Press Release
June 7, 2012

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

124 Holland & Knight Attorneys Named America's Leading Lawyers in 2012 Chambers Guide

MIAMI – June 7, 2012 – Holland & Knight has been named one of the nation's leading law firms, earning top rankings in multiple practice areas and markets in 2012 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The directory lists 124 Holland & Knight attorneys among the nation's leading practitioners.

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

Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing
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; banking and finance; construction; environment; food and beverage (alcohol); government relations; healthcare; leisure and hospitality; litigation; media and entertainment; Native American law; real estate; retail; tax; 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 2012 Chambers USA guide:

Philip Baker-Shenk – Native American Law
Eileen Bannon – Capital Markets: Derivatives
Fred Bass – Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing; Transportation: Aviation: Finance
David Black – Government: Contracts
Lynn Cadwalader – Leisure & Hospitality
Randal Robert Craft – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
John Dadakis – Wealth Management: Eastern Region
Phillip Durham – Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Associates to Watch)
Richard Duvall – Government: Contracts
Terry Elling – Government: Contracts
Michael Frevola – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York)
Richard Gold – Government: Relations
Nancy Hengen – Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing; Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York)
James Hohenstein – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York)
William Honan – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York)
Chester Hooper – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (outside New York)
Christopher Kelly – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
Edward Koren – Wealth Management: Eastern Region
Jerome Levine – Native American Law
Scott MacLeod – Investment Funds: Hedge Funds
Anita Mosner – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory
Michael Newman – Food & Beverages: Alcohol
James Norman – Leisure & Hospitality
William Piels – Transportation: Aviation: Finance; Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing
James Power – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York)
John Pritchard – Banking & Finance: Equipment Finance & Leasing; Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Richard Raysman – Outsourcing
Bruce Ross – Wealth Management: Western Region
Colin Smith – Products Liability & Mass Torts
Jovi Tenev – Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York)
Matthew Vafidis – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (outside New York)
David Whitestone – Government Relations

Linda Allderdice – Labor & Employment
Susan Booth – Real Estate
Jennifer Hernandez – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use; Environment

Rod Anderson – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Chester Bacheller – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Bernard Barton – Tax: State & Local
Rodney Bell – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Noel Boeke – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Sanford Bohrer – Litigation: General Commercial
Christopher Boyett – Tax: Estate Planning
Maria Currier – Healthcare
Lawrence Curtin – Environment
William deMeza Jr. – Labor & Employment
Frederick Dudley – Construction
Richard Eckhard – Real Estate
James Ervin – Tax: State & Local
Robert Friedman – Tax: Employee Benefits
Leonard Gilbert – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Joseph Goldstein – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Robert Grammig – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
John Halula – Real Estate
Jerome Hoffman – Antitrust
John Hogan – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
David Jones – Litigation: General Commercial
Larry Klein – Litigation: Appellate
Edward Koren – Tax: Estate Planning
Tom McAleavey – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Juan Mayol – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
George Mencio Jr. – Latin American Investment
Morris Miller – Healthcare
Thomas Morante – Insurance
Tracy Nichols – Litigation: General Commercial
Kevin Packman – Tax: Estate Planning
Shannon Hartsfield – Healthcare
James Seay – Real Estate
Lawrence Sellers – Environment
William Sherman – Tax
Roger Sims – Environment
Joe Sirven – Banking & Finance: Regulatory; Banking & Finance: Transactional
Rodolfo Sorondo Jr. – Litigation: Appellate
Charles Stutts – Banking & Finance: Regulatory
Ben Subin – Construction
Joseph Varner, III – Litigation: General Commercial
Edward Vogel, III – Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Andrew Weinstein – Tax
Christopher Weiss – Construction
William Wilson – Litigation: General Commercial
Barbara Yadley – Banking & Finance: Transactional
Samuel Zusmann – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Harold Daniel Jr. – Litigation: General Commercial
Laurie Webb Daniel – Litigation: General Commercial

Steven Elrod – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Victor Filippini – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Peter Friedman – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Robert Labate – Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Mark Shapiro – Labor & Employment

Scott Cooper – Real Estate
Joshua Krumholz – Intellectual Property
Shari Levitan – Tax: Estate Planning
John Monaghan – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Philip Notopoulos – Real Estate
David Scott Sloan – Tax: Estate Planning
Suanne St. Charles – Banking & Finance

New York
Frederick Braid – Labor & Employment
Timothy Froessel – Construction
Martin Miner – Real Estate
Richard Raysman – Technology & Outsourcing
Frederick Rohn – Construction
Stuart Saft – Real Estate
Michael Starr – Labor & Employment

Northern Virginia
Thomas Brownell – Construction
Stuart Mendelsohn – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
William Mutryn – Corporate/M&A
Michelle Rosati – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Eric Wechselblatt – Corporate/M&A

Mark von Bergen – Corporate/M&A

Washington, D.C.
David Briggs – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Harold Bucholtz – Tax
Amy Edwards – Environment
Michael Gaba – Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory
Norman Glasgow Jr – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
David Kahn – Real Estate
Bonni Kaufman – Environment
Paul Kilmer – Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Norman Leventhal – Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
Lawrence Liebesman – Environment
Kathleen Nilles – Tax
Whayne Quin – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Janis Boyarsky Schiff – Real Estate
Stephen Brett Shapiro – Construction
David Silver – Real Estate
Andrew Stephenson – Construction
Charles Welch Tiedemann – Real Estate

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