Holman Capital Corporation
29883 Santa Margarita Pkwy, Ste 100
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 713-9063 (O)
Doneene Keemer Damon
Doneene Keemer Damon, is a director and partner with Richard’s Layton & Finger P.A. in Wilmington, DE. Ms. Damon’s practice focuses on the formation and operational issues related to Delaware statutory trusts in all types of commercial and business transactions, including securitizations, structured finance, investment funds, real estate financings, and trust preferred securities transactions. Ms. Damon also represents banks and trust companies in connection with their trust and agency services in various commercial transactions.
A frequent speaker on the advantages of using Delaware statutory trusts in financing and CDO transactions, Ms. Damon also co-authored chapter 9, “The Role of the Trustee in Leasing Transactions,” in the PLI Equipment Leasing–Leveraged Leasing and “Advantages and Uses of Delaware Statutory Trusts and Limited Liability Companies as Bankruptcy Remote Entities,” published by Bloomberg. Ms. Damon also authored “The Alphabet Soup of the Federal Crisis Programs,” published in Bloomberg Law Reports.
Ms. Damon is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and the American Bar Association Section of Business Law, where she sits on the Executive Committee and Council, respectively. She co-chairs the Committee on Corporate Director Diversity for the Business Law Section and is active in numerous other committees in both organizations, focusing on banking, structured finance, secured transactions, and statutory and business trusts. In addition, she is a member of the American Securitization Forum’s Reg AB Committee, Outside Counsel Sub-Forum, and Communication and Education Committee.
Ms. Damon is a committed advocate for diversity in both the legal profession and the larger community. She chairs Richards, Layton & Finger’s Diversity Committee and is the firm’s representative on the U.S. Law Firm Group Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity. In addition, she is a member of the Diversity Committee of the Business Law Section and the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar. Ms. Damon is also active in the placement of women and minorities on boards of directors, serving on the national Development Committee for the DirectWomen Initiative and the Trustees of Color Planning Committee in Delaware.
Extending her outreach into the community, Ms. Damon serves on the boards of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Christiana Care Health System and Health Services, Meals on Wheels Delaware, Inc., Wilmington Friends School, the Delaware Lawyer, and the Delaware Art Museum.
Ms. Damon has been recognized by the International Women’s Review Board for Excellence in Law and the Continental Who’s Who for her legal skills. She graduated cum laude with a BS from St. Joseph’s University, and she received a JD, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law.
Ms. Damon serves as the Legal Advisor to the Board of Directors of Holman Capital Corporation and provides advice to Board Members on various legal and regulatory matters. Ms. Damon is a non-voting advisor to the Board.