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Holland & Knight LLP 
San Francisco, California
(San Francisco Co.)

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Holland & Knight serves clients globally with more than 1,000 lawyers based in U.S. and international offices. Clients recognize the firm's ability to consistently provide excellent value in a variety of areas that range from complex commercial, litigation, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions to regulatory matters, real estate transactions and government investigations. Holland & Knight offers decades of experience in an array of industries, businesses and government organizations, which results in helping clients identify and capture opportunities while mitigating risk and liability.

Organized around select industry groups designed to tap into our strengths across multiple practice areas, Holland & Knight provides industry-targeted representation and multidisciplinary solutions tailored to each client's specific needs. The firm welcomes the opportunity to serve a client's business, capably addressing its current business requirements and helping to achieve its objectives.

A Team Approach That Covers All the Bases

Holland & Knights industry-focused client teams have significant experience in key sectors, including:


Energy and Clean Technology

Financial Services and Insurance

Government Entities

Healthcare and Life Sciences

Real Estate and Hospitality

Retail and Consumer Products

Technology, Telecommunications and Media


With a one-firm team approach, attorneys collaborate with colleagues across the firm's offices and practice areas to efficiently counsel clients. Multidisciplinary teams are designed to comprehensively address the full scope of clients' legal challenges and opportunities. The four main sections of the firm business, litigation, government and real estate work together seamlessly.


The lawyers in Holland & Knight's business section have extensive experience in the critical areas of business law coupled with in-depth industry knowledge whether a legal matter involves complex public company acquisitions or early-stage business considerations, Holland & Knight takes a proactive approach to identify key issues, anticipate risks and problems, develop sophisticated solutions and adhere to client objectives as our attorneys help guide the matter to a successful conclusion. Clients benefit from our lawyers ability to anticipate potential problems before they become major hurdles. As a result, the firm is well positioned to avoid loss of time or competitive advantage. The business section includes the largest private wealth services practice in the United States.


Holland & Knight's litigation section focuses on dispute resolution to avoid litigation where possible, but will skillfully fight for clients at trial when an amicable resolution is not attainable. The firm's litigation attorneys regularly handle complex commercial litigation, class actions, international litigation, securities litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters, product liability and mass disaster cases, white collar and enforcement defense cases, and labor and employment matters. Our deep experience includes handling matters in certain key employment industries, including construction, government contracts, healthcare and life industries, aviation and maritime. Holland & Knight's ultimate goal is twofold: to create opportunities for clients to prevail in a dispute, and to provide value that results from having an efficient, integrated team for addressing any controversy.


The firm's government section provides a broad range of regulatory and government affairs services, from analyzing the impact of legislation, responding to and drafting legislation and amendments, and preparing testimony for public presentations to meeting with members of Congress, state legislators and other elected officials and decision-makers. Holland & Knight also represents clients before administrative agencies in addition to providing strategic and communications counseling. Members of the government section include lawyers and professional who have served as elected or appointed government officials, as well as former congressional and state legislative staff. They help achieve a client's objectives by developing strategies to advocate on a client's behalf at every level of government, whether federal, state, local or tribal.

Real Estate

As one of the largest real estate sections of any law firm in the United State, Holland & Knight lawyers regularly assists lenders, buyers, sellers, developers, investors, owners, managers and others with all types of commercial real estate. The ability to act locally, nationally and internationally ensures the right know-how to streamline even the most complex matter. The firm's real estate lawyers have valuable industry insight that enables them to handle matters comprehensively when it comes to the full scope of development, investment, leasing, financing, asset management, and purchase and sale activity. Whether real estate is a client's business, a part of an investment portfolio or an asset to be managed, Holland & Knight is ready to advise, guide and protect client interests.

Outstanding Counsel With a Global Reach

Recognizing a client's need for legal teams with a clear understanding of the complex issues facing its organization, Holland & Knight makes significant investments to stay abreast of respective industry trends and related business issues. Experienced partners with extensive industry-relevant knowledge oversee client engagements, enabling the firm to provide clients with a 360-degree perspective not just legal advice in a business vacuum. With more than 20 offices around the globe and legal colleagues in over 40 countries, the firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal counsel and the utmost in client service across international borders. This level of legal guidance, combines with the firm's interdisciplinary structure and global network, assures high-quality resources when and where a client needs them. Holland & Knights goal is to always exceed client expectations.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Corporate Transactions; Finance and Tax; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Private Wealth Services; Real Estate; Capital Markets; Hospitality and Leisure; Regulatory and Government Affairs; International.

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