Richard D. "Rick" Eckhard

Richard D. "Rick" Eckhard

Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2005

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Real Estate Law

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Richard D. Eckhard is the head of the Tampa office real estate group. Mr Eckhard's practice focuses on office and retail real estate development, leasing, acquisition and disposition. He represents national and regional landlords and tenants in connection with office buildings, shopping centers and mixed–use properties. He also handles synthetic and leveraged leases.

Mr. Eckhard is the incoming chair of The Florida Bar Real Property Leasing Committee. Since 2007, he has served as a member of the faculty of Georgetown University Law Center's Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute and frequently lectures on real estate transaction topics. Mr. Eckhard is Board Certified in Real Estate Law in Florida and is a member of the Real Estate Advisory Board of Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida.

  • 100 North Tampa Street, Suite 4100
    Tampa, FL 33602
  • University of Virginia, BA
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Georgetown Law's Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute - Faculty
  • International Council of Shopping Centers - Member
  • University of Florida MBA Real Estate prog - Advisory Board Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Real Estate Law
Special Focus:
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers magazine, Corporate Counsel Edition, May 2009
  • Who's Who Legal, 2011, 2012
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2013
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Real Estate, 2007-2013
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2013


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