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HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Holland & Knight Ranked Among Nation's Top Law Firms by Chambers USA

By Press release submission | Apr 30, 2019

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Holland & Knight issued the following announcement on April 25.

Holland & Knight has been named one of the nation's premier law firms, earning top rankings in multiple practice areas and markets in 2019 from Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. The directory lists 143 Holland & Knight attorneys among the nation's preeminent practitioners.

Nationally, the firm ranked No. 1 in the following category:

Transportation – Road (Carriage/Logistics)

The firm earned No. 1 rankings in state practices in the following categories:

California – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

District of Columbia – Real Estate

Florida – Banking & Finance

Florida – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Florida – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Florida – Tax

Illinois – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Northern Virginia – Corporate/M&A

Chambers USA is designed to reflect market opinion through a year's worth of client and lawyer surveys. It is one in a series of Chambers & Partners independent, objective and research-based guides to the legal profession around the world. The attributes assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.

The following Holland & Knight lawyers are named in the 2019 Chambers USA guide:


Philip Baker-Shenk – Native American Law

David Black – Government Contracts

Charles Borden – Political Law

Samuel Brown – Political Law

William Byrne – Transportation: Rail (for Railroads); Transportation: Road (Carriage/Logistics)

Jennifer Connors – Financial Services Regulation: Broker Dealer (Compliance)

Randal Robert Craft – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Phillip Durham – Transportation: Aviation: Finance

Michael Frevola – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

Richard Gold – Government Relations

Joseph Guay – Leisure & Hospitality

Gary Halbert – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Lawrence Hamilton – Transportation: Road (Carriage/Logistics)

James Hohenstein – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

Christopher Kelly – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Jerome Levine – Native American Law

James Meggesto – Native American Law

Mark Melodia – Privacy & Data Security: Litigation

Anita Mosner – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Judith Nemsick – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Michael Newman – Food & Beverages: Alcohol

Christopher Nolan – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

Jennifer Nowak – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

James Paine – Outsourcing

William Piels – Transportation: Aviation: Finance

James Power – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)

John Pritchard – Transportation: Aviation: Finance

Richard Raysman – Outsourcing

Colin Smith – Product Liability & Mass Torts; Product Liability: Automobile

Jeffrey Stern – Leisure & Hospitality

Jovi Tenev – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance

Robert Tompkins – Government Contracts


Howard Trickey – Litigation: General Commercial


Susan Booth – Real Estate

Danielle Garcia – Banking & Finance

Jennifer Hernandez – Environment; Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Thomas Hill – Labor & Employment

Jerome Levine – Native American Law

Tamsen Plume – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


Stephen Dietrich – Corporate/M&A


Chris Cerrito – Corporate/M&A

Martin Clarke – Corporate/M&A

John Flaherty – Corporate/M&A

Thomas Freed – Corporate/M&A

Gloria Skigen – Corporate M&A

District of Columbia

Amy Edwards – Environment

Leon Fresco – Immigration

Norman Glasgow Jr. – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

David Kahn – Real Estate

Paul Kilmer – Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

Whayne Quin – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Tara Scanlon – Real Estate

Janis Schiff – Real Estate

Stephen Shapiro – Construction

Christine Shiker – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

David Silver – Real Estate


Chester Bacheller – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

David Barkus – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Bernard Barton – Tax: State & Local

Stacy Blank – Litigation: Appellate

Noel Boeke – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Sanford Bohrer – Litigation: General Commercial

Ted Brown – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Michael Candes – Construction

Maria Currier – Healthcare

Lawrence Curtin – Environment

Mark Delegal – Insurance

Joe Dewey – Banking & Finance: Transactional

Richard Eckhard – Real Estate

Seth Entin – Tax

James Ervin – Tax: State & Local

Keith Fendrick – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Andres Fernandez – Banking & Finance: Regulatory

Wifredo Ferrer – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Robert Friedman – Tax: Employee Benefits

Leonard Gilbert – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Joseph Goldstein – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Robert Grammig – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

John Halula – Real Estate

Shannon Hartsfield – Healthcare

Jerome Hoffman – Antitrust

Adolfo Jimenez – Litigation: General Commercial

Stewart Kasner – Tax

Latour L.T. Lafferty – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Steven Lear – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Juan Mayol – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Tom McAleavey – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Tracy Nichols – Litigation: General Commercial

Debbie Orshefsky – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Ira Rosner – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

James Seay – Real Estate

Lawrence Sellers – Environment

Bill Shepherd – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

William Sherman – Tax

Roger Sims – Environment

José Sirven – Banking & Finance: Transactional

Rodolfo Sorondo Jr. – Litigation: Appellate

Charles Stutts – Banking & Finance: Regulatory

Ben Subin – Construction

Joseph Varner III – Litigation: General Commercial

Edward Vogel III – Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Andrew Weinstein – Tax

Alan Weiss – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Barbara Yadley – Banking & Finance: Transactional


Cindy Brazell – Banking & Finance

Laurie Webb Daniel – Litigation: General Commercial

Chris Dillon – Banking & Finance

Kendel Drew – Banking & Finance

J. Allen Maines – Litigation: General Commercial


Gregory Brown – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

Steven Elrod – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

David Fischer – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Peter Friedman – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Robert Labate – Media & Entertainment: Transactional

Elias Matsakis – Healthcare


Robert Kaler – Litigation: General Commercial

Joshua Krumholz – Intellectual Property

Philip Lapatin – Real Estate

Miriam McKendall – Labor & Employment

Jeffrey Mittleman – Healthcare

John Monaghan – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Lynne Xerras – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

New York

Frederick Braid – Labor & Employment

Kenneth Lowenstein – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Richard Raysman – Technology & Outsourcing

Frederick Rohn – Construction

Stuart Saft – Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Michael Starr – Labor & Employment

North Carolina

Christopher Kupec – Banking & Finance

Jeffrey Lee – Real Estate: Finance

Timothy Ryan – Banking & Finance

Northern Virginia

Adam August – Corporate/M&A

Michael Mannix – Corporate/M&A

Stuart Mendelsohn – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Eric Wechselblatt – Corporate/M&A


J. Matthew Donohue – Litigation: General Commercial

Mark von Bergen – Corporate/M&A


Sara Begley – Labor & Employment

Leonard Bernstein – Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory

Paul Jaskot – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

John Martini – Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

Carolyn Short – Litigation: General Commercial

David Surbeck – Banking & Finance


John Riley – Environment

Paul Sarahan – Environment

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