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John Thomas Holland focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, including domestic and multinational mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, combinations, and joint ventures and strategic alliances, both for strategic and financial investors and for publicly traded and privately held companies. His practice also focuses on corporate governance, special committee representation, complex commercial transactions, public offerings and private placements, and in-court and out-of-court restructurings. John advises companies across a wide variety of industries, including the energy, aviation, insurance, health care, and financial services industries, and strives to deliver timely, quality client service.


  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Special committee representation
  • Capital markets, private placements and PIPE transactions
  • Complex commercial transactions
  • General corporate



  • Represented a publicly traded, veterinary services business in its $10.5 billion sale (including $1.4 billion of assumed debt) to a leading provider of pet care services.°
  • Represented creditors in the out-of-court recapitalization of a publishing company in which over $2 billion of secured debt was converted into equity, nearly $2.1 billion of mezzanine level secured debt was exchanged for equity and warrants to purchase additional equity, and $650 million of new equity was invested.°
  • Represented a global private equity firm in its $4.2 billion acquisition of an operator of multiple acute-care and specialty hospitals.°
  • Represented a global private equity firm in its $900 million acquisition of a leading technology and electronic transaction company.°
  • Represented a leading technology and electronic transaction company in its initial public offering of approximately $506 million of equity securities.
  • Represented a diversified oilfield company in the divestiture of certain of its subsidiaries in a transaction valued at $742 million.°
  • Represented a privately held investment firm in its $390 million sale of a national leader in the development, marketing, and distribution of annuity, life, and health insurance solutions.
  • Represented a NASDAQ-listed fashion designer and manufacturer in connection with its consideration of a shareholder rights plan and certain other anti-takeover defenses.°
  • Represented a leading provider of maintenance, repair and operation services in its separate acquisitions of a premier supplier of aircraft components, an aviation maintenance organization, and a company specializing in the repair and overhaul of pneumatic and fuel components for aircraft.°
  • Represented an oil and gas operator and producer in a private placement of several tranches of highly bespoke preferred equity, with a minimum return and maximum return, minimum ratchet and maximum ratchet, and other minority protections.
  • Represented a leading U.S.-based revenue cycle management company operating in the healthcare industry in a strategic alliance with the health plan management division of a holding company that invests and operates a variety of health care services businesses.°
  • Represented a nationwide provider of aviation services in its acquisition of a utility helicopter organization and helicopter training organization and related strategic alliance with a SEC-registered investment firm.°
  • Represented a NASDAQ-listed energy company in the in-court acquisition of a frac sand mining company in a sale authorized under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.°
  • Represented an international provider of corporate housing in a consensual foreclosure and assignment for the benefit of creditors.°
  • Represented a hedge fund sponsor in a private investment in a publicly-traded mining company.°
  • Represented management of an online loan marketplace company in a preferred equity offering to venture capital investors.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Holland prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Mr. Holland had practiced at another large, international law firm since 2009.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2009
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Dickinson College, 2005
  • Texas
  • New York