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Greenberg Traurig Takes Top Honors in Real Estate from Prestigious Legal Ranking and Publication Chambers and Partners USA

New York City — June 11, 2010 — Greenberg Traurig was honored with the USA Award for Excellence in Real Estate at the Chambers and Partners USA 2010: America's Leading Lawyers for Business awards ceremony in New York City. The firm’s Global Real Estate Chair, Robert Ivanhoe, accepted the top honor on behalf of Greenberg Traurig. The annual event, held June 10, recognizes outstanding lawyers and law firms across the U.S. for pre-eminence in key practice areas and achievements during the last year.

In accepting the award, Ivanhoe thanked the entire Greenberg Traurig Real Estate team for its continued commitment to the firm’s clients. He also recognized the firm’s Corporate and Bankruptcy attorneys, many of whom worked collaboratively across the U.S. on several of the most significant real estate deals, cases and transactions during the last year.

“We are deeply honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Ivanhoe. “I feel privileged to work alongside this incredibly talented group of real estate attorneys who continue to raise the bar for our industry, especially in these challenging times. I want to thank them for the work they do each day on behalf of our clients.”

The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate team was recognized by Chambers USA for its work on complex cases and real estate transactions including several cross-departmental and cross-office projects. Awards were presented by well-know U.K. television and radio personality Clive Anderson who said, “Over 200 attorneys at this firm provide expertise in acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, restructurings, leasing, development and cross-border transactions, among other matters. The practice recently represented a consortium of investors in a $905 million deal as part of a recapitalization plan allowing it to emerge from bankruptcy.”

The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate team has consistently been recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top firms, having been named a finalist for this award in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Greenberg Traurig’s Chambers USA 2010 Award for Excellence in Real Estate joins several other Chambers USA honors including USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 during its Global Awards. In 2008, Greenberg Traurig Chief Executive Officer Cesar L. Alvarez was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Chambers. The firm's Latin American Investment and Real Estate teams have been finalists at the 2009 and 2008 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence held in New York. In 2007, the firm was a finalist for the USA Award for Excellence in Construction Law.

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners publishes annually the following guides to law firms and lawyers: Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia and Chambers Student. For the current U.S. directory, thousands of interviews were conducted, carried out by a team of 100 full-time researchers.

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About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.