NEW YORK – Dec. 7, 2020 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Construction and Hospitality practices have been named among Law360’s 2020 Practice Groups of the Year. The awards honor law firm practices that played a key role in the major wins and deals that resonated throughout the legal industry in the past year.
Law360 annually highlights up to five winners across multiple practice areas that landed the biggest victories of the year, according to the publication. Winners are recognized for the size, complexity, and significance of the deals or litigation they worked on.
With an eye toward landmark matters and general excellence, Law360 selected 185 winning groups across 40 practice areas. In the award program's 11th year, the Practice Groups of the Year hailed from 81 law firms whose work rose to the top among a total of 775 submissions.
Greenberg Traurig’s Construction Practice was recognized by Law360 for its role in serving as construction counsel for RBH Group in building an $85 million living-learning community at Rutgers University-Newark; representing a State Farm Insurance Company entity in an arbitration and litigation; successfully prosecuting and favorably settling claims brought in federal court on behalf of a Codina Partners-affiliated developer client against a contractor and the contractor’s surety; assisting a large developer affiliate of Encore Housing Opportunity Fund with terminating a $97 million construction contract in Los Angeles, California; and negotiating a $190 million construction contract on behalf of the development manager OKO Group and Investors OKO Group and Cain International.
The group’s award submission highlighted its ability to handle a wide variety of substantial projects on behalf of owners, developers, and contractors in major projects – emphasizing the breadth of the firm's expertise in both the transactional and disputes sides of construction projects.
Greenberg Traurig represents some of the country's largest real estate developers and owners in providing counsel during all phases of construction projects and negotiating and drafting agreements with architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, construction managers, suppliers, bonding companies, and others. The firm’s construction litigators represent major developers and owners in a wide-variety of complex claims and litigations arising from construction projects.
Greenberg Traurig’s Hospitality Practice was recognized by Law360 for its representation of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT) as Nevada and gaming counsel in multiple transactions; representation of Flank Management LP in the acquisition of the Hutton Hotel in Nashville’s Midtown location; representation of long-time client Terra World Investments, LLC in connection with the joint venture with Turnberry Associates for the development of the Grand Hyatt Miami Beach Hotel; representation of Unicorp National Development on many aspects relating to the new St. Regis Residences and five-star resort on Longboat Key, Florida; and representation of CitizenM Hotel in the Sub-Air Rights lease over the Pike, a prominent downtown Boston location.
Hospitality group attorneys regularly work closely with practices across the firm, including Real Estate, Food & Beverage, Gaming, Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity to provide clients with a full-service team. Additionally, the firm’s global hospitality attorneys have provided counsel to clients in the industry, which saw significant and immediate effects during the Coronavirus pandemic. Specifically, Greenberg Traurig hospitality attorneys have advised clients on new COVID-19 protocols and matters regarding returning to the workplace.
About Greenberg Traurig's Construction Law Practice: The Greenberg Traurig Construction Law Practice is widely recognized as construction counsel in some of the most significant construction projects and construction litigations locally and nationally. The practice assists clients from the initial conception and delivery planning of a construction project, through procurement and bidding, in the negotiation and drafting of contracts, throughout construction, to project close-out and the resolution of disputes. The firm’s construction attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive counsel for developers, public and private owners, designers and consultants, general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, insurance companies, and lenders. Supported by the multidisciplinary resources of one of the country’s largest law firms, the firm is positioned to address every type of issue which may arise on both national and international construction projects, making Greenberg Traurig a one-stop-shop for our clients.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Hospitality Group: Greenberg Traurig’s Hospitality Group advises developers, owners and operators of hotel, resort and club properties, as well as governments, private government corporations, governmental and private financial institutions, and financial consultants on virtually all aspects of their involvement in the hospitality industry in the United States, the Americas, and overseas. Our multidisciplinary team brings corporate, real estate, tax, and environmental attorneys together with recognized industry leaders experienced in the development and financing of hotel and resort properties, as well as the design and implementation of club and resort membership programs.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com