Firm takes three of four finalists for Mergers and Acquisitions Catego…

Firm takes three of four finalists for Mergers and Acquisitions Category

LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Holland & Knight announced today that seven of the firm’s partners in South Florida were recognized as either ‘winners’ or ‘finalists’ for the Daily Business Review’s “Top Dealmaker of the Year.”

According to the publication, the editors strive to ‘recognize the people who made the biggest, most complex and meaningful deals happen.’

Winning the Mergers & Acquisitions category, one of the survey’s most competitive, was Steven Sonberg for his work with the Kos Pharmaceuticals sale to Abbott Labs. Sonberg leads Holland & Knight’s business law practice. Winning in the Residential category was William Bloom for his work with MCZ/Centrum in its purchase of the Flamingo apartments in Miami Beach.

Other lawyers from Holland & Knight named as Top Dealmakers were:

Jose Sirven in the highly competitive International category for his work with lawyers from Holland & Knight’s representative office in Caracas on a complex Venezuelan cell phone company purchase.

Kara MacCullough and Esther Moreno in the M&A category for their work in the SBA Communications/AAT Communications deal.

• Rodney Bell and Tammy Knight, also in the M&A category, for their work involving the sale of Lakeland-based Watkins Motor Lines to Memphis-based FedEx.

“These remarkable recognitions are indicative of the level of service and commitment that we provide for our clients,” said Managing Partner Howell Melton. “Our attorneys are some of the best in the business and certainly the best in the state of Florida. We are delighted to share in this honor with each of them.”

About Holland & Knight LLP: Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,150 lawyers in 17 U.S. offices. Other offices around the world are located in Beijing, Tokyo and Mexico City, with representative offices in Caracas, Helsinki and Tel Aviv. Holland & Knight is among the world’s 15 largest firms, providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Our interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams ensure clients have access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.

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