Robert J. Grammig is a lawyer in Holland & Knight's Tampa, Washington, D.C., and New York offices and leader of the firm's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Mr. Grammig has practiced for more than 30 years in the areas of public company mergers and acquisitions, securities law, general corporate law and international business transactions. He serves on the firm's Directors Committee.

Mr. Grammig has represented both companies and underwriters in numerous public company offerings. He has also led legal teams on behalf of acquirors, target companies and special committees in a large number of publicly announced merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Grammig regularly advises boards of directors, audit committees and special committees regarding corporate governance matters, including defending against shareholder activism and advising during proxy fights. He has devoted a substantial part of his practice to international business transactions, representing both United States and foreign entities, including representations involving significant transactions in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Grammig regularly participates as a panelist in KPMG's Audit Committee Institute. He was the chairman of the Florida Chamber of Commerce from 2017 to 2019. He currently serves as chairman of the Florida Chamber's International Business Council.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas A. Clark of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits from 1981 to 1982.

Representative Experience


  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Diplomatic History
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, 2017-2019
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Immediate Past Chairman, 2019-2021
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Chair Elect, 2016-2017
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Chairman International Business Council, 2019-Present
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Bay Regional Board, Chair, 2014-2016
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2011-Present
  • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Board of Directors
  • German American Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Committee
  • The Florida Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Florida 500, Florida's Most Influential Business Leaders, Florida Trend, 2023
  • Power 100, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, 1995-2023; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2014-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Corporate Governance Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2023; Tampa Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year, 2024
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2023
  • Who's Who Legal Worldwide: M&A and Governance, 2020
  • Who's Who Legal Florida: M&A and Governance, 2020
  • Top Lawyer, Tampa Magazine, Securitization & Structured Finance Law, 2016; Corporate Law, 2020, 2022; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2022
  • Who's Who Legal: M&A: Global Leader, 2019
  • The Legal 500 USA, Government Relations, 2019; M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500M), 2020-2022; Leading Lawyer, M&A Corporate and Commercial - M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500M)
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2003-2023
  • Who's Who Legal 100: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Mergers & Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Lawyer of the Year, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Corporate Lawyer of the Year, 2009, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa International Trade and Finance Lawyer of the Year, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Securities/Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions, 2013, 2019
  • Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers magazine
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine
  • Lawdragon Top 500 Dealmakers
  • The Best of the Best, Corporate Governance, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2019-2020
  • Who's Who Legal
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Speaking Engagements