Managing Partner: Steven Sonberg
The firm also has offices in: Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Jacksonville, FL; Lakeland, FL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, DC; West Palm Beach, FL
INTERNATIONAL OFFICES Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Bogotá and Mexico City
Founded in 1889, Holland & Knight has grown into one of the largest law firms in the United States. With more than 1,000 lawyers and legal colleagues in 40 countries, the firm has a reputation for understanding clients’ business issues and staying abreast of the knowledge and trends that shape their industries. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.
Holland & Knight believes that clients receive the highest quality service when their legal teams reflect the marketplace in which they do business. This fundamental belief remains a core part of the firm’s identity. Holland & Knight is consistently ranked as one of the top law firms nationally for the total number of minority partners as well as Hispanic attorneys.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Financial Services:
Almost 140 lawyers comprise Holland & Knight’s Banking and Finance Practice, which is as diverse as the needs of the industry it serves. From asset finance for clients operating in the global transportation industry to sophisticated real estate financings, and from multibillion- dollar tribal financings for Native Americans to the defense of financial institutions in fiduciary disputes, the firmoperates at the forefront of the banking and financing industry. The banking and finance group regularly counsels domestic and foreign banks, financial institutions and institutional investors as well.
Holland & Knight has extensive experience in all matters related to construction industry claims and litigation, and practices in state and federal courts as well as boards of contract appeals throughout the United States. The firm also counsels clients on construction operations, corporate compliance, structuring and negotiating industry agreements, public-private partnerships, project administration, risk management, government contracts and procurement law, and international construction.
Corporate, M&A & Securities:
More than 150 lawyers regularly advise public and private companies in a broad range of domestic and international corporate transactions, corporate financings and securities law matters.
Attorneys in the IP Practice have significant experience handling the issues surrounding complex patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition issues. The team is experienced in a wide array of technical disciplines, and many of Holland & Knight’s attorneys and professionals hold degrees in areas such as computer and software engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.
Labor, Employment & Benefits:
Holland & Knight exclusively represents management in matters involving current and former employees. The firm advises clients in all areas of labor and employment, including civil rights, discrimination and retaliation; labor and employment class actions; labor relations for management; non-competition, trade secrets and defecting employees; OSHA, workplace safety and whistleblower claims; ERISA/employee benefits and executive compensation; and immigration, nationality and consular law.
Leisure & Hospitality:
Holland & Knight represents owners, operators, lenders, investors and brands in development, structuring, governance, acquisition, financing, restructuring, management and dispute resolution throughout the world, for projects ranging from hotels, resorts and mixed-use projects to timeshare, fractional, branded residential, golf and marina properties.
With almost 450 lawyers,Holland & Knight has one of the largest litigation practices in the country. Former federal prosecutors and regulatory officials form a key part of the group, which handles multi-million-dollar class actions, securities litigation,product liability, mass tort cases and white-collar criminal defense.
Public Policy & Regulation:
Holland & Knight’s Public Policy and Regulation Practice Group consists of more than 100 lawyers and other professionals engaged in federal, state and local government affairs, regulatory counseling and related disciplines.
Real Estate & Land Use:
With more than 200 lawyers, Holland & Knight’s Real Estate Practice is among the largest of any US law firm. Nearly all of the firm’s offices are staffed to provide clients with superior local, national and international service when handling the wide variety of issues related to real estate transactions, regulations and litigation.
Holland & Knight has almost 100 lawyers directly involved in all types of taxation matters – international, federal, state and local, employee benefits and executive compensation. The firm’s services are both preventive and remedial. Clients range from Fortune 100 companies to individuals protecting their personal and business assets.
Holland & Knight lawyers serve public and private sector clients operating in the many facets of the transportation industry. The firm’s Transportation Team is a recognized international leader and has extensive experience in the areas of aviation, freight rail, infrastructure,maritime and shipping, mass transit and public transportation, and trucking and logistics.
Holland & Knight’s estate planning group is the largest and most sophisticated of any law firm in the United States. Holland & Knight’s approach and platform is different from all other law firms because its lawyers focus almost exclusively on the needs of high-net-worth estates. They are nationally recognized in fields as diverse as estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, sophisticated charitable giving, probate litigation, IRS litigation, life insurance planning, business succession planning, asset protection, international taxation, charitable organizations and private foundations.
Holland & Knight represents a diverse client base.Public and privately held businesses involved in transactions and complex dispute resolution proceedings consider Holland & Knight their strongest legal advocate. The firm partners with clients who have interests spread throughout the United States and abroad, including start-up entrepreneurial enterprises, middle market companies, Fortune 100 corporations and major, internationally headquartered businesses.