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Holland & Knight Opens Anchorage Office

MIAMI (June 12, 2014) – Holland & Knight today announced the opening of an office in Anchorage, Alaska, its 19th in the United States. The office will initially comprise eight professionals, including partners Walter Featherly, Douglas Serdahely, Kevin Callahan and Teresa Ridle.

Holland & Knight's Anchorage office will represent a broad range of clients in transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. In particular, the Anchorage professionals will provide services in the following areas: corporate and corporate governance, employment law, real estate, environmental, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, government contracts, litigation and regulatory matters. Significant clients include one of the world's leading energy producers and various Alaska Native corporations and tribes.

"There is a growing demand in Alaska for professionals who have the expertise, resources and capacity necessary to meet the sophisticated and complex legal needs of clients in the region," said Steven Sonberg, Holland & Knight managing partner. "Opening an office in Anchorage with such an outstanding group of professionals will allow us to serve these clients. We also believe the expansion of the firm's energy, tribal and government contracts practices furthers our strategic objectives."

"Clients conducting business in Alaska will continue to need expert advice as they operate in this very dynamic market," said Mr. Featherly, who will lead the Anchorage office as executive partner. "The combination of our expertise in representing clients in Alaska and Holland & Knight's strong geographic platform and broad industry expertise will allow us to expand our services to clients in Alaska and beyond.  We know many lawyers at Holland & Knight well.  We are excited about the opportunities this will present for our clients and us."

Holland & Knight's Anchorage office will be located at 601 West Fifth Avenue, Suite 700. The telephone number is (907) 263-6300.

All of the attorneys in the new office were previously with Patton Boggs.

About Holland & Knight LLP:  Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 U.S. offices as well as Abu Dhabi, Bogotá and Mexico City. The firm is among the nation's largest law firms, providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location. www.hklaw.com

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