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Holland & Knight LLP


7 ranked lawyersBand 1FloridaUSA 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Premier outfit fielding a deep bench of highly experienced tax attorneys advising on the full range of corporate, private wealth and employee benefits issues. Offers a diverse list of public and private clients considerable expertise in both domestic and international transactional matters. Also noted for its handling of state and federal controversies. Active across a broad array of sectors, including real estate, agriculture, sport and leisure and education.


"They do excellent work," says a source, adding: "they're extremely highly thought of practitioners."

Notable practitioners

Andrew Weinstein is highly regarded for the depth of his tax expertise, which sees him provide counsel to a range of high net worth individuals. His practice includes cross-border tax disputes and international planning.

Bernard Barton acts on SALT and federal tax matters, and is particularly noted for his representation of entrepreneurs. He also advises on broader commercial transactions.
"He's the most skilled tax practitioner in the state and local area."

James Ervin offers a broad skill set that includes lobbying and handling legislative mandates, as well as advising on administrative procedures.
"He has done an outstanding job, he's very efficient."

Lawrence Kemm is best known for his expertise in outbound cross-border tax structuring.
"Larry has extensive international tax experience including corporate and high net worth individual taxation. His technical knowledge along with experience allows him to develop creative solutions to complex matters."

Stewart Kasner maintains a wide-ranging cross-border tax practice. He advises high net worth individuals and corporations on trust structures and real estate investments.

William Sharp advises companies and high net worth individuals on planning matters, as well as handling tax controversies.
"He's considered one of the top international tax lawyers in his area of the state."

William Sherman has a leading reputation for his handling of transactional tax mandates, which includes advising on large-scale cross-border M&A and investments.
"He commands a good reputation and has a good client base."

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Federal Tax

  • tax planning to maximize benefits/minimize costs 
  • structuring of joint ventures
  • M&A
  • reorganizations
  • capital expansion programs
  • employment contracts
  • compensation arrangements
  • navigate key committees of the US Congress

Tax Controversies/Litigation

  • tax liability
  • exempt status
  • tax shelters
  • ERISA/deferred compensation
  • valuation
  • domestic and foreign corporation and financial institution reorganizations
  • inter-company pricing disputes

State and Local Tax

  • reduce transaction taxes on exemption, classification and valuation of leasehold interests; commercial, government-owned properties
  • corporate income tax, sales tax, ad valorem property tax, documentary/intangible tax disputes
  • multistate tax issues such as Internet sales; similar electronic commerce affairs

International Tax

  • counsel domestic and foreign companies and individuals on structuring their business and investment activities in the US and abroad


  • qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, including 401(k)s and ESOPs
  • plan asset investments
  • executive compensation
  • employee plans
  • health and welfare benefits 
  • breach of fiduciary responsibilities

Offshore Tax Compliance

  • structure and report investments
  • maintain US investments
  • compliance for US beneficiaries
  • foreign and domestic fiduciaries' taxes on foreign investments
  • IRS audits
  • criminal prosecution
  • Form 8938
  • federal indictments for "structuring"
  • money laundering, fraud, financial crimes
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations


Sherman, William (Head of Department)

Adams, Glenn A.

Alvarez, Ariadna

Andrea, Darling De Cortes

Barton, Bernard

Boyett, Christopher W.

Kemm, Lawrence

Koren, Edward F.

Packman, Kevin E.

Sharp, William

Sharp, William

Tevel, Sean

Vanderhoef, Chad

Weinstein, Andrew


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Consumer Product Manufacturing

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care


Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Software & Computer Services



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Holland & Knight LLP


100 North Tampa Street

Suite 4100




FL 33602

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.



Andrew Weinstein
Senior Statespeople
Lawrence Kemm
Band 3
Stewart L Kasner
Band 2
William Sharp
Band 3
William Sherman
Band 1

Tax: State & Local

Bernard Barton
Band 1

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