Francesco Salpietro

Associate

Overview

Francesco Salpietro is a corporate services attorney in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office who focuses his practice on securities, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate governance and general corporate matters.

Mr. Salpietro counsels publicly registered companies on a variety of issues, including advice on federal securities laws reporting obligations, debt and equity securities offerings, M&A and corporate governance matters. He also advises privately held corporations, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

In addition, Mr. Salpietro is an active member of the LGBT legal community, and his pro bono practice has included representation of LGBT and other individuals in state court and federal immigration proceedings.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Salpietro was a corporate attorney at another major international law firm.

Credentials

Education
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, B.M.A., Voice Performance, with highest honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Pennsylvania
Memberships
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, LGBT Rights Committee
  • University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Lead Executive Editor
  • University of Michigan, Alumni Recruiter
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Alumni Association
Honors & Awards
  • Order of the Coif
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2013-2016
  • Benjamin H. Teplitz Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2016
  • Faculty Award of Excellence in Legal Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2016
  • Pro Bono Service Leadership Recognition Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2016
  • Trial Advocacy Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2016
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Contracts, Criminal Law, Torts, Evidence, Estates & Trusts, Federal Courts & Federal Litigation, E-Discovery Seminar, 2013-2016
  • International Association of LGBT Judges Writing Competition, First Place, 2016
  • School of Law Community Service Award, 2016
  • James B. Angell Scholar, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, 2009-2013

Publications