LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland & Knight real estate attorney Susan J. Booth was named the "Up-and-Coming Real Estate Lawyer of the Year" at the 2013 Chambers USA "Women in Law" Awards ceremony, held January 15 in New York City. The "Women in Law" awards, presented annually, recognize the most outstanding female lawyers throughout the United States during the past year.
"I am proud to be among such an excellent group of female in-house and private practice lawyers who are dedicated to the advancement of women in the law," said Ms. Booth. "My approach to women's issues in the legal profession is to speak by doing — to change things from the inside. I believe in getting involved in organizations and educating in a way that will help a greater percentage of women become leaders in the legal profession, the real estate industry and the community."
Ms. Booth, who is based in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office, is the leader of the firm's West Coast Real Estate Group and among the most prominent real estate attorneys in the region. In 2012, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), an organization dedicated to the advancement of women in the industry, chose her as one of its "Women at the Top" and the city of Los Angeles gave her a commendation for her impact on commercial real estate. In addition, she served as chair of the 2012 Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business, the foremost conference of its type in California. She is a member of Holland & Knight's Directors Committee.Holland & Knight's real estate practice is one of the largest of any U.S. law firm, with more than 200 lawyers who work in collaboration to address the legal needs of clients engaged in the development, construction and operation of real estate projects around the globe. U.S. News – Best Lawyers named Holland & Knight the "2013 Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law. The practice also earned first-tier rankings in nine metropolitan markets. About Holland & Knight LLP: Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 17 U.S. offices, as well as Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Bogota and Mexico City. Among the nation's largest law firms, Holland & Knight provides representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location. www.hklaw.com SOURCE Holland & Knight LLP