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Greenberg Traurig Continues Strategic Growth of Corporate Practice with Addition of Oliver Olah and Breton Permesly

NEW YORK — Oct. 19, 2017 — Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to grow its Corporate Practice with the strategic addition of shareholders Oliver Olah and Breton Permesly in New York. Before joining the firm, Olah and Permesly practiced at Vinson & Elkins and Kaufman Gildin & Robbins, respectively.

“One of our guiding principles has been to recruit attorneys in response to client needs,” said Alan I. Annex, co-chair of the Global Corporate Practice at Greenberg Traurig. “Oliver’s cross-border private equity and M&A experience is an asset to our clients in the global marketplace and Bret’s domestic and international franchise practice further strengthens our existing capabilities in this growing area of private equity.”

Olah focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border private equity, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, equity investments, and general corporate representation across a variety of industries, including financial institutions, funds, venture capital, energy, natural resources, infrastructure, and consumer products with a particular focus on U.S./European inbound and outbound transactional matters. Olah received his J.D., magna cum laude, from LMU Munich School of Law, his L.L.M. from Columbia University School of Law, and his Diploma in Legal Studies from the University of Oxford.

“It was important for me to join a firm with the reach and platform that Greenberg Traurig offers,” Olah said. “Having the ability to draw upon a network of lawyers and the many resources at the firm will allow me to navigate clients through their most complex legal challenges across the globe.”

Permesly concentrates his practice on domestic and international franchising, licensing, and distribution matters. He represents existing franchise industry leaders as well as cutting edge startup concepts in a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, fast food and quick service concepts, retail, hospitality, and leisure. Permesly also acts as a trusted advisor to private equity concerns and investors buying and selling franchise systems. Permesly received his J.D., cum laude, from Florida State University and his B.A., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University.

“As companies grow, they rely more on firms that can address their legal needs on a global scale,” Permesly said. “Greenberg Traurig’s depth of services and international offices are what attracted me to the firm and my clients will greatly benefit from the firm’s resources.”

“The addition of Oliver and Bret is part of our strategic vision of recruiting and hiring talented lawyers to address the needs of our clients,” the firm’s New York office Co-Managing Shareholders Nancy A. Mitchell and Stephen L. Rabinowitz said in a joint statement. “They expand upon our ability to deliver high quality and value to our clients. We welcome them to the firm.”

Greenberg Traurig’s Private Equity Practice utilizes the collective experience and resources of the firm to help clients achieve their goals. An experienced team of private equity attorneys leverages the firm’s unique geographic platform and extensive range of practice and industry capabilities across the firm, which distinguishes Greenberg Traurig from other large firms. To learn more about Greenberg Traurig’s Private Equity Practice, click here.

Greenberg Traurig’s Franchise & Distribution Practice represents domestic and international mature and emerging franchisors, licensors, and distributors in all aspects of their businesses. With franchise and distribution-focused transactional, regulatory, M&A, and litigation experience, the team has a thorough understanding of the legal and business issues involving franchise, license, and distribution companies.

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.