Press Release
May 23, 2014

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

141 Holland & Knight Attorneys Named America's Leading Lawyers

MIAMI (May 23, 2014) – Holland & Knight has been named one of the nation's premier law firms, earning top rankings in multiple practice areas and markets in 2014 from Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The directory lists 141 Holland & Knight attorneys among the nation's preeminent practitioners.

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

  • Transportation – Aviation: Regulatory
  • Transportation – Road (Carriage/Commercial)

The firm also earned No. 1 rankings in state practices in the following categories:

  • California – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Florida – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Washington, D.C. – Real Estate

Other categories in which Holland & Knight ranked highly include: antitrust, banking and finance, bankruptcy/restructuring, construction, corporate/M&A and private equity, environment, food and beverages (alcohol), general commercial litigation, government contracts, government relations, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, Latin American investment, leisure and hospitality, media and entertainment, Native American law, product liability and mass torts, retail, tax, transportation (aviation finance and litigation, shipping finance and litigation), wealth management, and white-collar crime and government investigations.

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 2014 Chambers USA guide:

Philip Baker-Shenk – Native American Law
Leigh-Alexandra Basha – Wealth Management: Eastern Region
Fred Bass – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
David Black – Government: Government Contracts
Gregory Brown – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
William Byrne – Transportation: Rail (for Railroads); Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial)
Lynn Cadwalader – Leisure & Hospitality
Randal Robert Craft – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
Maria Currier – Healthcare: Transactional
John Dadakis – Wealth Management: Eastern Region
Blythe Daly – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York)
Phillip Durham – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Michael Frevola – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York)
Richard Gold – Government: Government Relations
Joseph Guay – Leisure & Hospitality
Lawrence Hamilton – Transportation: Rail (for Railroads); Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial)
Nancy Hengen – 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
Anita Mosner – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory
Michael Newman – Food & Beverages: Alcohol
Kathleen Nilles – Native American Law
William Piels – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
James Power – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York)
John Pritchard – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Richard Raysman – Outsourcing
Alan Reitzfeld – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
Bruce Ross – Wealth Management: Litigation Specialists
David Scott Sloan – Wealth Management: Eastern Region
Colin Smith – Product Liability & Mass Torts; Product Liability: Automobile
M.J. Spelliscy – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Jovi Tenev – Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York)
Matthew Vafidis – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (outside New York)
David Whitestone – Government: Government Relations

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

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
Christopher Brockman – Real Estate
Ted Brown – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Maria Currier – Healthcare
Lawrence Curtin – Environment
Mark Delegal – Insurance
William deMeza Jr. – Labor & Employment
Joe Dewey – Banking & Finance: Transactional
Richard Eckhard – Real Estate
James Ervin – Tax: State & Local
Keith Fendrick – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Andres Fernandez – Banking & Finance: Regulatory
Barbara Ferrer – Real Estate
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
Larry Klein – Litigation: Appellate
Edward Koren – Tax: Estate Planning
Latour Lafferty – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Juan Mayol – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Tom McAleavey – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
George Mencio Jr. – Latin American Investment
Tracy Nichols – Litigation: General Commercial
Kevin Packman – Tax: Estate Planning
Shannon Hartsfield – Healthcare
James Seay – Real Estate
Lawrence Sellers – Environment
Bill Shepherd – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
William Sherman – Tax
Roger Sims – Environment
José Sirven – 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 
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
J. Allen Maines – Litigation: General Commercial

Gregory Brown – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
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
Robert Vyverberg – Labor & Employment

Thomas Greene – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Robert Kaler – Litigation: General Commercial
Joshua Krumholz – Intellectual Property
Philip Lapatin – Real Estate
Shari Levitan – Tax: Estate Planning
Miriam McKendall – Labor & Employment
Jeffrey Mittleman – Healthcare
John Monaghan – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Philip Notopoulos – Real Estate
David Scott Sloan – Tax: Estate Planning
Bradley Van Buren – Tax

New York
Frederick Braid – Labor & Employment
Kenneth Lowenstein – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Richard Raysman – Technology & Outsourcing
Frederick Rohn – Construction
Stuart Saft – Real Estate
Michael Starr – Labor & Employment

Northern Virginia
Adam August – Corporate/M&A
Thomas Brownell – Construction
Michael Mannix – Corporate/M&A
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
Christopher Collins – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Amy Edwards – Environment
Michael Gaba – Healthcare: Pharmaceutical/Medical Products Regulatory
Norman Glasgow Jr. – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
David Kahn – Real Estate
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
Tara Scanlon – Real Estate
Janis Schiff – Real Estate
Stephen Shapiro – Construction
David Silver – Real Estate
Andrew Stephenson – Construction
Charles Welch (Chad) Tiedemann – Real Estate

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