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26 Phoenix Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014 List

PHOENIX (Aug. 19, 2013) – The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, announced that 26 attorneys from its Phoenix office are included in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America. In addition, three Phoenix attorneys are recognized as “Lawyers of the Year.” Firmwide, 19 Greenberg Traurig attorneys are named “Lawyers of the Year.”

According to the Best Lawyers website, inclusion is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Only one lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year.”

Additionally, the firm is top listed in Arizona for Commercial Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulating Law, Public Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, and Venture Capital Law. The firm is also top listed in the Phoenix metro market for these practice areas. The “Top Listed” designation is given to the firm that has the most listed lawyers in a particular location and practice area. The award is based exclusively on number of listed attorneys.

The Greenberg Traurig attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix are:

  • Brian H. Blaney, Securities Regulation
  • William R. DeHaan, Public Finance Law
  • Bruce E. Macdonough, Securities/Capital Markets Law

For the seventh consecutive year, the firm is ranked No. 1 for having more attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America than any other law firm in the guide. The 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America lists 348 Greenberg Traurig attorneys across the firm’s U.S. offices.

More than 60 percent of the attorneys in Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix office are included in the 2014  Best Lawyers in America list.

The Greenberg Traurig Phoenix attorneys named to the Best Lawyers list and the year they were first listed are:

  • Brian H. Blaney (2010) Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Venture Capital Law
  • Mary E. Bruno (2013) Employment Law - Management
  • Rebecca Lynne Burnham (1999) Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Michael Cafiso (2007) Public Finance Law
  • David D. Cleary (2012) Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • John E. Cummerford (2003) Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • William R. DeHaan (2007) Public Finance Law
  • Gerald L. Fellows (2005) Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Karl A. Freeburg (2013) Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Finance Law
  • Harry J. Friedman (1999) Tax Law
  • Stacey F. Gottlieb (2010) Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Brigitte Finley Green (2007) Public Finance Law
  • Jean E. Harris (2010) Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Robert S. Kant (2003) Corporate Law
  • Leslie A. Klein (2006) Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Chicago and Phoenix)
  • Bruce E. Macdonough (2009) Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Kevin J. Morris (2012) Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • James Nelson (2012) Employment Law – Management (Sacramento and Phoenix)
  • Pamela M. Overton (2009) Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Gil Rudolph (2003) Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Brian J. Schulman (2012) Litigation – Securities, Securities Regulation
  • Lesa J. Storey (2003) Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey H. Verbin (1995) Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • E. Jeffrey Walsh (2005) Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Quinn P. Williams (1995) Corporate Law, Franchise Law, Venture Capital Law

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.