Julie Blackmore is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Fort Lauderdale office. Ms. Blackmore focuses her practice on various corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity transactions, corporate governance and compliance, and other general corporate matters. Ms. Blackmore counsels clients across various industries, including consumer products, manufacturing, cosmetics, insurance and financial services, healthcare, software and technology. Ms. Blackmore's experience also includes advising public companies from various industries on corporate and securities law matters, including public company U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting compliance and public securities offerings.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Blackmore was a corporate attorney at the Fort Lauderdale office of a large international law firm. While in law school, Ms. Blackmore served as a member of The University of Miami Business Law Review.

Prior to law school, Ms. Blackmore was an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Academic All-American, a Big Ten Conference Scholar Athlete and a four-time Ohio State Scholar Athlete as a member of The Ohio State University's women's tennis team. During college, Ms. Blackmore also served on The Ohio State Student Athlete Advisory Board and as co-captain of The Ohio State women's tennis team.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Harrington Process Solutions, a leading distributor of industrial products for corrosive and high-purity applications, in its announced acquisition of PumpMan, a leading provider of onsite maintenance, repair and replacement for all components in water and wastewater pumping systems
  • Represented Watsco, Inc. (NYSE: WSO), the largest distributor of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment and related parts and supplies (HVAC/R) in the HVAC/R distribution industry, in its acquisition of Gateway Supply Company, Inc., a family-owned distributor of plumbing and HVAC products
  • Represented M/C Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, in a significant growth investment in celito, a communications and managed services provider based in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Represented two leading private investment firms in connection with the acquisition by an affiliate of one of their investment partners, a leading provider of website and e-commerce development solutions
  • Represented Panoramic Health f/k/a Global Nephrology Solutions (GNS), one of the nation's leading physician-led and physician-owned kidney care platforms, in the acquisition of multiple practices
  • Represented a national leader in developing, marketing and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions, in multiple acquisitions
  • Represented a portfolio company of multiple private equity funds in numerous add-on acquisitions of software companies specializing in software as a service (SaaS) solutions for governmental entities and municipalities
  • Represented a Florida-based private equity firm in numerous platform and add-on acquisitions and divestitures, including in the areas of healthcare, commercial cleaning, consumer products and landscape management services.
  • Represented a private equity firm specializing in artist-driven beauty brands in its:
    • sale of a high-growth makeup brand company to a publicly traded U.S. makeup company
    • sale of a luxury hair care brand globally recognized for its award-winning professional products to a leading international manufacturer and marketer of top beauty brands in Japan
  • Represented the market share leader in the U.S. automobile air freshener segment in its acquisition of a leading manufacturer and distributor of home and automotive air fresheners
  • Represented a portfolio company of a private equity firm in its acquisition of a California-based company specializing in leasing technology equipment and software
  • Represented a franchisee in the sale of its franchise ownership of the largest barre fitness franchise in North America
  • Represented a publicly traded, leading wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information in its:
    • $15 million acquisition of a publicly traded, leading provider of clinical trial imaging solutions; the acquisition followed the successful completion of the all-cash tender offer for all outstanding common and preferred shares of the target
    • acquisition of a Swiss publicly traded supplier of remote cardiac monitoring solutions headquartered in Switzerland with U.S. operations by way of a tender offer for approximately $280 million in a cash and stock transaction
    • acquisition through a reverse triangular merger of all of the issued and outstanding equity of a New York-based company and leading provider of remote monitoring for implantable cardiac devices
  • Represented a publicly traded specialty chemicals company in the $4.2 billion sale of its agricultural solutions business

  • Represented a company publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) with respect to its listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Represented a publicly traded leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation and supply chain solutions in multiple underwritten public offerings of fixed-rate, medium-term notes in the range of $300 million to $400 million per offering


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • The Ohio State University, B.S., Human Ecology, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • HANDY Inc., Board Member, 2021-Present; NextGen Committee Chair, 2021-Present
  • H.O.M.E.S. Inc., Board Member, 2021-Present
  • Leadership Fort Lauderdale, Class XXVI
  • Fort Lauderdale Woman of the Year Candidate, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2018
  • Ohio State Student-Athlete Advisory Board, 2007-2009
Honors & Awards
  • Ones to Watch, The Best Lawyers in America guide, Fort Lauderdale Corporate Law, 2021-2024; Fort Lauderdale Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021-2024; Fort Lauderdale Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2024
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2021-2023
  • Emerging Leader Award, The M&A Advisor, 2023
  • Top Lawyers in Broward County, Corporate Law, Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, 2022
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, The Ohio State University, 2006-2009
  • Big Ten Scholar-Athlete, The Ohio State University, 2006-2009
  • Intercollegiate Tennis Association Academic All-American, 2007-2009