Press Release
June 21, 2012

Thirty-Eight Holland & Knight Attorneys Named Legal Elite, Hall of Fame Honorees and 'Up and Comers' by Florida Trend Magazine

MIAMI – June 21, 2012 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that 38 of the firm's attorneys have been named to Florida Trend magazine's 2012 Legal Elite list. The Florida Legal Elite are the top lawyers practicing in Florida, according to the results of the magazine's statewide attorney surveys.

This year's list of 1,348 Legal Elite attorneys represents approximately 2 percent of the more than 67,000 Florida Bar members actively practicing in Florida.

This year, seven Holland & Knight attorneys were included in Florida Trend's Legal Elite Hall of Fame, which was created to honor those who have been Legal Elite winners for each of the past seven years. A diverse panel of lawyers was consulted to evaluate the Legal Elite and make the final selection of Hall of Fame honorees. Holland & Knight has more members of the Hall of Fame than any other law firm.

Additionally, Florida Bar members are asked to participate by naming three best "up and coming" attorneys who exhibit leadership in the law and in their local communities. An attorney must have practiced law for less than 10 years or be less than 40 years of age to be eligible.

The following Holland & Knight attorneys were recognized as 2012 Florida Elite, Hall of Fame honorees and 'Up and Comers.'

Fort Lauderdale
Joshua R. Levenson – Up & Comer
Nicolas G. Milano – Real Estate

George E. "Buddy" Schulz, Jr. – Civil Trial – Hall of Fame
R. Troy Smith – Commercial Litigation

Edward W. Vogel, III – Banking & Financial

Christopher W. Boyett – Wills, Trusts & Estates – Hall of Fame
J. Raul Cosio – Commercial Litigation
Maria T. Currier – Health
Jesús E. Cuza – Commercial Litigation
Jorge L. Hernandez-Toraño – Business Law
Mitchell E. Herr – Commercial Litigation
Judith M. Korchin – Commercial Litigation – Hall of Fame
Tiffani G. Lee – Commercial Litigation
Eric L. Ray – Up & Comer
Joe E. Sirven – Banking & Financial
Rodolfo Sorondo, Jr. – Appellate Practice
Lee Philip Teichner – Civil Trial

Stephen T. Ball – Labor & Employment
Min K. Cho – Up & Comer
Suzanne E. Gilbert – Commercial Litigation
Scott J. Johnson – Eminent Domain
Victoria H. Newman – Up & Comer
James E.L. Seay – Real Estate
Roger W. Sims – Environmental & Land Use – Hall of Fame
Albert F. Tellechea – Civil Trial
Christopher J. Weiss – Construction
William B. Wilson – Commercial Litigation 

Martha W. Barnett – Government & Administrative – Hall of Fame
Jerome W. Hoffman – Commercial Litigation
Lawrence E. Sellers – Environmental & Land Use – Hall of Fame

Robert J. Grammig – Business Law
Richard B. Hadlow – Business Law
Bradford D. Kimbro – Commercial Litigation
Robert J. Kline – Wills, Trusts & Estates
Paul A. McDermott – Up & Comer
Joseph H. Varner, III – Commercial Litigation – Hall of Fame

West Palm Beach
William N. Shepherd – Criminal Law

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