Greenberg Traurig, LLP > New York, United States > Firm Profile

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
One Vanderbilt Avenue
NY 10017
United States

Real estate Tier 1

Real estate is a cornerstone practice for Greenberg Traurig, LLP, with work spanning commercial, recreational and residential assets, including structured equity, debt and hybrids. The sizeable nationwide team particularly excels in acquisitions, investment, development, financing and leasing. New York’s Robert Ivanhoe and Stephen Rabinowitz co-chair the practice alongside Chicago’s Corey Light and Richard Giusto in Miami. Based in Chicago, Michael Baum is noted for his expertise in the sponsorship, formation and implementation of U.S. and international, particularly, Mexican and Brazilian real estate opportunity funds. The same office recruited Shawn Ronda and Andrew Hamm to its team from DLA Piper LLP (US) and Katten, respectively in August and May 2021. Former chair of Winston & Strawn LLP‘s real estate practice, New York-based Corey Tessler, joined in May 2022.  

Practice head(s):

Richard Giusto; Stephen Rabinowitz; Corey Light; Robert Ivanhoe

Key clients


Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC

Invesco Real Estate

The Ardent Companies

Kimco Realty Corp.

Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT)

SL Green Realty Corp

Square Mile Capital

KBS Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc.

The Related Group

Work highlights

  • Represented KBS Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc in 24 separate transactions totalling over $2.7bn, including  $203.5m sale of the Denver’s Granite Tower, and the $146m acquisition of Sorrento Towers in San Diego, California by Singapore-based Prime US REIT.
  • Advised Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust on land use issues pertaining to the acquisition of the Aria Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel and Spa within the Las Vegas CityCenter project for $3.89bn in a sale-leaseback transaction.
  • Advised SL Green Realty Corp in the sale of 410 Tenth Avenue, the 636,000-square-foot Manhattan office redevelopment anchored by Amazon and First Republic Bank, for gross consideration of $952.5m.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco) Tier 2

A ‘class action dream team’, Greenberg Traurig LLP provides a ‘very pragmatic‘ service to many leading consumer brands, which are appreciative of its ‘unparalleled preparation‘ and trial-ready approach to potentially reputation threatening cases, including those involving consumer protection, unfair competition and false and deceptive advertising. ‘Extremely knowledgeable‘ Los Angeles-based Robert J. Herrington is an ‘exceptional class action, product liability, and mass torts litigator’ and has had multiple successes in disputes for clients from a myriad industries, including footwear, consumer electronics and outdoor equipment. Praised for his ability ‘to focus the court on the relevant issues’, Miami-based David A. Coulson has taken the lead on many high-profile disputes, including his representation of Champion Petfoods in over a dozen national putative class action lawsuits alleging its pet food products contain heavy metals and BPA. Lori Cohen is ‘tough but charismatic‘, and has seen success before juries across a range of product liability matters. ‘Smart and responsive’ Los Angeles-based associate Michael McCarthy is, according to one client, ‘the hardest working lawyer I’ve ever met‘ and continues to gain experience defending consumer products companies before state and federal courts in all phases of litigation. The team was further strengthened, particularly on the medical devices and pharmaceuticals front, by the arrival of Glenn Kerner  and Nilda Isidro in November 2021 from Goodwin.


‘The expertise of the team that I’m dealing with is unparalleled. They are also very pragmatic in their approach.’

‘They are diligent, responsive, creative thinkers, and hard-nosed negotiators. They have consistently obtained good results for us in cases with significant potential exposure, and I’d recommend them to anyone looking for a class action dream team.’

‘Unparalleled preparation. Going into trial no stone will have been left unturned and it shows in the outcome. I also think they are particularly adept at taking depositions that matter. They understand how to work up a case with the end in mind.’

‘Dave Coulson has been our quarterback for 20 class action lawsuits in the US. We have had great success in our defense. I attribute this to not only simply outshining the plaintiffs’ lawyers in their knowledge of the law, but also the intense focus of the team on knowing the facts extremely well and the extreme skill at all stages of the lawsuits. Dave seems to be able to focus the court on the relevant issues and build our case extremely effectively.’

‘Lori Cohen is a natural leader. She inspires the team to do their very best work and to go the extra mile. She is tough but charismatic – with opposing counsel and the judge. She is also incredibly fun which humanizes her and makes her relatable to all. Juries love her.’

Robert Herrington is as good as it gets. Exceptional class action, product liability, and mass torts litigator. Extremely knowledgeable and skilled writer, orator, and creative thinker. Great negotiator and interpersonal skills.’

‘Jared Kessler skillfully handled depositions and examinations/crosses in court.’

Mike McCarthy is hands-down the best associate I’ve ever worked with on any case at any firm. If I were constructing my legal dream team, he makes the cut every time. He’s smart, responsive, relatable, and funny. He’s the hardest working lawyer I’ve ever met.’

Key clients

Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Sony Electronics

The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc.

Energizer, LLC

Whole Foods Market Group, Inc.

Champion Petfoods USA Inc.

Ford Motor Company

Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Motor America

Albertson’s Companies, Inc.

Deva Concepts LLC, Deva Curl

Work highlights

  • Representing Champion Petfoods (Champion) in over a dozen national putative class action lawsuits alleging Champion’s pet food products contain heavy metals and BPA, rendering some statements on its packaging misleading.
  • Represented Samsung in securing significant motions to defeat a potential national class action alleging that Samsung’s Galaxy S7 series phones are falsely advertised as “water resistant.”
  • Representing Albertsons in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation pending in the Northern District of Ohio, which consists of more than 2,000 matters pending in the multi-district proceedings, as well as in several state jurisdictions throughout the country.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices Tier 2

Led from Atlanta and Chicago by Sara Thompson and Gregory Ostfeld, respectively, and also able to draw upon product liability experts in the sector from across the firm’s vast network of domestic offices, Greenberg Traurig LLP handles a wide range and volume of cases, irrespective of geographical location. Drawing upon superb advocacy skills, excellent subject matter knowledge and strategic litigation smarts, the team is adept at attaining success at trials, as well as devising compelling dispositive motions and expert strategies involving litigation relating to pelvic mesh, opioids, Zantac and talc, among other issues. Recognized as a ‘natural born leader‘, Atlanta-based Lori Cohen typifies the group’s trial ready approach and has had a multitude of jury trial successes by dint of her ‘tough but charismatic approach‘. The arrival in November 2021 of both Glenn Kerner and Nilda Isidro to the firm’s New York office from Goodwin was a major coup for the firm, particularly in light of their pharmaceuticals-related product liability expertise, including their high-profile work for Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Practice head(s):


They are particularly adept at taking depositions that matter. They understand how to work up a case with the end in mind.’

Lori Cohen is a natural leader. She inspires the team to do their very best work and to go the extra mile. She is tough but charismatic – with opposing counsel and the judge. She is also incredibly fun which humanizes her and makes her relatable to all. Juries love her.’

Key clients

Becton, Dickinson and Company); C. R. Bard, Inc.

Sandoz Inc.; Eon Labs, Inc.

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Bausch Health Companies, Inc.

Medtronic, Inc.

B. Braun Interventional Systems Inc; B. Braun Medical Inc.

Alcon Vision LLC

Albertsons Companies, Inc.

CryoLife, Inc.

AAP Implante AG

Berkley Life Sciences

Danaher Corp.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Johnson & Johnson / Janssen

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd

Sterigenics U.S., LLC; Sotera Health

TherapeuticsMD, Inc.

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing Bard in all claims concerning pelvic mesh.
  • Represented Sandoz in Stewart v. Sandoz which involved a 505(b)(2)defendant in the MDL in the Eastern District of Louisiana in April 2021.
  • Represented Teva Pharmaceuticals in the In Re Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation MDL (Southern District of Florida.

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort Tier 2

Drawing upon a highly developed knowledge of underlying environmental regulations and laws throughout the country, allied with a strong litigation capability, Greenberg Traurig LLP‘s sprawling national practice is regularly involved in high-stakes cases, including those involving alleged soil, water, and air pollution. The team, which is led by seasoned trial lawyer David B. Weinstein from Tampa, is not only well-versed at litigating private suits, including class actions and MDLs, but also government enforcement actions, regulatory matters and cases with criminal exposure. Weinstein is currently representing an international aerospace company in two high-profile mass toxic tort actions, in which plaintiffs allege that emissions from a manufacturing facility contaminated nearby properties and injured persons near the facility.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Union Pacific Railroad

The Mosaic Company

National Foam, Inc. and other related entities

Empire State Development

PSEG Long Island and the Long Island Power Authority

Ovivo Water, LLC

Orlando Utilities Commission

Work highlights

  • Representation of Orlando Utilities Commission in Irizarry, et al. v. Orlando Utilities Commission, et al., a high-stakes toxic-tort class action in which Plaintiffs allege, among other things, that particulates from a coal-fired power plant “have contaminated properties with carcinogenic radionuclides” and caused children in the class area to develop fatal “paediatric brain and blood cancers.”
  • Represents 8701 Collins Development, LLC and related entities in what is expected to be a consolidated class-action arising from the Champlain Towers South (CTS) building collapse on June 24, 2021 in Surfside, Florida.
  • Representing Lockheed Martin Corporation in two high-profile mass toxic tort actions in which plaintiffs allege that emissions from a manufacturing facility contaminated nearby properties and injured persons near the facility.

Healthcare > Health insurers Tier 2

Greenberg Traurig LLP acts for both national and regional insurers, combining regulatory and transactional services. It has a particular niche working with managed care plans, with Albany-based Harold N. Iselinserving as lead outside counsel to The New York Health Plan Association. Also on the regulatory front, the team is able to act on Medicare/Medicaid payment plan reviews, OIG Audits, and matters regarding accreditation. Private equity transactions mark another key strength of the team. It also offers contentious services out of its Dallas office, with Joseph Coniglio acting on government investigations and claims litigation. Nancy Taylor and David Peck lead the overall healthcare team from Washington DC and Fort Lauderdale respectively. Albany-based Tricia A. Asarois recommended for transactions.

Practice head(s):

Nancy Taylor; David Peck

Other key lawyers:

Tricia A Asaro; Harold N Iselin; Joseph Coniglio

Key clients

Affinity Health Plan

Centene Corporation

MVP Health Care

MetroPlus Health Plan Inc.

Oscar Insurance Corporation

United HealthCare


Work highlights

  • Advised Affinity Health Plan in the company’s recent sale to Molina Healthcare, Inc.

Industry focus > Native American law Tier 2

The Denver-based practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP has strength in tribal sovereignty issues, economic development, and contentious energy and environmental litigation between tribes and state governments. Environmental and natural resources issues for tribes is a core area of focus. Jointly led by Troy Eid and Jennifer Weddle, the team has extensive experience acting in large environmental related disputes before tribal and federal courts and has been involved in securing various COVID-19 related federal funding for tribes in Indian Country. The group also has an established gaming group where senior associate Kyle Montour is the key name — he also serves as an Associate Judge on the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Court of Appeals. On the financing side, Andrew Rubin assists tribal governments on redevelopment projects and transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Troy Eid; Jennifer Weddle

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

North American Coal Corporation

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

Molina Healthcare

Government of Canada

Ft. Belknap Indian Community Tribal Lending Enterprises

Oceti Sakowin Power Authority

Summit Carbon Solutions

Tucson Electric Power Company

Arcadian Infracom

Work highlights

  • Represented a tribe, as lead amicus curiae at the cert stage, along with many other tribal nations and inter-tribal organizations in supporting the United States’ petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court and later on the merits in United States v. Cooley, No. 19-1414.
  • Advised on all Native American legal and regulatory matters associated with the Arcadian Fiberoptic Project.
  • Representing North American Coal Corporation in its successful transition as Contract Miner to the Navajo Transitional Energy Company.

Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) Tier 2

Greenberg Traurig LLP‘s sizeable team works collaboratively across multiple national offices on the full gamut of trade secret matters, including litigations, audits, and restrictive covenant enforcement actions. Helmed by joint practice heads Kurt A. Kappes, Naomi Beer, and James N. Boudreau, the group is regularly engaged by a diverse clientele active in tech, energy, internet, manufacturing, life sciences, consumer goods, and financial services. Sacramento-based Kappes is a seasoned trial lawyer with experience in class actions, commercial claims, and non-competes. The Denver-based Beer and the Philadelphia-based Boudreau specialize in employment litigation matters, while Shira Yoshor , who works between the firm’s Houston and Philadelphia offices, also focuses on restrictive covenant claims. In San Francisco, David Bloch litigates patent infringement, trademark, and trade secrets cases, with recent highlights in the software and consumer goods sectors. Jason Burns joined the New York office in July 2021 from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Practice head(s):

Kurt Kappes; Naomi Beer; James Boudreau

Other key lawyers:

Shira Yoshor; David Bloch; Jason Burns


‘Greenberg Traurig has a team of creative thinking subject matter experts who have helped advise our company trade secrets, both in litigation and general defensive mode. They have great experience in this area and we have benefited from their guidance in strategy and planning.’

‘Great strategic vision with knowledge of our company, its software and its needs from an IP protection standpoint.’

Key clients


Kretek International, Dryft Sciences, The Art Factory, and TillCe

FACC Operations GmbH

Synergetic Oil


Brightview Landscapes LLC

Landpoint LLC

America II Electronics LLC


Autel USA

Tri-Merit, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing RevJet in a misappropriation of trade secrets case on confidential terms under California and Federal law for a software marketing technology client.
  • Representing TriNet on a tortious interference claim against a competitor who hired former TriNet employees and encouraged them to breach their confidentiality and non-solicit obligations.
  • Representing America II Electronics LLC in a misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, violation of restrictive covenants and tortious interference matter with a former employee now working for a competitor firm.

Labor and employment > Immigration Tier 2

The business immigration practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP focuses on employment-related immigration matters and is led by experienced practitioners Laura Reiff in Washington, DC and Ian R. Macdonaldin Atlanta. The team is well-versed in US work visas, compliance and worksite enforcements and investigations for domestic and regional organizations. Co-chair of the group Kristen Ng in Washington DC handles citizenship issues related to the acquisition and retention offoreign talent for employers whilst Martha Schoonover is the name for naturalization issues. In the New York office, key contacts include Kate Kalmykov who handles EB-5 investor programs for large corporations and Nataliya Rymer who focuses on compliance matters, particularly I-9, H-1B and LCA. Other core members of the group include Jennifer Hermansky in Philadelphia who is regularly instructed by healthcare and pharmaceutical sector clients. The team also has an experienced bench of associates dotted around New York and Atlanta.

Practice head(s):

Laura Reiff; Ian R Macdonald; Kristen Ng

Other key lawyers:

Martha Schoonover; Kate Kalmykov


‘The team is hands on and uses out of the box thinking to find solutions.’

‘Laura Reiff is a Partner with a deep understanding of the changing immigration legal landscape. She is also very solution-oriented.’

‘Having worked with five immigration firms, what I find unique about our current relationship with Greenberg Traurig (GT) is the scalability of where our employment projections were when we entered an agreement versus how quickly they exploded in the past 16 months.’

Key clients

City of Miami

Silverstein Properties

Swire Properties US Inc.

Extell New York Regional Center

Odessa Technologies, Inc.

American Business Immigration Coalition (“ABIC”)/Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (“IBIC”)

Swire Pacific Holdings Inc. d/b/a Swire Coca-Cola USA

Silverstein Properties

Work highlights

  • Advised Swire Coca-Cola USA on the transfer of workforce to the United States and related compliance issues.
  • Represented Silverstein Properties in raising EB-5 funds for their Four Seasons downtown project, a $930m hotel and condo project in New York City.
  • Advised Extell New York Regional Center on several high profile corporate real estate projects in New York City structuring more than $500m in EB-5 financing.

Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs) Tier 2

Primarily based in New York, the team at Greenberg Traurig, LLP handles public and private traded REITS and can leverage the firm’s capabilities across tax to handle REIT-specific tax transactions. The team also advises on the regulatory framework of REITs. The group is jointly led by Robert Ivanhoe who focuses on real estate structures and Joseph Herz, and has a large securities offering to top clients. Jennifer Weiss has strength in REIT taxation matters, with deep experience in this area. Other key names in the group include Timothy Donovan, who acts for real estate funds and Corey E. Light  in Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Robert Ivanhoe; Joseph Herz

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

  • Represented initial purchasers in connection with a $1.9bn private follow-on offering of shares of common stock and operating partnership units by IQHQ, Inc.
  • Represented the corporate and securities counsel in connection with a $1.25bn continuous follow-on public offering of common shares.
  • Represented the placement agent in connection with a $61m private offering of shares of 6.50% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock by VineBrook Homes Trust.

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s global white-collar defense and special investigations practice is headed up by Washington DC-based Nathan Muyskens and assists both multinational corporations and high-profile individuals in relation to government investigations and enforcement actions. It is particularly experienced in grand jury investigations and prosecutions, internal investigations and regulatory matters. Kyle Freeny is also based in Washington DC and is experienced in cross-border financial crime issues, such as money laundering and anti-corruption enforcement. In the Spring and Summer of 2021, the team was bolstered by the arrival of several practitioners, including William Michael, who is based in Minneapolis and Miami, from Mayer Brown; Adam Hoffinger in Washington DC from Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP; and Vernon Lewis in Houston, Linda Ricci in Boston and John Huber in Salt Lake City from various US Attorney’s offices.

Practice head(s):

Nathan Muyskens

Other key lawyers:

Kyle Freeny; David Miller; Jared Dwyer; Gregory Kehoe; Benjamin Greenberg; Adam Hoffinger; William Michael


‘Jared Dwyer is an outstanding courtroom lawyer and probably the best cross-examiner I have encountered.’

‘Highest level of knowledge and experience in the subject matter.’

‘Adam Hoffinger is simply a force of nature. If your case is going to trial, this is the attorney you need to consider. Aside from being fearless, he also conveys that sense of fearlessness to the entire team.’

‘Adam Hoffinger was able to manage several clients and associated counsel with very large presences and egos enormously adeptly.’

‘William Michael is smart, with an incredible presence and probably the most trial experience of anyone in the United States, unflappable and always available.’

‘I have worked with David Miller for several years in the area of white collar defense. David is an excellent lawyer. Thanks in part to his government service, his judgment is top notch.’

‘They navigate the nuances involved in cross-border disputes like very few other lawyers.’

‘They are aggressive but always sensitive to the business solution that needs to be delivered to the client.’

Key clients

Richard Boncy




Agricultural Bank of China

Hyun Dong Jo

Michael Pappagallo (Former President and CFO of Brixmor)

1st Global Capital

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Mirae Asset Daewoo Co., Ltd.

Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP fields a team of  ‘strong writers, orators, and creative thinkers.’ The practice covers an impressive range, with regards to kind of commercial disputes as well as industries of clients. Robert Herrington in Los Angeles is well versed in class action matters, recently often resulting directly from the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York-based Richard Edlin is considered to be ‘imperturbable, polished and prepared‘; he recently was part of a team which won significant motions to defeat a potential national class action for Samsung alleging that its Galaxy S7 series phones are falsely advertised as 'water resistant'. Mary-Olga Lovett in Houston ‘is at the top of her game when it comes to litigation.‘ Associate Michael McCarthy  in Los Angeles focuses on financial institutions, construction, real estate, privacy and appellate litigation. The Atlanta-based Lori Cohen and Los Angeles’ Jeff Scott  lead the practice group.

Practice head(s):

Lori Cohen; Jeff Scott

Other key lawyers:


‘They are attentive and understanding to the needs of my company and myself.’

‘Mary-Olga Lovett is at the top of her game when it comes to litigation. She is outstanding at impeaching plaintiffs in depositions as well as in the courtroom. Her ability to recall obscure facts that were discussed several months, and in some instances years, prior is astounding.’

‘Deeply collaborative and excellent in promoting terrific women lawyers.’

‘The team comprised of Rich Edlin, Rob Herrington, and Mike McCarthy is exceptional. I’ve had nothing but favorable experiences and successful outcomes. They are strong writers, orators, and creative thinkers. And their client service is unparalleled. They are responsive, relatable, and hardworking. I have nothing but good things to say.’

‘Rich Edlin is an exceptional trial lawyer. When the lights come on, he shines brightest. He is imperturbable, polished and prepared. I’ve been to trial with him more than a dozen times, and he never ceases to impress. If you’re trying a bet-the-company case, you want Rich to be your first chair trial lawyer.’

‘Rob Herrington is top-drawer. He’s smart, humble, and hardworking. He’s a talented writer, orator, and creative thinker. His client service is unparalleled. When you need him, he’s always there. He is a zealous advocate, and I’ve had nothing but favorable experiences and successful outcomes with him. I can’t recommend him highly enough.’

‘Michael McCarthy is hands-down the best associate I’ve ever worked with on any case. If I were picking my legal dream team, he’d be on the team every time, regardless of the type of case. He’s a really talented writer, and is smart, responsive, relatable, and funny. He’s the hardestworking lawyer I’ve ever met—to a fault. He makes his client’s interests his own and really understands our needs and goals. Bottom line: just a fantastic lawyer.’

Key clients

8701 Collins Development, Inc.

Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Appliance Recycling Centers of America

Black Mountain Sand LLC

Lockheed Martin

Marriott Vacations

Novartis Pharma AG

R.J. Reynolds

RDR Seashore


TT International


Work highlights

  • Secured a significant victory for Marriott, securing the complete dismissal of an action brought by a homeowners’ association at the Hyatt Grand Aspen timeshare resort, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars arising from the launch of a new Hyatt-branded, points-based timeshare exchange program and its affiliation with the Hyatt Grand Aspen.
  • Represented Vornado in a $120m dispute with IWG (formerly Regus) which resulted in a rare all Zoom bench trial and a win for Vornado in San Francisco Superior Court.
  • Won significant motions for Samsung to defeat a potential national class action alleging that Samsung’s Galaxy S7 series phones are falsely advertised as ‘water resistant’.

Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense Tier 3

At Greenberg Traurig LLP, ‘the attorneys are experienced and business-friendly, and they are able to quickly understand complex scenarios and advise accordingly‘, having defended a great volume of securities class actions, derivative lawsuits, SEC investigations and enforcement actions, with a strong record of success. It maintained this record with a 2021 victory for 11 investment banks, among them Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Securities, in federal and state court class actions concerning the IPO of data storage solutions provide Switch. Bradford D. Kaufmanin West Palm Beach, co-president of the firm, is co-chair of securities litigation, along with William D. Briendelin Westchester County, Tracy Gerber in West Palm Beach, Robert Horowitz in New York and Daniel Tyukody in Los Angeles, who led the Switch case. Horowitz recently acted for a former Brixmor executive in a securities fraud action alleging smoothing of quarterly same property net operating income. The SEC dismissed the civil enforcement action.

Practice head(s):

Brad Kaufman; Bill Briendel; Tracy Gerber; Robert Horowitz; Daniel Tyukody


‘The attorneys are experienced and business friendly. They are able to quickly understand complex scenarios and advise accordingly.’

‘The individuals are responsive and knowledgeable. They take the time to fully understand the issues from all angles and provide advice tailored to the needs of the client.’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

Credit Suisse Securities

Jefferies LLC, BTIG, LLC

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

William Blair & Company, L.L.C.

Directors and Officers of Anworth Financial Corp.

Allegiant Travel Company

Paysign, Inc.

Wafra Investment Advisors/Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS)


Helios & Matheson Analytics, Inc. (MoviePass)

Aqua Metals, Inc. and its officers

Walton International Group, Inc.

Compressed Gas & Supply, Inc.

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., Frost Bank, and Frost Investment Advisors

SJL Partners LLC, KCC Corp. and Wonik Holdings Co.

Hallmark Financial Services, Inc.

Barry-Wehmiller Group, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented 11 investment banks, led by Goldman Sachs, in defending against two securities class actions filed respectively in federal and state courts in Nevada arising under Section 11 of the 1933 Securities Act.
  • Represented a former Brixmore executive in a settled class action and follow-on optout action and defended him in the criminal indictment and SEC enforcement that were both dismissed.
  • Representing Kuwait’s social security fund (PIFSS) and its investor advisor (Wafra) in connection with its investment in Madoff-affiliated funds and the bankruptcy trustee’s attempt to claw-back $30 million in redemptions PIFSS received prior to the Madoff bankruptcy.

Energy > Energy regulation: electric power Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP 's electric power and utility regulation group has extensive experience with all areas of the power industry, including generation, transmission, distributed resources and trading. Practice leadership is split between Iskender Catto in New York, William S. Garner in Houston and Washington DC-based Kenneth Minesinger. An expert in market rules as well as FERC electricity manipulation and rule enforcement matters, Gregory K. Lawrence is a key contact in the Boston and Washington DC offices.

Practice head(s):

William Garner; Kenneth Minesinger; Iskender Catto

Other key lawyers:

Doreen Saia; Gregory Lawrence; John DeTore

Key clients

Roscommon Analytics

FirstEnergy Service Company

Shell Energy North America (US)

Northeast Clean Energy Council

NextSun Energy


Central Valley Natural Gas Storage

Entergy Corporation

Enerwise Global Technologies (operating as: CPower Energy Management)

Apex Wind Energy

Work highlights

  • Representing Entergy in an NYPSC regulatory proceeding to obtain authorization for the transfer of the Indian Point Energy Center for prompt decommissioning, the first sale of a retired nuclear facility in New York State in which a unanimous Settlement Agreement was reached in support of the transaction.
  • Representing NextSun Energy in the first adjudicatory proceeding before the Massachusetts Department of PublicUtilities involving an interconnection dispute between a regulated public utility and a solar developer.
  • Representing independent storage provider Central Valley Natural Gas Storage in the California Public Utilities Commission’s Natural Gas Safety, Reliability, and Planning Rulemaking proceedings, which are considering the policies that should be adopted by the CPUC for the future of the natural gas industry.

Energy > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP's oil and gas regulatory team provide ‘excellent service’ to a range of clients, including pipelines, shippers and other parties affected by FERC regulation. The group has extensive experience handling issues related to rate making, certificates, market power and enforcement proceedings. LNG regulation is another key area of expertise. Based in Washington DC, Kenneth Minesinger co-chairs the group with William S. Garnerin Houston and Iskender Catto in New York. The team has a strong client base in Alaska, including the state of Alaska and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation as well as Petro Star. Washington DC-based Howard Nelson is also highlighted.

Practice head(s):

William Garner; Kenneth Minesinger; Iskender Catto

Other key lawyers:

Howard Nelson; Rabeha Kamaluddin


We received excellent service from Greenberg Traurig LLP. They provided good advice and were happy to work with us on highly technical details that had to be understood and presented in court documents.

Howard Nelson is an excellent attorney and has specialized expertise in FERC legal cases and oil and gas litigation. He is personable and professional and takes great care in producing accurate documents on time.

Key clients

Petro Star Incorporated

NGL Energy Partners

The State of Alaska and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation

Pilot Travel Centers


Sheetz Incorporated

Apex Oil Company

FutureFuels Chemical Company

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

Crestwood Midstream Partners

Work highlights

  • Acting on behalf of various clients including NGL Energy Partners, Gunvor, Pilot, Sheetz, Apex Oil Company and FutureFuels Chemical Company in FERC Docket No. OR18-7, et al, in filing complaints at FERC against the largest refined petroleum products pipeline in the US (Colonial Pipeline).
  • Representing Petro Star in complex litigation at FERC regarding the Trans Alaska Pipeline (“TAPS”) and the implementation of the TAPS Quality Bank.
  • Representing the state of Alaska and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation in its efforts to induce the construction of a major LNG export project, the Alaska LNG Project.

Environment > Environment: litigation Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP fields a team of attorneys specialised in the resolution and settlement of complex civil and criminal environmental cases. On the civil litigation side, the team is well placed to represent clients in class actions, multi-district litigation, citizen suits and enforcement matters. Furthermore, the group is skilled at trying high-stakes cases, including those involving alleged soil, water and air pollution, on behalf chemical, refining, mining, manufacturing and other industrial clients. Offering expertise on the full-array of environmental law matters, practitioners are also retained in mandates pertaining to environmental releases, crisis management and climate change. Kerri Barsh  in Miami and David B. Weinstein in Tampa oversee the nationwide environmental department. Based in Philadelphia, David G. Mandelbaum  is seasoned in water rights, waste management and Superfund-related cases. Civil and criminal enforcement are among Christopher L. Bell‘s areas of activity; he is based in Houston and also focuses on litigation and emergency response. Francis Citera is a key individual in the Chicago office; he has defended clients in several class actions, toxic tort claims and environmental litigation before federal and state courts.

Practice head(s):

Kerri Barsh; David  Weinstein

Other key lawyers:

David Mandelbaum; Christopher Bell; Paul Seby; Francis Citera;  Steven Russo; Christopher Neumann

Key clients

State of North Dakota

Union Pacific Railroad

Orlando Utilities Commission

El Paso Natural Gas Company, LLC

Ikonix USA LLC

Apex Oil Company, Inc.

Benjamin Moore & Co., Inc.

KES Systems, Inc.

American Pacific Corporation

Nevada Gold Mines LLC

FMC Corporation

Greenidge Generation

MTA Metro-North Railroad

Shopoff Realty Investments

Work highlights

  • Representing North Dakota in North Dakota v. EPA which will be heard by the US Supreme Court.
  • Representing El Paso in connection with the Rico-Argentine Mine Superfund Site in southwestern Colorado.
  • Acting for Apex Oil Company, Inc. in RCRA and CERCLA mattera arising from a rupture of underground pipelines from a refinery that resulted in the release of approximately 294,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline.

Environment > Environment: regulatory Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP has a strong profile for enforcement and regulatory proceedings before the EPA and state agencies. The team acts for major national companies and public bodies operating in the real estate, mining, energy and chemicals sectors in relation to a variety of complex regulatory matters encompassing clean air, clean water, endangered species and hazardous waste management. Brownfield development issues, permitting and crisis management in jurisdictions across the US also feature on the practice’s broad service offering. The department is under the joint leadership of Kerri Barsh  in Miami, who provides comprehensive advice in the environmental regulatory, climate change, wetlands and coastal permitting, and David B. Weinstein in Tampa. Houston-based Christopher L. Bell  stands out for his track record in civil and criminal enforcement actions and emergency incident response. Steven C. Russo in New York has notable experience in environmental permitting, NEPA and Brownfields redevelopment.

Practice head(s):

Kerri Barsh; David Weinstein

Other key lawyers:

Christopher Bell; Steven Russo; David Mandelbaum

Key clients

Embee Processing LLC; All Metals Processing of Orange County, LLC and E/M Coating Services; Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Tucson Electric Power Company

Arcadian Fiberoptic Project

Barrick Gold of North America

Checkers and Rally’s Drive-In Restaurants and Related Development, LLC

Teleflex Incorporated

Golden Spread Electric Cooperative

Genessee & Wyoming

Minera Andina del Sol S.R.L.


Work highlights

  • Acting as counsel for all Native American legal and regulatory matters associated with the Arcadian’s first-ever direct fiberoptic trunk line from Salt Lake City to Phoenix, and from Phoenix to Denver.
  • Advised Minera Andina del Sol S.R.L.regarding U.S. and international laws and treaties governing shipment of waste elemental mercury from Argentina.
  • Advising Quidnet Energy on th Federal and New York State environmental legal requirements applicable to the siting and operation of a single approximately 1 to 2 MW, geo-mechanical pumped storage facility.

Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP utilizes the bench strength of its network to advise household names such as UPS, Godiva, and Katy Perry on the monetization and protection of their global trademark portfolios. The team is led in Los Angeles and Orange County by Susan Heller, who specializes in assisting major celebrities and pre-IPO companies, Mark Galis in Chicago, who counsels clients in the e-commerce space, and Joel Feldman in Atlanta, who brings expertise to the settling of controversies between clients and third parties. Chicago's Jeffrey Dunning handles enforcement efforts for gaming and hospitality companies.

Other key lawyers:


‘The attorneys and staff are knowledgeable and diligent in providing advice and prosecution of trademark applications. They are also appropriately aggressive in obtaining and maintaining client registrations.’

‘GT is a firm with incredible talent, knowledge, communication, and acumen. They have an incredible docket system, world class staff, and best-in-business partners.’

‘Mark Galis, the lead partner on our engagement, has a very collaborative relationships with our senior leadership. He is a trusted advisor in all areas of our corporate IP, including IP litigation, brand protection and enforcement, product expansion, etc.  Jeff Dunning, also a shareholder at GT, provides extremely well thought out guidance and perspective in the day to day management of our IP, including infringements, risk assessments related to the use of new marks and taglines, portfolio maintenance, etc.’

Key clients

United Parcel Service, Inc. (“UPS”)

Manscaped, LLC

Katy Perry/Killer Queen, LLC

Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Westbrook Inc.

Godiva Chocolatier, Inc.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

Shiseido Company, Limited

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Barry’s Bootcamp

Work highlights

  • Representing UPS in connection with the management of its worldwide trademark portfolio, handling its clearance, prosecution, maintenance, opposition and enforcement activities.
  • Representing Will Smith’s Westbrook Inc, which is commercializing the BEL-AIR ATHLETICS and FRESH PRINCE brands.
  • Representing men’s personal grooming company Manscaped in connection with the prosecution, enforcement, and management of its global trademark portfolio.

Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP is frequently sought after to act on discrimination lawsuits, wage and hour, whistleblower and harassment claims as well as issues related to the FLSA. Skilled in collective, class and single-plaintiff action, the practice takes advantage of the ability to leverage the firm’s interstate capabilities and strong expertise in litigation. Philadelphia-based James Boudreau, who also covers employer-sponsored arbitration programs, heads the practice alongside Naomi Beer in Denver; she is well versed in multi-district litigation. In New York, Jonathan Sulds regularly handles ERISA litigation and wage and hour matters. Other key names include Charles Thompson in San Francisco, Natasha Wilson in Atlanta and Wendy Johnson Lario in New Jersey.

Practice head(s):

Naomi Beer; James Boudreau

Other key lawyers:

Justin Keith; Charles Thompson


‘We have been working with Greenberg Traurig’s employment law team for approximately 6 years. Our company is located in San Francisco and California where the rules and regulations change rapidly. The Greenburg team is exceptional and incredibly responsive. Strategic thinking and they help us anticipate requirements.’

‘Charles Thompson is the lawyer we rely on for advice and counsel. We believe he is always looking out for our best interests. He is extremely knowledgeable and provides valuable insights and expertise on a regular basis. Chuck has kept us out of serious litigation and time-consuming lawsuits.’

‘The group is very experienced and strategic in its approach. Its breadth of experience with the subject matter and opposing counsel is helpful during the course of a matter.’

‘Jim Boudreau has been instrumental in developing strategy and implementing it in several matters. He is responsive and collaborative, and willing to understand our business, which is helpful.’

‘Knowledgeable, pragmatic and diverse.’

‘Justin Keith is a reliable expert.’

Key clients

CVS Health

The Kellogg Co.


America II Electronics LLC

Centurion of Florida LLC

Envoy Air Inc.

National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA)

Marathon Capital

Univar Solutions Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented CVS Health in a series of class and representative actions, alleging unpaid time associated with mandatory training.
  • Assisted Kellogg’s with a series of collective actions alleging violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Represented TCW (Trust Company of the West) and its CEO in high-profile “me-too” cases brought in the financial services industry.

Labor and employment > Labor-management relations Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP’s labor team helps both unionized and non-union employers maintain positive relations with their employees while seeking to avoid high-stakes labor litigation. Its lawyers are involved in all stages of representation and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and state labor agencies, regularly appearing before courts, arbitrators and the NLRB. The team is led by Denver-based co-chair Naomi Beer and Philadelphia-based co-chair James N. Boudreau. New York-based Jerrold Goldberg leads on many cases, including addressing labor relations issues related to the impact of COVID-19 on the real estate industry. San Francisco-based Charles Birenbaum is also noted as a key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Naomi Beer; James Boudreau

Other key lawyers:

Jerrold Goldberg; Charles Birenbaum


‘This firm is extremely responsive and thinks critically about our issues on a personal level.’

‘Jerry Goldberg has been essential to us running a compliant business. He personalizes his responses to our specific needs and always goes the extra mile to ensure we are incurring the least amount of risk possible.’

‘The practice is very caring and involved in making your life easier. They are direct when asked for opinions but also guide you to make the best decisions for your company and you.’

‘Jerry Goldberg is extremely responsive and guiding. Always there for questions and to bounce off potential risks.’

Key clients

Maximus Parkmerced

SL Green Realty Corp.

Korman Communities, Inc.

Marymount Manhattan College

Juilliard School

JC Decaux North America

Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP operates a large labor and employment practice, with the size and resources to handle a range of matters, from pay equity to restrictive covenants to workplace investigations. Also of note is the firm’s GT Training Workshop, which offers clients highly interactive training on a wide variety of legal compliance topics. The team is led by Philadelphia-based James N. Boudreau and Denver-based Naomi Beer. Also in Philadelphia is Kelly Dobbs Bunting; she stands out for her work with technology companies.

Practice head(s):

Naomi Beer; James Boudreau

Other key lawyers:

Kelly Dobbs Bunting; Galit Kierkut


Access to and breadth and depth of consulting attorneys in the firm to turn to when necessary.’

Galit Kierkut stands out from her competitors because of her dedication to our corporation, ease of access and availability. Ms. Kierkut makes us feel as though we have our own in-house counsel. She is extremely knowledgeable about the law but has come to know our corporation and its idiosyncrasies just as well. Having such an in-depth understanding of our corporation allows for much more custom tailored, and therefore effective, advice.’

Key clients



Safe Horizon

New York State Assembly

Real estate > Land use/zoning Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig LLP fields land use experts at several of its East Coast offices, with Miami-based Iris Escarra and Jay Segal in New York sharing leadership duties of the department. The firm has a strong history in the practice area and was one of the first to establish it as a separate department. Recent trends have included complex reassessments for developments with an office component, as well as a rise in condominium builds as people desire more space for home working. Clients include national and international developers on sites that vary from housing and offices to stadiums and transport infrastructure. Nick Hockens and Deirdre Carson in New York are further contacts to note.

Practice head(s):

Iris Escura; Jay Segal

Other key lawyers:

Nick Hockens; Deidre Carson

Real estate > Real estate finance Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig, LLP acts on sophisticated commercial real estate loans and related credit facilities across all asset types with varying maturities and debt service coverage ratios. The practice is also active in restructuring of mortgage and mezzanine loans secured by interests in single or multiple property collateral pools, and is often seen representing purchasers of individual loans or pools of loans secured by real estate or interests in real estate and the resale, restructuring or exercise of remedies. Lenders, private equity funds, REITs, and institutional investors are particularly well represented in the firm’s client portfolio. In New York, co-chair Stephen Rabinowitz, Kristen Lonergan and Farah Ahmed have a balanced acquisition, development, financing practice. Michael Baum co-chairs the global real estate department from Chicago.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Rabinowitz; Michael Baum

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Adler Group

American Finance Trust, Inc.

Canada Life

Cindat USA LLC

Core Spaces

Davidson Kemper

Denihan Hospitality Group

Footprint Power LLC

GFI Capital

Hope Street Capital

Podium Developer LLC


SL Green Realty Corp.

Square Mile Capital Management LLC

Work highlights

  • Representation of a student accommodation provider in the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of 28 student housing assets across the country.
  • Advised a developer on a $124m construction loan obtained from Cerberus in connection with the construction and development of a multi use project located on Ann Street in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Advised a developer in the acquisition and senior and subordinated acquisition financing of the property located at 75 Canal Street West, Bronx NY, for purpose of the  development and construction of a new high school facility.

Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Greenberg Traurig LLP‘s practice benefits from a broad national footprint, which routinely sees the team litigate before all 13 circuit courts and the US Supreme Court — as well as the highest courts and lower appellate courts in many states. The wider firm’s strong offerings in class actions, real estate and IP ensure that the team is well versed in appeals relating to those areas. It also handles a significant volume of cases concerning voting rights and election law, federal constitutional law, civil rights law and energy. Elliot Scherker, Dale Wainwright and Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick co-chair the practice from Miami, Austin and New York respectively. Dominic Draye, who splits his time between Phoenix and Washington DC, is an ‘extremely clear communicator‘; he successfully represented a group of legislators and individuals in the Arizona Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of a statutory initiative imposing a new tax on earned income.


‘The team is very client oriented. They communicate regularly and succinctly. They have expertise in a broad array of practices.’

‘They were expert in the SCOTUS landscape yet humble and excited about learning. This is rare. Dominic Draye and William Eye were my points of contact. Both were accessible, timely, and affirming to work with.’

‘The partner we hired, Dominic Draye, has a unique skill set that includes extensive work at the supreme court level. From our perspective, he is, by far, the most qualified lawyer we could find to handle our complicated case.’

‘Dominic Draye was previously the solicitor general for the state of AZ before joining Greenberg Traurig. He spent years working directly with the supreme court justices and is extremely familiar with the laws in that state. We found him to be uniquely qualified to handle our case and has the legal skill set to put forth the best possible argument for our case.’

‘Dominic Draye is thorough and intelligent. He thinks things through and anticipates what panels will question on, the issues that are important and how to address them so that the judges don’t need to ask them. He also is careful not to concede when it is not necessary.’

‘Dom Draye and his team in the appellate practice in Arizona are especially adept at working collaboratively with trial attorneys throughout the process of a case anticipated to go to appeal. This has helped us position ourselves well for his work in the appellate/state supreme court.’

‘Dom is conscientious of costs and proactive in helping us budget for his services. He worked exceptionally well as part of a team with trial attorneys in a different firm as well as a non-profit offering legal services in the case. He’s worked to engage the full team at key decision points and graciously accepts input from others.’

Key clients

Mosaic Fertilizer LLC

Enterprise Products

Chalker Energy Partners


Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power

BP Production Company

The Related Group

Mosaic Fertilizer LLC

Enterprise Products

Chalker Energy Partners


Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power

BP Production Company

The Related Group

Mosaic Fertilizer LLC

Enterprise Products

Chalker Energy Partners


Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

Archer Daniels Midland Company

Florida Power & Light and Gulf Power

BP Production Company

The Related Group

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented the Government of the Virgin Islands in a high-stakes appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
  • Successfully represented the National Congress of American Indians as the lead amicus, supporting the United States’ petition for writ of certiorari to the US Supreme Court and later on the merits in United States v. Cooley, No. 19-1414.
  • Successfully defended Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co in a breach of settlement agreement with Circuitronix.

Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers Tier 4

Lori Cohen – Greenberg Traurig LLP. The 'especially talentedLori Cohen is well known for her work defending global pharmaceutical and medical device companies and continues to deliver precedent-setting wins after amassing over 25 years experience as a trial lawyer. In 2021, as lead trial counsel, Cohen won a complete defense verdict for C. R. Bard Inc. in an IVC filter case in Louisiana. Cohen works out of the firm’s Atlanta office.


‘Lori Cohen is especially talented. She gives her entire self to the case and to preparing for and during trial. She is personable with the judge, the jury, and even opposing counsel.’

Work highlights

    Energy > Renewable/alternative power Tier 4

    Greenberg Traurig LLP is well-positioned to advise a balanced array of stakeholders engaged in mandates at all phases of a renewable energy project from constructions through to financing and M&A. The team is prominent in the  hydroelectric, solar and wind power realms, and is consistently engaged by top developers and tax equity financing parties. The firm’s cross-border experience is also noteworthy, especially when it comes to renewable sector-related matters in Latin America. Jeffrey A. Chester  in Los Angeles is recognized in the renewable energy project finance space, but also assists with M&A and tax equity mandates. Based in Washington DC, John Eliason, who joined from Foley & Lardner LLP in June 2021, has a strong following among tax equity investors and sponsors. Chester and Eliason oversee the department with William S. Garner in Houston, Kenneth Minesinger in DC and Iskender Catto  in New York.

    Practice head(s):

    William Garner; Kenneth Minesinger; Iskender Catto; Jeffrey Chester; John Eliason

    Other key lawyers:

    April Kim; Alejandra Garcia Earley; Ernesto Danache


    ‘From partner level to associate level, every player worked like some who really cared about the client’ needs and simply got the job done.’

    ‘Jeffrey Chester (Global Co-Head of Energy Project Finance) has proved himself as a guru in the renewable energy sector. Our company, a multinational corporation operating in the US, needs balanced opinions and solutions and Jeff has never failed to surpass our expectations in terms of delivering the results and persuading relevant parties in transactional projects.’

    Key clients

    8minute Solar Energy

    BayWa r.e.


    Inversiones Latin America Power Ltda.


    Samsung Renewables

    Apex Clean Energy, LLC

    Idemitsu Renewables

    8minute Solar Energy

    BayWa r.e.


    Inversiones Latin America Power Ltda.


    Samsung Renewables

    Apex Clean Energy, LLC

    Idemitsu Renewables

    Work highlights

    • Lead counsel to Apex Clean Energy as seller of 385 MW Isabella Wind project.
    • Lead counsel to BayWa r.e. as developer, sponsor, and seller in construction, financing, and sale of 250 MW Amadeus Wind Project.
    • Lead counsel to 8minute Solar Energy in connection with the negotiation of master framework supply agreements and procurement of solar modules, trackers and inverters, each from multiple suppliers, for over 3,000 MWs of fully contracted solar projects that will be built over the next three years.

    Energy > Energy transactions: oil and gas Tier 4

    Greenberg Traurig LLP provides transactional, regulatory and litigation expertise to clients throughout the energy sector, including oil and gas, LNG, electricity, coal and renewable energy. A particular strength of the practice group lies in the developing areas of hydrogen, carbon sequestration and carbon-credit programs. The team is co-led by William S. Garner in Houston, Kenneth Minesinger from Washington DC and New York-based Iskender Catto.

    Practice head(s):

    William Garner; Kenneth Minesinger; Iskender Catto

    Key clients

    Oil & Gas Climate Initiative Fund

    Texas LNG

    Summit Agricultural Group

    NGL Energy Partners

    Alaska Gasline Development Corporation


    Spot X Energy

    Work highlights

    • Representation of Summit Agricultural Group in the largest carbon sequestration project in the world and the largest American pipeline network for any product constructed in the US since 1970.
    • Representing the State of Alaska and Alaska Gasline Development Corporation in connection with efforts to induce the construction of a major LNG export project, the Alaska LNG Project; if built, it will be one of the largest infrastructure projects in North American history.
    • Assisted OGCI invest in the world’s first carbon-neutral ammonia plant to be located in Indiana; and in the development the UK’s largest carbon sequestration project, the Teesside Clean Gas Project.

    Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings Tier 4

    Greenberg Traurig LLP has an established high-yield debt practice, particularly for issuers. The firm’s US-based team is especially active in Latin America, thanks to the presence of Marc Rossell and Oscar Stephens in New York. It is also noted for its experience in the energy and power, telecoms and real estate sectors. Fort Lauderdale’s Kara MacCullough is also experienced in high-yield debt, including cross-border deals.

    Practice head(s):

    Alan Annex; Mark Kelson; Peter Lieberman; Bruce March




    Key clients

    Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

    Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.

    Inversiones Latin America Power Limitada

    United Wholesale Mortgage

    SBA Communications Corporation

    Green Brick Partners

    TopBuild Corp.

    Ingles Markets, Incorporated

    Nomad Foods Limited

    Work highlights

    • Advised the client on its $1.5bn billion (aggregate principal amount) offering of 3.125% senior notes due 2029.
    • Advised United Wholesale Mortgage on the closing of its previously announced private placement of $800m aggregate principal amount of 5.5% senior notes due 2025.
    • Represented Nomad Foods in its offering and sale of €750m  senior secured notes.

    Healthcare > Service providers Tier 4

    A one-stop-shop for regulatory and transactional issues, Greenberg Traurig LLP offers clients first-hand experience of how to navigate complex regulatory hurdles. The team has notably been acting for the Rural Hospital Coalition in relation to drug pricing matters, with Andrew Tsui‘s Amicus brief currently in front of the Supreme Court. Nancy Taylor and David Peck in Fort Lauderdale co-lead the team, offering respective expertise with ACA-related matters and private equity. Lawyers are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

    Practice head(s):

    Nancy Taylor; David Peck

    Other key lawyers:

    Andrew Tsui; Chia-Feng-Lu


    ‘Chia-Feng Lu is a highly dedicated business partner who combines in-depth legal and business acumen. I have greatly valued his insights on various territories in East Asia to help my organization take strategic decisions.’

    ‘There’s never a hesitancy to ensure the resources are not only capable but their ability to communicate and work with my team is the right fit.’

    ‘They truly are the top of their field. I know the past experiences they have had and can have complete trust in their ability to help guide me through an issue.’

    Key clients

    New Mainstream Capital

    Inform Diagnostics

    Vizient, Inc.

    Envision Healthcare

    Notal Vision, Inc.

    NextEdge Networks, Bow River Capital

    BioReference Laboratories, Inc.

    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    The Rural Hospital Coalition

    Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation Tier 4

    The team at Greenberg Traurig LLP leverages the strength of its global network to develop strategies for plaintiffs and defendants, including household brands, involved in complex trademark, trade dress and false advertising litigation. The practice is headed by Susan L. Heller in Orange County and Los Angeles, who has deep experience in representing top celebrities and corporates, Joel Feldman in Atlanta, managing high-stakes actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and cross-border litigation expert Mark Galis in Chicago.


    ‘We have had a long relationship with Mark Galis, the Greenberg Traurig partner who manages this type of engagement on our behalf. He has a long standing relationship with top leadership in our company and, as a result, has a clear understanding of our generally collaborative approach to conflict resolution with third parties. His long term relationships and network within the IP community are an asset, both in terms of engaging with third parties as well as in providing guidance and perspective based on current IP thought and practices.’

    Key clients

    American Airlines, Inc.

    Groupon, Inc.

    Perry Ellis International

    Fujifilm North America Corporation

    L.A. Gear, Inc.

    Mars, Incorporated

    Caesars Entertainment Corporation

    E.S. Kluft and Company and Kluft IPCO, LLC

    Kretek International

    E.A. Sween Company

    Advanced BioTech, LLC

    Work highlights

    • Representing American Airlines in connection with litigation filed against Delta Air Lines alleging infringement of American’s FLAGSHIP trademark.
    • Representing Fujifilm North America in a declaratory judgment action it brought in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York against Polaroid seeking declaration of non-infringement with respect to the white “border” or form factor of instant film products.
    • Representing Caesars Entertainment Corporation’s famous brands, including Caesars Palace, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Horseshoe, World Series of Poker, and others in  dozens of pending trademark opposition and cancelation proceedings pending around the world.

    Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design Tier 4

    The employee benefits and executive compensation practice at Greenberg Traurig LLP counts multinational corporations, including Google, Amazon and Snap Inc., among its key list of clients and handles a range of matters, from 401(k) and non-qualified deferred compensation plans to ERISA fiduciary and HIPAA compliance issues. In Silicon Valley, key contact Magan Ray advises on all aspects of employee benefits, while associate Stephanie Ahmad focuses on health and welfare plans and Chicago-based Richard Sirus handles executive compensation programs. In Chicago and New York, respectively, Leslie Klein and Jeffrey Mamorsky jointly lead the team.

    Practice head(s):

    Les Klein; Jeffrey Mamorsky

    Key clients


    Google, Inc.

    Snap, Inc.




    Ross Stores, Inc.


    Xilinx, Inc.

    Granite Construction

    Amalgamated Bank of Chicago

    Educational Loan Finance, Inc.

    Northwell Health, Inc.

    TriHealth, Inc.

    IBEW Local No. 117 Fringe Benefit Funds

    Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago

    Mahoney Environmental, Inc.

    United Health Centers, Inc.

    NFP Corp.

    Windows to the World, Inc.

    Work highlights

    • Acting as outside counsel to Amazon with respect to employee benefits matters.

    Labor and employment > ERISA litigation Tier 4

    Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech Tier 4

    Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a ‘leading edge, innovative, technology driven law firm‘ with a multi-faceted cradle-to-grave practice. The team’s experience covers a range of products and digital assets including cryptocurrencies, mobile and online payment systems, crowdfunding and banking platforms to name a few. This includes advice on shared service agreements, corporate finance, cybersecurity, IP, regulatory and litigation. The practice grew in 2021 with the recruitment of Chicago partner William Turner  from Steptoe & Johnson LLP, who is praised for his cryptocurrency expertise, and regulatory expert Benjamin Saul in Washington DC, formerly of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. The team is jointly led by the ‘innovative, informed, knowledgeable‘ Los Angeles-based corporate partner Barbara Jones, versatile Miami-based partner Carl Fornaris, and New York IP and technology partner David Greenberg.

    Practice head(s):

    David Greenberg; Carl Fornaris; Barbara Jones

    Other key lawyers:


    ‘Greenberg Traurig provided services for us related to patenting and intellectual property. I could characterise GT team as highly skilled professionals.’

    ‘Thinking outside the box, high professionalism, deep knowledge in multiple areas including both technologies and law.’

    ‘It’s a leading edge, innovative, technology driven law firm. It has contributed to fintech legislation globally. The people are great to work alongside, very knowledgeable, professional and responsive.’

    ‘Most of my dealings are with Barbara Jones. She is innovative, informed, knowledgeable and a thought leader on emerging trends, technology, industries as well as the legal and regulatory implications and best practices.’

    ‘William Turner is hands down the best crypto commercial lawyer.’

    Key clients

    Leap Finance

    Lendable Operations Ltd/Zendable, Inc.

    Bitfinex Derivatives

    PaySafe Group

    AFEX – Associated Foreign Exchange

    Concord Acquisition Corp.

    Veritable Data Solutions

    Capital Com

    Currency Com

    Capital One

    Broadridge Financial Services

    Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

    Work highlights

    • Advised fintech education lender Leap Finance, which is focused on facilitating loans to Indian, South Asian and MENA nationals studying in the US, in establishing US operations, including related regulatory, compliance and corporate finance issues.
    • Representing Paysafe in its acquisition of SafetyPay, a payments platform operating primarily in Latin America and focusing on eCommerce transactions via open banking and eCash.
    • Lead IP advisor to Broadridge Financial Services, a provider of trade-processing technology.

    Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 4

    Greenberg Traurig LLP‘s construction practice is well-versed in drafting and negotiating all manner of relevant contracts, frequently counselling clients through the full duration of a development, from inception to handling any arising disputes. The group works closely with the firm’s experienced and well-regarded real estate department, which works especially well on long-term projects that need assistance in both respects. Types of developments handled are wide-ranging, as is the geographical range in the workload, facilitated by offices across the country. Practice co-head Michael Thomas is in Miami and assists developer clients with all aspects of residential, commercial and mixed-use real estate development projects. His partner in leading the group is Mark Ferrario, a litigator based in Las Vegas, where David Jensen focuses on medium and large-scale urban development, including residential, mixed-used, and commercial projects. Robert Epstein is the name to note in Florham Park, New Jersey, acting in construction and design defects, delays, payment claims and other disputes.

    Practice head(s):

    Michael Thomas; Mark Ferrario

    Other key lawyers:

    Robert Epstein; Christopher Barnett; David Jensen; Michael Hogue

    Key clients

    Triple Five Development

    RBH Group

    Red Apple Group (Red Apple Surf Realty III)

    Flag Luxury Group (RP 1185 LLC)

    The Related Group

    State Farm Insurance Company

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Cobb Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

    13th Floor Investments

    Terra Group, LLC

    Encore Housing Opportunity Fund/Falcone Group

    OKO Group LLC

    Fort Partners, LLC

    Tax > US taxes: contentious Tier 4

    Healthcare > Life sciences Tier 5

    The team of ‘consummate professionals’ at Greenberg Traurig LLP is known for its expertise in transactions and product liability cases in the life sciences sphere. It has notably advised Huadong Medicine co. on a number of key collaboration agreements in both the antibody-drug and cancer therapy sectors. IP is another strength for the firm, in both contentious and advisory contexts. David Dykeman and Wayne Elowe co-lead the team from Boston and Atlanta respectively. Atlanta-based Lori Cohen is also notable for her litigation ability.

    Practice head(s):

    David Dykeman; Wayne Elowe

    Other key lawyers:


    ‘The key capabilities are that any member of the team captures the legal challenge straight away and focuses on serving the client as efficient as possible.’

    ‘David Dykeman and the healthcare team in Boston are phenomenal. I can’t say enough good things about them – and just how competent and complete an organization they are – the team approach to solutions. They are just consummate professionals – heads and shoulders above all of their peer firms.’

    ‘Just from a legal counsel perspective the highest quality we can get.’

    Key clients

    Huadong Medicine Co., Ltd.

    BioTelemetry, Inc.

    Medtronic, Inc.

    Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

    Memic Innovative Surgery

    Elios Vision

    Third Pole Therapeutics

    Provention Bio, Inc.

    IlluminOss Medical, Inc.

    Aspira Women’s Health (formerly Vermillion)

    PAVMed, Inc.

    Miromatrix Medical

    RedHill Biopharma

    Entrinsic bioscience

    Work highlights

    • Represented Huadong Medicine Co., Ltd in a strategic collaboration recently entered into with ImmunoGen, Inc.
    • Represented BioTelemetry in connection with its sale to Koninklijke Philips NV.
    • Representing Medtronic in product liability litigation.

    Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 5

    Greenberg Traurig, LLP‘s patent litigation team handles cases around the country, regularly acting in district courts, appellate courts, as well as before the International Trade Commission. The group shows prowess in a variety of sectors, particularly e-commerce, technology, electronics, financial services and pharmaceutical. New York-based practitioners Scott Bornstein, Allan Kassenoff, and Joshua Raskin, who garners praise for being not only an ‘incredibly strong technical lawyer, but also a great tactician and strategic advisor’, are the main contacts of the team.

    Other key lawyers:


    First and foremost, Josh Raskin is an incredible relationship partner.’

    Josh Raskin is an incredibly strong technical lawyer, but also a great tactician and strategic advisor. He is always available and hyper responsive.’

    I also have good things to say about associate Vimal Kapadia, who has proven to be very capable and responsive.’

    Key clients


    FACC Operations

    JPMorgan Chase

    Samsung Electronics


    Chewy, Inc.

    Kretek International, Dryft Sciences, The Art Factory, and TillCe

    Teva Pharmaceuticals

    Satco Products

    Echelon Fitness

    Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC

    Crye Precision LLC

    Keep Truckin

    UNICOM Global

    Work highlights

    • Represented Rakuten Kobo Inc. in a patent infringement suit brought by Pop Top Corp. in the District Court for the Northern District of California.
    • Secured a victory for Samsung against Prisua Engineering in a patent case before the PTAB and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
    • Representing Satco in a patent case in the Western District of Texas, securing grant of Satco’s motion to dismiss seven counterclaims filed by Signify.

    M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies Tier 5

    Greenberg Traurig LLP has an expanding and versatile venture capital group that is praised for its ‘cross functional work‘ and ability to field ‘very experienced‘ points of contact. The life sciences side of the practice was boosted with a team of lawyers from the Boston office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, including Prashant Girinath and David Harburger, who regularly assist emerging companies on the IP transactional side. Other key partners  include Boston-based co-heads Chinh Pham and Emily Ladd-Kravitz, who have expertise in a wide range of emerging technologies. Robert Grossman, who chairs the Israel practice group and divides his time between Miami and Tel Aviv, has ‘great understanding of deal dynamics‘. Miami corporate partner John Owens is a ‘go-to on corporate work‘. Corporate partners Bradley Jacobson in Boston and Barbara Jones in Los Angeles are other names to note.

    Practice head(s):

    Emily Ladd-Kravitz; Chinh Pham


    ‘Cross functional work, very experienced point of contact that controls the workflow process (as opposed to junior account manager at other firms).’

    ‘Bob Grossman – great understanding of deal dynamics, enabler.’

    ‘John Owens has been our go-to on corporate work. He’s great.’


    Key clients


    Andreessen Horowitz Fund IV

    KTB Network

    Spring Labs,


    Memic Innovative Surgery

    Work highlights

    • Represented Involvio in connection with its sale to Cisco Systems.
    • Represented Andreessen Horowitz in an equity investment of $50m into Translation Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a United Masters (United Masters), with Apple, Alphabet Holdings, and 21st Century Fox American as co-investors in the transaction.
    • Advised Israeli medical device company Memic Innovative Surgery on the completion of its $96m Series D Financing Round.

    Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 6

    Greenberg Traurig LLP operates a global practice and is well accustomed to the handling of national, cross-border and international proceedings, particularly within Latin America and Europe. Its expertise extends into the representation of clients in reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations and distressed acquisitions and sales. Houston’s Shari L. Heyen  and Atlanta-based David Kurzweil co-chair the practice, which welcomed the arrival of Boston-based commercial restructuring expert Chip Azano as counsel from Dentons.

    Practice head(s):

    Shari L. Heyen; David Kurzweil

    Other key lawyers:

    Nancy Peterman; Ari Newman; Chip Azano

    Key clients

    AAC Holdings, Inc.

    Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Washington Prime Group

    Bridgeman Sports and Media LLC

    C&J Energy

    Alan Halperin as Liquidating Trustee of Senior Care Centers, LLC

    Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Alpha Entertainment, LLC

    Muji U.S.A. Limited

    Groupo Cinemex, S.A. de C.V.

    Nader Tavakoli, acting solely as Plan Administrator of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. et al.

    Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Ryckman Creek Resources, LLC

    Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 Cases of ASAIG LLC and Azetc/Shaffer LLC

    Liquidating Trustee for Buffets, LLC

    M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 6

    Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 6

    Environment > Environment: transactional

    Closely integrated with the firm's other transactional practices, Greenberg Traurig LLP's environmental group is well-placed to assist with the environmental risks and impact of the acquisition, development, financing and sale of real estate assets. Co-chair Kerri Barsh  in Miami provides transactional and permitting support to public and private sector clients.

    Transport > Aviation and air travel - litigation and regulation

    Led by Nevada-based Jacob Bundick, Greenberg Traurig LLP's aviation litigators are routinely mandated to represent national and global airlines in litigation arising from a wide range of disputes.

    Transport > Rail and road - litigation and regulation

    The US rail team of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has acted for freight-hauling railroad, Union Pacific (UP), in major regulatory proceedings (throughout UP's 23-state service territory) for over 25 years.

    Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance Tier 3

    Greenberg Traurig, LLP has a longstanding affinity with Latin America, particularly given that it is headquartered in Miami. Moreover, through its Mexico City office, the firm has cemented its presence in the region, while also building on its particularly strong historical links in Central America, along with Argentina, Colombia and Chile. The team continues to be active in syndicated lending and project financings, along with financial institutions M&A. Miami partners Emilio Alvarez-Farré and Carl Fornaris are established figures in Latin America financings and restructurings, and can draw on their broader expertise covering a number of transactional disciplines, the latter also being noted for his financial regulatory expertise. Noted for financial regulatory matters, Marina Olman-Pal was raised to the partnership in March 2022, and the partner-level bench was further strenghened with the August-2022 hire of finance specialist Nathan Eisler (formerly a name partner at Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP); dual-qualified (New York/Florida), he will divide his time between the firm’s NYC and Miami offices. Associate Claudio J Arruda‘s practice also takes in compliance issues, along with acquisition, corporate, project and trade finance.

    Practice head(s):

    Marc Rossell; José Raz Guzmán


    Greenberg Traurig’s office is characterised and stands out for being a leader in the banking and financing practice. Mainly the human team and customer support are the pillars of success for Greenberg Traurig.

    Emilio Alvarez-Farré stands out for his ability and experience. Likewise, he provides the highest degree of connections with professionals in the industry.

    Key clients

    Associated Foreign Exchange

    Grupo Bio Pappel

    Latin America Power


    Greenberg, Goodwin Steer SPAC


    Gas Natural del Noroeste

    Distribuidora La Florida

    7- Eleven Mexico

    South Lake One

    Work highlights

    • Represented Associated Foreign Exchange on the sale of its money transmitter business to global business payments company Fleetcor Technologies.
    • Represented Bio Pappel (as borrower) and its subsidiaries (as guarantors), in a $400m multi-tranche senior secured syndicated term loan facility.
    • Advised Inversiones Latin America Power on the $404m offering of 5.125% senior secured notes due 2033, in connection with a refinancing of two wind farms in northern Chile.

    Latin America: International firms > Capital markets Tier 3

    Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s representation of a multitude of Latin American businesses brings it a steady flow of capital markets engagements. The firm also demonstrates particular expertise in SPAC-related transactions, liability management, structured debt deals and asset-backed securitisations. It is building its presence in project bonds, along with green and sustainability-linked bonds. The firm has a particularly strong record in Mexico, thanks in part to its sizeable Mexico City office, and also has a long history in offerings originating from Central America, although it now has a wider geographic coverage across South America too. Marc Rossell is hugely experienced in the Latin America capital markets segment, along with ‘truly exceptional attorneyOscar Stephens, who is a growing force in project and infrastructure bonds, asset-based securitisations and future-flow structured finance. Both are based in New York. The Miami office, the firm’s headquarters, also houses a large team focused on Latin America, many of whom have worked on a recent spate of SPAC deals. Since publication the firm has deepened its New York-bench with the hire of Stephen Sandretto (most recently in house at Unavision, his experience also includes some eight years as a partner at Paul Hastings LLP), who brings significant expertise in Brazil-related matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Marc Rossell; José Raz Guzmán


    The team that works at Greenberg is top quality, it shows in the responses, and agility to resolve issues.

    In its technical knowledge, it is noted superior to other firms.

    Greenberg Traurig’s capital markets team has excellent lawyers, with a very sophisticated practice. They are always available and have very good technical and market knowledge. It compares very well in relation to other offices.

    In relation to the Latin American practice, they have lawyers who speak Spanish perfectly, many of them being of Latin origin. That is essential when talking to clients and other firms in Latin America. In addition, their lawyers have a lot of experience in capital markets deals and know the area very well. I especially highlight Oscar Stephens, partner of the firm with a focus on Latin America. I have worked with Oscar a lot over the years and on different transactions. His technical mastery of topics never ceases to amaze me, but above all I highlight his ability to remain calm in the most stressful moments and always be focused on finding intelligent solutions. He is a truly exceptional attorney.

    The Latam practice has great knowledge of the market and proximity to the legal market.

    Oscar Stephens is an excellent attorney who understands and collaborates with the local attorney on transactions. Great market knowledge and available to answer questions. Additionally, his approach helps deals close.

    The team is always attentive and helpful.

    Marc Rossell is a spectacular lawyer, always willing to support our company at very competitive prices and good quality.

    Key clients

    Oppenheimer & Co

    Prolec-GE Internacional

    Inversiones Latin America Power

    Grupo Procaps

    Elektra Noreste

    ACI Airport Sudámerica

    Aeropuertos Argentina

    Flora Growth Corp

    Hudson Sustainable Group


    Work highlights

    • Acted as US counsel to Oppenheimer & Co, the initial purchaser and sole bookrunner, in the $161m offering of senior secured notes (due 2025) issued by Frigorífico Concepción.
    • Represented the initial purchaser in Inversiones Atlántida’s $300m issuance of 7.50% senior secured notes (due 2026).
    • Represented Prolec GE Internacional in the financing of the $645m acquisition of SPX Transformer Solutions.

    Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

    Greenberg Traurig LLP's deep commitment towards Latin America extends to an impressive flow of energy and infrastructure M&A engagements, along with project financings and project bond issuances. The firm has experienced further growth in green financings and green bond transactions. Through its Mexico City office it has landed an impressive market share of Mexico projects and transactions. It also has a fine record in Central America and is building its standing throughout South America; a case in point was its advice to Hudson Sustainable Group on the $107m  green financing of six solar farms in Uruguay. Mexico City office co-founding partner Juan Manuel González Bernal is a notable name in energy and infrastructure project development, while Marc Rossell and Oscar Stephens in New York provide further energy and infrastructure financing expertise, including in project bonds and green bonds.

    Practice head(s):

    Juan Manuel González Bernal


    Availability and quality of services.


    Key clients

    Inversiones Latin America Power

    Mexico Infrastructure Partners

    Hudson Sustainable Group

    Grupo GIA

    Alanza Honduras

    Banverde Solar I

    Landscape Acquisition Company

    Red de Carreteras de Occidente

    Aeropuertos Argentina 2000

    ACI Airport Sudamérica

    Engie Mexico

    Corporacion America Airports

    MXT Capital Partners

    Work highlights

    • Advised Mexico Infrastructure Partners (MIP) and the concession holder portfolio companies on the initial public offering of a Fibra E investment trust listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange.
    • Advised Inversiones Latin America Power on the $404m offering of 5.125% senior secured notes (due 2033), in connection with the refinancing of two wind farms in northern Chile.
    • Represented Red de Carreteras de Occidente on the $2.38bn sale of a 72% stake to a partnership made up of GIC Special Investment and Abertis Infraestructuras.

    Firm overview: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2,650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and is recognized for powering its US offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy as a member of the US EPA’s Green Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web:

    Main areas of practice
    Corporate: The team advises clients in organizing, operating, financing, and expanding businesses, including M&A and business combinations, divestitures; private equity and venture capital financings; LBOs, IPOs, and underwritten securities offerings; project financings; private debt financings; securitizations; going-private, credit enhancement, derivatives, and syndicated lending transactions; and broker-dealer and investment company advisory matters.

    Litigation: The team comprises more than 600 litigators globally. It assists clients with antitrust; appellate; commercial litigation; class actions; construction; eDiscovery and eRetention; environmental; fiduciary litigation; financial services; IP litigation; IDR; labor and employment; media and entertainment; products liability, including pharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare; real estate, securities and shareholder, and technology-related litigation; and white-collar criminal defense.

    Real estate: The team has 40 years’ experience providing global legal services for property investment, development, management, and finance. The team received the Chambers USA 2018, 2017, 2013, and the 2010 Award for Excellence. Its client base comprises a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, opportunity funds, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and private owners.

    Intellectual property and technology: The team offers strategies for the protection of clients’ IP in all technologies from biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and chemistry to mechanical, electronics, and computer software and e-commerce. GT helps clients with emerging technology matters, from token generation events, initial coin offerings, and cryptocurrency exchanges, to the development and licensing of blockchain-as-a-service.

    Health and FDA business: More than 100 attorneys combine dedicated experience in healthcare regulatory compliance and operational matters and related disciplines, including corporate, finance, tax, antitrust, litigation, restructuring, and IP to help clients respond to the rapidly changing healthcare marketplace.

    International trade: The team advises on trade agreements, legislation, and lobbying, antitrust, and FCPA counseling, US Foreign Military Sales Program, US anti-boycott, and embargo regulations, identification of complex export control for tech, defense, and aerospace companies, defense of corporations in export-related criminal investigations and unfair trade cases.

    Cybersecurity, privacy and crisis management: The team is dedicated to developing strategies to address privacy, data security, and information management issues and is well-versed in the full range of privacy and data security-related legislation and regulations in the United States (both federal and state), European Union, Mexico, and Asia.

    Energy and natural resources: The team works in conjunction with other disciplines to represent a diverse group of global clients from all corners of the oil and gas industry, from independent producers to pipeline companies.

    Restructuring and bankruptcy: The team has decades of advisory and litigation experience handling highly complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructuring, workouts, liquidations and distressed acquisitions and sales, as well as cross-border proceedings.

    Tax, trusts and estates: The tax and wealth management attorneys advise high-net-worth individuals, families, and closely-held businesses in the growth of their family assets through planning. Additionally, they develop and implement tax strategies to maximize returns and minimize taxes.

    Government law and policy: The team represents corporations, municipalities, and organizations before the legislative and executive branches in federal, state, and local governments.

    Public finance: Team members serve the needs of state and local issuers and underwriters in all areas of public finance, including tax-exempt financing. For the past several years, the firm has been among the top bond counsel firms in the US, according to the ranking criteria developed by Securities Data Co. and The Bond Buyer.

    Entertainment and media: With offices in the centers of the entertainment industry, the multidisciplinary practice focuses on the music, motion picture, television, live stage, and cable industries, including the convergence of new technologies, digital delivery systems, and advertising and sponsor-driven financing models.

    Labor and employment: Team members assist US and global clients throughout the full employment relationship, from counseling to prevention to defense.

    Environmental: The team assists clients with permitting, compliance, and regulatory matters; transactions; administrative proceedings; civil and criminal enforcement; and environmental and toxic tort litigation.

    Global practice: The multidisciplinary team has been involved in some of the largest transactions in recent times in markets as diverse as Latin America and Israel, and in industries that include media, real estate, telecommunications, technology, aviation, entertainment, life sciences, and financial services.

    Immigration and compliance: The team is experienced in corporate immigration law and represents businesses and individuals from around the world on inbound and outbound immigration matters, legislative and policy issues, and compliance needs.

    Number of lawyers : 2,650
    Chinese (Mandarin)
    Chief Executive Officer : Brian L Duffy
    Executive Chair : Richard A Rosenbaum
    Other Offices : In addition to 34 offices in the US, the firm has offices in:
    Other Offices : Amsterdam
    Other Offices : Berlin
    Other Offices : London
    Other Offices : Mexico City
    Other Offices : Milan
    Other Offices : Seoul
    Other Offices : Shanghai
    Other Offices : Tel Aviv
    Other Offices : Tokyo
    Other Offices : Warsaw

    Firm overview:Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy as a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web:

    Latin American practice: Our Latin America team works closely with attorneys across all of our practice groups, including our M&A, capital markets, global energy and infrastructure projects, hospitality, real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy, business immigration, and international litigation and dispute resolution teams.

    US offices:  Albany, Atlanta, Austin,  Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Long Island, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Washington, D.C., Westchester County, and West Palm Beach.

    International offices:  Amsterdam*, Berlin*, London*, Mexico City*, Milan*, Seoul*. Shanghai, Tel Aviv*, Tokyo*, and  Warsaw*.

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