Law

STEVEN SONBERG

MANAGING PARTNER, HOLLAND & KNIGHT, MIAMI

With roots in Florida that go back to 1889, Holland & Knight is an international firm with about 2,500 lawyers and staff in 25 domestic and three foreign offices. Sonberg, an accounting major as an undergraduate, started his career as a tax lawyer, moving on to focus on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and securities. He helped establish the firm’s corporate practice in South Florida and served as chair of its business law section for five years until 2008, when he became managing partner.

EDUCATION New York University (BS, LLM), University of Miami (JD)
FAVORITE PART OF LEADERSHIP Recruiting lateral partners who provide depth in substantive areas or expand our client relationships
SOMETHING SURPRISING I never aspired to become the leader of a large international law firm. One thing I have learned in my role is that our partners do not like surprises. They like predictability and consistency. Because of that, I try not to surprise them.
PHILANTHROPIC PASSION The University of Miami medical school’s Diabetes Research Institute and then more recently at the law school

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