Press Release
May 31, 2017

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

MIAMI (May 31, 2017) – 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 asset finance and leasing, aviation and land use/zoning practices were recognized as top-tier nationwide.

Additionally, the following practices received recommendations:

  • Government relations
  • M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500 million)
  • Construction (including construction litigation)
  • Real estate

Six 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
  • Anita Mosner – Aviation
  • John Pritchard - Asset finance and leasing
  • Stephen Shapiro - Construction (including construction litigation)

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

Asset finance and leasing

  • Fred Bass
  • Phillip Durham
  • William Piels
  • John Pritchard
  • Jovi Tenev


  • Fred Bass
  • Randal Robert Craft
  • Gary Halbert
  • Anita Mosner
  • William Piels

Construction (including construction litigation)

  • Deborah Griffin
  • Frederick Rohn
  • Stephen Shapiro

Government relations

  • Nicole Elliott
  • Rich Gold
  • Robert Highsmith
  • Gerry Sikorski

Land use/zoning

  • Steven Elrod
  • Joseph Goldstein
  • Jennifer Hernandez
  • Kenneth Lowenstein

M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500 million)

  • Martin Clarke
  • William Mutryn

Real estate

  • John Decker
  • Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz
  • Joseph Guay
  • Michael Kuppersmith
  • Stuart Saft

Published for 28 years, The Legal 500 provides comprehensive worldwide coverage on legal services providers in 107 jurisdictions. Research is based on feedback from more than 250,000 corporate counsel 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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