Richard B. Hadlow practices in the areas of securities law, corporate law, partnership law, corporate finance and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Before joining the business law department of Holland & Knight as a partner in the fall of 2002, Mr. Hadlow was a shareholder and member of the executive committee at his previous law firm, where he served as managing shareholder from 1995-2001.

While at Florida State University, Mr. Hadlow was a member of the Florida State University Law Review.


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M., Taxation
  • Duke University, B.A., Economics
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
  • Florida State University College of Law Alumni Association, Past President, 2001-2002
  • Berkeley Preparatory School, Board of Trustees, Past Chairman, 2001-2002
  • Florida State University College of Law Board of Visitors, Past Member, 2002-2005
  • Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, Past Member
  • University of Tampa Board of Counselors, Past Chairman
  • University of Tampa, Board of Trustees, Past Member
  • Florida Aquarium, Board of Trustees, Past Member of Board of Directors, Secretary and Development Chairman
  • Leadership Tampa, Past Member of Board of Directors
  • The Florida Bar
  • Metropolitan Ministries, Past Board Member and Past President
  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Past Senior Warden and Past Junior Warden
  • Tampa Yacht & Country Club, Past Member of the Board of Governors and Secretary
  • Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, President 
  • Florida Law Network, Holland & Knight Representative and Past Chairman
Honors & Awards
  • Top Lawyer, Tampa Magazine, Business Organizations Law (Including LLCs and Partnerships), 2020, 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2023
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, Top 50 Lawyers in Tampa, 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, 1995-2023; Corporate Compliance Law, 1995-2014, 2016-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Tampa Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year, 2015, 2018, 2021
  • Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Florida Trend magazine, 2018, 2020, 2022
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2007-2022
  • Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers magazine