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2 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as 2017 'New Leaders of the Bar'

Greenberg Traurig’s David Freylikhman and Michael J. Slocum were listed among New Jersey Law Journal’s “New Leaders of the Bar”

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – May 8, 2016 — Two attorneys from global firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been listed among New Jersey Law Journal’s “New Leaders of the Bar.” David Freylikhman, of counsel in the Real Estate Practice, and Michael Slocum, of counsel in the Labor & Employment Practice, will be profiled in a special issue of New Jersey Law Journal devoted to the “New Leaders,” and will be recognized at an event on June 20 at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park.

According to the New Jersey Law Journal’s website, the “New Leaders of the Bar” list features rising stars in the New Jersey legal profession. Freylikhman and Slocum are among 36 individuals from across the state whose impressive legal achievements distinguish them from their peers.

Freylikhman focuses his practice on all aspects of real estate transactions and business law, including the acquisition, disposition, leasing, developing, and financing of commercial real estate on behalf of developers, owners, operators, investors, lenders, hotels, and luxury brands. Freylikhman represents several of the largest buyers and sellers of real estate in New York and New Jersey and recently was part of the team that represented Hard Rock International in its acquisition of the Trump Taj Mahal which involved a complicated acquisition transaction with Icahn, and the negotiation of related joint venture, management and branding agreements. Freylikhman’s real estate work covers the full range of real estate assets, including multi-family, office, retail and industrial facilities, hotels, resorts, condominiums, and mixed use developments. He has been listed as a New York Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for the past four years, is rated Martindale AV-Preeminent, and had been an adjunct professor at New York Law School since 2012.

Slocum focuses his practice on labor and employment law, including the defense of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and whistleblower claims. He has represented employers in a broad array of industries, including health care and life sciences, pharmaceutical, private security, and retail. In addition, Slocum has experience defending against both individual employee claims and class actions. He has written and spoken numerous times on a multitude of issues facing employers in diverse industries. In addition to many client alerts and online articles, Slocum co-authored “EEOC Proposes Collecting Pay Data to Combat Pay Discrimination: What Employers Need to Know, and What They Should Do” published by the New Jersey Law Journal in March 2016. He also co-authored “NJ Supreme Court Reaffirms 'Faithless Servant' Doctrine” published by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2015, as well as a chapter on the False Claims Act in the 2010 edition of "Health Law and Compliance Update." 

“We are extremely proud of David and Michael,” said Philip R. Sellinger and Geoffrey S. Berman, co-managing shareholders of the New Jersey office, in a joint statement. “They are a great asset to the firm, and this honor is a testament to their tireless dedication to clients and commitment to excellence.”

About Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice

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 more than 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.

About Greenberg Traurig's Business Labor & Employment Group

Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. The practice has been recognized by Law360 as “Practice Group of the Year” for Labor & Employment (2011 and 2013), and has received a regional award from American Lawyer affiliate, Daily Report, for “Litigation Department of the Year” in Georgia (Labor & Employment 2015). In addition, the practice is recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Workplace & Employment Counseling, Labor-Management Relations, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.

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.