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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Providing Justice for Wrongfully Convicted Inmates

A litigator from Holland & Knight's Public and Charitable Service Department, which coordinates pro bono initiatives, successfully represented a 76-year-old Florida man who served 42 years for a crime he didn't commit. It was the first case reviewed by the State Attorney's Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU), which reviews claims of wrongful conviction.

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Linking CEQA to California’s Housing Crisis

Litigation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is worsening the state's housing crisis, according to a new Holland & Knight study. "California Environmental Quality Act Lawsuits and California's Housing Crisis" analyzes all CEQA lawsuits filed statewide between 2013 and 2015 and reveals that housing remains the top target of CEQA lawsuits.

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Preserving Family Wealth

Holland & Knight lawyers represented a multigenerational family business in the sale of its business unit to a Fortune 100 company. Our Private Wealth Services Team completed the transaction, valued at nearly $1 billion, utilizing wealth transfer techniques to reduce the client's tax obligation by more than $200 million.

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