Derek A. Andersen is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Tampa office. Mr. Andersen focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate law, securities and corporate governance.

Mr. Andersen advises clients ranging from public and private multinational enterprises to closely held family businesses and spanning across a broad variety of industries, including private equity, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services, healthcare, government services and technology. Mr. Andersen is experienced in negotiating transactions involving complex international and regulatory issues, as well as cross-border financings and other business and tax matters. He also counsels public clients on matters regarding U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and compliance with federal securities laws, including board functions, fiduciary duties, insider trading, and corporate governance and disclosure requirements.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Andersen was an attorney with a major international law firm in its London and New York offices, where he represented issuers, underwriters and lenders in leveraged finance and debt capital markets transactions.

While in law school, Mr. Andersen served as a judicial intern with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida.


  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Columbia Business School, MBA
  • The University of Alabama, M.S., Finance
  • The University of Alabama, B.S.C.B.A., Finance and Economics, cum laude with honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • New York
Honors & Awards
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School, 2021
  • Publications