Press Release
June 17, 2016

Holland & Knight Practices Earn Top-Tier Rankings in Legal 500 US Guide

MIAMI (June 17, 2016) – Holland & Knight has earned top-tier rankings and several individual practice and attorney recommendations in the latest The Legal 500 United States guide. The firm’s government relations and land use/zoning practices were recognized as top-tier nationwide.

The guide mentions the firm’s "great reputation for healthcare-related work" in the area of government relations and cites recent successful advocacy on behalf of the American Chemistry Council, the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. In the area of land use/zoning, the guide praises Holland & Knight’s "quality" practice, with a "strong footprint across the US - particularly New York, Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Florida and California."

Additionally, the following practices received recommendations:

  • Asset finance and leasing
  • Construction (including construction litigation)
  • M&A: middle-market (sub-$500 million)
  • Product liability, mass tort and class action: aerospace/aviation
  • Real estate

Five Holland & Knight lawyers are recognized as "leading lawyers." They include:

  • Fred Bass - Asset finance and leasing
  • Steven Elrod - Land use/zoning
  • Joseph Goldstein - Land use/zoning
  • John Pritchard - Asset finance and leasing
  • Stephen Shapiro - Construction (including construction litigation)

Thirty-three Holland & Knight lawyers were recommended within the editorial sections of the guide. They include:

Product liability, mass tort and class action - aerospace/aviation

  • Randal Craft
  • Gary Halbert
  • Christopher Kelly
  • Lyndall Lambert
  • Anita Mosner
  • Judith Nemsick
  • Alan Reitzfeld

Asset finance and leasing

  • Fred Bass
  • Brian Daigle
  • Phillip Durham
  • Richard Furey
  • Ronald Goldberg
  • John Pritchard

Government relations

  • Rich Gold
  • Robert Highsmith
  • Gerry Sikorski
  • David Whitestone

M&A - middle-market (sub-$500 million)

  • William Mutryn
  • Merrill Ulmer

Construction (including construction litigation)

  • Deborah Griffin
  • Frederick Rohn
  • Stephen Shapiro
  • Ben Subin

Real estate and construction - Land use/zoning

  • Steven Elrod
  • Joseph Goldstein
  • Debbie Orshefsky
  • Douglas Praw

Real estate

  • Susan Booth
  • Stacie Goeddel
  • Joseph Guay
  • Matthew Joe
  • Allison McCarthy
  • Martin Miner

Published for 27 years, The Legal 500 provides comprehensive worldwide coverage on legal services providers in more than 106 jurisdictions. Research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have extensive experience in the legal market.

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