ATLANTA (April 12, 2018) – James R. Paine Jr. has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's Atlanta office and will be leading the firm's Outsourcing and Technology Transactions practice. Mr. Paine was previously a partner with Kilpatrick Townsend. Prior to that, he was primary counsel for information technology and data security matters at Home Depot Inc.
He joins with two associates, also from Kilpatrick Townsend, Ross Berger and Lacey Elmore.
"Jim and his team represent an excellent opportunity for the firm to expand its IT and outsourcing offerings to clients across a wide variety of industries," said James McDermott, the head of Holland & Knight's Business Section. "We expect the team's services will be in high demand from our private equity fund clients and their portfolio companies as well."
"We are continuing to build our corporate practice with high-caliber attorneys, like Jim, who offer sophisticated solutions for Atlanta companies," said Allen Maines, executive partner of Holland & Knight's Atlanta office. "Our full-service corporate and finance group has grown tremendously in the past few years, and we look forward to working with Jim, Ross and Lacey."
Mr. Paine focuses his practice on a wide range of strategic information technology and business process outsourcing matters, enterprise resource planning (ERP) licensing, implementation and support arrangements, cloud services solutions, including software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and other technology transactions. In addition, he has experience with marketing and e-commerce agreements arrangements, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and other large commercial contracts. Mr. Paine is recognized as a leading attorney in the areas of IT outsourcing and technology law by The Best Lawyers in America.
"Holland & Knight is the best place for me to take my practice to the next level," said Mr. Paine. "I've been impressed by Holland & Knight’s industry-focused approach to practicing law, and I believe that my current and future clients will benefit from the firm's team-oriented culture."
Mr. Paine earned a J.D. degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and M.B.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of Florida.
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