MIAMI (January 10, 2017) – Prominent capital markets lawyer Bradley Houser has joined Holland & Knight's Miami office as a partner. Mr. Houser will be joined by Associate Shane Segarra. Holland & Knight now has nearly 50 corporate, M&A and securities lawyers in South Florida and more than 250 nationally. Mr. Houser and Mr. Segarra were previously at Akerman, where Mr. Houser practiced for over 20 years and previously chaired that firm's Miami corporate practice.
Mr. Houser has nearly 30 years of experience handling a wide variety of capital markets, banking and other transactional matters. Messrs. Houser and Segarra have extensive experience with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and special purpose acquisition corporations.
"We are very fortunate to have Brad and Shane join Holland & Knight as we continue the firm’s strategic expansion of its corporate, M&A and securities practice," said Steven Sonberg, managing partner. "Last year, we added a significant number of corporate lawyers, including highly regarded M&A, private equity and securities lawyers in Miami and Stamford, Conn. We are delighted to be able to continue that growth."
"Brad is among the most highly respected capital markets lawyers in South Florida," said Roberto Pupo, leader of Holland & Knight’s South Florida and Latin America Corporate Practice. “"Brad and Shane's experience advising public companies and REITs will be extremely valuable to our current and future clients."
"Holland & Knight has one of Florida’s premier corporate practices and I look forward to helping further expand its capabilities and create the best in class corporate practice in South Florida," said Mr. Houser. "Shane and I are excited to offer our clients access to the firm’s national platform and extensive professional resources."
In the community, Mr. Houser is active on the executive committees and boards of directors of the Orange Bowl Committee and The Beacon Council. He also serves as a lifetime honorary director of the Iowa Law School Foundation. He is also past chair of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School’s board of trustees.
Mr. Houser received a J.D. degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, an M.B.A. degree from University of Iowa, and a B.S. degree from Drake University. He is admitted to practice in Florida, Colorado and Iowa. Mr. Houser, who is also a certified public accountant, began his career at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Segarra received a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is admitted to practice in Florida.
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