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WASHINGTON, D.C., December 22, 2004 – Legal Times has named Alban “Al…

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 22, 2004 – Legal Times has named Alban “Alby” Salaman, partner in the D.C. office of Holland & Knight LLP, the Leading Lawyer in Trusts and Estates for 2004. Salaman, who is chair of Holland & Knight’s Mid-Atlantic Region Private Wealth Services Section, was chosen as the number one “go-to” lawyer practicing in the metro D.C. area.

Salaman received more nominations from clients, peers, observers and the public than any other trust and estates lawyer in the district. Respondents commended Salaman’s accessibility, knowledge of complicated tax law and superior client relations skills.

Salaman has more than 20 years’ experience in designing sophisticated estate plans for high-net-worth individuals and families in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area and athletes nationwide. He has substantial experience regarding wills, trusts, advance medical directives, tax planning, insurance planning, family business planning, family partnerships, charitable giving, pre-marital agreements, employee benefits, and retirement planning. He also administers large estates, supervises the preparation of federal estate tax returns, and represents clients with respect to federal estate tax audits.

“Alby exemplifies the best of what the profession looks for in an attorney,” said Edward Koren, head of Holland & Knight’s Private Wealth Services Section. “He is extremely deserving of this award. This is a great honor for Alby and the firm.”

About Holland & Knight’s Private Wealth Services Section: Holland & Knight’s Private Wealth Services Section consists of approximately 100 lawyers and a number of legal assistants with diverse backgrounds. The group’s major strength is its ability to serve clients with needs that often span personal, business and nonprofit matters. Holland & Knight’s Private Wealth Services lawyers serve those clients by taking a comprehensive, integrated approach to the areas of sophisticated estate planning, trust and estate administration and fiduciary litigation, nonprofit organizations, charitable gift planning, and family and private businesses. With 20 lawyers who are Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Holland & Knight has the highest number of any law firm in the country. Best Lawyers in America also honored 20 of the section’s attorneys in 2004.

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

Contact: Elizabeth Fogerty

Rubenstein Associates

212-843-8071

efogerty@rubenstein.com

Kathleen Larrison

Holland & Knight

813-769-4330

kathleen.larrison@hklaw.com

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