Press Release
May 7, 2024

Rick Bange Appointed Executive Partner of Holland & Knight’s Charlotte Office

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 7, 2024) – Holland & Knight has named Rick Bange executive partner of the firm's Charlotte, North Carolina, office. Mr. Bange will manage the daily operations of the office, while continuing his mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and private equity practice. Mr. Bange replaces Tim Ryan, who has served as executive partner since the office opened in 2016.

"We are grateful for Tim's impressive stewardship in Charlotte, which is an incredibly important market for the firm," said Holland & Knight Chair and Chief Executive Officer Bob Grammig. "Since Rick and his team joined Holland & Knight, they have quickly contributed to the firm's reputation as a 'go-to' firm for private equity, corporate and mergers and acquisitions work. I'm confident that Rick will build on the office's culture of excellence and its status as a top destination for high-performing lateral lawyers."

Mr. Bange joined Holland & Knight in 2022 with a team of lawyers who focus on M&A and private equity. Mr. Bange represents private equity sponsors and public and private companies in evaluating, structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions and investment transactions, including leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and sales, mezzanine investments and recapitalizations. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in his area by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

In the community, Mr. Bange serves on the board of directors of The Fletcher School, a K-12 school for children with learning differences. He is a past board member of the Alexander Youth Network, Levine Museum of the New South and Benefactors Society Board of the College of Arts & Sciences at University of Virginia.

Lawyers in Holland & Knight's Charlotte office focus on the practices that fuel the marketplace, including financial services, corporate, real estate and litigation from this key commercial hub. High-caliber clients include national and international banks, hedge funds, private equity sponsors, independent sponsors, search funds and Fortune 500 companies.

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