Press Release
April 1, 2009

Holland & Knight Attorney Kyrus L. Freeman Earns LEED Accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council

Washington, D.C. – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Kyrus L. Freeman, an associate in the firm's Washington D.C. office, has earned accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council, and is now a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) effective March 30, 2009.

He is the sixth Holland & Knight attorney to earn LEED accreditation and the first Land Use attorney in the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes offices in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Bethesda, Md.

Freeman is now capable of advising and assisting Holland & Knight clients on the LEED certification process, which is designed to meet the highest green building and performance measures. He will be listed on the Green Building Certification Institute's LEED AP Directory under the "Legal" area of practice where there are less than 100 attorneys nationwide who are certified LEED APs.

LEED APs have the professional knowledge and ability to help facilitate the LEED certification process for green and sustainable building. The LEED® Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED APs complete a rigorous certification process that includes a final exam.

Freeman is in the firm's real estate practice group and is involved in numerous aspects of real estate development, with a focus on land use, zoning and administrative law. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

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