Experienced lawyers understand the importance of being valued where they work. Holland & Knight offers a unique combination of global capabilities, sophisticated work, a collaborative approach and a deep commitment to community service. With our financial strength and cutting-edge technology, we are able to handle today’s most sophisticated legal issues for our clients, while remaining mindful of the values that built our firm and remain key to our success. Our culture and capabilities enable us to help our attorneys build careers of which they can be proud. At Holland & Knight, people matter – whether they’re colleagues, clients or fellow members of the many communities in which we do business.

Integration Support

Joining a new firm can be overwhelming. At Holland & Knight, we have developed a comprehensive program to ensure that lawyers of all levels, whether first-year associates or lateral partners, receive the support they need to hit the ground running. We make it a priority to quickly and fully integrate new members of the Holland & Knight team, and we customize our efforts for each lawyer who joins the firm.
Before you even arrive at Holland & Knight, we will work with you to create a customized integration plan to ensure you are introduced to the many facets of the firm and to obtain the logistical and substantive support you need. You will have a dedicated integration team that will work with you to develop and implement a personalized integration plan. You will meet regularly with your integration team during your first few months with the firm to help build strong ties among you, your clients, colleagues and the firm's clients. Whether you are bringing clients with you to the firm or just beginning to develop a client base, you will find the support you need.

Our marketing and business development teams will provide extensive, innovative support for your client development and cross-selling initiatives. From the outset, you will be included in departmental communications and involved in monthly practice group presentations.

From business intelligence that ensures you’re fully prepared before meetings with clients or prospects to business development coaching on how to run a successful meeting and what you need to understand your client or prospect’s organization, we are committed to providing the tools you need to succeed.

Delivering superior client service is at the core of what we do. In fact, we are consistently recognized for our leadership in client service. We understand the importance of your clients' effortless transfer to the firm, and our professionals are dedicated to assisting you with every step of the process, including drafting client letters, quickly establishing files and billing records, changing registered agents and the like.
Getting to know the people with whom you will practice is an essential part of your transition to both the work and the community at Holland & Knight. With this in mind, we work hard to ensure you have opportunities to meet and interact with firm leaders and colleagues within your practice group and office and across the firm, to help build your professional and personal network. As part of our work to integrate new lawyers to Holland & Knight, we introduce new members of our team to key clients – and vice versa.
After you join Holland & Knight, we provide you with resources to keep you abreast of firm news and events. Our up-to-the-minute intranet site contains the latest information on cases, deals, requests for experience and firm news. Our monthly electronic communication, HK Leads, will keep you informed of career and professional development opportunities within the firm and other items of interest.

Lateral Attorney Testimonials

The most distinctive aspect of Holland & Knight is definitely our "one firm" approach. With the range of practices the firm offers, you can always find someone who has the experience and knowledge you need. You are treated as a trusted colleague regardless of where you're located or who you're calling. It's really a culture of supportiveness. Since joining the firm, I've worked on large transactions across multiple offices and with high-quality teams of lawyers. I would not have had those experiences without Holland & Knight.
I was in a boutique practice before joining Holland & Knight more than five years ago. My practice has nearly doubled since then. My long-term clients responded well to my move to a full-service firm – they now engage me to handle tax matters, litigation matters, and employment and pension law issues. New clients value the breadth of our practice and appreciate that we work as teams across different practice areas and offices to best address their legal needs.