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Benefit Corporations 101: Legal Considerations for Companies, Investors and Lenders Involved in this "Impact Investing" Trend 2014

Speaker(s): Jeffrey A. Fromm, Whitney Holmes
Recorded on: Mar. 20, 2014
PLI Program #: 56075

Mr. Holmes is a Partner in the Corporate and Securities Law group. He has represented public and private enterprises in corporate finance transactions, including: public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities; bank credit financings; structured financings and other capital markets transactions; and venture capital financings. He has represented issuers and underwriters in several large and complex securities transactions, and has represented both banks and borrowers in large and highly structured borrowings. His representations extend from pre-inception planning through structuring and execution and he has worked on several novel and market-leading transactions.

Mr. Holmes also represents clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisition transactions, including representing both acquirer and targets in public mergers and private acquisitions; representing independent directors and sponsors in going private transactions, leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings and joint ventures. He has assisted M&A clients in every stage of transaction planning and strategy through execution, including structured auctions, negotiated acquisitions and asset purchase transactions.

Mr. Holmes has represented clients engaged in a broad spectrum of industries, including energy, engineering services, health care, pharmaceuticals, high-technology manufacturing, telecommunications, investment trusts, financial services, institutional and private equity investors, software and construction. He also has extensive experience counseling clients, including boards of directors, special committees and audit committees, in corporate governance and compliance matters, compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, federal and state securities laws and stock exchange rules.

Representative Work

  • Represented the independent directors of the general partner of TransMontaigne Partners L.P. in connection with several acquisitions of refined petroleum product terminal and transportation assets for approximately $370-million and related financing transactions. (2007)
Professional Activities

  • Chair, Securities Law Subsection of the Colorado Bar Association's Business Law Counsel, 2002-2005


  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2011-2013
  • Best Lawyers In America, 2013-2014
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • Top business newsmaker in Banking and Finance in 2006 Power Book published by the Denver Business Journal


  • Pomona College (B.A., 1984)
  • Cornell Law School (J.D., 1987), Note Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, Order of the Coif


  • Colorado
  • New York

Related Services

  • Corporate and Securities Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
  • Capital Markets