Holland Ranked Among Nation’s Top Law Firms by Chambers USA | News

MIAMI (April 24, 2020) – Holland & Knight has been named one of the nation’s premier law firms, earning top rankings in multiple practice areas and markets in 2020 from Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The directory lists 139 Holland & Knight attorneys among the nation’s preeminent practitioners.

Nationally, the firm ranked No. 1 in the following categories:

  • Transportation – Aviation: Regulatory
  • Transportation – Road (Carriage/Logistics)

The firm earned No. 1 rankings in state and regional practices in the following categories:

  • California – Native American Law
  • California – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • District of Columbia – Real Estate
  • Florida – Banking & Finance
  • Florida – Litigation: Appellate
  • Florida – Tax
  • Massachusetts – Construction
  • North & Central Florida – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • North & Central Florida – Real Estate
  • South Florida – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Chambers USA is designed to reflect market opinion through a year’s worth of client and lawyer surveys. It is one in a series of Chambers & Partners independent, objective and research-based guides to the legal profession around the world. The attributes assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.

The following Holland & Knight lawyers are named in the 2020 Chambers USA guide:


Philip Baker-Shenk – Native American Law
David Black – Government Contracts
Charles Borden – Political Law
William Byrne – Transportation: Rail (for Railroads); Transportation: Road (Carriage/Logistics)
Phillip Durham – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Michael Frevola – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)
Richard Gold – Government Relations
Joseph Guay – Leisure & Hospitality
Gary Halbert – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
Lawrence Hamilton – Transportation: Road (Carriage/Logistics)
James Hohenstein – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)
Christopher Kelly – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
Allison McCarthy – Leisure & Hospitality
James Meggesto – Native American Law
Mark Melodia – Privacy & Data Security: Litigation
Anita Mosner – Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory
Judith Nemsick – Transportation: Aviation: Litigation
Michael Newman – Food & Beverages: Alcohol
Christopher Nolan – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)
James Paine – Outsourcing
William Piels – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
James Power – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (New York)
John Pritchard – Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Richard Raysman – Outsourcing
Colin P. Smith – Product Liability & Mass Torts
Jeffrey Stern – Leisure & Hospitality
Jovi Tenev – Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Finance
Robert Tompkins – Government Contracts

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