Tom McAleavey is the regional practice group leader for Holland & Knight’s Corporate South Group. He practices in the area of corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of securities, corporate governance matters and securities regulation compliance. His experience includes the representation of public companies in connection with public and private offerings of debt and equity securities; SEC periodic reporting and proxy statements; and corporate acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations. Mr. McAleavey also advises boards of directors, audit committees and special committees regarding corporate governance matters, including defending against shareholder activism and advising during proxy fights.

Representative Experience


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., with high honors
  • University of Florida, B.A., Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2024
  • Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Board of Directors
  • Historical Society of Central Florida, Board of Directors, 2005-2014; Chairman, 2012-2014; President, 2010-2012
  • Florida Citrus Sports, Associate Board of Directors
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Market Law, 2006-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando Securities & Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year, 2014, 2016, 2018
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (North & Central), 2011-2024
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006, 2007, 2010-2021
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2008, 2009
  • Order of the Coif
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated


Speaking Engagements