Tampa, Fla. – October 31, 2011 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that Joseph H. Varner, III, a partner in the firm's Tampa office, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Tampa Bay & Company.
The mission of Tampa Bay & Company is to create vibrant growth for the Tampa area by promoting developing and expanding a united visitor industry. The independent not-for-profit organization represents more than 700 businesses throughout Tampa and promotes the area as a choice destination for conventions and visitors.
Varner has specialized in civil trial practice in Florida for his entire career, practicing primarily in the areas of complex commercial litigation, business torts, securities litigation and professional negligence.
Varner, a graduate of Leadership Tampa (1993), is very active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Copperhead Charities, Inc., which presents the Transitions Championship PGA tour event at Innisbrook Golf Resort each year.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and was recently ranked within the 'Top Ten' of Florida Super Lawyers. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for both Business Litigation and Bet-The-Company Litigation, and has been recognized as one of Florida's Legal Elite™ by Florida Trend magazine since its inception.
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