NEW YORK – April 25, 2019 – Attorneys and practices from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been recognized in The Chambers USA 2019 Guide. According to its website, Chambers and Partners, a UK-based publisher, selects attorneys and practice areas for inclusion based on thousands of interviews with practicing lawyers and clients around the world. More than 150 of the firm’s attorneys were recognized in the 2019 Guide, in addition to more than 40 of the firm's practices across 20 regions.

In the USA Guide, attorneys and practice areas are ranked by placement in “bands,” with Band 1 being the highest placement. Attorneys can also be designated as a “Star Individual,” “Eminent Practitioner,” “Senior Statespeople,” “Up and Coming,” “Star Associate,” or “Associate to Watch” by market and practice.

The following attorneys are recognized in special designations, in addition to any other rankings and mentions:

Star Individuals:

  • Lori G. Cohen (Product Liability & Mass Torts, USA – Nationwide) is co-chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice, Chair of the firm's Trial Practice Group, as well as Chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice, this is the first year she is recognized as a Star Individual.
  • Richard C. McCrea, Jr. (Labor & Employment, Florida) is a shareholder in the Tampa office and has been recognized as a star individual since 2010.

Eminent Practitioners:

  • Dennis J. Block (Corporate/M&A, New York) is senior chairman of the Global Corporate M&A Practice and a shareholder in the New York office. He has been named an eminent practitioner since 2014.
  • Keith J. Shapiro (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Illinois) is a chairman emeritus of the global Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice and is co-chairman of the Chicago office. Shapiro has been recognized as an eminent practitioner since 2015.

Senior Statespeople:

  • Lucia A. Dougherty (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use; Greater Miami) is co-chair of the Miami Land Development & Zoning Practice and of counsel in the Miami office. Dougherty has been recognized as a senior statesmen since 2017.
  • Joseph Z. Fleming (Labor & Employment, Florida) is a shareholder in the Miami office and has been recognized as a senior statesmen since 2011.
  • Matthew B. Gorson (Real Estate, Greater Miami) is senior chairman of the firm and a shareholder in the Miami office. This is the second consecutive year Gorson has been recognized as a senior statesmen.
  • Robert S. Kant (Corporate/M&A, Arizona) is a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office. This is the first year he has been recognized in the senior statespeople category.
  • Barry Richard (Litigation: Appellate and Litigation: General Commercial; Florida) is a shareholder in the firm’s Tallahassee, New York, and Washington, D.C. offices. He has been recognized as a senior statesmen for both practices since 2014.

Up and Coming

  • Justin F. Keith (Labor & Employment, Massachusetts) is a shareholder in the Boston office. This is his third consecutive year recognized as up and coming.
  • Ben McGuire (Banking & Finance: Public Finance; Massachusetts) is a shareholder in the Boston office and has been recognized as up and coming since 2017.

In addition to being recognized as a Star Individual, Cohen is recognized in the Spotlight Table for Product Liability: Pharmaceutical, USA – Nationwide. This is the twelfth consecutive year Cohen has been highlighted in the Spotlight Table for Product Liability: Pharmaceutical.

Nationwide, Greenberg Traurig was recognized in 13 practice areas:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Environment
  • Franchising
  • Gaming & Licensing
  • Immigration
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Native American Law
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Real Estate
  • REITs
  • Retail

Additionally, Greenberg Traurig was recognized in the areas listed below at the state level in various markets:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Construction
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • Environment
  • Gaming & Licensing
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
  • Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate: Mainly Dirt
  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Tax 

Below is the full listing of Greenberg Traurig attorneys ranked in the 2019 USA Guide in the following markets and practice areas:

Attorney

Market

USA Guide Practice Area

Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré

Florida

Banking & Finance: Transactional

Stephen Baird Minnesota Intellectual Property

Kerri L. Barsh

Florida

Environment

Christopher L. Bell

Texas

Environment

Donn A. Beloff

Florida

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Sean W. Bezark

Illinois

Environment: Mainly Transactional

Charles S. Birenbaum

California

Labor & Employment

Brian H.  Blaney

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Dennis Block

New York

Corporate/M&A

Mark D. Bloom

Florida
USA - Nationwide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Warren S. Bloom

Florida

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Theodore I. Blum

Georgia

Corporate/M&A

Thomas J. Bond

Texas

Insurance: Regulation

Michael J. Bonner

Nevada

Corporate/Commercial
Gaming & Licensing

James N. Boudreau

Pennsylvania

Labor & Employment

Francis (Frank) R. Bradley III

Texas

Banking & Finance

Timothy W. Bratcher

Georgia

Banking & Finance

Alan J. Brody

New Jersey

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Burt Bruton

Greater Miami

Real Estate

Rebecca Lynne Burnham Arizona Real Estate

Trevor J. Chaplick

D.C.

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Michael J. Cherniga

Florida

Healthcare

Mark A. Clayton

Nevada
USA - Nationwide

Gaming & Licensing

Lori G. Cohen

Georgia
USA - Nationwide
USA - Nationwide
USA - Nationwide

Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: Trial Lawyers
Product Liability & Mass Torts
Product Liability: Pharmaceutical

Joseph F. Coniglio

Texas

Healthcare

Jay L. Cooper

California

Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent

David A. Coulson

Florida

Litigation: General Commercial

Cindy J.K. Davis Georgia Banking & Finance

Richard F. Davis

USA - Nationwide

Leisure & Hospitality

Albert A. del Castillo

Florida

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Jean M. DeLuca

Massachusetts

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Karl G. Dial

Texas

Litigation: Securities

Lucia A. Dougherty

Greater Miami

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Brian L. Duffy

Colorado

Litigation: General Commercial

Richard A. Edlin

New York

Litigation: General Commercial

Troy A. Eid

Colorado
USA - Nationwide

Environment
Native American Law

Iris Escarra

Greater Miami

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Orlando L. Evora

Florida: Outside Miami

Real Estate

Kristine J. Feher

New Jersey

Labor & Employment

Mark E. Ferrario

Nevada

Litigation: General Commercial

G. Michelle Ferreira

Northern California

Tax

Richard J. Fidei

Florida

Insurance

Bruce Fischer

Southern California

Real Estate

Michael T. Fishman

Illinois

Real Estate

Joseph Z. Fleming

Florida

Labor & Employment

Steven Fleissig

New Jersey

Real Estate

Laura Foote Reiff

D.C.
USA - Nationwide

Immigration

Carl A. Fornaris

Florida

Banking & Finance: Regulatory
Banking & Finance: Transactional

Mark R. Galis

Illinois

Intellectual Property

Robert C. Gang

Florida

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

John F. Gibbons

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Laurie L. Gildan

Greater Miami

Real Estate

Richard J. Giusto

Greater Miami

Real Estate

Jodi R. Goodheart

Nevada

Real Estate

Matthew B. Gorson

Greater Miami

Real Estate

Alan R. Greenfield

USA - Nationwide

Franchising

Scott M. Grossman

Florida

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Edward S. Hershfield

Massachusetts

Real Estate

John B. Hutton III

Florida

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Harold N. Iselin

New York

Healthcare

Robert J. Ivanhoe

USA - Nationwide
New York

Real Estate
Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

John C. Jeppsen

Nevada

Corporate/Commercial

Wendy Johnson Lario

New Jersey

Labor & Employment

Jeffrey S. Kahn

Florida

Tax: Employee Benefits

Kate Kalmykov

New York

Immigration

Robert S. Kant

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Barbara T. Kaplan

USA - Nationwide

Tax: Controversy

Roger B. Kaplan

New Jersey

Litigation: General Commercial

Fred E. Karlinsky

Florida

Insurance

Joel A. Katz

Georgia

Intellectual Property

Paul J. Keenan Jr.

Florida

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Gregory W. Kehoe

Florida

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Justin F. Keith

Massachusetts

Labor & Employment

Leslie A. Klein

Arizona

Labor & Employment

Gary S. Kleinman

New York

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

David B. Kurzweil

Georgia

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Nancy B. Lash

Greater Miami

Real Estate

Gregory K. Lawrence

USA - Nationwide

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

James R. Leahy

Texas

Litigation: General Commercial

Kimberly S. LeCompte

Greater Miami

Real Estate

Peter H. Lieberman

Illinois

Corporate/M&A

Corey E. Light

Illinois

Real Estate

David Long-Daniels

Georgia

Labor & Employment

Kara L. MacCullough

Florida

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Bruce E. Macdonough

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Jim Mace

Nevada

Real Estate

Michael L. Malone

Texas

Healthcare

David G. Mandelbaum

Pennsylvania

Environment

Alan Mansfield

New York

Litigation: General Commercial

Bruce I. March

Florida

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Joel D. Maser

Florida

Tax

Dwayne L. Mason

Texas

Intellectual Property

Terence P. McCourt

Massachusetts

Labor & Employment

Richard C. McCrea Jr.

Florida

Labor & Employment

Ben McGuire

Massachusetts

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Scott Mendeloff

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Scott Meza

Northern Virginia

Corporate/M&A

Nelson F. Migdal

USA – Nationwide

Washington, D.C.

Leisure & Hospitality

Real Estate

Christopher H. Milton

Massachusetts

Real Estate

Kenneth M. Minesinger

USA - Nationwide

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Michael G. Murphy P.E.

Florida

Construction

Marc J. Musyl

Colorado

Corporate/M&A

Howard L. Nelson

USA - Nationwide

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Christopher J. Neumann

Colorado

Environment

Kent Newsome

Texas

Real Estate

Neil Oberfeld

Colorado

Real Estate

David W. Oppenheim

USA - Nationwide

Franchising

Renée W. O'Rourke

Colorado

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

David G. Palmer

Colorado

Litigation: General Commercial

Nancy A. Peterman

Illinois

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Sanford C. Presant

Southern California

Tax

Stephen L. Rabinowitz

New York

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Barry Richard

Florida

Litigation: Appellate
Litigation: General Commercial

Bobby Rosenbloum

Georgia

Intellectual Property

Tina M. Ross

Texas

Real Estate

Steven C. Russo

New York

Environment

Martha A. Sabol

USA - Nationwide

Gaming & Licensing

Doreen U. Saia

New York

Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market

Gary A. Saul

Greater Miami

Real Estate

Elliot H. Scherker

Florida

Litigation: Appellate

Barry J. Schindler

New Jersey

Intellectual Property

Ozzie A. Schindler

Florida

Tax

Paul D. Schindler

New York

Media & Entertainment: Music

Martha J. Schoonover

D.C.
USA - Nationwide

Immigration

Jay A. Segal

New York

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Phillip R. Sellinger

New Jersey

Litigation: General Commercial

Francis J. Serbaroli

New York

Healthcare

Keith J. Shapiro

Illinois

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Richard A. Sirus

Illinois

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

Louis Smith

New Jersey

Litigation: General Commercial

Howard J. Steinberg

California

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Jonathan L. Sulds

New York

Labor & Employment

Michael J. Sullivan

USA – Nationwide

Florida: Outside Miami

Leisure & Hospitality

Real Estate

Daniel J. Tyukody

California

Litigation: Securities

Gregg R. Vermeys

Nevada

Real Estate

Diane E. Vuocolo

Philadelphia & Surrounds

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Charles Skip Watson

Texas

Litigation: Appellate

Jennifer Weddle

USA - Nationwide

Native American Law

David B. Weinstein

Florida

Environment

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

David E. Wells

Florida

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Quinn Williams

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Jéan E. Wilson

Florida

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Todd D. Wozniak

Georgia

Labor & Employment

In addition, the below attorneys were recognized in the guide as Recognised Practitioners:

Attorney

Market

USA Guide Practice Area

Mark E. Baker

Colorado

Real Estate

Michael J. Baum

Illinois

Real Estate

Nan B. Braley

Texas

Banking & Finance

Heath J. Briggs

Colorado

Intellectual Property

Gregory J. Casas

Texas

Antitrust

James J. DeCarlo

New Jersey

Intellectual Property

Jason T. Simon

Northern Virginia

Corporate/M&A

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