Milan is Italy’s financial center – home to La Borsa Valori, the Italian stock exchange – and is one of the world's fashion, food, and design capitals. Having successfully hosted Expo 2015 on the world stage, Milan has the immense honor of being selected to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. With a rising real estate market, Milan continues to grow and is home to many of Italy’s major corporations. In addition, Milan continues to develop its information technology, publishing, logistics, transportation, and tourism sectors as its population grows (seven percent since the last census) along with its international status.
In 2005, Santa Maria Studio Legale Associato, entered into a strategic alliance with Greenberg Traurig. In 2019, the two firms combined resulting in Greenberg Traurig’s fifth office in Europe, Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria in Italy. Santa Maria Studio Legale Associato, established by Alberto Santa Maria, was an independent law firm operating at the international level recognized for its substantial operations and the complex nature of matters it handled on behalf of clients before domestic and international tribunals and courts. For more than 50 years, the firm and its attorneys have provided clients with sophisticated legal advice, with a special focus on matters relating to European Union law, including antitrust, state aid, and fundamental freedoms. Italian and multinational companies looked to the firm for high-profile mergers, acquisitions, privatizations, restructurings, international contracts. Clients also are aware of the firm’s strengths in banking and finance and in litigation, with the firm acting as counsel in landmark international cases.
These capabilities continue at Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria with the added strength of practitioners who possess in-depth knowledge of the real estate sector as well as structured finance. The team also assists high-profile national and international players in the real estate market, including private equity companies, sovereign funds, investment funds, and companies involved in real estate development; and works with clients on securitization transactions concerning a wide range of asset classes; and addresses real estate financing and refinancing, nonperforming loans, and the legal aspects of the purchase and sale of loan and asset portfolios.
Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria comprises a highly sophisticated team that works across markets and sectors.
»Greenberg Traurig’s Milan office is operated by Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria, an affiliate of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. and Greenberg Traurig, LLP.