WASHINGTON – July 1, 2011 – The District of Columbia Bar presented the prestigious Frederick B. Abramson Award to Holland & Knight and the other members of the Bar's Community Economic Development (CED) Project Advisory Committee at its awards dinner and annual meeting yesterday evening. The award recognizes the committee's contributions to the CED Project's Education Initiative, a unique program that connects lawyers with the District's small businesses and nonprofit organizations.
"Holland & Knight has been a key contributor to the CED Project since its inception," said Katherine Mazzaferri, chief executive officer of the D.C. Bar. "The firm's leadership role in the Education Initiative during the past year--in particular, developing a guide to D.C. zoning law requirements--has earned it the gratitude of our members and CED Project clients alike."
"We are honored to be a co-recipient of this year's Frederick B. Abramson Award and thank the D.C. Bar for the opportunity to be of service to the small business and nonprofit communities in the Washington area," said Dennis Hughes, the Holland & Knight partner who accepted the award on behalf of the firm. "Along with our fellow CED Project Advisory Committee members, we salute the Bar for its efforts to help those communities not only identify actual and potential legal issues, but also address them with its assistance."
In addition to Hughes, Holland & Knight partner Chris Camarra also participated in the CED Project's Education Initiative.
Presented annually, the Frederick B. Abramson Award recognizes the most significant contribution made in the past year to the D.C. Bar and its individual members. Holland & Knight partner Hank Brothers, a charter member of the CED Project Advisory Committee, was a co-recipient of the award in 1999, recognizing the launching of the CED Project.