Holland & Knight LLP has announced that William B. Piels has been named Executive Partner of the firm's San Francisco office.Mr. Piels, a partner who practices in the firm's Business Section, brings wide-ranging legal expertise and leadership skills to his new role.
Mr. Piels is replacing current San Francisco Executive Partner Thomas A. Zimmer, who will be assuming the new role of Deputy Section Leader for the firm's Business Section, consisting of over 400 lawyers throughout the firm's 25 offices.
According to Howell W. Melton, Jr., Holland & Knight's managing partner, Mr. Zimmer 'will be focusing his administrative responsibilities more directly in his practice area, while continuing to service his equipment finance and corporate clients.' Mr. Piels's focus will be on strategic growth of key practices and lateral recruiting for the San Francisco office.