Press Release
June 15, 2011

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

More Than 100 Holland & Knight Attorneys
Named America's Leading Lawyers in 2011 Chambers Guide


MIAMI – June 15, 2011 – Holland & Knight has been named one of the nation's leading law firms, earning top rankings in multiple practice areas and markets in 2011 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The directory lists 123 Holland & Knight attorneys among the nation's leading practitioners, representing a 16 percent increase compared with the previous year.

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

    • Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance and Leasing
    • Food & Beverage: Alcohol
    • Transportation: Multi-modal
    • Transportation: Road
    • Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (outside New York)

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

    • California -- Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
    • Florida -- Corporate: M&A/Private Equity
    • Washington, D.C. -- Construction
    • Washington, D.C. -- Real Estate

Other categories in which Holland & Knight ranked highly include: antitrust; bankruptcy/restructuring; environment; government contracts; government relations; healthcare; insurance; intellectual property; investment funds; labor and employment; Latin American investment; leisure and hospitality; litigation; media and entertainment; Native American law; products liability and mass torts; retail; tax; technology and outsourcing; telecom, broadcast and satellite; transportation (aviation finance, litigation and regulation; shipping finance and litigation/New York); and wealth management.

Chambers USA is designed to reflect market opinion through a year's worth of client and lawyer surveys. It is one in a series of Chambers & Partners independent, objective and research-based guides to the legal profession around the world. The attributes assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.

The following Holland & Knight lawyers are named in the 2011 Chambers USA guide:

Harold Daniel – Litigation: General Commercial
Laurie Webb Daniel – Litigation: General Commercial
Caroline Tanner – Intellectual Property

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

Scott Cooper – Real Estate
Chester Hooper – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation
Joshua Krumholz – Intellectual Property
Shari Levitan – Tax: Estate Planning
Michael Manthei – Healthcare
John Monaghan – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Philip Notopoulos – Real Estate
Suanne St. Charles – Banking & Finance

Victor Filippini – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Peter Friedman – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Robert Labate – Media & Entertainment
Mark Shapiro – Labor & Employment
Colin Smith – Products Liability & Mass Torts

Fort Lauderdale
James Norman – Leisure & Hospitality
Jeffrey Rubinger – Tax
William Sherman – Tax

Edward Vogel – Banking & Finance: Public Finance

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

David Black – Government: Contracts
Thomas Brownell – Construction
Richard Duvall – Government: Contracts
Terry Elling – Government: Contracts
Stuart Mendelsohn – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Northern Virginia
William Mutryn – Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia
Michelle Rosati – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use: Northern Virginia
Eric Wechselblatt – Corporate/M&A: Northern Virginia

Rodney Bell – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Sanford Bohrer – Litigation: General Commercial
Christopher Boyett – Tax: Estate Planning
Maria Currier – Healthcare
Robert Friedman – Tax: Employee Benefits
Joseph Goldstein – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
John Halula – Real Estate
John Hogan – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Juan Mayol – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
George Mencio – Latin American Investment
Thomas Morante – Insurance
Tracy Nichols – Litigation: General Commercial
Kevin Packman – Tax: Estate Planning
Jose Sirven – Banking & Finance: Regulatory; Banking & Finance: Transactional
Rodolfo Sorondo Jr. – Litigation: Appellate
Andrew Weinstein – Tax

New York
Fred Bass – Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing; Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Frederick Braid – Labor & Employment
Randal Robert Craft – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
John Dadakis – Wealth Management: Eastern Region
Michael Frevola – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation
Timothy Froessel – Construction
Nancy Hengen – Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing; Transportation: Shipping: Finance
James Hohenstein – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation
William Honan – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation
Stephen Humes – Environment
Christopher Kelly – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
Martin Miner – Real Estate
James Power – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation
John Pritchard – Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing; Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Richard Raysman – Technology & Outsourcing; Outsourcing
Frederick Rohn – Construction
Michael Starr – Labor & Employment
Jovi Tenev – Transportation: Shipping: Finance

David Jones – Litigation: General Commercial
Scott MacLeod – Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Tom McAleavey – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Heather Pinder Rodriguez – Construction
James Seay – Real Estate
Roger Sims – Environment
Ben Subin – Construction
Christopher Weiss – Construction
William Wilson – Litigation: General Commercial
Samuel Zusmann – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Mark von Bergen – Corporate/M&A

San Francisco
Lynn Cadwalader – Leisure & Hospitality
Jennifer Hernandez – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use; Environment
Michael Newman – Food & Beverages: Alcohol
William Piels – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Matthew Vafidis – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation

Lawrence Curtin – Environment
Frederick Dudley – Construction
James Ervin – Tax: State & Local
Jerome Hoffman – Antitrust
Morris Miller – Healthcare; Healthcare: Transactional
Shannon Hartsfield – Healthcare
Lawrence Sellers – Environment

Rod Anderson – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Chester Bacheller – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Bernard Barton – Tax
Noel Boeke – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
William deMeza – Labor & Employment
Richard Eckhard – Real Estate
Leonard Gilbert – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Robert Grammig – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Edward Koren – Tax: Estate Planning; Wealth Management: Eastern Region
Charles Stutts – Banking & Finance: Regulatory

Washington, D.C.
David Briggs – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Amy Edwards – Environment
Michael Gaba – Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory
Norman Glasgow Jr. – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Richard Gold – Government: Relations
David Kahn – Real Estate
Bonni Kaufman – Environment
Paul Kilmer – Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Norman Leventhal – Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite: Regulatory
Lawrence Liebesman – Environment
Anita Mosner – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory
Kathleen Nilles – Tax
Whayne Quin – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Janis Boyarsky Schiff – Real Estate
Stephen Brett Shapiro – Construction
Philip Baker-Shenk – Native American Law
David Silver – Real Estate
Andrew Stephenson – Construction
Charles Welch Tiedemann – Real Estate
Charles Tobin – Media & Entertainment; First Amendment Litigation
David Whitestone – Government: Relations

West Palm Beach
Larry Klein – Litigation: Appellate

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