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HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Holland & Knight Announces 29 New Partners

By Press release submission | Jan 7, 2020

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Holland & Knight issued the following announcement on Jan. 2.

Steven Sonberg, Managing Partner of Holland & Knight, announced that 29 attorneys in the firm have been elected to partnership effective January 1, 2020. Nineteen associates and 10 senior counsel from various offices throughout the firm have been elevated. They are:

Anchorage

Senior counsel elevated to partnership:

Christopher Slottee is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. He is highly experienced in matters related to Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs), including settlement trusts, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, corporate governance and government contracting, having served as vice president and general counsel for an ANC. Mr. Slottee received a J.D. degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and a B.S. degree from the University of Utah.

Austin

Associate elevated to partnership:

Orlando Segura Jr. is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. He represents clients in complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters with a focus on international disputes. He received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. degree from Harvard College.

Bogotá

Associate elevated to partnership:

Lucas Saffon-Lopez is a member of the firm's Business Section. His primary areas of focus are international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, project finance and real estate. He received a J.D. degree from Universidad de los Andes with an specialization in commercial law and an LL.M. degree from Northwestern University.

Boston

Associates elevated to partnership:

Jarrod Connors is a member of the firm's Business Section. He practices in the areas of business and tax law, with a primary focus on equity financing for federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits, affordable housing projects eligible for federal low-income housing tax credits, and other state and local tax credits. Mr. Connors received a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School and a B.A. degree from the College of the Holy Cross.

Benjamin Howe represents startup company clients through all aspects of their lifecycle, and also advises both financial and strategic venture capital investors. In addition, his practice includes representation of buyers and sellers in sale transactions ranging from sales and acquisitions of early-stage companies to multi-billion dollar cross-border transactions. Mr. Howe received a J.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Law and a B.A. degree from Middlebury College.

Ilenna Stein is a member of the firm's Business Section and Healthcare & Life Sciences Team. She advises clients in various sectors of the healthcare industry on healthcare regulatory matters; fraud, abuse and compliance matters; and corporate transactional matters. Ms. Stein received a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School and a B.A. degree from Tufts University.

Senior counsel elevated to partnership:

Stephen Hall is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. He has served as counsel and lead counsel in high-value commercial disputes, class actions, complex fraud schemes, false claims defense, unfair and deceptive business practices and executive-level employment matters for clients in the financial services, insurance, education, healthcare, retail and transportation industries. Mr. Hall received a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School and a B.S. degree from Southeast Missouri State University.

Denver

Associate elevated to partnership:

Maxwell Shaffer is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. He represents clients in all stages of state and federal court commercial litigation proceedings, from hearings and motions practice through to trial and appeal. Mr. Shaffer received a J.D. degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Senior counsel elevated to partnership:

Sarah Seedig is a member of the firm's Business Section. She represents investors and operators in retail automotive, recreational vehicle, heavy truck and industrial equipment dealerships with respect to buy/sell (M&A) transactions, including real estate acquisition and disposition or leasing, state licensing and manufacturer approval. She received a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School and M.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of Michigan.

Jacksonville

Senior counsel elevated to partnership:

Carter Burgess is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. He has a national practice that focuses on consumer financial services litigation, representing financial institutions in federal and state courts throughout the country. Mr. Burgess received a J.D. degree from Florida Coastal School of Law and a B.A. degree from James Madison University.

Mexico City

Senior counsel elevated to partnership:

Adrian Gay Lasa is a member of the firm's Business Section. He advises Mexican and international companies and financial institutions on matters related to capital markets, financial and corporate finance transactions, real estate, REITs, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate matters. Mr. Gay received a J.D. degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and an LL.M. degree from the University of Texas School of Law.

Miami

Associates elevated to partnership:

Da'Morus Cohen is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. Mr. Cohen assists clients in a wide array of advertising, marketing and promotional matters, including governmental investigations, advertising and marketing compliance, creation of promotional devices and product branding and sponsorship relationships. He received a J.D. degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a B.A. degree from the University of South Florida.

Jessica Hoch is a member of the firm's Real Estate Section. Jessy focuses her practice in the areas of condominium development and in the acquisition, financing and disposition of commercial real estate assets. She received a J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law and a B.B.A. degree from Stetson University.

Katharine Menendez de la Cuesta is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. She represents clients in international arbitration proceedings in English and Spanish, and in litigations before U.S. federal and state courts in New York and Florida. Ms. Menendez de la Cuesta received J.D. and LL.M. degrees from Columbia University Law School and a B.S. and LL.B. degrees from Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid.

Sean Tevel is a member of the firm's Business Section. Mr. Tevel is a private wealth services attorney who focuses his practice primarily on tax planning for high-net-worth individuals, as well as tax planning for multinational corporate and trust structures. He received J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. degree from McGill University.

Senior counsel elevated to partnership:

Jorge Escobar is a member of the firm's Real Estate Section. He represents clients in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, development and finance of condominium, office, hotel, warehouse and mixed-use projects. Mr. Escobar received a J.D. degree from St. Thomas University School of Law and a B.S. degree from Florida International University.

Lara M. Rios is a member of the firm's Business Section. She represents a wide range of lenders, corporate borrowers, project sponsors and developers and private equity firms in connection with structuring complex finance and capital markets transactions, both domestic and cross border, with a particular focus on the energy/infrastructure industry and Latin America. Ms. Rios received a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. degree from Yale University.

Stephen Sandiford is a member of the firm's Business Section. He focuses his practice on handling mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, joint venture agreements and fund formation. Mr. Sandiford received a J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law, an LL.M. degree from Columbia University Law School and an LL.B. degree from the University of The West Indies.

John Stansbury is a member of the firm's Business Section. He advises clients seeking to efficiently transfer and preserve wealth from one generation to the next, and helps them achieve their goals by developing and implementing various estate planning structures tailored to their needs. Mr. Stansbury received J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and B.S. and MAcc degrees from the University of Florida.

Orlando

Associate elevated to partnership:

Brian Hanafin is a member of the firm's Business Section. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, strategic investments, and corporate governance. He also represents nonprofit entities with respect to tax and corporate issues. Mr. Hanafin received a J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law and a B.S. degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Portland

Associates elevated to partnership:

Kristin Asai is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. She is a trial attorney who is well versed in all stages of commercial litigation and has successfully represented clients in numerous state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. Ms. Asai received a J.D. degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and a B.F.A. degree from the University of Utah.

Brent Berselli is a member of the firm's Business Section. He focuses his practice on tax planning for individuals and businesses, including corporate and estate planning for closely held and family-owned businesses. Mr. Berselli received an LL.M. degree in taxation and a J.D. degree from the University of Washington School of Law and a B.A. degree from Claremont McKenna College.

Tallahassee

Associate elevated to partnership:

Tiffany Roddenberry is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. She practices in the areas of administrative and appellate litigation, and she focuses her practice on assisting clients that do business with, or are regulated by, state and local governmental entities. Ms. Roddenberry received a J.D. degree from Florida State University College of Law and a B.S. degree from Florida State University.

Tampa

Associates elevated to partnership:

Eric Almon is a member of the firm's Business Section. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, joint venture agreements and general corporate matters. He received a J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.A. degree from Dartmouth College.

David Lisko is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. He advises clients in civil litigation matters and serves as outside general counsel and strategic business advisor to entrepreneurs and companies. In Mr. Lisko's sports practice, he serves as an agent to professional athletes, an outside general counsel to professional athletes in litigation and corporate matters, and as an outside counsel to professional sports teams and sports companies. He received a J.D. degree from The Ohio State University College of Law and a B.A. degree from The Ohio State University.

Jameson Rice is a transportation lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of road, rail and intermodal transportation, as well as unmanned aircraft systems (drones). He handles transactional, regulatory and litigation/dispute resolution matters. Mr. Rice received a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law, an M.A.T. degree from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. degree from the University of Florida.

Washington, D.C.

Associates elevated to partnership:

Gordon Griffin is a member of the firm's Litigation Section. He represents building owners, real estate developers, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and asset managers nationwide in all aspects of General Services Administration (GSA) lease procurement and negotiation, lease administration and litigation of lease disputes. Mr. Griffin received LL.M. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. degree from Emory University.

Andrew McAllister is a member of the firm's Business Section. He focuses on export control laws, trade embargos and economic sanctions, import matters, antidumping and countervailing duty laws, anti-corruption issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and industrial security. Mr. McAllister received a J.D. degree from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and a B.A. degree from the University of Virginia.

Senior counsel elevated to partnership:

Samuel Brown is a member of the firm's Government Section. He advises clients on political law issues associated with doing business with public sector entities or engaging in government affairs campaigns. Mr. Brown counsels multinational corporations, banks and asset managers on placement agent regulations, lobbying laws, gift and entertainment rules, and campaign finance laws, and has significant experience with state and federal pay-to-play laws. He received a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Lewis & Clark College.

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