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Greenberg Traurig Miami Organizes Fourth-Annual ‘GT Cares’ Community Service Initiative

MIAMI April 26, 2016 – Attorneys and business staff with the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig rolled up their sleeves to support various South Florida charities during the fourth-annual “GT Cares” community service initiative. During two consecutive weekends between April 9 and April 17, Greenberg Traurig volunteers donated manpower, monetary contributions and supplies to benefit local philanthropic causes including: South Florida Wildlife Center, Chapman Partnership, Lotus House, Habitat for Humanity and Children’s Home Society of Florida.

Each Greenberg Traurig volunteer team was led by a “GT Hero” – an attorney or business staff member who serves as a board member for the respective nonprofit sponsor organization. In addition to the projects and causes listed below, the Miami office collected new baby supplies as well as gently used clothing and strollers for the Lotus House.

Greenberg Traurig maintains a long-standing commitment to giving back to the community,” said Jaret Davis, Miami Co-Managing Shareholder. “I am proud of our attorneys and staff members for so graciously donating their time and resources to such worthy organizations, and helping to make our community a better place.”

  • Saturday, April 9: Ten volunteers, led by GT Hero Donna Florio, an Administrative Assistant in the Miami office, participated in a craft project to improve the habitat for raccoons, squirrels and birds at the South Florida Wildlife Center. Following a brief orientation and tour of the facility, volunteers worked on cleaning up the garden and natural living areas or a food preparation project at the center. The South Florida Wildlife Center, serving Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, aims to protect wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Florio is a member of the South Florida Wildlife Center.

  • Sunday, April 10: GT Heroes Brigid F. Cech Samole, a Shareholder in the Appellate Practice, and Sandy Grossman, Chief Integration Officer, led 13 volunteers in preparing and serving lunch, donated by Greenberg Traurig, to clients of Chapman Partnership. Chapman Partnership operates two Homeless Assistance Centers with 800 beds located in Miami and Homestead, collectively serving approximately 5,000 men, women and families with children annually. Cech Samole serves as a member of Chapman Partnership’s Board of Trustees.

  • Saturday, April 16: GT Hero Adam M. Foslid, a Shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group and Co-Hiring Shareholder for the Miami office, and Litigation Associate Robert Galbo, led a team of 14 volunteers in a Build Day at one of Habitat for Humanity’s West Perrine homes located at 10341 SW 183 Street. Habitat for Humanity provides low-income families with affordable homeownership opportunities. Foslid is a board member of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami. Galbo is a board member of Habitat for Humanity’s Young Professionals organization.

  • Sunday, April 17: GT Hero and Litigation Shareholder Danielle N. Garno, led a group of 16 volunteers who hosted a carnival at the Children’s Home Society of Florida McLamore Emergency Shelter. Volunteers assisted with face painting, carnival games, arts and crafts, pony rides and a petting zoo. The Children's Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. CHS serves approximately 100,000 children and families throughout the state each year. Garno serves as Board Chair of the Children’s Home Society of Florida Southeastern Board of Directors.

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.