Daniel S. Brown is a New York attorney and a member of Holland & Knight's Corporate, M&A and Securities Group. Mr. Brown specifically counsels clients in the energy and infrastructure sectors on mergers and acquisitions, financings, capital markets issuances, project development, construction and corporate law matters.

Mr. Brown draws on 30 years of experience advising clients on a wide variety of transactional matters. He has represented regulated utilities, independent project developers, investors, governmental authorities, underwriters and other financing providers and agents. Mr. Brown  has a breadth of knowledge regarding debt (taxable and tax-exempt) and equity offerings, as well as cross-border and other complex projects or structured financings.

In addition, Mr. Brown focuses on projects across energy spectrum and is heavily involved in renewable projects. He advises trustees, lenders and administrative agents in financings, workouts and restructurings.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Brown was senior counsel for an international law firm.


  • Advised a major foreign nuclear power industry company in connection with the restructuring of its U.S. operations and corporate structure in connection with a merger transaction
  • Advised the acquirer of offshore oil and gas production assets in a bankruptcy auction process
  • Represented a project developer in the negotiation of an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a $2.3 billion fertilizer facility
  • Advised the dealer-manager in a series of public offerings of non-traded oil and gas limited partnership interests
  • Represented the administrative agent for a group of secured lenders in the bankruptcy of SunEdison

  • Advised a major infrastructure owner in the refinancing of debt securities for a toll road project
  • Advised J.P. Morgan Securities and Bank of America in the reofferings of seven series of tax-exempt private activity bonds by the regulated utility subsidiaries of Avangrid Inc. with a value of approximately $400 million
  • Advised the underwriters in a public-private partnership tax-exempt bond issuance for a major highway construction project
  • Advised U.S. Bank on municipal derivative transactions
  • Advised Citibank N.A. in connection with aircraft financings for foreign and domestic carriers


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., Business Law and Regulation
  • Union College, B.A., cum laude
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, General Course Certificate, Program in Economics and Politics
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Honors & Awards
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Banking and Finance, 2019