Welcome, Century City

Holland & Knight is pleased to announce the opening of a new Century City office that will include 17 lawyers from Pircher, Nichols & Meeks in Los Angeles, one of the nation's premier real estate law firms. The Century City addition strengthens our capabilities in complex real estate transactions and continues to expand the firm's presence in California.

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Making the Assist in Athletic Conference Realignments

A university or athletic conference considering conference realignment faces a multitude of legal issues involving, among other things, conference constitutions and bylaws, media contracts and the seemingly inevitable threat of litigation. Holland & Knight's Education Team helps clients in this critical juncture of sports and law.

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Scoring in Record Time on Miami Beach Hotel Deal

A Holland & Knight team of real estate and joint venture attorneys collaborated to help client King Street Real Estate close a joint venture acquisition of the Shelborne South Beach hotel in Miami Beach in just five weeks. The transaction involved U.S., Canadian and London-based partners and had to be completed before Super Bowl 2020 weekend.

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Protecting Patent Clients in Alice's Wonderland

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank that laws of nature, natural phenomena and abstract ideas are not patentable. Using Alice, Holland & Knight's Intellectual Property Group has won several patent-infringement cases for clients. The attorneys challenged the patents at the outset, saving clients from costly discovery and prolonged litigation.

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Getting in Its Own Way: Behind California's CEQA Curtain

In 2018, housing was targeted in 60 percent of all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuits against construction projects in the state, a new study by Holland & Knight's land use and environmental attorneys finds. "California Getting in Its Own Way" concludes that this litigation is a major contributor to the state's housing crisis.

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