Lisa Mon'a Kpor is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Chicago office and a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Her litigation experience includes a broad range of legal issues, including shareholder oppression actions, financial services litigation, product liability disputes, complex breach of contract suits and commercial landlord-tenant actions.
Ms. Kpor is also a member of the firm's Legal Profession Team. In that regard, she represents law firms, corporate legal departments and individuals on matters related to conflicts of interest, legal ethics consulting, attorney-client confidentiality and other professional responsibility issues. In addition, Ms. Kpor represents individuals in proceedings before the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission through the Attorney Defense Initiative – the first privately sponsored pro bono initiative in the nation that focuses on assisting impaired lawyers facing disciplinary charges.
In addition, Ms. Kpor is a member of Holland & Knight's Entertainment Law Team, which represents entertainment, media and advertising clients and other content providers who produce, license, acquire, use and invest in film, television, music and digital content for worldwide distribution. Ms. Kpor has represented musicians, authors, filmmakers and other creative individuals in negotiation of development agreements, option and purchase agreements, distribution agreements and related entertainment contracts.
During law school, Ms. Kpor participated in the Civil Litigation Clinic, where she represented clients during adversary hearings at the Champaign County Circuit Court. She coordinated the largest alumni banquet for the University of Illinois Black Law Student Association in the event's 20-year history. As an undergraduate, Ms. Kpor served as a contributing writer for The Oberlin Review – Oberlin College's student-run newspaper.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Kpor formerly worked as an intern with the Newport News Department of Social Services, the executive office of the mayor of Washington, D.C., and a host of other agencies.
Ms. Kpor is involved in community, civic and charitable activities in Illinois and beyond. She currently serves on the Chicago Leadership Council of The Posse Foundation, and she is a co-chair for the Emerging Leaders group of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Kpor remains dedicated to today's youth and mentors students through The Posse Foundation and The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Ms. Kpor also is a member of the Public and Charitable Services Committee at Holland & Knight's Chicago office.
Ms. Kpor's representative experience includes:
General Commercial Litigation
Shareholder Disputes Within Closely Held Corporations
Legal Ethics Matters
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