DENVER (October 10, 2018) – Finance attorney Keith Sambur has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm's Financial Services Practice Group. He will reside in the Denver office. Mr. Sambur's practice is focused on representing private investment funds, hedge funds, commercial and investment banks, and private and public companies in all aspects of financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisitions and financings, and special situation investments. Joining the firm with him is Associate Andrew Gillespie. Both were previously with Haynes and Boone in Denver.
Mr. Sambur has deep knowledge and experience in the field of corporate finance, including restructuring, having advised lenders and borrowers in financial investments, restructurings and workouts, and secured and unsecured loans, and hedge funds and investment banks in connection with strategic investments and the acquisition of control positions in troubled or highly leveraged companies. He also has represented clients in complex intercreditor disputes and creditor rights' litigation. He was selected as a "Rising Star" in bankruptcy by Law 360 in 2015.
"Keith has a sophisticated finance practice that includes experience with workouts and turnarounds for banks and nonbank financial companies," said Partner Matthew Fontane, co-chair of Holland & Knight's Financial Services Practice Group. "He's a great fit for us strategically as we continue to expand our presence in the financial services industry and look to achieve deeper penetration with new and existing clients."
"Holland & Knight's financial services attorneys are among the best in the industry," said Mr. Sambur. "I look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the practice, particularly in the Denver market."
Mr. Sambur received a J.D. degree from St. John's University School of Law and a B.A. degree from The George Washington University.
With more than 200 members throughout the firm, Holland & Knight's Financial Services Practice Group assists borrowers and lenders with all of their legal needs. With lawyers located in almost every major U.S. market, the team regularly advises financial industry clients on their most sophisticated transactions, including asset-based lending, syndicated loans, structured finance, public finance, derivatives, capital markets, insurance, project finance and real estate finance. The team also includes skilled litigators and counsel in the area of white collar defense and regulatory compliance.
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