LOS ANGELES (February 7, 2023) – Holland & Knight has strengthened its nationally recognized Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group with the addition of Partner Tim Poydenis, who will serve as the co-head of the firm's Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice. Mr. Poydenis, who will reside in the firm's Century City office, focuses his practice on representing emerging growth companies, venture capital investors and private equity funds. He was previously a partner with Goodwin Procter LLP.
Mr. Poydenis advises companies throughout all stages of their corporate lifecycle, from formation to exit, as well as venture capital firms and strategic investors in connection with their investments in these companies. He has significant experience working with startups and growth-stage companies, and advises them on all aspects of formation, fundraisings, acquisitions, exits and corporate governance. Mr. Poydenis represents clients in the technology market across a variety of industries, including real estate and property technology (PropTech), digital health and wellness, clean technology, sports and entertainment, advertising, music, Web3, artificial intelligence (AI), marketing, food and beverages, lending and financial services, insurance and many others.
"We remain committed to the continuous expansion of our corporate practice group on the West Coast, and Tim's addition will further enhance our team's presence and client offerings in that region," said Bryan Gadol, who heads the firm's California Corporate, M&A and Private Equity practice. "We are thrilled to add a lawyer with his skills and experience."
"Tim brings with him more than a decade of experience in a wide array of corporate matters, particularly in the areas of emerging companies and venture capital," said Stephen Dietrich, leader of Holland & Knight's Central and West Region business group. "His vast knowledge of the tech industry will also benefit our technology clients. We are confident he will prove an invaluable asset to our firm."
"I am eager to join Holland & Knight's highly experienced corporate team," said Mr. Poydenis. "This is an exciting opportunity for me and my clients to join such a strong firm that continues to demonstrate a commitment to growth. The firm's vast resources will allow me to grow my practice and skill set and allow our clients to receive best-in-class service in nearly every subject matter. The entrepreneurial spirit of Holland & Knight, along with the firm's robust platform, are two key items that have resonated with me, and I am beyond thrilled to join the firm."