David Cole is a partner with Holland & Knight’s corporate and securities groups. He assists public and private companies to complete domestic and overseas merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions; raise equity and debt capital in public and private securities offerings; and obtain financing through private equity and venture capital investments. Mr. Cole also assists funds to acquire and divest portfolio companies, and he represents borrowers and lenders in connection with senior credit facilities and other debt financing. Mr. Cole has closed more than $2 billion worth of debt capital and other securities offerings. Mr. Cole has helped companies acquire and sell businesses in the government contractor, information technology, electronics, SaaS, automotive, clean-tech, renewable energy, chemical, retail and media industries; conducted public offerings for financial services, technology, and energy companies, government contractors, real estate investment trusts (REITs), natural resource extractors and manufacturers; and represented lead arrangers of syndicated credit facilities and borrowers in the same industries. Mr. Cole also leads the firm’s Korea practice. He previously acted as in-house counsel for the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres.
David Surbeck is a Philadelphia and New York financial services attorney who represents lenders (including regional, national and international banks, debt funds and other lending institutions) and corporate borrowers, in various banking and commercial finance transactions, correspondent banking, municipal finance, structured and securitized finance, and restructuring and workouts. Mr. Surbeck advises clients in syndicated, club and single lender transactions, including various secured and unsecured, and specialty collateral structures. In addition, he handles various senior, split-lien and junior financing structures, including cash flow and asset-based financing, sponsor and acquisition financing, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) financing and fund finance. His work includes a wealth of experience representing lenders and borrowers in a variety of industries, including mortgage servicing, healthcare, government contracting, heavy equipment, construction and mining, energy, publishing, law firm lending and security services.
Tim Ryan is a highly experienced financial services attorney who has an extensive background in representing clients in the structuring, negotiation, documentation, and closing of a broad variety of lending and financing transactions. He represents lenders and arrangers in international and domestic syndicated, club and single-lender transactions. Mr. Ryan’s practice extends to acquisition financings, recapitalizations, high-grade and junior debt financings, cash flow, and asset-based and other capital market transactions. In addition, he also regularly represents clients in workouts and restructurings of troubled credits.
Daniel Sylvester is an associate in Holland & Knight’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Financial Services Team. Mr. Sylvester’s practice focuses on the representation of borrowers and lenders in senior secured credit facilities, second-lien credit facilities, real estate finance and syndicated credit facilities. Mr. Sylvester has represented lenders, agents and borrowers in nearly 100 club or syndicated facilities across a myriad of industries. Mr. Sylvester is a member of Holland & Knight’s Diversity Counsel and serves as Business Partnership Chair of the firm’s Veterans Group. In 2016, he was appointed by the president of the American Bar Association (ABA) to serve a three-year term on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel and also serves on the association’s Veterans Legal Service Initiative. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Sylvester spent 10 years in the executive search industry, where he focused his search efforts for companies at senior level management (directors to C-level) in the functional areas of operations, manufacturing, supply chain, finance and human resources. Mr. Sylvester began his career by serving more than 10 years as an army officer. A highly decorated veteran, he was stationed in Germany, Italy and Croatia. Mr. Sylvester also served on the U.S. humanitarian operations into Bosnia and the Dayton Peace Accord’s multinational NATO logistics command for the former Yugoslavia.