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Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice Named a Law360 Practice Group of the Year

NEW YORK – Jan. 8, 2016 – Law360, among its Practice Groups of the Year, selected the Real Estate Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a leader in the industry. We continue to build a top-tier team of first-rate attorneys who successfully provide our clients with innovative solutions to the complex real estate legal issues in an ever-changing marketplace,” stated Robert J. Ivanhoe, co-chair of the Global Real Estate Practice.

In 2015, the firm’s Real Estate Practice successfully represented clients in several unique, complex, and record setting deals. Greenberg Traurig’s real estate attorneys were involved in one of the largest leveraged buyouts for 2014 and 2015; the second largest office building transaction ever; one of the largest hotel sales in real estate history; the highest price per room for a hotel sale in the United States; one of the highest per key hotel transactions in Florida history; and the largest acquisition of a United States office tower outside of New York. Outside of the United States,  in Warsaw, as part of a strategy to strengthen one of the top International Real Estate Practices, the firm added two leading real estate teams in Central Europe to its existing group. The addition of 12 new attorneys to the office created one of the largest and most diversified real estate practices in the region.

“We are extremely proud of the work our team has achieved on behalf of our clients this past year. Receiving this award recognizes our success in several complex deals, but more importantly the trust and confidence of our clients which is an incredible testament to our practice,” stated Corey E. Light, co-chair of the Global Real Estate Practice.  

According to Law360, the organization received 730 nominations for the 2015 Practice Group of the Year series. Of those 730 submissions, the publication selected 184 winners, across 30 practice areas, from 80 firms. In its sixth year, Law360 stated this to be the largest group of firms to receive Practice Group of the Year designations. Law360 chose Greenberg Traurig as one of ten firms recognized as a Real Estate Practice Group of the Year in 2015. It also selected the firm as a Real Estate Practice Group of the Year in 2013, 2012, and 2011.

The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive legal solutions for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of nearly 300 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.

Select additional practice accolades include:

  • Winner, Award for Excellence, Real Estate, Chambers USA, 2013, 2010
  • Shortlisted, Award for Excellence, Real Estate, Chambers & Partners, 2015 - 2007
  • Named, Law Firm of the Year – Real Estate Law, U.S. News – Best Lawyers, 2015
  • Listed, "Top-Tier" in Real Estate, The Legal 500 United States, 2013-2015
  • Named, Real Estate Law Firm of the Year - North America, DealMakers, 2014, 2013, 2012 
  • Ranked, Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, PERE Global Awards, 2010