Press Release
July 1, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Lists Holland & Knight Among Nation's Top Law Firms

More Than 100 Holland & Knight Attorneys Named America's Leading Lawyers in 2010 Chambers USA Guide

MIAMI – July 1, 2010 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that it has been named among the nation's leading law firms, earning top rankings in multiple practice areas and markets in the 2010 Chambers USA guide - America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The ranking and directory handbook named more than 100 Holland & Knight attorneys among the nation's leading practitioners.

Nationally, the firm ranked No. 1 in the following categories:

  • Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (outside New York)
  • Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory
  • Transportation: Multi-Modal
  • Native American Law
  • Food & Beverages: Alcohol

The firm also earned No. 1 rankings in state practices for the following categories:


  • Real Estate: Zoning and Land Use


  • Construction

Washington, D.C.

  • Construction
  • Real Estate

Other leading practices at Holland & Knight listed in the 2010 Chambers USA guide include: antitrust; banking and finance; bankruptcy/restructuring; corporate/M&A and private equity; environment; government: government relations; healthcare; labor and employment; leisure and hospitality; litigation; litigation: general commercial; media and entertainment; retail; tax; transportation: aviation: finance and litigation; transportation: shipping: finance and litigation; wealth management; and white collar crime and government investigations.

The Chambers USA guide is designed to reflect market opinion through year's worth of surveys of clients and lawyers across the U.S. It is one of a series of Chambers and Partners independent, objective and research-based guides to the legal profession. The qualities of which rankings are assessed included technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.

“We are proud that so many of our attorneys continue to be recognized by clients and peers for their expertise and client service,” said Holland & Knight Managing Partner Steven Sonberg. “Client service is a core value at Holland & Knight and we are honored that we continue to be included in the Chambers USA guide each year.”

The following lawyers are named in the 2010 Chambers USA guide:

Harold T. Daniel, Jr. – Litigation: General Commercial
Laurie Webb Daniel – Litigation: General Commercial
Caroline J. Tanner – Intellectual Property

Robert Roland Harris – Real Estate: Land Use
William Kominers – Real Estate: Land Use

Chester D. Hooper – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation
Joshua C. Krumholz – Intellectual Property
Shari Levitan – Tax: Estate Planning
John J. Monaghan – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Suanne St. Charles – Banking & Finance

Victor P. Filippini – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Robert J. Labate – Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Mark R. Shapiro – Labor & Employment
Colin P. Smith – Products Liability & Mass Torts

Ft. Lauderdale
Tim Leixner – Banking & Finance: Transactional
James M. Norman – Leisure & Hospitality
William Sherman – Tax

Milford B. Hatcher, Jr. – Wealth Management: Eastern Region

Edward W. Vogel III – Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Los Angeles
Susan J. Booth – Real Estate
Jerome L. Levine – Native American Law
Bruce S. Ross – Wealth Management: Western Region

Thomas Brownell – Construction
Stuart Mendelsohn - Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Northern Virginia
William J. Mutryn - Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia
Michelle A. Rosati – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Northern Virginia
Jennifer A. Short – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Eric Wechselblatt – Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia

Rodney H. Bell - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Sanford Bohrer – Litigation: General Commercial
Christopher W. Boyett – Tax: Estate Planning
Maria Currier – Healthcare
Robert J. Friedman – Tax: Employee Benefits
Joseph Goldstein – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
John F. Halula – Real Estate
John M. Hogan – Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Marilyn Holifield – Labor & Employment
Juan J. Mayol Lopez – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Kara L. MacCullough – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
George Mencio, Jr. – Latin American Investment
Tracy A. Nichols – Litigation: General Commercial
Jose E. Sirven – Banking & Finance: Regulatory; Banking & Finance: Transactional
Steven Sonberg - Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Roldofo Sorondo, Jr. – Litigation: Appellate
Andrew Weinstein – Tax

New York
Frederick Braid – Labor & Employment
Randal Robert Craft – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
John Dadakis – Wealth Management: Eastern Region
Michael J. Frevola – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation
Timothy B. Froessel – Construction
Nancy L. Hengen – Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing; Transportation: Shipping: Finance
James Hohenstein – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation
William J. Honan III – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation
Martin P. Miner – Real Estate
John F. Pritchard – Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing; Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Richard Raysman – Outsourcing; Technology & Outsourcing
Frederick Rohn – Construction
Michael Starr – Labor & Employment
Jovi Tenev – Transportation: Shipping: Finance

David Jones – Litigation: General Commercial
Heather Pinder Rodriguez – Construction
James E. L. Seay – Real Estate
Roger Sims – Environment
Ben Subin – Construction
Christopher Weiss – Construction
William Wilson – Litigation: General Commercial
Samuel J. Zusmann – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Mark von Bergen – Corporate/M&A

San Francisco
Jennifer L. Hernandez – Real Estate: Zoning & Land Use; Environment
Michael B. Newman – Food & Beverages: Alcohol
William Piels – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Matthew P. Vafidis – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation

Lawrence Curtin – Environment
Frederick R. Dudley – Construction
James M. Ervin – Tax
Jerome Hoffman – Antitrust
Morris H. Miller – Healthcare; Healthcare: Transactional
Shannon Hartsfield – Healthcare
Lawrence Sellers – Environment

Chester E. Bacheller – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Bernard Barton – Tax
Noel Boeke – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
William B. deMeza, Jr. – Labor & Employment
Richard D. Eckhard – Real Estate
Leonard H. Gilbert (S) – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Robert J. Grammig * – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Edward Koren – Tax: Estate Planning; Wealth Management: Eastern Region
Charles Stutts – Banking & Finance: Regulatory

Washington, D.C.
David W. Briggs – Real Estate: Zoning/ Land Use
Amy L. Edwards – Environment
Michael Gaba – Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory
Norman Glasgow, Jr. – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Richard M. Gold – Government: Government Relations
David S. Kahn – Real Estate
Bonni F. Kaufman – Environment
Norman P. Leventhal – Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory
Lawrence R. Liebesman – Environment
Anita Mosner – Transportation: Aviation: Regulator
Whayne S. Quin – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Janis Boyarsky Schiff – Real Estate
Stephen Brett Shapiro - Construction
David C. Silver – Real Estate
Andrew W. Stephenson – Construction
Charles D. Tobin – First Amendment Litigation; Media & Entertainment
Charles Welch (Chad) Tiedemann – Real Estate

West Palm Beach
Larry Klein – Litigation: Appellate 

(S) – Senior Statesman

* - Star Individual (above rank 1)

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