Keith Sambur is a nationally recognized debt finance attorney in Holland & Knight's Denver office and a co-leader of the firm's Private Credit practice. Mr. Sambur's practice focuses on a variety of debt finance transactions.

Mr. Sambur primarily focuses on representing private equity sponsors, private credit funds, portfolio companies, hedge funds, asset managers, single-sponsors and alternative capital sources in complex financing leveraged lending transactions, including leveraged buyouts, private placements, high-yield and convertible debt offerings, recapitalizations, restructurings and other special situation transactions. He also has significant experience with preferred equity transactions and equity-kickers, including warrant consideration.

Mr. Sambur has led the design of novel and complex credit structures across industries, including licensed gaming operators, alternative practice structures in healthcare and other professional services corporations, software, energy, metals, real estate, land banking and home building. Often these credit structures have required him to blend disciplines and approaches, including through the use of swaps and other derivatives. 

Mr. Sambur has been recognized by Law360 and New York Super Lawyers for his legal acumen. Most importantly, he is praised by sophisticated clients for a creative, solutions-oriented approach and his ability to get deals done under challenging circumstances, as well as distill complex concepts to facilitate decision-making. He is often viewed by his clients as a loyal partner and trusted adviser.


  • St. John's University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • The George Washington University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Colorado
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Jarrow Montessori School, Board of Trustees, Vice Chairman
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Loan Syndications and Trading Association
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020
  • Law360 Rising Star, Bankruptcy, 2015
  • Rising Star, New York Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2018


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