Robert J. Grammig is the chair and chief executive officer of Holland & Knight. As chair, Mr. Grammig oversees the strategic growth and direction of the firm and the management of all aspects of the firm's operations.

Mr. Grammig is a partner in the firm's Tampa, Washington, D.C., and New York offices and was formerly leader of the firm's Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. He has practiced for more than 40 years in the areas of public company mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate governance, general corporate law and international business transactions.

Mr. Grammig's practice has included regularly advising boards of directors, audit committees and special committees regarding corporate governance matters, including defending against shareholder activism and advising during proxy fights. He also 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.

In addition, Mr. Grammig was chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce from 2017 to 2019 and served on its board of directors from 2010 to 2023. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Who's Who Legal Worldwide and is a member of the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Power 100. He is also consistently recognized as a member of Florida Trend's Florida 500, a list of the most influential business leaders in the state.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Grammig served as a law clerk to the Honorable 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.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Chair, 2017-2019
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2011-2023
  • The Florida Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Florida 500, Florida's Most Influential Business Leaders, Florida Trend, 2018, 2023
  • Power 100, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2024
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity (North & Central), 2003-2024
  • 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
  • The Legal 500 USA, Government Relations, 2019; M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500M), 2020-2024; Leading Lawyer, M&A Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500M), 2023; Hall of Fame, M&A Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500M), 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 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 of the Best, Corporate Governance, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2019-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

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