Press Release
January 24, 2011

Chris Brockman Appointed Head of Holland & Knight's Central Florida Real Estate Practice

Orlando, Fla. – January 24, 2011 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Orlando partner Chris Brockman has been appointed Practice Group Leader of the Central Florida Real Estate Practice. This group combines extensive private and public sector transactional expertise with a preeminent land use and local government practice. The group is an integral part of the firm's national real estate practice group, comprised of approximately 200 real estate professionals — the largest domestic real estate department in the country.

Brockman, who joined the firm in 1985, focuses his practice in the area of real estate law, with special emphasis on commercial real estate transactions, including commercial leasing matters. In addition to his work with Holland & Knight, Brockman serves as Chairman for The Kimball Foundation; 2011 Orlando, Inc. Board of Directors; and is the former editor-in-chief for the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, Florida State University College of Law.

"I'm honored to be appointed head of the firm's Central Florida Real Estate Practice," said Brockman. "I strongly believe that we have positioned our real estate practice to continue to expand and grow even in this challenging market. I'm looking forward to building on the strong presence that we currently have."

Janis Schiff, the national head of the firm's real estate practice, added, "Chris has been appointed to this critically important position because of his extensive real estate experience and his leadership throughout the Florida legal, business, and political communities."

Brockman has published articles for Florida Investor and RE Business Online and he is a frequent speaker on real estate matters throughout the state of Florida.

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