Press Release
April 24, 2013

Three Holland & Knight Partners Recognized for 30 Years of Florida Bar Board Certification

Tampa, Fla. – April 24, 2013 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that partners Bernard A. Barton, Jr., Andrew H. Weinstein and William B. Wilson have maintained their Florida Bar Certification for 30 years, an accomplishment that is shared with only 221 attorneys in the state.

Board certification is The Florida Bar's highest evaluation of attorneys' competence and experience in one or more of the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Board certification evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. About 4,600 of Florida’s 93,000 lawyers have earned board certification.

"Maintaining board certification for 30 continuous years is a significant professional accomplishment," said Florida Bar President Gwynne A. Young. "These individuals are leaders by example in Florida's legal profession and we salute their commitment to excellence and professionalism in the practice of law."

Bernard A. Barton, Jr. is a partner in Holland & Knight's Tampa office and represents clients in the areas of federal, state and local taxation and business transactions in general. His primary client focus has been the representation of entrepreneurs, but he also represents public companies and regulated industries in tax and tax related matters. Mr. Barton is Florida Bar Board Certified in Tax Law.

Andrew H. Weinstein is a partner in the firm's Miami office. He has more than 40 years combined government and private sector experience handling complex domestic and international tax planning and compliance matters for ultra high-net-worth individuals. Mr. Weinstein is Florida Bar Board Certified in Tax Law.

William B. Wilson is the executive partner of Holland & Knight's Orlando office and focuses on complex commercial litigation. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and a past chair of The Florida Bar's Trial Lawyers Section.

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