Daily News: February 4, 2015

Holland & Knight Expands Structured Finance Team

Holland & Knight announced finance attorneys Brian Daigle, Ronald Goldberg and Warren Biro joined the firm’s Los Angles office. The team, who previously were with Akin Gump, will be integrated into Holland & Knight’s national Structured Finance and Aircraft Finance teams.

Daigle joined as a partner. He practices in the area of global finance, working primarily on secured and unsecured lending transactions. He frequently works with aircraft lessors and airlines on complex transactions. He also has experience representing major U.S. and offshore investment funds.

Goldberg as of counsel. He has extensive experience in all aspects of transactional banking, finance, leasing and derivatives. His practice is focused on hedge, private equity and distressed debt investment funds; foreign banks engaged in business in the U.S., U.S. banks and financial institutions, sophisticated international borrowers, and airlines and leasing companies involved in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Biro joined as an associate.

“We are extremely pleased to be expanding our corporate finance capabilities in Los Angeles, an area where we have a heavy concentration of clients and potential clients,” said John Pritchard, the New York-based leader of Holland & Knight’s Structured Finance Team. “Brian and Ron’s sophisticated practice representing aircraft lessors, airlines and investment funds fits perfectly with our existing strengths and client base.”