July 21, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Holland & Knight LLP announced today that its wealth management practice has received a No. 1 ranking from Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2006 . Holland & Knight has the largest collection of trusts and estate lawyers of any U.S. law firm. It also has more fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel than any firm.
“We are pleased to receive this recognition from our peers and our clients throughout the country,” said David Scott Sloan, vice-chair of Holland & Knight’s business department, which includes the Private Wealth Services Group. “We believe it reflects our commitment to providing exceptional service on a wide range of wealth management issues.”
Chambers gave individual recognition to Edward F. Koren Jr., the chair of Holland & Knight’s Private Wealth Services Group, who practices principally in its Tampa office. Mr. Koren’s practice focuses primarily on estate planning and probate matters.
Chambers USA is designed to reflect market opinion through a year’s worth of surveys of clients and lawyers across the U.S. It is one of a series of Chambers and Partners independent, objective and research-based guides to the legal profession. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by legal clients.
Holland & Knight has a total of 74 lawyers selected this year. The firm also received a No. 1 ranking nationally in its shipping and aviation transportation practices.
About Chambers and Partners: Based in London, Chambers and Partners began as general book publishers in 1969. In 1990, Chambers published the Chambers Directory of the UK’s leading law firms, and thereafter the company specialized in legal publishing. Chambers’ staff of full-time researchers now prepares several renowned directories worldwide, which rank leading lawyers based upon their reputation amongst peers and clients. Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers, the groundbreaking ranking guide of lawyers in the USA, published its first edition in 2003.
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 Mexico City, Tokyo and Beijing, 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. www.hklaw.com