June 23, 2023

Chambers USA Recognizes Holland & Knight Transportation Practice, Attorneys

Holland & Knight Transportation Blog
William P. Byrne
Transportation Blog

Each year, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranks the top lawyers and law firms across the United States, assessing a firm's work by canvassing external market sources, with a heavy emphasis on client feedback. Firms and lawyers need to demonstrate sustained excellence over a period of years in order to be ranked in the guide.

Holland & Knight has one of the nation's largest Transportation & Infrastructure practices, with more than 210 lawyers and counselors covering aviation, maritime, road, rail, construction and related critical infrastructure within the U.S. and internationally. The firm's Transportation & Infrastructure practice was recognized by Chambers USA in 15 categories, representing the full spectrum of service offerings:


  • Transportation: Aviation: Finance
  • Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
  • Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory
  • Transportation: NTSB Specialists
  • Transportation: Rail (for Railroads)
  • Transportation: Road (Carriage/Logistics)
  • Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance
  • Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)
  • Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory
  • Construction

Notably, this year the team was nationally ranked in Band 1 for Transportation: Road (Carriage/Logistics) and Transportation: NTSB Specialists, as well as a Band 1 ranking in state and regional practices for Massachusetts Construction and Tennessee Construction. The Construction practice was also recognized in the District of Columbia, Florida and New York.

Reflecting the depth and strength of the team, 27 team members have been particularly recognized for the quality of their work, receiving individual rankings in their respective areas of practice:


William Byrne – Transportation: Rail (for Railroads); Transportation: Road (Carriage/Logistics)

Phillip Durham – Transportation: Aviation: Finance

Vincent Foley – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

Michael Frevola – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

Gary Halbert – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation; Transportation: NTSB Specialist

Christopher Kelly – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Sarah Korapaty – Transportation: NTSB Specialist

Nathan Leavitt – Transportation: Aviation: Finance

Kristine Little – Transportation: Rail (for Shippers) (Associates to Watch)

Gerald Morrissey – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory

Anita Mosner – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Judith Nemsick – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Christopher Nolan – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

John Pritchard – Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Senior Statespeople)

Steve Raffaele – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Jameson Rice – Transportation: Road (Carriage/Logistics)

Benjamin Slocum – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Jovi Tenev – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance

District of Columbia

Gregory Koger – Construction

Stephen Shapiro – Construction


Monte Starr – Construction

Ben Subin – Construction


Gina Fonte – Construction

Edwin Hall – Construction (Up and Coming)

New York

Robert Bernstein – Construction


Joseph Watson – Construction


Bruce Merwin – Construction

"We are particularly pleased with the rankings of our lawyers who have joined the Chambers ranks for the first time or been elevated to higher bands, thanks to the recommendations of trusted clients," said Holland & Knight Partners Anita Mosner and Chris Nolan, the co-chairs of the firm's Transportation & Infrastructure Group.

Holland & Knight is delighted to see its teams and practitioners receive the recognition they so well deserve. In all, 248 Holland & Knight attorneys were recognized in this year's Chambers USA guide.

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