Press Release
May 19, 2015

Holland & Knight Ranked Among Nation's Top Law Firms

148 Holland & Knight Attorneys Named America's Leading Lawyers

MIAMI (May 19, 2015) – Holland & Knight has been named one of the nation's premier law firms, earning top rankings in multiple practice areas and markets in 2015 from Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The directory lists 148 Holland & Knight attorneys among the nation's preeminent practitioners.

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

  • Transportation – Aviation: Regulatory

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
  • Northern Virginia – Corporate/M&A
  • 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 2015 Chambers USA guide:

Philip Baker-Shenk – Native American Law
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
Walter Featherly – Native American Law
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
Nathan Leavitt – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Jerome Levine – Native American Law
Anita Mosner – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory
Judith Nemsick - Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
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
Jeffrey Stern – Leisure & Hospitality
Audrey Sung – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Jovi Tenev – Transportation: Shipping: Finance (New York)
Matthew Vafidis – Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (outside New York)

Douglas Serdahely – Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries; Litigation: General Commercial

Susan Booth – Real Estate
Jennifer Hernandez – Environment; Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Elizabeth Lake – Environment
Tamsen Plume – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Douglas Praw – Real Estate 

Rod Anderson – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Chester Bacheller – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Bernard Barton – Tax: State & Local
Rodney Bell – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Stacy Blank – Litigation: Appellate
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
Michael Candes – Construction 
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
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
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
Debbie Orshefsky – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Kevin Packman – Tax: Estate Planning
Roberto Pupo – Latin American Investment
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
Robert Warram – Real Estate
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
Mark Lange – Tax 
J. Allen Maines – Litigation: General Commercial

Gregory Brown – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
Steven Elrod – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Peter Friedman – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Robert Labate – Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Elias Matsakis – Healthcare 
Mark Shapiro – 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 Santeusanio – Labor & Employment 
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
Gary Schoenbrun – Tax 
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
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
Norman Glasgow Jr. – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
David Kahn – Real Estate
Paul Kilmer – Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
Lawrence Liebesman – Environment
Whayne Quin – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Tara Scanlon – Real Estate
Janis Schiff – Real Estate
Stephen Shapiro – Construction
Christine Shiker – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use 
David Silver – Real Estate
Andrew Stephenson – Construction
Charles Welch (Chad) Tiedemann – Real Estate

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