Holland & Knight Expands Financial Services Practice
WASHINGTON (June 2, 2014) – Holland & Knight today announced a significant expansion of its financial services practice with the addition of a prominent group of transactional business lawyers who focus on representing financial institutions across the United States. Joining the firm as partners are Norman Antin, Jeffrey Haas and Kevin Houlihan in Washington, D.C., and Mark Goldschmidt and Shawn Turner in Denver. William Levay also joined as a senior counsel in Washington.
The new group advises banks, savings institutions, mortgage and specialty finance companies, private equity firms and hedge funds, investment banking firms, and financial advisors and consultants on a wide array of matters. These range from public and private financings, securities issuances, and merger and acquisition transactions to complex bank regulatory issues before federal and state regulatory agencies. They also provide guidance on corporate governance, executive compensation and employee benefits, and general corporate and securities matters.
"This group's sophisticated corporate practice and deep financial services experience will add significant depth to the firm's strategic focus on the financial services industry," said James McDermott, leader of Holland & Knight's Business Section. "Their national footprint and unrivaled legal skills are truly a strategic asset, and we are fortunate that such outstanding lawyers have chosen to join us."
"We are delighted to be part of Holland & Knight and look forward to working with our new partners to grow our financial services practice," said Mr. Antin on behalf of the group. "The firm's national platform and broad range of legal capabilities will help us to better serve our clients, no matter where they are located or what their needs may be."
All of the attorneys in the new group were previously with Patton Boggs LLP.