ORLANDO, Fla., August 15, 2005 –LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Fiv…

ORLANDO, Fla., August 15, 2005 –LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Five attorneys in the Orlando office of Holland & Knight have received Board Certification in Construction Law from the Florida Bar. The lawyers, all of whom practice in the area of commercial litigation with particular emphasis on construction law, include partners Jim McCrae, Ken Richie, Ben Subin and Christopher Weiss and associate Heather Pinder Rodriquez.

“Achieving this important Board Certification designation demonstrates to our clients that these lawyers have taken the extra step to have their competence and experience recognized,” said Andrew Stephenson, firmwide practice group leader for the firm’s Construction Industry Practice Group. “Their knowledge, skill and proficiency in construction law make them true leaders in this practice area. Case in point, Heather Rodriguez is one of the youngest lawyers in the state to receive board certification in construction law. We are exceptionally proud of her accomplishment.”

Approved by the Supreme Court of Florida in 2004, Board Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the area of construction law. Lawyers certified in construction law deal with matters relating to the design and construction of improvements on private and public projects including, but not limited to, construction dispute resolution; contract negotiation, preparation, award and administration; lobbying in governmental hearings; oversight and document review; construction scheduling analysis and delay claims; lending and insurance; construction licensing; and the analysis and litigation of problems arising out of the Florida Construction Lien Law.

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, and strategic alliance relations in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Holland & Knight is among the 15 largest firms worldwide, providing representation in all major areas of law. www.hklaw.com

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