WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Ho…

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Holland & Knight LLP announced last week that Janis Schiff, a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, has been appointed firm-wide marketing partner. In this role, Schiff will direct the implementation of all aspects of strategic marketing, advertising and branding for the firm.

“Janis is a proven leader in marketing with an impressive track record of experience and success in business development,” said Holland & Knight Managing Partner Howell W. Melton, Jr. “She brings considerable enthusiasm and energy to this role and will lead our marketing team in maximizing our opportunities and resources.”

Schiff has practiced Real Estate law since 1983 and joined Holland & Knight as a partner seven years ago. Since joining the firm, she has served in numerous leadership roles, including Chair of the Retail Development Team in the Real Estate Section; Deputy Section Leader in the firm’s Real Esate Section since August 2003; and founder and leader of the firm’s Rising Stars program. She also has served on the firm’s Director’s Committee since 2001.

Outside of the firm, Schiff has held leadership positions in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and is a past president of the Suburban Maryland Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). She is active in Women in Retail Real Estate (WIRRE) and currently serves on the Washington, D.C. District Council of the Urban Land Institute. She received the 2004 Outstanding Achievement Award from the District of Columbia Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women and has been named one of the top women in commercial real estate by Real Estate Forum magazine.

“Holland & Knight recognizes that strategic marketing is critical to helping the firm achieve its business goals,” Schiff said. “Our marketing team has made significant achievements in recent years, and I look forward to even greater success in the years to come.”

Janis received her B.A. from Brandeis University in 1980 cum laude and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1983.

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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