on the U.S. humanitarian operations into Bosnia and the Dayton Peace Accord's multinational NATO logistics command for the former Yugoslavia.

Honors & Awards

  • DePaul University College of Law Pro Bono Alumni Award, 2015
  • Order of the Coif
  • Governor's Service Award, Serve Illinois Commission, 2013
  • Class of 2013 Senior Service Award, DePaul University College of Law
  • Class of 1962 Scholarship, DePaul University College of Law, 2013
  • Faculty/Staff Endowed Scholarship, DePaul University College of Law, 2012-2013
  • Veteran of the Month, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, July 2012

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Volunteers of America-Illinois, Board of Directors
  • Veterans' Assistance Service Organization, Founder/President, 2010-2013
  • American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel