Press Release
September 14, 2021

Corporate and Private Equity Attorney Alvin Johnson Joins Holland & Knight in Atlanta

ATLANTA (September 14, 2021) – Holland & Knight has expanded its nationally recognized Private Equity Team with the addition of Alvin Johnson as partner in the firm's Atlanta office. Mr. Johnson represents private equity firms and the world's leading companies in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. He was previously with DLA Piper.

"Alvin's significant experience advising private equity clients and strong focus on client service are a perfect fit for our corporate and private equity practices," said David Barkus, co-head of Holland & Knight's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group and head of the firm's Private Equity Team. "We are fortunate that Alvin is bringing his considerable legal talents to our team as we are experiencing a sustained increase in the volume of private equity-related matters nationwide. In response, we have added more than 20 attorneys nationwide to our private equity practice this year, with an intentional effort to recruit talented lawyers who are also diverse."

"Throughout his career, Alvin has demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit that will serve both him and our office well," said Woody Vaughan, executive partner of Holland & Knight's Atlanta office. "Alvin's arrival is part of the Atlanta office's ongoing strategic expansion. He has an impressive deal sheet and many meaningful connections within the Atlanta area. He's everything we want in a partner."

"This is a unique opportunity to join a strong team and work alongside former colleagues and friends that I admire," said Mr. Johnson. "I was drawn to the supportive environment and career possibilities at Holland & Knight, and I plan to become a pivotal member of its private equity and corporate practices."

Mr. Johnson earned a J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law and B.A. and MBA degrees from Florida A&M University.

Mr. Johnson is the latest of several key hires to join Holland & Knight's private equity practice since January, including Partners Jeffery Bell and Christopher Froelich in New York; Partners Enrique Conde and Jordan Schneider in Miami; Partner Ryan Jackson in Chicago; Partner Eric Rubin in Philadelphia; Partner Olesya Bakar and Senior Counsel Daniel Levisohn in Washington, D.C.; Partners Bryan Gadol and Wendy Kottmeier in Orange County, Calif.; and Partner Rebecca Wilsker in Boston. The firm also welcomed a dozen private equity attorneys in Texas after its recently completed merger with Thompson & Knight in August.

Holland & Knight's corporate practice is ranked as a national first-tier firm in Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Corporate Law and M&A Law in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide. The firm is consistently ranked among the Top 25 law firms in the nation advising on U.S. M&A transactions by deal count in Refinitiv and other league tables.

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