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Greenberg Traurig's Robert Ivanhoe Honored By Starlight Children's Foundation

New York, NY, September 8, 2009— Robert J. Ivanhoe, Chairman of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice and the firm’s New York office, was selected as a member of the Circle of Stars by the Starlight Children’s Foundation. Ivanhoe has generously supported the foundation for 14 years.

The Starlight Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight’s programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings.

“I am honored to be included in Starlight’s Circle of Stars,” said Ivanhoe. “This is an important organization that provides relief to children and their families when the fear and uncertainty of an illness is overwhelming. I am proud to join so many leaders of the New York real estate industry that have supported this worthy cause for many years.”

Ivanhoe concentrates his practice in sophisticated real estate structures, financings, workouts, restructurings, and acquisitions and dispositions of all asset classes of real estate. Ivanhoe is a distinguished author and actively involved in real estate industry current affairs. He has represented numerous nationally-recognized owner/developer and institutional lender/investor clients domestically and internationally. In addition to his other roles, Ivanhoe also serves as Co-Chair of the firm's REIT Practice.