The founding partners of the Illinois government law and land use practice at Holland & Knight brought their whole team to the new firm.

The eight North Shore municipalities who retain the firm Holland & Knight or one of its partners as their village attorney will soon be represented by a new firm comprised of all the same lawyers as their old firm.

Ten of the roughly 80 attorneys at the firm’s Chicago office departed together to join Steve Elrod and Peter Friedman, founding partners of Elrod Friedman LLP, according to a release.