Holland & Knight Strengthens Corporate Practice in Texas with Additions of Douglas Lionberger and James Brown
HOUSTON (September 27, 2023) – Experienced corporate attorneys Douglas Lionberger and James Brown have joined Holland & Knight in Houston as partners in the Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Both were previously partners at Winston & Strawn.
Prior to joining Winston & Strawn, Mr. Lionberger and Mr. Brown were partners at Thompson & Knight, a Texas-based law firm that combined with Holland & Knight in August 2021.
"We are thrilled to have Doug and James rejoin our corporate group in Texas. The addition of Doug and James continues our strategy of building a dynamic corporate team in the state and strengthens our position as a market leader in the energy space across the nation," said Jeremiah Mayfield, practice group leader for the Texas region of Holland & Knight's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. "Having previously worked alongside both of them at Thompson & Knight, I know firsthand that they are relentless in their business development efforts, have exceptional client service skills and will be instrumental in expanding and deepening our practice."
Mr. Lionberger's capital markets experience includes the representation of issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings (IPOs) as well as public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. He also works with private equity investors, their portfolio companies, and a variety of other public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and strategic investments.
Mr. Brown focuses his practice on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) offerings and securities law. He regularly counsels clients on strategic transactions, public and private capital markets offerings, and general corporate and securities law matters. His capital markets experience includes the representation of issuers and underwriters in U.S. and international capital markets transactions, including IPOs, SPAC IPOs, as well as public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. Mr. Brown also regularly represents private equity investors, their portfolio companies, and a variety of other public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and strategic investments.
"We are excited about the growth and vision at Holland & Knight and are eager to participate in it," Mr. Lionberger said. "The firm is a great cultural fit for us, and we look forward to collaborating with colleagues across all areas of the firm."
"Holland & Knight provides us with a great platform to serve our clients, and I'm looking forward to working with the firm's outstanding attorneys across the nation," Mr. Brown said.
Mr. Lionberger received a J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and a B.A. degree from Texas A&M University. Mr. Brown received a J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center and a B.A. degree from The University of Texas at Austin.