Press Release
July 20, 2022

Holland & Knight Adds Private Equity and Venture Capital Partner Chauncey Lane in Texas

DALLAS (July 20, 2022) – Holland & Knight has bolstered its leading corporate, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity practice with the addition of Chauncey Lane as a partner in its Dallas office. Mr. Lane structures and negotiates complex transactions for strategic buyers and sellers and private equity firms in the technology and financial services industries. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Lane was a partner with Reed Smith.

A thought leader on rapidly evolving deal trends and strategies, Mr. Lane is regularly called on to advise clients on their most significant transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions, going private transactions, leveraged buyouts, carve-outs, platform acquisitions, add-on acquisitions and recapitalizations. Mr. Lane regularly leverages his transactional experience to advise on cross-border transactions in Europe and South Asia, among other international jurisdictions. He also counsels venture capital funds and other alternative financing vehicles on investment transactions into emerging growth companies and strategic partnerships, often serving as outside general counsel to the vehicles and their portfolio companies. 

"Chauncey is a highly sought-after attorney and trusted business adviser who will further expand our firm's extensive experience in M&A and private equity transactions in Texas and across the nation," said Jeremiah Mayfield, practice group leader for the Texas region of Holland & Knight's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. "Maintaining a robust corporate, M&A and private equity practice in Texas remains a top strategic priority for us as we approach the one-year anniversary of our merger with Thompson & Knight, and Chauncey's business skills, legal acumen and leadership capabilities will only strengthen the transactional backbone of our Dallas office."

"Holland & Knight is highly regarded for its deep bench and has earned a well-deserved reputation for first-rate client service, making it the ideal platform for my practice," said Mr. Lane. "The firm's commitment to the growth of its corporate, M&A and private equity practice is as impressive as its commitment to growth in Texas, and I aim to play a meaningful role in further strengthening our position in Dallas and beyond."

Mr. Lane is a leader within the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section where he serves on the Content Committee, which manages the content development and delivery strategy across all section platforms, and where he serves as executive editor of Business Law Today, curating mergers and acquisitions and joint venture content for the publication.

Mr. Lane received an LL.M. degree in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, an MBA degree from Texas Tech University and a B.S. degree from Park University, which he completed while on active duty in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

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 2022 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. Through the HK Deal Flow® program, Holland & Knight facilitates deal leads for clients and prospective clients by matching acquisition or capital raising opportunities with buyers and investors.

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