(J. Albert Diaz)

Holland & Knight has opened an office in Anchorage, Alaska, its 19th in the United States, with eight lawyers from Patton Boggs.

The Miami-based law firm will represent a broad range of clients in transactional, litigation and regulatory matters, particularly representing energy companies and Alaska Native corporations and tribes.

“There is a growing demand in Alaska for professionals who have the expertise, resources and capacity necessary to meet the sophisticated and complex legal needs of clients in the region,” Holland managing partner Steven Sonberg said in a statement. “Opening an office in Anchorage with such an outstanding group of professionals will allow us to serve these clients. We also believe the expansion of the firm’s energy, tribal and government contracts practices furthers our strategic objectives.”

One of the largest firms in Florida, Holland & Knight has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 U.S. offices as well as Abu Dhabi, Bogota and Mexico City.