Brent R. McIlwain

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Brent R. McIlwain

Brent R. McIlwain

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

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Brent R. McIlwain is a partner in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. He practices in the area of corporate finance and litigation, with a particular emphasis on bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He represents both debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 proceedings across the country, as well as in numerous out-of-court restructurings. Mr. McIlwain routinely advises finance clients on front-end deal structuring and intercreditor issues. Mr. McIlwain also represents clients in business litigation matters, both in state and federal court.

Mr. McIlwain’s industry experience includes oil and gas, healthcare, manufacturing, food and agriculture, retail and financial services. During the recent financial crisis, Mr. McIlwain gained substantial experience in representing bank holding company clients in Chapter 11 proceedings.

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Brent R. McIlwain
Partner at Holland & Knight LLP
Education
B.A., Economics, summa cum laude

Texas Tech University, often referred to as Texas Tech, or TTU, is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas, United States. Established on February 10, 1923, and originally known as Texas Technological College, it is the leading institution of the Texas Tech University System and has the seventh-largest student body in the state of Texas. It is the only school in Texas to house an undergraduate institution, law school, and medical school at the same location. The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through 13 colleges and hosts 60 research centers and institutes. Texas Tech University has awarded over 200,000 degrees since 1927, including over 40,000 graduate and professional degrees.

J.D., summa cum laude

The Texas Tech University School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school located on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Known nationally for their continual success in trial advocacy competitions, the school focuses on forming practical lawyers who are ready to practice law upon graduation. Additionally, the school is known for its great value to students, with National Jurist Magazine rating the school in the top 20 best value law schools for the past three consecutive years.[4] The school was also ranked #3 for most accessible professors by the Princeton Review in 2011.[5] Additionally, the school historically ranks at or near the number one position in the Texas Bar Examination results, with a 90% average passage rate for the last 16 years.

Memberships
Member, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section
Current

The Dallas Bar Association or DBA is a professional organization providing resources for attorneys and the public in the city of Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1873, the DBA is a voluntary professional association of 10,000+ lawyers. It is dedicated to the continuing education of its members, as well as community programs. For years, the Dallas Bar Association headquarters were housed in the offices of the then-current president. In 1937, headquarters were established in a small space under the stairs of the Old Red Courthouse. Ten years later, the DBA was the state’s first bar association to incorporate. Incorporators envisioned the Association someday being housed in its own building.

Career History
Partner
Current

Holland & Knight LLP provides legal services. The company offers four practice sections: litigation, government, business and real estate. It has locations in Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Miami, FL.

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Prior

Patton Boggs LLP provides legal services. Its practice areas include public policy, litigation, business law, administrative and regulatory, and intellectual property, each encompassing a range of specific areas of concentration. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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2003

The State Bar of Texas (the Texas Bar) is an agency of the judiciary under the administrative control of the Texas Supreme Court. The Texas Bar is responsible for assisting the Texas Supreme Court in overseeing all attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas. It is the fifth largest organization of lawyers in the United States. The State Bar is headquartered in the Texas Law Center at 1414 Colorado Street in Austin.

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Talmer Bancorp, Inc. purchases First Place Bank from First Place Financial Corp. (Ohio)

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Texas Bar
Court Admission: U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Court Admission: US District Court, Southern District of Texas
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Brent R. McIlwain is affiliated with Holland & Knight LLP, Patton Boggs LLP

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