Press Release
January 21, 2010

Holland & Knight Announces Organization of Newly Established Public and Charitable Service Department

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – January 21, 2010 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce the organization of its newly established Public and Charitable Service Department (PCS).

This department will coordinate the firm's community, charitable and pro bono initiatives and will focus the firm's efforts on assisting needy individuals and organizations in the communities the firm serves. The department will also support the firm's existing charitable activities conducted through the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation.

“The establishment of this department reflects the firm's long-standing commitment to, and the tradition of, serving the community and the profession,” said Buddy Schulz, Holland & Knight PCS department chair. “The firm is fortunate that its attorneys, who are dedicated to their communities, are willing to lead these very important activities.”

The following attorneys will lead the PCS department:

Sections/Deputy Section Leaders

Business - Bob Friedman (Miami)

Government – Kathryn Lehman (Washington, D.C.)

Litigation - Sandy Bohrer (Miami)

Real Estate - Hank Brothers (Washington, D.C.)

Office/Public & Charitable Service Attorneys

Atlanta - Caroline Tanner

Boston - Mark Michalowski

Chicago - Bob Labate

Ft. Lauderdale - Laurie Green

Jacksonville - Suzanne Judas

Los Angeles - Linda Allderdice

Miami - Brett Barfield

Mid-Atlantic - Vanessa Sciarra

New York City - John Toriello

Orlando - Heather Pinder Rodriguez

Portland - Sara Heskett

San Francisco - Matthew Vafidis

Tallahassee - Sarah Butters

Tampa - Pat Skelton

West Palm Beach - Jason Lazarus

Community Services Team

Steve Hanlon (Washington, D.C.)

Judge William Sessions (Washington, D.C.)

Laura Fernandez (Washington, D.C.)

Marlysha Myrthil (Jacksonville)

Buddy Schulz (Jacksonville)

Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation

Angela Ruth, Director (Tampa) 

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