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Our Profile

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,250 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.

Holland & Knight Office Locations

Anchorage  |  Atlanta  |  Austin  |  Bogotá  |  Boston  |  Charlotte  |  Chicago
Dallas  |  Denver  |  Fort Lauderdale  |  Houston  |  Jacksonville  |  Lakeland   
London  |  Los Angeles  |  Mexico City  |  Miami  |  New York  |  Orlando  
Portland  |  San Francisco  |  Stamford  |  Tallahassee  |  Tampa  
Tysons  |  Washington, D.C.  |  West Palm Beach


Holland & Knight has more than 400 lawyers in its Litigation Section. The firm is engaged in a broad range of civil and white collar litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States.

  • In the 2018 BTI Litigation Outlook report, Holland & Knight is ranked among the top five percent of all law firms in the United States based on feedback from legal decision-makers at the world's largest companies. The firm was identified among those leading the litigation market in the areas of class actions and torts, IP litigation, complex commercial litigation and product liability litigation (September 2017).
  • Best Lawyers in America selected 139 Litigation lawyers for inclusion in its 2018 guide. Holland & Knight was recognized as a top-listed firm in the U.S. in Trusts and Estates Litigation (August 2017).
  • The firm was recommended in the area of Construction in the Legal 500 United States 2017 guide. The guide also highlighted Litigation Partner Stephen Shapiro as a "Leading Lawyer" for the practice area (June 2017).
  • 54 litigation lawyers were listed in the 2017 Chambers USA guide, including high rankings in Antitrust, Appellate Litigation, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Construction, First Amendment Litigation, General Commercial Litigation, Government Contracts, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Media & Entertainment, Product Liability & Mass Torts, Aviation Litigation, Shipping/Maritime Litigation, and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (May 2017).
  • The 2017 Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business guide named Holland & Knight among the world's leading law firms in the area of Shipping Litigation (March 2017).
  • Frederick Braid, Kelly-Ann Cartwright, William deMeza, Jr. and Michael Starr were recognized for their work in Labor and Employment by Legal Media Group, publisher of the Euromoney Expert Guides series (October 2014).
  • Holland & Knight was named one of the top trademark law firms in the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (January 2013).


The Business Section has more than 300 lawyers in three major areas – Corporate Transactions, Financial Services and Private Wealth Services – and advises local, national and international clients on a broad range of matters and business transactions.

  • The 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide selected several practice groups in the firm for national first-tier rankings, including Banking and Finance, Corporate, Equipment Finance, Health Care, Insurance, International Trade and Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities/Capital Markets, Securitization and Structured Finance, Tax and Trust & Estates (November 2017).
  • The 2018 Chambers Latin America guide ranked 12 business attorneys among Latin America's best advisors (September 2017).
  • Best Lawyers in America selected 105 business lawyers for inclusion in the 2018 guide (August 2017).
  • Legal 500 United States recommended Holland & Knight in the practice areas of Asset Finance and Leasing as well as Mergers and Acquisitions in its 2017 edition. Structured Finance Partners Fred Bass and John Pritchard were also highlighted as "Leading Lawyers" in the guide (June 2017).
  • 46 business lawyers were listed in the 2017 Chambers USA guide, including high rankings in Aviation Finance, Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Healthcare, Outsourcing, Shipping/Maritime Finance and Tax (May 2017).
  • The 2017 Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business guide named Holland & Knight among the world's leading firms in Global-wide: Aviation Finance, Shipping Finance and International Private Client; Latin America-wide: Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A; Colombia: Corporate/M&A; Cuba: General Business Law; Mexico: Banking & Finance; and USA: Corporate/M&A. Multiple lawyers also were chosen for individual rankings, including in Global-wide Aviation and Shipping; Latin America-wide Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A; Colombia Corporate/M&A and Energy & Natural Resources; Cuba General Business Law; Liberia Shipping; Mexico Banking & Finance and Capital Markets; and USA Banking & Finance, Outsourcing and Shipping (March 2017).
  • Holland & Knight was named Advisen Executive Risk Awards Best Counsel of the Year – Policyholder Counsel for 2015. The award honors policy counsel that has offered expert advice, intermediation and innovation throughout the lifecycle of a management liability claim or coverage negotiation (December 2015).
  • Directors & Boards magazine has ranked Holland & Knight as one of the nation's top 10 law firms for dealing with director liability issues for eight consecutive years. Corporate directors also ranked the firm as one of the top five for general corporate governance issues and board-level M&A issues (2007-2014).

Real Estate

With more than 280 lawyers and professionals, Holland & Knight's Real Estate Section is one of the largest of any U.S. law firm. Our broad geographic footprint allows us to serve developers, owners, tenants, lenders and managers of all real estate asset classes including office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hotels.

  • The 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide selected the Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law practice groups for national first-tier rankings and awarded metropolitan first-tier rankings in the following markets: Boston, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, New York City, Orlando, Tampa and Washington, D.C. (November 2017).
  • Best Lawyers in America selected 68 real estate lawyers for inclusion in the 2018 guide. Holland & Knight was recognized as a top-listed firm in the U.S. in Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Law (August 2017).
  • The Land Use and Zoning Team secured a top-tier ranking by Legal 500 United States in its 2017 edition, which also recommended the firm in the areas of Real Estate and Construction. Partners Joseph Goldstein and Steven Elrod were highlighted as "Leading Lawyers" in the guide (June 2017).
  • 32 real estate attorneys from eight different markets were listed in the 2017 Chambers USA guide. The firm received No. 1 rankings in Real Estate (Washington, D.C.) and in Zoning/Land Use (California, Florida and Illinois) (May 2017).
  • Holland & Knight was honored by LatinFinance magazine for its role in Fibra UNO's US$2.5 billion follow-on public offering, named the 2014 Follow-on Equity Deal of the Year, recognized as "the largest-ever Latin American real estate equity sale" and "one of the largest REITs in the Americas" (January 2015).
  • Holland & Knight's Real Estate Section was ranked by Law360 as one of the top 10 largest practice groups in the U.S. on the Real Estate Law360 100 list (November 2014).
  • Holland & Knight has been ranked in the top 20 real estate law firms nationwide by Multi Housing News magazine for three years in a row (August 2014).


Holland & Knight's Government Section has more than 100 attorneys and professionals engaged in federal, state, local and tribal government affairs, regulatory counseling and related disciplines.

  • The 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" guide selected Holland & Knight for metropolitan first-tier rankings in Government Relations in the following markets: Chicago, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa and Washington, D.C. (November 2017).
  • Best Lawyers in America selected 27 government lawyers for inclusion in the 2018 guide (August 2017).
  • The firm's Government Relations practice was recommended in the Legal 500 United States 2017 guide (June 2017).
  • 17 government lawyers were listed in the 2017 Chambers USA guide (May 2017).
  • Former Congressman Gerry Sikorski (D-MN), Partner Rich Gold and Partner Kathryn Lehman were recognized by The Hill as Top Lobbyists for 2016 (October 2016).
  • Holland & Knight was recognized by National Journal for "innovation in decision-making" and received the 2015 National Journal Membership Innovation Award, which recognizes Washington, D.C.'s top creative individuals and organizations for their work in advancing the craft of government affairs (October 2015).
  • Holland & Knight was named a Top Law Firm in Florida by Southern Political Report in its 2015 "The South's Top Government Affairs Firms and Lobbyists" edition (October 2015).

Diversity, Public Service and Charitable Giving

Holland & Knight has a long history of commitment to diversity and supporting our communities through pro bono legal work, community service and charitable giving.

  • Holland & Knight earned Gold Standard Certification from The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for the seventh year in a row for its achievement in providing women attorneys with opportunities for financial success and positions at the highest level of firm leadership (June 2017).
  • Holland & Knight received a "perfect score" on the annual Corporate Equality Index for 2017 by Human Rights Campaign (December 2016).
  • Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers named Holland & Knight one of the "2016 Best Law Firms for Women" in recognition of the firm's commitment to the retention and advancement of women (July 2016).
  • Partner Tammy Knight, national chair of the firm's Women's Initiative, represented the firm at the inaugural Women in Law Hackathon held at Stanford Law School, where her team received the "Crowd Favorite" award (June 2016).
  • The firm ranked third in The American Lawyer magazine's 2014 Diversity Scorecard for the number of Hispanic attorneys (May 2014).
  • Chambers USA Women in the Law presented Holland & Knight with the 2014 "Most Innovative Gender Diversity Award" for the firm's Rising Star program that includes yearlong leadership, mentoring, marketing and management activities for women attorneys to help them elevate their profiles in the profession and community (April 2014).

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