Press Release
October 24, 2013

Holland & Knight Welcomes New Partner to Financial Services Practice Group

New York-based Stephen Double Adds Depth to Firm's Expanding Latin America Focus

New York (October 24, 2013) - Holland & Knight is enhancing its Latin America and Financial Services practice groups in New York with the addition of partner Stephen Double. Mr. Double represents investment banks, financial institutions and corporations worldwide in connection with capital markets, lending, securitizations and other finance transactions, with a primary focus on Brazil and Latin America.

"We are thrilled that Stephen is joining us," said Joe Sirven, practice group leader for Financial Services. "Holland & Knight's focus on building our Latin American presence is an excellent fit with Stephen's experience. He will be able to contribute immediately to our Mexico and Bogotá operations and his 'on-the-ground' knowledge of the Brazilian and several other Latin American markets will be invaluable."

 Mr. Double is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He practiced law in Brazil for a number of years, handling numerous transactions on behalf of underwriters and issuers of debt and equity securities as well as lenders and borrowers in syndicated lending transactions. His experience covers a variety of industries including oil and gas, energy, media, transportation and agribusiness. He also represents sovereign and quasi-sovereign issuers.

 "I am very excited to join Holland & Knight and am pleased to become a part of the firm's strategy to continue to grow its already outstanding presence in Latin America," said Mr. Double. "I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with lawyers in New York and Miami as well as the firm's Mexico City and Bogotá offices to continue developing business in financial and capital markets transactions for our clients."

Mr. Double earned his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He was previously of counsel with Arnold & Porter in New York.

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