Statement from Holland & Knight on the passing of Bill McBride

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Holland & Knight Managing Partner Steven Sonberg released the following statement upon the news of the passing of Bill McBride:

“The Holland & Knight family is saddened by the news of Bill McBride’s passing. Bill remained a close and valued friend to many of us at Holland & Knight. He will be forever remembered as the consummate Holland & Knight lawyer.

“Bill provided dynamic leadership and gave his all in everything he did, whether guiding troops in Vietnam or managing Holland & Knight as it became a national law firm. Like his mentor Chesterfield Smith, Bill’s efforts benefitted the firm, its lawyers, and the legal profession in countless ways. Bill believed strongly that all lawyers have an obligation to help those in need, especially those who cannot afford access to the legal system. His lasting contributions will serve as a legacy for years to come.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family during this difficult time.”

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