Press Release
February 21, 2012

19 Holland & Knight Chicago Attorneys Named Super Lawyers for 2012

CHICAGO – February 21, 2012 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that 19 attorneys in the firm's Chicago office have been named "Super Lawyers" for 2012 by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. The full list of Illinois Super Lawyers also appeared in Chicago magazine.

The following attorneys were named in their respective practice areas this year:

Barbara Adams – Government/Cities/Municipalities
Christine Albright – Estate Planning & Probate
Thomas Arden – Intellectual Property
Clare Connor Ranalli – Healthcare
Martin Durkin Jr. – Antitrust Litigation
Steven Elrod – Government/Cities/Municipalities, Real Estate
Victor Filippini Jr. – Government/Cities/Municipalities
Andrew Gelman – Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Elder Law
Robert Gerstein – Real Estate, Construction/Surety, Legal Aid/Legal Services
Francis Keldermans – Banking, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Real Estate
Robert Labate – Entertainment & Sports, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Robert Lang – Estate Planning & Probate
Bruce Loring – Real Estate
Elias Matsakis – Health Care, Business/Corporate, Real Estate
Christine Quigley – Estate Planning & Probate
Steven Varick – Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Antitrust Litigation
Michael Zdeb – Tax, Closely Held Business, Mergers & Acquisitions

Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 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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