ORLANDO, Fla. – JUNE 8, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Holla…

ORLANDO, Fla. – JUNE 8, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Holland & Knight LLP announced today that the firm received the No. 1 ranking in Florida in Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers for the following four practice areas: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Construction and Tax.

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 researched-based guides to the legal profession.

“We are very proud that clients and lawyers throughout the state of Florida who were surveyed by Chambers USA gave Holland & Knight the top ranking in four practice areas that we consider very important – corporate/M&A, banking and finance, tax and construction,” said Holland & Knight Managing Partner, Howell W. Melton, Jr. “We appreciate the continuing trust in our firm that these high rankings represent.”

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 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. www.hklaw.com

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