Managing Partner: Steven Sonberg
USA office: The firm also has offices in: Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; 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: 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.
Diversity: 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 is 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:
More than 150 lawyers comprise Holland & Knight’s Banking and Finance Practice, which is as diverse as the needs of the clients it serves. From asset finance for companies operating in the global transportation industry to sophisticated real estate financings and from multi-billion-dollar tribal financings for Native Americans to the defense of financial institutions in fiduciary disputes, the firm operates at the forefront of the banking and finance industry.
Holland & Knight has extensive experience in all matters related to construction industry claims and litigation. It 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, financings and securities law matters.
Holland & Knight provides a full array of legal services to the energy sector in the US and abroad. The firm’s more than 30 experienced energy attorneys and professionals work in all areas of energy-related regulatory, legislative, transactional and litigation matters, as well as the world’s newest, most innovative energy opportunities.
Healthcare & Life Sciences:
The firm represents the full scope of healthcare-related businesses in all aspects of their regulatory issues and operations. Clients range from all providers along the care continuum, managed care companies and health plans to pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms and medical device manufacturers.
Holland & Knight’s IP attorneys have significant experience handling the issues surrounding complex patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition matters. They are experienced in a wide array of technical disciplines, and many hold degrees in areas such as computer and software engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.
Labor, Employment & Benefits:
Holland & Knight represents management in all areas of labor and employment law, including civil rights, discrimination and retaliation; class actions; labor relations; 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 focuses almost exclusively on the needs of high-net-worth estates. It is 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 with interests throughout the United States and abroad, including start-up entrepreneurial enterprises, middle market companies, Fortune 100 corporations and major, internationally headquartered businesses.