Press Release
November 29, 2005

Holland & Knight Listed as Top Bankruptcy Law Firm by The Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the second year in a row, Holland & Knight LLP is listed as the #1 bankruptcy law firm in the U.S. by The Deal. Holland & Knight had 267 active bankruptcy cases as of Sept. 30, 2005, the highest number of any law firm.

Holland & Knight partners Robert Labate, John Monaghan, Rudy Pittaluga and associate Lynne Xerras were included in the list of the top 50 bankruptcy lawyers, and are currently handling a combined 162 active assignments.

“We are proud to know that our clients continue to choose Holland & Knight for their bankruptcy matters,” said Holland & Knight Managing Partner Howell W. Melton, Jr. “The increase from last year in our active bankruptcy cases reflects the reputation and knowledge our attorneys have in this complex area of law.”

The Deal is a financial newsweekly that covers M&A, bankruptcy, private equity, venture capital, law and tax, corporate restructuring and current deals in every sector from around the world.

About Holland & Knight’s Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights and Insolvency Practice Group: Holland & Knight’s nationwide Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights and Insolvency Practice Group is one of a handful of practices with a nationally recognized reputation for representing both debtors and creditors. The group was recently recognized by PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Global Counsel 3000 directory of the finest lawyers and firms in the world, as one of a small number of “Recommended” U.S. firms in the insolvency arena.

Related News and Headlines