Whitney Holmes
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Whitney Holmes

Partner
holmes.whitney@dorsey.com

Overview

WHITNEY REPRESENTS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES IN CORPORATE FINANCE TRANSACTIONS.

Whitney is a Partner in the Corporate Governance and Compliance 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.

Whitney 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.

Whitney 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.

Education & Admissions

Pomona College (B.A., 1984)

Cornell Law School (J.D., 1987), Note Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, Order of the Coif

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • New York

Experience

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)

News & Resources

Articles

SEC Proposes Rules to Implement FAST Act Mandate to Modernize and Simplify Disclosure
SEC Warns That ICOs and Other Internet Token Sales May Be Securities Offerings Subject to Federal Securities Laws
New CDIs Help Issuers With Pay Ratio Disclosure, A Little
SEC Issues Final Rule for Pay Ratio Disclosure
CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure: Drilling Down on the Proposed Rule
“Benefit Corporations” to be Allowed in Delaware Starting August 1, 2013

News & Press Mentions

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Intellectual Property Practice in Denver
Super Lawyers Recognizes Nine Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
Eight Dorsey Lawyers in Denver Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Intellectual Property Practice in Denver
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Super Lawyers Recognizes Seven Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
8 Dorsey Lawyers in Denver Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017
Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Multiple Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Denver
Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Super Lawyers Recognizes Eleven Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
7 Dorsey Lawyers in Denver Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and Best Lawyers of the Year
Partner Whitney Holmes Discusses the “problem of the infinitesimal” on Corporate Counsel.Net
Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Multiple Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Denver
Dorsey Partner Whitney Holmes Discusses Benefit Corp Etsy's Planned IPO
Super Lawyers Recognizes 10 Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
Chambers USA 2014 Recognizes Multiple Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Denver
Chambers USA 2014 Ranks Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Super Lawyers Recognizes 10 Dorsey Lawyers in Denver
Dorsey & Whitney Named Capital Markets Law Firm of the Year-North America by Lawyers World Law
Chambers USA 2013 Recognizes Multiple Dorsey Lawyers and Practice Groups in Denver
Dorsey Partner Whitney Holmes Joins Dorsey, Law 360
Dorsey Adds Experienced Corporate, M&A Practice Partner To Its Denver Office

Industries & Practices

  • Blockchain & Digital Assets
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

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

Accolades

Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual  Ranked in USA Chambers 2017 Leading Individual  Ranked In - USA Chambers and Partners 2016 - Leading Individual  Ranked in Chambers USA 2015 - Leading Individual

  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A), 2011-2018
  • Listed in Best Lawyers In America©, 2006-2019
  • Listed as a Colorado Super Lawyer, 2006-2018
  • Top business newsmaker in Banking and Finance in 2006 Power Book published by the Denver Business Journal
Whitney Holmes