Press Release
July 10, 2018

Holland & Knight Opens Philadelphia Office

PHILADELPHIA (July 10, 2018) – Holland & Knight announced today that it has opened its 25th U.S. office in Philadelphia, and its 28th overall. The office will initially include 11 partners and one of counsel who practice in the areas of executive compensation and employee benefits, banking and financial services, environmental law, employee stock ownership plans, intellectual property, and commercial litigation.  

Holland & Knight's new Philadelphia office includes Partners Leonard Bernstein, Kelly Bley, James DelBello, Robert Frank, Kerry Halpern, John Martini, Daniel Mateo, David Pardys, Nipun Patel, Tracy Quinn, and Matthew Siembieda. Robert Jaworski will join as of counsel. These lawyers represent clients on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters in a wide range of industries, including consumer products, energy, healthcare and life sciences, infrastructure, manufacturing and technology.

"This outstanding team of lawyers complements our existing strengths in several key practice areas. They have a strong client base in industries of strategic importance to the firm," said Steven Sonberg, Holland & Knight managing partner. "The Philadelphia market is vibrant with a thriving community and superb lawyers, and we are pleased to enter this market with this talented group of lawyers.  Opening an office in Philadelphia further expands our geographic focus in the U.S. and Latin America.  It also further consolidates our Northeast and Mid-Atlantic market position with our offices in Boston, New York, Stamford, Tysons, and Washington, D.C. The  great lawyers who have joined us know the Philadelphia market well and have excellent national reputations in the legal and business communities."

"Holland & Knight is a great fit for our team and our clients. The synergies between our clients' needs and the firm's strengths are substantial and have the potential to create tremendous value for everyone," said John Martini, who will serve as executive partner of the office. "We look forward to leading Holland & Knight's expansion into the Philadelphia market and to working with our new colleagues to help the firm achieve continued success.

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