Press Release
May 9, 2016

Holland & Knight Attorneys Named Top Dealmakers of the Year by Daily Business Review

MIAMI (May 9, 2016) – Holland & Knight is proud to announce that four of the firm’s South Florida attorneys were recognized as "Top Dealmakers of the Year" by the Daily Business Review at its 10th annual awards luncheon.

The Top Dealmakers are selected by the Review's editorial staff from hundreds of nominations in 14 categories. According to the publication, the Top Dealmakers awards "focus on the work of South Florida attorneys, brokers and others who back some of the most notable transactions for companies in the region and beyond."

Top Dealmaker Winners

Miami real estate Partner Bill Bloom, along with Associates Shawn Amuial and Brett Holland, were named winners in the "Mixed-Use" category. They advised Washington, D.C.-based Madison Marquette and the Florida-based Barron Collier Companies and The Lutgert Companies on the $240 million sale of Mercato, a development in Naples, Florida. Mercato is a premier mixed-use lifestyle and entertainment center with more than 450,000 square feet of retail and office space.

Miami corporate partner Ira Rosner took home Top Dealmaker awards in the both the "Corporate Finance" and "Corporate" categories. He was recognized for his work representing Mednax Inc., a national medical group, in a $750 million Rule 144A offering. Mr. Rosner also earned recognition for assisting OPKO Health Inc. in its $1.47 billion acquisition of Bio-Reference Laboratories.

Top Dealmaker Finalists

Holland & Knight also had Top Dealmaker finalists in the categories of "Construction Financing" and "Hotel."

Fort Lauderdale real estate Partner Judith Kreitzer earned recognition for her role advising Wells Fargo and a group of co-lenders in their $340 million construction loan financing the 83-story Panorama Tower in Miami.

Fort Lauderdale-based Partners Ying Geneve DuBois and Allison McCarthy were noted for their representation of Sunshine Insurance Group, one of China's largest private insurance and investment firms, in the $230 million purchase of the Baccarat Hotel New York from Starwood Capital Group.

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