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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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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Defending the Pennsylvania House's Right to Legislate

A team of litigators from Holland & Knight's Atlanta and Philadelphia offices successfully defended election laws recently passed in bipartisan fashion by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf.

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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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Advising ESOP-Owned Government Contractor on Sale to Private Equity

Nearly two dozen Holland & Knight lawyers working from offices across the U.S. advised ESOP-owned Phacil in its highly sophisticated sale. The deal triggered a unique GWAC provision that forced the government contracts, M&A, ESOP, private equity and 409A benefits teams to devise innovative tactics to structure against risks while divesting valuable assets.

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