Tim Poydenis serves as the co-head of Holland & Knight's Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Mr. Poydenis is based in the firm's Century City office as a corporate attorney. His practice focuses on representing emerging growth companies, venture capital investors, private equity funds and other strategic investors. Above and beyond the legal guidance that Mr. Poydenis provides to clients, he also serves as a strategic business adviser to all of them.

Mr. Poydenis advises companies throughout all stages of their corporate life cycle, from formation to exit, as well as venture capital firms and strategic investors in connection with their investments in these companies. He has significant experience working with startups and growth-stage companies, and advises them on all aspects of formation, fundraisings, acquisitions, exits and corporate governance.

Industry sources and clients often praise Mr. Poydenis on his work, saying:

"He is an impact maker and integral part of our organization, and we are frequently amazed at his creative ability to think outside the box or connect business dots that we missed."

"Tim's blend of empathy, integrity and emotional intelligence are force multipliers in his ability to assist growing companies, and their executives navigate the turbulent and exciting chaos of forming great ideas into strong and thriving businesses."

"Tim is in the upper echelon in terms of his client service leadership, advocacy for our commercial interests and consistent creativity in developing innovative solutions."

In addition, Mr. Poydenis represents clients in the technology market across a variety of industries, including real estate (PropTech), digital health and wellness, clean technology, sports and entertainment, advertising, music, Web3, artificial intelligence (AI), marketing, food and beverages, lending and financial services, insurance, and many others. Mr. Poydenis also represents his clients in buy-side and sell-side merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, which allows him to have a true life-cycle practice for all clients.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Poydenis was a corporate attorney who co-founded a technology companies practice group for a global law firm in its Santa Monica, California, office. In addition, Mr. Poydenis previously was a sports agent for a leading sports agency that focused on the representation of professional baseball players.


  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
  • Villanova University, B.A., Political Science and Spanish
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Angel Venture Capital Subcommittee, Co-Chair, 2018-Present
Honors & Awards
  • The Legal 500 USA, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Ones to Watch, Venture Capital Law, 2024
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2022