Press Release
February 27, 2013

Holland & Knight Announces the 2013 Rising Stars

MIAMI (February 27, 2013) — Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that five women attorneys from across the firm have been selected to participate in its Rising Stars® program for 2013.

The Rising Stars program, which was launched in 2003, is designed to help prepare participants for leadership opportunities, elevate their profiles within the legal profession and community, and increase their success in business development. The year-long program focuses on leadership, marketing, management and professional skills development, professional mentoring and experiential learning. The participants, who are in at least their seventh year of practice, are chosen based on their professional experience, community involvement, motivation to be a leader, and the ability to invest the time and effort necessary for success.

The 2013 Rising Stars class includes:

Kristina Starr Azlin, a partner in Los Angeles, has extensive federal and state litigation experience and has represented clients in a wide array of complex civil matters, including class action defense, contract disputes, intellectual property infringement, compliance and False Claims Act litigation, business fraud and product liability actions.

Chelsea Maclean, an associate in San Francisco, counsels clients on all aspects of regulatory compliance under federal and state environmental laws, including the California Environmental Quality Act, and represents them in litigation arising out of land use and environmental issues. She also has experience drafting and negotiating transactional agreements between developers, municipal agencies and other third parties.

Mia McKown, senior counsel in Tallahassee, Fla., practices in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of health law and administrative law. She has more than 20 years of experience in the agribusiness, banking, mental health and insurance industries, including serving as general counsel to the Florida Department of Citrus and serving as the hearing officer for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Christine Quigley, an associate in Chicago, advises affluent individuals and families in wealth planning, tax planning, estate and trust administration, and business succession planning. Her clients include successful business owners, private equity and hedge fund principals, and executives of public and privately-held companies.

Antonia Tzinova, an associate in Washington, D.C., practices in the areas of international trade, foreign direct investment and industrial security. She regularly represents clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and advises on measures to mitigate Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI) in cross border mergers and acquisitions of U.S. government and defense contractors.

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