Press Release
August 21, 2018

Holland & Knight Grows International Tax Practice in Florida, D.C. and New York with Lawyers from Sharp Partners

TAMPA, Fla. (August 21, 2018) – Well-known international tax attorney William M. Sharp Sr. has joined Holland & Knight’s Tampa office along with Partner Andrea Darling de Cortés and Associates Alexander R. Olama and Chad M. Vanderhoef. Partner Robert G. Lorndale and Of Counsel Alan W. Granwell have joined in Washington, D.C. and Consulting Counsel Robert Katzberg has joined in New York. The lawyers are members of the firm’s Tax Team.

Additionally, James H. “Chip” Cottrell Jr., who most recently served as Deloitte's global chief ethics officer and has close working relationships with Mr. Sharp and other Holland & Knight partners, has joined the firm as director of ancillary services in Washington, D.C. He is currently an advisory board member of the United Nations Office for Project Services and a member of the international independent commission investigating Oxfam International.

“These lawyers are highly regarded internationally for their sophisticated work, especially in the area of tax controversies,” said Bill Sherman, chair of the firm's Tax Team. “We are extremely pleased that the group is bringing its knowledge and experience to Holland & Knight. We expect that they will complement our tax and corporate practices very nicely.”

“Bill and his team have a fantastic reputation in the Tampa Bay region and beyond,” said Brad Kimbro, executive partner of Holland & Knight’s Tampa office. “Many of our clients have business dealings across multiple countries and need strategic advice on cross-border tax matters. Bill and his colleagues have deep experience in this area and credentials that are hard to match.”

Mr. Sharp and his colleagues focus on international tax matters, advising both domestic and foreign clients on tax planning, compliance and controversy issues. The group’s clients include private and public companies, individuals and families, with clients in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Notably, Mr. Granwell, who focuses on representing multinational corporations on cross-border planning and transfer pricing, is a former international tax counsel and director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of International Tax Affairs.

“Holland & Knight presented us with a great opportunity to become partners in a highly successful and well-known global law firm,” said Mr. Sharp. “We have grown significantly over the years and feel by transitioning to Holland & Knight we will be in a better position to offer our clients a wider variety of legal representation outside of our international tax focus.”

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