Jose E. Sirven is a partner in Holland & Knight's Miami office and co-chairs the firm's Financial Services Practice Group. He has practiced in the financial services, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and cross-border fields for more than 30 years. A significant part of his cross-border work has involved Latin American and Caribbean jurisdictions, including Mexico and nearly every country in South and Central America. Mr. Sirven regularly conducts complex negotiations and drafts documents in the Spanish language.
At Holland & Knight, Mr. Sirven has served on the firm's Directors Committee for more than a decade, including chairing a number of committees such as the Budget and Finance Committee and the Managing Partner Compensation Committee, and has served the firm as the Executive Partner of the Miami office.
Mr. Sirven is active in a number of community organizations, including serving on the Advisory Board for the International MBA program at Florida International University and on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at Florida International University.
At the University of Miami School of Law, he served as Articles & Comments Editor for the University of Miami Law Review.
Mr. Sirven represents lenders and borrowing groups on significant lending transactions, including syndicated credits, asset-based and other structured financings, and acquisition financings involving borrowers in multiple jurisdictions and collateral located or generated in foreign countries. Representative transactions include:
Mr. Sirven represents acquirers and targets in merger and acquisition transactions in the U.S. and in nearly every country in Latin America. Representative transactions include:
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