Press Release
August 31, 2022

Holland & Knight Welcomes International Tax and Trust Attorney Eduardo "Ed" Arista to Its Growing Private Wealth Services Group

MIAMI (August 31, 2022) – International tax attorney Eduardo "Ed" Arista has joined Holland & Knight as a partner in the Private Wealth Services Group. Mr. Arista brings with him more than 20 years of experience providing proactive tax, corporate and estate planning for domestic and international private clients and closely held businesses. His native Spanish fluency and extensive cross-border experience equip him to work more effectively with his Latin American clients and their local counsel, allowing them to draw on his large and well-established network of foreign professionals throughout the region. He will reside in the firm's Miami office.

As an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Arista is also familiar with the most complex international income and estate tax forms and filing requirements. He was the principal of Arista Law & Tax prior to joining Holland & Knight. Earlier in July, Holland & Knight also welcomed tax Partner Logan Gans to its Private Wealth Services Group in Miami.

"Holland & Knight's international tax practice is well known in South Florida, and Ed's arrival further strengthens our leading position," said Christopher Boyett, co-chair of Holland & Knight's national Private Wealth Services Group. "Ed has an excellent reputation as a trusted advisor to high-net-worth individuals and families. His practice is well suited for our firm, and his clients will benefit from having access to our real estate, corporate and litigation services when they need it."

"We continue to grow our international tax practice, and Ed's direct experience in Latin America is an important strategic addition to our group," said David Scott Sloan, co-chair of Holland & Knight's Global Private Wealth practice.

Mr. Arista earned a J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. degree in accounting at Florida International University, where he taught in the graduate tax program for more than 10 years. He is licensed to practice law in Florida and the District of Columbia.

"Moving my long-standing practice to a larger firm was a big decision for me. I quickly realized that Holland & Knight was the best firm for my clients and my own professional development," said Mr. Arista. "The firm's expansive resources and Latin American footprint will give me the additional tools I need to meet my clients' growing demands while continuing to provide them with exceptional legal counsel. I have known and worked with many talented Holland & Knight attorneys in the past, and I'm excited to be joining their team."

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