Press Release
February 8, 2018

Healthcare Litigator Matthew Zimmerman Returns to Holland & Knight

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (February 8, 2018) – Litigation attorney Matthew Zimmerman has rejoined Holland & Knight’s West Palm Beach office as a partner. Mr. Zimmerman returns to the ranks of Holland & Knight partnership after having served as associate general counsel of MDVIP Inc., a national membership-based healthcare company with more than 850 primary care physicians and approximately 300,000 patient members. Mr. Zimmerman was an attorney with Holland & Knight for 10 years prior to joining MDVIP.

“Matt could have gone to any firm in Florida. I’m glad to have him back - and with this tremendous experience in a specialty area of law,” said William Shepherd, executive partner of the firm’s West Palm Beach office. “He is an extremely effective litigator who is respected by the bench and his colleagues at the bar alike.”

Mr. Zimmerman focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on the healthcare industry. He has experience handling trade secrets, “business divorces” (i.e., business breakups), unfair competition, and consumer protection matters, as well as contract and restrictive covenant disputes. Mr. Zimmerman has helped innovative healthcare clients implement risk management, compliance and arbitration programs. He has also advised on medical practice acquisition and structuring and healthcare service agreements, marketing, public relations, fraud and abuse, technology and privacy issues. His practice includes the representation of clients in high-stakes business disputes, particularly those involving injunction claims.

“As an in-house lawyer for MDVIP, I got a first-hand look at the challenges that healthcare innovators face,” said Mr. Zimmerman. “I’m looking forward to using that knowledge to assist clients in South Florida and beyond with a unique perspective that focuses on practical and efficient legal and business solutions. Being associated with MDVIP was an amazing experience, and I am honored to continue to represent MDVIP. Returning to Holland & Knight feels like coming home. Holland & Knight is a fantastic place to work with great colleagues, who have always been incredibly supportive of my career and development.”

Mr. Zimmerman earned a J.D. degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a B.A. degree from the University of Florida.

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