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ORLANDO, Fla. – June 28, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Holl…

ORLANDO, Fla. – June 28, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that 58 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to Florida Trend magazine’s 2005 Florida Legal Elite. The Florida Legal Elite are the top lawyers practicing in Florida, according to the results of the magazine’s statewide attorney surveys.

Holland & Knight’s Managing Partner, Howell W. Melton, Jr., was also recognized as a Top Managing Partner. Additionally, six Holland & Knight lawyers were recognized as “Up and Comers” in the legal profession.

The following lawyers listed by Holland & Knight office were recognized as 2005 Legal Elite honorees:

Rohan Kelley Ft. Lauderdale

L. Kinder Cannon III Jacksonville

Lawrence J. Hamilton II Jacksonville

George E. Schulz Jr. Jacksonville

Michael G. Tanner Jacksonville

Sandra G. Sheets Lakeland

Richard L. Stockton Lakeland

Ronald Albert Jr. Miami

Alcides I. Avila Miami

Sanford L. Bohrer Miami

Christopher Boyett Miami

Jose A. Casal Miami

J. Raul Cosio Miami

Joseph G. Goldstein Miami

Eugenio Hernandez Miami

Mitchell E. Herr Miami

Lucinda A. Hofmann Miami

John M. Hogan Miami

Marilyn J. Holifield Miami

Adolfo E. Jimenez Miami

Judith M. Korchin Miami

Juan J. Mayol Jr. Miami

George Mencio Jr. Miami

Tracy A. Nichols Miami

Rodolfo Pittaluga Jr. Miami

Lee Phillip Teichner Miami

Louis T. M. Conti Orlando

Howell W. Melton Jr. Orlando

Rory C. Ryan Orlando

James E. L. Seay Orlando

Roger W. Sims Orlando

Ben W. Subin Orlando

Christopher J. Weiss Orlando

William B. Wilson Orlando

Leighton D. Yates Jr. Orlando

Richard O. Jacobs St. Petersburg

R. Donald Mastry St. Petersburg

Martha W. Barnett Tallahassee

Lawrence N. Curtin Tallahassee

James M. Ervin Jr. Tallahassee

Robert R. Feagin III Tallahassee

Stephen H. Grimes Tallahassee

Jerome W. Hoffman Tallahassee

Mark E. Holcomb Tallahassee

Susan L. Kelsey Tallahassee

Lawrence E. Sellers Jr. Tallahassee

Steven L. Brannock Tampa

William B. deMeza, Jr. Tampa

Richard D. Eckhard Tampa

Leonard H. Gilbert Tampa

Robert J. Grammig Tampa

Richard B. Hadlow Tampa

William F. Hamilton Tampa

Harvey S. Kauget Tampa

Edward F. Koren Jr. Tampa

David R. Singleton Tampa

Stefan V. Stein Tampa

Gregg D. Thomas Tampa

The following lawyers were acknowledged as “Up and Comers:”

Jeffrey L. Rubinger Ft. Lauderdale

Tiffani G. Lee Miami

Brett A. Barfield Miami

Kevin E. Packman Miami

Wiley S. Boston II Orlando

Suzanne E. Gilbert Orlando

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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