Press Release
January 4, 2022

D Magazine Names Four Holland & Knight Attorneys to 2022 Best Lawyers Under 40 List

DALLAS (January 4, 2022) – Holland & Knight Partners Gemma Galeoto, David Lawrence, Lee Meyercord and Catherine Rowsey have been recognized among the Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine. The annual listing recognizes outstanding young lawyers in the North Texas area.

Ms. Galeoto is a Dallas trial attorney licensed in four states. She focuses her practice on complex business disputes, including breach of contract, healthcare, financial institutions and trade secret litigation. Ms. Galeoto has significant courtroom experience as lead counsel in trials (both in state and federal court), arbitrations, injunctive relief requests and in appellate oral argument. The is the fifth consecutive year Ms. Galeoto has been selected for this honor by D Magazine.

Mr. Lawrence focuses his practice on commercial real estate development and finance matters. His practice includes representing both lenders and borrowers in a variety of loan origination transactions for interim, construction and permanent financing, and in connection with working out existing loans. This is the fourth consecutive year Mr. Lawrence has been selected for this honor by D Magazine.

Ms. Meyercord is a tax attorney who represents taxpayers in all stages of a federal tax dispute, including audits, administrative appeals and federal income tax litigation. She has represented a broad range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies, large partnerships, closely held businesses, exempt organizations and high-net-worth individuals. She has significant experience in partnership tax issues relating to energy, real estate and private equity. She also represents taxpayers in Texas state and local tax disputes. This is the third consecutive year, and fourth overall, that Ms. Meyercord has been selected for this honor by D Magazine.

Ms. Rowsey focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters, government investigations and enforcement actions, and corporate governance and internal investigations. She has represented clients in multiple industries, including energy and healthcare, in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including substantial experience in cases involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate governance, breach of contract, antitrust, misappropriation of trade secrets, and trust and estate disputes. Ms. Rowsey was also selected by D Magazine for this honor in 2020.

D Magazine compiles its Best Lawyers Under 40 list through a peer review voting process with ballots submitted by thousands of lawyers across North Texas.

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