Holland & Knight Strengthens International & Cross Border Transactions Practice

LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – MIAMI – January 8, 2008 – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that prominent immigration and corporate lawyer Brian Garcia has joined the firm’s Miami office as a partner in the International & Cross Border Transactions Practice Group. Previously he was a shareholder with Akerman Senterfitt, where he headed the firm’s Immigration Practice.

Garcia assists U.S. and multinational companies, hospitals and universities in obtaining employment-related visas and permanent residence; acts as immigration counsel for mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations for the preservation of visas and permanent residence applications; and advises clients on employment verification and anti-discrimination procedures and enforcement actions. He also has an active corporate and mergers and acquisitions practice focusing on cross border transactions.

“Brian brings a wealth of immigration and mergers and acquisitions experience and knowledge to the firm’s International & Cross Border Transactions Practice Group,” said George Mencio, a partner in the Miami office and co-chair of the International & Cross Border Transactions Practice Group. “Brian’s capabilities add significant strength to Holland & Knight’s national immigration practice and will greatly benefit the firm’s local, national and international clients.”

Garcia is a frequent speaker on business immigration and corporate topics. He is ranked No. 1 by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers for Florida Immigration. Garcia received his J.D. from Tulane Law School.

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 and Mexico City, with representative offices in Caracas and Tel Aviv. Holland & Knight is among the world’s 18 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. www.hklaw.com

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