Louis T. M. Conti

Partner
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Louis T. M. Conti is a partner in the Tampa office of Holland & Knight. Mr. Conti's practice includes serving as outside counsel to domestic and foreign businesses of all sizes, mergers and acquisitions, corporation, LLC and partnership formation and owner disputes, cash flow and asset-based financings, leveraged buy-outs, public and private equity placements, venture capital investments, corporate and LLC governance, complex domestic and cross-border transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He has served as a special master and arbitrator in LLC disputes, and as an expert witness in connection with Florida corporate and LLC law in cases around the state.

Mr. Conti was a Uniform Law Commissioner representing the state of Florida at the Uniform Law Commission, from 2011 through 2016. Mr. Conti served as the Chair of The Florida Bar LLC Act Drafting Committee (2008-2013) which drafted the Florida Revised LLC Act which was signed into law on June 14, 2013. Mr. Conti served as the principal author for the 2000 Florida Limited Liability Limited Partnership Act, and as Chair of the Florida Revised Uniform Partnership Act Drafting Committee.

Mr. Conti is also an adjunct law professor at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law (2006-present) and was an instructor at the Advanced Judicial College for Florida Circuit Court Judges (2012 and 2015).

Mr. Conti has been a speaker at the Florida Annual Federal Securities Institute for more than 14 years, speaking on mergers and acquisitions developments, and has been a speaker at ABA and/or Florida Bar CLE programs every year for the past 22 years (1995-2017).

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Law, Tax Law, 1995-2018
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2005-2010, 2014-2016
  • Outstanding Member of the Year Award, The Florida Bar Business Law Section, 2013
  • Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year, The Florida Bar Tax Section, 2011-2012
  • Who's Who In America
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in Business and Finance
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2009, 2012-2017
  • Corporate Counsel Top Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Memberships

  • Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Unincorporated Organization Acts (JEB), Appointed by the Chair of the ABA Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities, 2017
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Appointed by Governor Rick Scott, 2011-2016
  • The Florida Bar Drafting Committees to revise the Florida Business Corporation Act, 1998-1999, 2005-2006, and 2012-present
  • The Florida Bar Drafting Committee for the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act of 2013, Chair, 2008-2013
  • American Bar Association, Tax Subcommittee of LLC, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Entities Committee, Chair 
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Chair, LLC Special Drafting Committee, 2008-2012
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, LLC, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Entities Committee & Negotiated Acquisitions Committee, 1995-2012
  • The Florida Bar Chapter 517 Drafting Committee, 2010-2011
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Chair 2009-2010
  • The Florida Bar, Tax Section, Chair 2000-2001
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Chair-Elect, 2008-2009; Secretary/Treasurer, 2007-2008
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Chair, Legislation Committee, 2006-2007
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Chair, Corporations, Securities and Financial Institutions Committee, 2004-2006 
  • The Florida Bar Drafting Committee for the Florida Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, Co-Chair, 2004-2005
  • The Florida Bar Drafting Committee for the Florida Limited Liability Company Act Glitch Bill, Chair, 2001-2002
  • The Florida Bar Drafting Committee for revisions to the Florida Limited Liability Company Act, Chair, 1998-1999
  • The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Chair, 1993-1995; Co-Chair, 1995-1996
  • The Florida Bar Drafting Committee for the Florida Revised Uniform Partnership Act, Chair, 1993-1995
  • The Florida Bar Drafting Committee for revisions to the Florida Limited Liability Company Act, Co-Chair, 1992-1993
  • Leadership Orlando, Graduate
  • Leadership Florida, Graduate
  • The Florida Venture Forum, Co-Chair, 2009 Annual VC Conference & Co-Chair 2010 Annual VC Conference