MIAMI (February 1, 2016) – Holland & Knight has opened its 25th office in Stamford, Conn., with the addition of a group of corporate and M&A lawyers. The group is led by partners Christopher Cerrito, Martin Clarke, John Flaherty, Thomas Freed, Evan Seideman, Lindsay Sheehy, Gloria Skigen, Merrill Ulmer and Victoria Zerjav. They represent private equity firms, Fortune 1000 companies, private corporations, individuals and venture capital funds in a wide variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, corporate and fund formations, securities offerings, reorganizations, joint venture formations, cross-border transactions, and ERISA and employee benefits matters.
“This team of lawyers adds greater depth to our corporate and M&A practices, which have been steadily expanding over the past several years. These outstanding lawyers will enable us to further enhance our service to clients,” said Steven Sonberg, Holland & Knight’s managing partner. “Their significant private equity and venture capital experience will allow the firm to grow its practices in these areas. The establishment of an office in Stamford, where many private equity funds are based, presents unique opportunities for the firm.”
“Most of our group has practiced together for many years, and we are very pleased to become a part of Holland & Knight. We believe it is a great fit from a client, practice and culture perspective,” said Mr. Seideman, who will serve as executive partner of the Stamford office. “Our concentration of mid-market corporate clients aligns well with Holland & Knight’s existing client base, and our fund clients will benefit from the firm’s broader platform.”
Holland & Knight’s new Stamford office is located at One Stamford Plaza, 263 Tresser Boulevard, Suite 1400. The telephone number is (203) 905-4500.