Press Release
March 14, 2022

Holland & Knight Adds Corporate and Private Equity Partner David Valeck in Washington

WASHINGTON (March 14, 2022) – Holland & Knight has strengthened its leading corporate M&A and private equity practice with the addition of David Valeck as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office.

Mr. Valeck practices in the area of commercial finance, with an emphasis on debt financing transactions in connection with leveraged buyouts on behalf of private equity funds. He has broad experience in the representation of borrowers in all types of bank, private credit and direct lending credit facilities. He was previously a partner with Arnold & Porter.

"In order to continue growing our top national private equity practice, we must have a strong bench of experienced sponsor-side finance attorneys like David," said José Sirven, chair of Holland & Knight's Business Section.

"David adds significant depth to our sponsor-side finance team and we are thrilled to welcome him to Holland & Knight," said David Barkus, co-leader of the firm's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group and leader of the firm's Private Equity Team.

"Holland & Knight's reputation for excellent client service and its dedication to further growing its private equity practice were attractive prospects," Mr. Valeck said. "The firm has a proven track record in leveraged buyouts and other private equity transactions, and I look forward to working with our team of seasoned and talented professionals."

Mr. Valeck earned a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School, an MBA degree from the University of Michigan Business School and a B.A. degree from Michigan State University.

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