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MIAMI – May 27, 2016 – The 2016 Chambers USA Guide includes 53 Florida attorneys and 12 Florida practices from international law firm Greenberg Traurig, PA. Firmwide, more than 190 attorneys are included in the guide.

According to its website, Chambers and Partners, publisher of annual guides in several global markets, selects attorneys and practice areas for inclusion based on thousands of interviews with practicing lawyers and clients around the world.

In the USA Guide, attorneys and practice areas are ranked by placement in “bands,” with Band 1 being the highest placement. Attorneys can also be designated as a “Star Individual,” “Eminent Practitioner,”  “Senior Statesman,” “Up and Coming,” “Star Associate,” or “Associate to Watch” by market and practice.

Listed as “Star Individuals” are Richard C. McCrea, Jr., a Tampa shareholder in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice; and Peter W. Zinober, who is co-chair of the firm’s Global Labor & Employment Practice, co-chair of its Global Human Capital Solutions Practice, and a Tampa shareholder.

Recognized as an “Eminent Practitioner” is Gary M. Epstein, who is senior chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Corporate & Securities Practice, co-chair of the firm’s Israel Practice, managing shareholder of the Tel Aviv office, and a Miami shareholder.

Noted as a “Senior Statesman” is Joseph Z. Fleming, a Miami shareholder in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation practices; and Barry Richard, a Tallahassee shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Appellate practices.

Recognized as “Up and Coming” is Kimberly S. LeCompte, a Miami shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate Practice.

The following 12 Greenberg Traurig practice areas received “Band” placement in the Florida rankings:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Construction
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Environment
  • Labor & Employment
  • Latin American Investment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Tax

Florida Greenberg Traurig attorneys ranked by Chambers include:


  • Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré – Banking & Finance: Transactional; Latin American Investment
  • Kerri L. Barsh – Environment
  • Hilarie Bass – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Jacqueline Becerra – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Norman J. Benford – Tax: Estate Planning; Nationwide, Wealth Management: Eastern Region
  • Mark D. Bloom – Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Nationwide, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Burt Bruton – Real Estate
  • Randy A. Bullard – Latin American Investment
  • David A. Coulson – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Albert A. del Castillo – Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Lucia A. Dougherty – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Seth J. Entin – Tax
  • Gary M. Epstein – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Joseph Z. Fleming – Labor & Employment
  • Carl A. Fornaris – Banking & Finance: Regulatory
  • Robert C. Gang – Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Richard J. Giusto – Real Estate
  • Matthew B. Gorson – Real Estate
  • John B. Hutton III – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Yosbel A. Ibarra – Latin American Investment
  • Paul J. Keenan, Jr. – Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Nancy B. Lash – Real Estate
  • Kimberly S. LeCompte – Real Estate
  • Patricia Menéndez-Cambó – Latin American Investment
  • Gary A. Saul – Real Estate
  • Elliot H. Scherker – Litigation: Appellate
  • Ozzie A. Schindler – Tax
  • Mark P. Schnapp – Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Jeffrey S. Tenen – Nationwide, Transportation: Aviation: Finance
  • David E. Wells – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Diana S.C. Zeydel – Tax: Estate Planning; Nationwide, Wealth Management: Eastern Region

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In addition, Chambers USA named William R. Siegel (Florida, Tax) as a “Recognised Practitioner.”

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