7 Holland Partners Honored As Top Dealmakers

Friday, June 1, 2007 - 01:00

Holland & Knight has announced that seven of the firm's partners in South Florida were recognized as either "winners" or "finalists" for the Daily Business Review's "Top Dealmaker of the Year."

According to the publication, the editors strive to "recognize the people who made the biggest, most complex and meaningful deals happen."

Winning the Mergers & Acquisitions category, one of the survey's most competitive, was Steven Sonberg for his work with the Kos Pharmaceuticals sale to Abbott Labs. Mr. Sonberg leads Holland & Knight's business law practice. Winning in the Residential category was William Bloom for his work with MCZ/Centrum in its purchase of the Flamingo apartments in Miami Beach.

Other lawyers from Holland & Knight named as Top Dealmakers were: Jose Sirven in the highly competitive International category for his work with lawyers from Holland & Knight's representative office in Caracas on the complex acquisition of Digitel, a Venezuelan mobile phone company; Kara MacCullough and Esther Moreno in the M&A category for their work involving the acquisition of AAT Communications Corporation by SBA Communications Corporation (MacCullough and Moreno have together worked on more than $5 billion in deals in the last three years), and Rodney Bell and Tammy Knight, also in the M&A category, for their work involving the sale of Lakeland-based Watkins Motor Lines to Memphis-based FedEx (Bell and Knight have worked on more than $6 billion of deals in the last two years).