Press Release
December 8, 2011

Twenty-Four Holland & Knight Boston Attorneys Named "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" for 2011

Boston – December 8, 2011 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that 24 of the firm's attorneys in its Boston office have been named "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" for 2011 by Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine. The full list of the state's "Super Lawyers" also appeared in Boston Magazine.

This year, the following attorneys were selected:

Rising Stars 
Brett D. Carroll – Business Litigation
Matthew L. Mitchell – Employment & Labor
Diane N. Rallis – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
David J. Santeusanio – Employment & Labor
Benjamin M. Stern – Intellectual Property Litigation
Bradley M. Van Buren – Estate Planning & Probate
Lynne B. Xerras – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Super Lawyers 
Scott E. Cooper – Real Estate
Kenneth B. Hoffman – Real Estate
Paul M. James – Construction Litigation
Gordon P. Katz – Business Litigation
Joshua Krumholz – Intellectual Property Litigation
Paul G. Lannon Jr. – Employment & Labor
Philip S. Lapatin – Real Estate
Ralph T. Lepore III – General Litigation
Shari A. Levitan – Estate Planning & Probate
Ieuan-Gael Mahony – Intellectual Property Litigation
Miriam J. McKendall – Employment & Labor
Mark C. Michalowski – Business Litigation
John J. Monaghan – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Philip J. Notopoulos – Real Estate
David Scott Sloan – Estate Planning & Probate
James D. Smeallie – Business Litigation
Steven H. Wright – Business/Corporate

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas. The magazine names exceptional attorneys annually in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers uses a rigorous selection process that begins with peer nomination. Once an attorney has been nominated, they are then evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement through a third-party researcher.

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