Firm Profile

Holland & Knight LLP

Headquarters

701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3300
Miami, FL 33131
United States
(305) 374.8500

Firm Details

Our Profile  

Holland & Knight serves clients globally with more than 1,200 lawyers based in U.S. and international offices. Clients recognize the firm's ability to consistently provide excellent value in a variety of areas that range from complex commercial litigation, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions to regulatory matters, real estate transactions and government investigations. Holland & Knight offers decades of experience in an array of industries, businesses and government organizations, which results in helping clients identify and capture opportunities while mitigating risk and liability.   

Organized around select industry groups designed to tap into our strengths across multiple practice areas, Holland & Knight provides industry-targeted representation and multidisciplinary solutions tailored to each client's specific needs. The firm welcomes the opportunity to serve a client's business, capably addressing its current business requirements and helping to achieve its objectives.  

A Team Approach That Covers All the Bases  

Holland & Knight’s industry-focused client teams have significant experience in key sectors, including:     

•    Construction      
•    Energy and Clean Technology       
•    Financial Services and Insurance       
•    Government Entities      
•    Healthcare and Life Sciences       
•    Real Estate and Hospitality    
•    Retail and Consumer Products       
•    Technology, Telecommunications and Media    
•    Transportation  

With a one-firm team approach, attorneys collaborate with colleagues across the firm's offices and practice areas to efficiently counsel clients. Multidisciplinary teams are designed to comprehensively address the full scope of clients' legal challenges and opportunities. The four main sections of the firm — business, litigation, government and real estate — work together seamlessly.    

Business
The lawyers in Holland & Knight's business section have extensive experience in the critical areas of business law coupled with in-depth industry knowledge. Whether a legal matter involves complex public company acquisitions or early-stage business considerations, Holland & Knight takes a proactive approach to identify key issues, anticipate risks and problems, develop sophisticated solutions and adhere to client objectives as our attorneys help guide the matter to a successful conclusion. Clients benefit from our lawyers’ ability to anticipate potential problems before they become major hurdles. As a result, the firm is well positioned to avoid loss of time or competitive advantage. The business section includes the largest private wealth services practice in the United States.  

Litigation
Holland & Knight's litigation section focuses on dispute resolution to avoid litigation where possible, but will skillfully fight for clients at trial when an amicable resolution is not attainable. The firm's litigation attorneys regularly handle complex commercial litigation, class actions, international litigation, securities litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters, product liability and mass disaster cases, white collar and enforcement defense cases, and labor and employment matters. Our deep experience includes handling matters in certain key industries, including construction, government contracts, healthcare and life sciences, aviation and maritime. Holland & Knight's ultimate goal is twofold: to create opportunities for clients to prevail in a dispute, and to provide value that results from having an efficient, integrated team for addressing any controversy.  

Government
The firm's government section provides a broad range of regulatory and government affairs services, from analyzing the impact of legislation, responding to and drafting legislation and amendments, and preparing testimony for public presentations to meeting with members of Congress, state legislators and other elected officials and decision-makers. Holland & Knight also represents clients before administrative agencies in addition to providing strategic and communications counseling. Members of the government section include lawyers and professionals who have served as elected or appointed government officials, as well as former congressional and state legislative staff. They help achieve a client's objectives by developing strategies to advocate on a client's behalf at every level of government, whether federal, state, local or tribal.  

Real Estate
As one of the largest real estate sections of any law firm in the United States, Holland & Knight lawyers regularly assists lenders, buyers, sellers, developers, investors, owners, managers and others with all types of commercial real estate. The ability to act locally, nationally and internationally ensures the right know-how to streamline even the most complex matter. The firm's real estate lawyers have valuable industry insight that enables them to handle matters comprehensively when it comes to the full scope of development, investment, leasing, financing, asset management, and purchase and sale activity. Whether real estate is a client's business, a part of an investment portfolio or an asset to be managed, Holland & Knight is ready to advise, guide and protect client interests.    

Outstanding Counsel With a Global Reach  

Recognizing a client's need for legal teams with a clear understanding of the complex issues facing its organization, Holland & Knight makes significant investments to stay abreast of respective industry trends and related business issues. Experienced partners with extensive industry-relevant knowledge oversee client engagements, enabling the firm to provide clients with a 360-degree perspective — not just legal advice in a business vacuum. With more than 20 offices around the globe and legal colleagues in over 40 countries, the firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal counsel and the utmost in client service across international borders. This level of legal guidance, combined with the firm's interdisciplinary structure and global network, assures high-quality resources when and where a client needs them. Holland & Knight's goal is to always exceed client expectations.

Management

Damien Cohen
Chief Marketing Officer
Carrie Weintraub
Chief Professional Development/ Recruiting Officer
Janis Schiff
Client Service & Development Partner
David Ellis
Director of Real Estate
Tiffani Lee
Diversity Partner
Steven Sonberg
Managing Partner
Mike Chapman
General Counsel

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in the United States in Land Use and Zoning Law with 15 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Real Estate Law with 68 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Florida with 141 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Banking and Finance Law with 10 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Commercial Litigation with 34 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Corporate Compliance Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Corporate Governance Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Corporate Law with 22 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Financial Services Regulation Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Illinois in Government Relations Practice with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in International Trade and Finance Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in District of Columbia in Land Use and Zoning Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 13 lawyers
  • Top Listed in District of Columbia in Real Estate Law with 16 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Real Estate Law with 27 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Securities Regulation with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in California in Securitization and Structured Finance Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Tax Law with 17 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Florida in Transportation Law with 2 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Tysons with 13 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tampa in Banking and Finance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tampa in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Miami in Commercial Litigation with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Miami in Corporate Compliance Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tampa in Corporate Compliance Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Miami in Corporate Governance Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tampa in Corporate Governance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tysons in Corporate Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Miami in Corporate Law with 11 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Portland in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Chicago in Government Relations Practice with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tampa in International Trade and Finance Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Miami in International Trade and Finance Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Washington in Land Use and Zoning Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Miami in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Palm Beach in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tampa in Litigation - Bankruptcy with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Orlando in Litigation - Construction with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Orlando in Litigation - Environmental with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tampa in Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Miami in Litigation - Securities with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Miami in Litigation - Trusts and Estates with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tampa in Litigation and Controversy - Tax with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tysons in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Los Angeles in Native American Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Lakeland in Public Finance Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tysons in Real Estate Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Washington in Real Estate Law with 16 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Tampa in Securities Regulation with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in San Francisco in Securitization and Structured Finance Law with 2 lawyers

Awards

  • Law Firm of the Year in Washington, DC area by Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors
  • Top Law Firm for Director Liability Issues by Directors & Boards Magazine
  • One of the Most Innovative U.S. Law Firms by the Financial Times
  • Gold Standard Certification from The Women in Law Empowerment Forum
  • 2013 Business Corporate Champion by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services Award
  • 1 of 2012 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women
  • Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award by South Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America
  • Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte Commitment to Justice Award by The Innocence Project of Florida
  • 2012 Deal of the Year by Native American Finance Officers Association
  • 2012 Insurance Firm of the Year by Lawyer Monthly's Legal Awards
  • 2012 Best Law Firm - Private Client by Private Asset Management
  • 2012 Law Firm of the Year in Real Estate Law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
  • A Top Brand in Legal Marketplace, 2012 BTI Brand Elite-Client Perceptions of Best-Branded Law Firms
  • Top Trademark Law Firm by World Trademark Review 1000
  • 2012 Employer of the Year by DC Chapter of Women in Transportation
  • Just The Beginning Foundation's (JTBF) 2012 Diversity Partnership Award
  • 2012 Law Firm of the Year by Paul C. Perkins Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division's 2012 Diversity Award

Contacts

James E. McDermott
Business Section Leader
617-573-5848
Gerry Sikorski
Government Section Leader
202-828-5007
John Hogan
Litigation Section Leader
305-789-7693
Joseph Guay
Real Estate Section Leader
212-513-3226

Firm Practice Areas

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Advertising Law
  • Antitrust Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Communications Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Education Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television
  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • Food and Beverage Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Health Care Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Media Law
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Native American Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Water Law

Office Locations

Colombia

Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia

Carrera 7 # 71-21

Torre A, Piso 8

Bogotá

Colombia

57 1 745 5720

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Mexico

Mexico

México, D.F., Mexico

Torre New York Life

Paseo de la Reforma No. 342, Piso 28

Col. Juárez

Cuauhtémoc

México, D.F. 06600

Mexico

52 55 3602 8000

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

Leaf 27C

Tower 42

25 Old Broad Street

London EC2N 1HQ

United Kingdom

44 20 7240 6767

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United States

United States

Alaska

Alaska

Anchorage, AK

420 L Street, Suite 400

Anchorage, AK 99501

United States

(907) 263.6300

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California

California

Los Angeles, CA

400 South Hope Street, Eighth Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071

United States

(213) 896.2400

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San Francisco, CA

50 California Street, Suite 2800

San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

(415) 743.6900

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Colorado

Colorado

Denver, CO

1801 California Street, Suite 5000

Denver, CO 80202

United States

(303) 974.6660

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Connecticut

Connecticut

Stamford, CT

One Stamford Plaza, Suite 1400

263 Tresser Boulevard

Stamford, CT 06901

United States

(203) 905.4500

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

800 Seventeenth Street, NW, Suite 1100

Washington, DC 20006

United States

(202) 955.3000

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Florida

Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL

515 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1200

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

United States

(954) 525.1000

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Jacksonville, FL

50 North Laura Street, Suite 3900

Jacksonville, FL 32202

United States

(904) 353.2000

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Lakeland, FL

2115 Harden Boulevard

Lakeland, FL 33803

United States

(863) 682.1161

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Miami, FL

701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3300

Miami, FL 33131

United States

(305) 374.8500

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Orlando, FL

200 South Orange Avenue, Suite 2600

Orlando, FL 32801

United States

(407) 425.8500

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Tallahassee, FL

315 South Calhoun Street, Suite 600

Tallahassee, FL 32301

United States

(850) 224.7000

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Tampa, FL

100 North Tampa Street, Suite 4100

Tampa, FL 33602

United States

(813) 227.8500

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West Palm Beach, FL

222 Lakeview Avenue, Suite 1000

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

United States

(561) 833.2000

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Georgia

Georgia

Atlanta, GA

1180 West Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1800

Atlanta, GA 30309

United States

(404) 817.8500

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Illinois

Illinois

Chicago, IL

131 South Dearborn Street, 30th Floor

Chicago, IL 60603

United States

(312) 263.3600

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

10 Saint James Avenue, 11th Floor

Boston, MA 02116

United States

(617) 523.2700

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New York

New York

New York, NY

31 West 52nd Street, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10019

United States

(212) 513.3200

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North Carolina

North Carolina

Charlotte, NC

101 South Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28280

United States

(980) 215.7770

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Oregon

Oregon

Portland, OR

U.S. Bancorp Tower, Suite 2300

111 Southwest Fifth Avenue

Portland, OR 97204

United States

(503) 243.2300

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Suite 800

Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States

(215) 252.9600

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Texas

Texas

Austin, TX

111 Congress Avenue, Suite 540

Austin, TX 78701

United States

(512) 472.1081

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Dallas, TX

200 Crescent Court, Suite 1600

Dallas, TX 75201

United States

(214) 964.9500

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Houston, TX

1100 Louisiana Street, Suite 4300

Houston, TX 77002

United States

(713) 821.7000

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Virginia

Virginia

Tysons, VA

1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1700

Tysons, VA 22102

United States

(703) 720.8600

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