Samson Goriola

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Samson Goriola is a business attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. Mr. Goriola focuses his practice on securities transactions and general corporate matters.

His recent representative experience includes:

  • represented a leading provider of industrial cleaning and infrastructure services in a change of control transaction involving the sale of a majority equity interest to a leading global private equity fund with $60 billion of capital under management; the transaction involved a partial equity sale and partial rollover of equity interests by more than 100 founders and an earn-out
  • represented a privately owned real estate technology company in the acquisition of an innovative sales platform, which will serve as an independent sales division of parent company post-closing
  • represented Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease as well as critical care and surgical monitoring, in its acquisition of certain assets, including patents, of a cardiac technology company

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Goriola was a summer associate in the firm's Dallas office. In this role, he gained experience assisting on a variety of corporate matters, including securities offerings and corporate governance.

While in law school, Mr. Goriola served on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal, was chief of staff for the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), and was a vice president for the Business Law Society (BLS).


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D.
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, African American Lawyers Section, 2022