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Greenberg Traurig Team Wins at the IJGlobal 2016 Americas Awards

NEW YORK – April 10, 2017 – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been recognized with the “North American Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year” award at the annual IJGlobal Americas Awards ceremony held in New York on March 15, 2017.

IJGlobal is an online intelligence service that tracks global infrastructure finance market activity. The IJGlobal Americas Awards recognize the best energy and infrastructure deals, based on performance, innovation and excellence.

The Greenberg Traurig team, which included Shareholders Charles J. Kolin, David J. LaSota, Michael D. Robson, Lorraine M. Tyson, and Of Counsel Lea K. Rosenthal, won the award for their work on the University of California’s Merced Redevelopment project. The team represented a consortium of nine private placement investors, who provided $660 million for the Merced’s campus expansion at the University of California. This was the first ever higher education availability payment Public-Private Partnership (P3) project to be awarded in the United States.

“These awards recognize the breadth and depth of our P3 projects experience across North America and highlight the remarkable talent and expertise of our team,” said Kolin. “We look forward to continuing to build on our success and collaborating on future social initiatives.”

“We are proud of our continued recognition by IJGlobal as a leader in the infrastructure space across North and South America,” added Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, vice chair of Greenberg Traurig. “Given the projected increase in infrastructure investment in the U.S. and Latin America, we remain steadfast in our commitment to support infrastructure development across the region and ensure solutions for our clients.”

In addition to this year’s award, recent recognitions by IJGlobal in 2014 have included the coveted “North American Transport Deal of the Year” and the “Latin American Project Bond Deal of the Year” awards.

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 second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.