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Holland & Knight Boston Lawyers Noted for Legal Excellence in Best Lawyers in America 2006

BOSTON, September 9, 2005 – This year, seven Holland & Knight lawyers in the Boston area have been named by their peers to the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 2006 for delivering the highest quality legal services possible. A total of 171 lawyers from 22 of the firm’s offices are included in the new edition. Holland & Knight lawyers included in the list represent 38 practice areas.

Widely regarded as the definitive legal referral guide in the United States, Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which leading attorneys nationwide rate the top practitioners in their specialties. This is a distinctive honor because lawyers must be nominated by their peers and no lawyer is listed in exchange for a payment of a fee. This year, more than 18,500 attorneys cast 415,000 votes.

“This recognition reflects the tremendous pool of talent within our firm, and underscores the high level of respect these attorneys have earned among their peers in these practice areas,” said Managing Partner Howell W. Melton, Jr.

The following lawyers were recognized in their respective practice areas. The notation of “20” indicates how many years that individual has been included on the list.

Lawyer Practice Area

Shari Levitan Trusts and Estates

Robert Lizza Alternative Dispute Resolution

Gael Mahony (20) Commercial Litigation

Ieuan G. Mahony Commercial Litigation

John J. Monaghan Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law

James Pollock Corporate Law

David Scott Sloan Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

About Holland & Knight LLP: Holland & Knight is a commercial law firm with more than 1,250 lawyers in 26 offices in the United States. Internationally, offices are located in Mexico City, Tokyo and Beijing, with representative offices in Helsinki, Caracas and Tel Aviv. Holland & Knight is among the 15 largest firms worldwide, providing representation in all major areas of law.

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