Jack K. Holland

Partner

Fax: 404.873.8611

Biography

Jack is a partner in the Corporate and Private Wealth practice groups, regularly working with the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice groups. Jack is known for his creative approach to resolving complex business issues and negotiating the purchase or sale of businesses. He is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee where he served for nearly 10 years, was an original founding member of the firm’s Art Committee and currently serves on the firm’s Associate Development Committee. Jack advises closely-held businesses on the intricacies surrounding mergers and acquisitions, corporate workouts and restructuring, as well as, general corporate matters. He also advises clients in corporate restructuring and creditors’ rights matters. Over the course of his 50 year career, Jack has represented clients in a diverse array of industries including dairy, distribution, hotel, manufacturing, medical, retail, scrap metal, steel and timber.

Jack has been a guest lecturer at the Emory Graduate Business School and presents on panels for various business and law programs. He is also an active member of the community, serving as a board member for various organizations. Prior to joining the Haas Holland Levison & Gibert Law Firm in 1974, Jack served as a Tax Law Specialist in the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington DC. Haas Holland merged with Arnall Golden Gregory in 1982.

Experience

  • Represented a family in an $800 million leverage buyout of the public company they founded and controlled.

  • Advised a family for over a 10 year period on a complex set of integrated corporate transactions totaling over $1.5 billion, restructured their family businesses and resolved various creditor issues.

  • Advised a client in the restructuring the debt of more than $150 million on three hotels and worked with the family to bring in appropriate hotel operators for each property.  After refinancing and stabilizing their operations (including negotiating new management contracts) he negotiated the sale of the hotels, including one to a Japanese Investment Company.

  • Represented the management of a division of a multi-national public company in successfully acquiring the assets of the division in a “Stalking Horse” Bid in the US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. After acquiring all of the assets, he represented the company for more than ten years in various corporate matters until he assisted the client in a stock sale of the company to a large public company.

  • Negotiated and structured the sale of 20 MRI centers as well as three PET centers over a period of several years. As part of the various transactions, he negotiated the settlement of millions of dollars of the client’s debts and obligations.

  • Negotiated the sale of a multi-state flooring and distribution closely held family business for a family composed of some 20 shareholders covering four generations.

Credentials

  • Emory University School of Law, Juris Doctor — 1970
    • Phi Delta Phi
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Business Administration — 1967,

    with Honors

  • State of Georgia 1970
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 1982
  • United States Tax Court 1970
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 1970
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia 1970
  • Superior Courts of Georgia 1970
  • Georgia Court of Appeals 1970
  • Supreme Court of Georgia 1970
  • United States Bankruptcy Court 1970
  • Professional:

    • American Bar Association
    • Georgia Bar Association

     

    Community:

    • The Temple, President (1993–95)
    • The High Museum of Art, Board of Directors (2001-currently)
    • The Westminster Schools Art Committee, Chairman
    • The Advisory Board of The Bridge, Former Chairman
    • Alumni Board, The Westminster School, Former Board Member
    • The Center for Puppetry Arts, Former Board Member
    • The Breman Jewish Home, Former Board Member

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates Law), 2013-20
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Gold Client Champion Award, 2017
  • Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers, Lexis-Nexis® Martindale-Hubbell®, 2012, 2014-2016
  • “Legal Elite,” Georgia Trend (Taxes/Estates/Trusts), 2010–11
  • Georgia Super Lawyers (Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights), 2004–06, 2013-16
  • Named to “Top 100 Lawyers in America,” 2012-2019

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