Bruce Jay Colan

Bruce Jay Colan is a partner in Holland & Knight's Miami office. Mr. Colan practices in the areas of complex business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, public-private partnerships, corporate law, and sports (including team acquisitions and sports facility development, management, operation and finance). His experience includes planning, structuring, negotiating and implementing mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, corporate and other entities; financings and reorganizations; infrastructure projects; real estate and international transactions; drafting and negotiating intricate technical agreements; and general corporate counseling. Mr. Colan often serves as de facto general counsel to clients that do not have this capability in-house. Among other engagements, Mr. Colan led a team of Holland & Knight attorneys in drafting and negotiating development, management, operating and financing agreements for the Miami Heat with Miami-Dade County for the American Airlines Arena.

Mr. Colan is a past chairman of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and now co-chairs a chamber task force – which includes government officials – that is working to improve traffic flow. Previously, Mr. Colan led the chamber's efforts to secure federal and state funding for high-speed rail. He also met periodically with federal and state officials, testified before Congress and spoke various times at high-speed rail conferences.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Mergers and Acquisitions, 2) Public Companies and Securities and 3) Corporate Services
Law School Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Admitted Year 1972
Education Pennsylvania State University (B.S.)
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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