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Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company 2013

Author(s): Brian C. Miner, David W. Pollak
Practice Area: Corporate & Securities
Published: Apr 2013
ISBN: 9781402419935
PLI Item #: 42007
CHB Spine #: B2023, B2024

Brian C. Miner is a corporate partner resident in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office. Mr. Miner concentrates his practice in private equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions advising public and private companies, and private equity firms.

Mr. Miner has substantial experience across a broad range of sectors, including asset management, life sciences, infrastructure, energy and manufacturing. In particular, his private equity experience includes advising investment management clients on acquisitions and dispositions of interests in private equity fund managers.

Mr. Miner is a faculty member of the Practising Law Institute (PLI), where he has served as the chair and regular panelist for the seminar "Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company" since 2012. He has been previously recognized as a leading private equity lawyer by The Legal 500, described as a "very strong tactician."

David W. Pollak has more than 30 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. He represents clients in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and public and private offerings of securities. He also advises clients on Securities Exchange Act of 1934 issues. David works closely with financial services, life sciences, technology, sporting goods, information services, investment banking, and printing industry clients, and represents private equity firms. David serves as the firm’s Managing Partner of Operations, responsible for the firm’s financial performance, and is a member of its Management Committee.

David is the managing partner of operations for the firm, and in such role is one of the leaders of the firm.

He represents clients in a variety of fields, including the financial services, life sciences, technology, sporting goods, information services, investment banking, and printing industries.

David is admitted to practice in New York and is a registered foreign lawyer with the Law Society of England and Wales.

Honors & Affiliations

Noted in The Legal 500 for Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (2014)

Co-Chair, Practising Law Institute, Program on “Acquiring or Selling the Privately- Held Company”

Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Corporations and Securities

Comment Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review

Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University


University of Chicago Law School, 1978, J.D. Princeton University, 1975, A.B., Summa Cum Laude