James L. Main is an of counsel in Holland & Knight's Jacksonville office and is a member of the firm's Private Equity Funds Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of private equity fund formation and private equity investments in portfolio companies and also practices in the areas of corporate, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial transactions.

Mr. Main represents a broad range of private equity funds, public and private companies, businesses and individuals in various types of commercial transactions. His experience includes private equity fund formation, venture capital investments, corporate acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, redemptions and reorganizations, syndication and finance, loan workouts representing both lenders and borrowers, asset acquisitions and dispositions, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, employment agreements, and the federal income tax planning and consequences of all of the foregoing.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with honors
  • Florida State University, B.S., Engineering Science, cum laude
  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Rotary Club of Deerwood, Past President and Board of Directors
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Law, 2005-2023; Tax Law, 2009-2023; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2017-2023; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law, 2018-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Jacksonville Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Jacksonville Tax Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Jacksonville Corporate Lawyer of the Year, 2010, 2017 
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2007-2009
  • Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers magazine
  • Order of the Coif
  • Law Review
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated