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MIAMI – Nov. 3, 2015 – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been named “Law Firm of the Year” for Environmental Law in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2016 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice earned this recognition based on an outstanding overall performance in U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ evaluation process. The evaluation included a combination of client feedback, peer reviews from other lawyers in relevant practice areas, and an assessment of the firm’s work conducted during the past 12 months. The publication honors only one law firm per practice area.

“This recognition speaks volumes regarding Greenberg Traurig’s presence in the environmental arena, and it is a special honor for our practice,” said Kerri L. Barsh, co-chair of the Environmental Practice. “This is a reflection of the high-quality and innovative legal services we provide to our clients.”

David G. Mandelbaum, co-chair of the Environmental Practice, added, “We are very grateful to our clients who trusted us with their challenging environmental matters, the 65 colleagues worldwide who handled those issues with distinction, and U.S. News for the recognition of what we have accomplished.”

“We are honored that our clients and peers recognize Greenberg Traurig as a ’go to’ firm for high-stakes litigation and other environmental challenges,” said David B. Weinstein, chair of the Environmental & Toxic Torts Litigation Practice.

Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice assists clients with issues under the environmental and natural resource laws that affect their businesses. The attorneys help to secure permits and approvals; negotiate and close transactions; defend clients in enforcement actions and other environmental litigation; ensure the understanding and satisfaction of regulatory requirements; prepare for and respond to emergencies; craft approaches for legacy cleanup issues; and develop solutions for product regulation, market access, and environmental policy challenges.

In addition to being selected as “Law Firm of the Year,” 16 Greenberg Traurig environmental attorneys were individually recognized in U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2016 for Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental, Natural Resources Law, and Water Law. Barbara A. Hall and Mandelbaum were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year,” in their respective metropolitan markets.

Greenberg Traurig has previously been named “Law Firm of the Year” in the following “Best Law Firms” categories:

  • Real Estate, 2015 edition
  • Government Relations, 2014 edition
  • Litigation – Real Estate, 2014 edition
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights, 2013 edition
  • Insolvency & Reorganization Law, 2013 edition
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013 edition
  • Entertainment Law – Music, 2011-2012 edition

View Greenberg Traurig’s current national and metropolitan rankings in Best Law Firms.