2017 Chambers USA Lists 175+ from Greenberg Traurig; Firm Wins Real Estate Excellence Award

2017 Chambers USA Lists 175+ from Greenberg Traurig;

Firm Wins Real Estate Excellence Award

NEW YORK – May 26, 2017 – Chambers USA Guide editors have recognized 175-plus attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in its 2017 USA Guide, released today. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Real Estate during a ceremony last night in New York City. This is the 11th consecutive year the team has been recognized at the awards, also winning in 2010 and 2013.

According to its website, Chambers and Partners, UK-based 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.

The following attorneys are recognized in special designations, in addition to any other rankings and mentions:

  • Star Individuals: Richard C. McCrea, Jr. and Peter W. Zinober (Florida, Labor & Employment). McCrea is a shareholder in the Tampa office. Zinober is a shareholder in the Tampa and Orlando offices.
  • Eminent Practitioners: Dennis J. Block (New York, Corporate M&A); Robert S. Brams (Washington, D.C., Construction); Gary M. Epstein (Florida, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity); and Keith J. Shapiro (Illinois, Bankruptcy/Restructuring). Block is senior chairman of the Global Corporate M&A Practice and a shareholder in the New York office. Brams is the co-chair of the Government Contracts & Projects Practice and a shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office. Epstein is senior chair of the Global Corporate & Securities Practice, managing shareholder of the firm's Tel-Aviv office, and co-chair of the Israel Practice. He is a shareholder in the Miami office. Shapiro is a co-chair of the Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice and is co-chairman of the Chicago office.
  • Senior Statesmen: Lucia A. Dougherty (Florida, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use); Joseph Z. Fleming (Florida, Labor & Employment); Matthew B. Gorson (Florida, Real Estate); and Barry Richard (Florida, Litigation: Appellate and Litigation: General Commercial). Dougherty is co-chair of the Miami Land Development & Zoning Practice and of counsel in the Miami office. Fleming is a shareholder in the Miami office. Gorson is senior chairman of the firm and a shareholder in the Miami office. Richard is a shareholder in the firm’s Tallahassee, New York, and Washington, D.C. offices.
  • Up and Coming: Iris Escarra (Florida, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use); Justin F. Keith (Massachusetts, Labor & Employment); Kimberly S. LeCompte (Florida, Real Estate); Felicia V. Manno (Illinois, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations); Todd A. Mazur (Illinois, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity); and Benjamin McGuire (Massachusetts, Banking & Finance: Public Finance). Escarra is co-chair of the Miami Land Development & Zoning Practice and a shareholder in the Miami office. Keith and McGuire are shareholders in the Boston office, Lecompte is a shareholder in the Miami office, and Manno is a shareholder in the Chicago and Dallas offices. Mazur is co-chair of the Chicago Corporate & Securities Practice and a shareholder in the Chicago office.

These individuals and those listed below may also appear in Chambers' other guides. The firm has more than 300 attorneys recognized across these guides.

The firm had 13 areas of practice ranked on the nationwide level:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Environment
  • Franchising
  • Gaming & Licensing
  • Immigration
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Native American Law
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Real Estate
  • REITs
  • Retail

Additionally, the areas listed below were ranked at the state level in various markets:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Construction
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Environment
  • Gaming & Licensing
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Latin American Investment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Media & Entertainment: Transactional
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate: Mainly Dirt
  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Tax
  • Technology & Outsourcing

Below is the full listing of Greenberg Traurig attorneys ranked in the USA Guide in the following markets and practice areas:

Attorney Market USA Guide Practice Area
Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré Florida

Banking & Finance: Transactional

Latin American Investment

Alan I. Annex New York Corporate/M&A
Douglas C. Atnipp Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)
Kerri L. Barsh Florida Environment
Hilarie Bass Florida Litigation: General Commercial
Jacqueline Becerra Florida Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Christopher L. Bell Texas Environment
Donn A. Beloff Florida Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Sean W. Bezark Illinois Environment: Mainly Transactional
Charles S. Birenbaum California Labor & Employment
Daniel H. Black California Media & Entertainment: Transactional
Brian H. Blaney Arizona Corporate/M&A
Dennis J. Block New York Corporate/M&A
Mark D. Bloom

Florida

Nationwide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Warren S. Bloom Florida Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Theodore I. Blum Georgia Corporate/M&A
Thomas J. Bond Texas Insurance: Regulation
Michael J. Bonner Nevada

Corporate/Commercial

Gaming & Licensing

James N. Boudreau Pennsylvania Labor & Employment
Francis 'Frank' R. Bradley III Texas Banking & Finance
Robert S. Brams District of Columbia Construction
Timothy W. Bratcher Georgia Banking & Finance
Alan J. Brody New Jersey Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Burt Bruton Florida Real Estate
Randy A. Bullard Florida Latin American Investment
Rebecca Lynne Burnham Arizona Real Estate
Andrew R. Cardonick Illinois Banking & Finance
Trevor J. Chaplick District of Columbia Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Michael J. Cherniga Florida Healthcare
Mark A. Clayton

Nationwide

Nevada

Gaming & Licensing

Gaming & Licensing

Lori G. Cohen

Georgia

Nationwide

Nationwide

Nationwide

Litigation: General Commercial

Litigation: Trial Lawyers

Product Liability & Mass Torts

Product Liability: Pharmaceutical

Joseph F. Coniglio Texas Healthcare
Alice L. Connaughton Nationwide REITs
Jay L. Cooper California Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent
David A. Coulson Florida Litigation: General Commercial
Cindy J.K. Davis Georgia Banking & Finance
Mark G. Davis

District of Columbia

Nationwide

Intellectual Property: Litigation

International Trade: Intellectual Property (Section 337)

Richard F. Davis Nationwide Leisure & Hospitality
Albert A. del Castillo Florida Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Jean M. DeLuca Massachusetts Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Karl G.Dial Texas Litigation: Securities
Lucia A. Dougherty Florida Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Brian L. Duffy Colorado Litigation: General Commercial
Richard A. Edlin New York Litigation: General Commercial
Troy A. Eid

Colorado

Nationwide

Natural Resources & Environment

Native American Law

Seth J. Entin Florida Tax
Gary M. Epstein Florida Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Iris Escarra Florida Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Orlando L. Evora Florida Real Estate
Kristine J. Feher New Jersey Labor & Employment
Mark E. Ferrario Nevada Litigation: General Commercial
G. Michelle Ferreira California Tax
Richard J. Fidei Florida Insurance
Bruce Fischer California Real Estate
Michael T. Fishman Illinois Real Estate
Steven Fleissig New Jersey Real Estate
Joseph Z. Fleming Florida Labor & Employment
Carl A. Fornaris Florida Banking & Finance: Regulatory
Judith D. Fryer Nationwide REITs
Mark R. Galis Illinois Intellectual Property
Robert C. Gang Florida Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Françoise Gilbert Nationwide Privacy & Data Security
Laurie L. Gildan Florida Real Estate
David Gitlin Pennsylvania Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Richard J. Giusto Florida Real Estate
Jodi R. Goodheart Nevada Real Estate
Matthew B. Gorson Florida Real Estate
Alan R. Greenfield Nationwide Franchising
Scott M. Grossman Florida Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Edward S. Hershfield Massachusetts Real Estate
John B. Hutton III Florida Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Yosbel A. Ibarra Florida Latin American Investment
Harold N. Iselin New York Healthcare
Robert J. Ivanhoe

Nationwide

New York

Real Estate

Real Estate

John C. Jeppsen Nevada Corporate/Commercial
Wendy Johnson Lario New Jersey Labor & Employment
Kate Kalmykov New York Immigration
Robert S. Kant Arizona Corporate/M&A
Barbara T. Kaplan Nationwide Tax: Controversy
Roger B. Kaplan New Jersey Litigation: General Commercial
Fred E. Karlinsky Florida Insurance
Michael D. Karpeles Illinois Labor & Employment
Joel A. Katz Georgia Intellectual Property
Paul J. Keenan Jr. Florida Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Gregory W. Kehoe Florida Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Justin F. Keith Massachusetts Labor & Employment
Julie P. Kendig-Schrader Florida Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Leslie A. Klein Arizona Labor & Employment
Gary S. Kleinman New York Real Estate
Kevin S.  Kudlac Texas Intellectual Property
David B. Kurzweil Georgia Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Nancy B. Lash Florida Real Estate
Gregory K. Lawrence Nationwide Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
James R. Leahy Texas Litigation: General Commercial
Kimberly S. LeCompte Florida Real Estate
Matthew R. Lewin Illinois Banking & Finance
Jason S. Lewis Texas Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Peter H. Lieberman Illinois Corporate/M&A
Corey E. Light Illinois Real Estate
David Long-Daniels Georgia Labor & Employment
Kara L. MacCullough Florida Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Bruce E. Macdonough Arizona Corporate/M&A
Jim Mace Nevada Real Estate
Michael L. Malone Texas Healthcare
David G. Mandelbaum Pennsylvania Environment
Felicia V. Manno Illinois Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Alan Mansfield New York Litigation: General Commercial
Bruce I. March Florida Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Joel D. Maser Florida Tax
Dwayne L. Mason Texas Intellectual Property
Todd A. Mazur Illinois Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Terence P. McCourt Massachusetts Labor & Employment
Richard C. McCrea, Jr. Florida Labor & Employment
Benjamin McGuire Massachusetts Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Sean McKenna Texas Healthcare
Scott Mendeloff Illinois Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Patricia Menéndez-Cambó Florida Latin American Investment
Scott Meza Northern Virginia Corporate/M&A
Nelson F. Migdal

District of Columbia

Nationwide

Real Estate

Leisure & Hospitality

Peter A. Miller New York Real Estate
Christopher H. Milton Massachusetts Real Estate
Kenneth M. Minesinger Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
Nancy A. Mitchell

Nationwide

New York

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Marc L. Mukasey New York Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Michael G. Murphy P.E. Florida Construction
Marc J. Musyl Colorado Corporate/M&A
Howard L. Nelson Nationwide Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
Christopher J. Neumann Colorado Natural Resources & Environment
Kent Newsome Texas Real Estate
Neil Oberfeld Colorado Real Estate
David W. Oppenheim Nationwide Franchising
Renée W. O'Rourke Colorado Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
David G. Palmer Colorado Litigation: General Commercial
Nancy A. Peterman Illinois Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Sanford C. Presant California Tax
Stephen L. Rabinowitz New York Real Estate
Laura Foote Reiff

District of Columbia

Nationwide

Immigration

Immigration

Barry Richard Florida

Litigation: Appellate

Litigation: General Commercial

Bobby Rosenbloum Georgia Intellectual Property
Tina M. Ross Texas Real Estate
Martha A. Sabol Nationwide Gaming & Licensing
Doreen U. Saia New York Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market
Gary A. Saul Florida Real Estate
Elliot H. Scherker Florida Litigation: Appellate
Barry J. Schindler New Jersey Intellectual Property
Ozzie A. Schindler Florida Tax
Paul D. Schindler New York Media & Entertainment: Music
Mark P. Schnapp Florida Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Martha J. Schoonover

District of Columbia

Nationwide

Immigration

Immigration

Jay A. Segal New York Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Ralph W. Selitto, Jr. New Jersey Intellectual Property
Philip R. Sellinger New Jersey Litigation: General Commercial
Francis J. Serbaroli New York Healthcare
James I. Serota New York Antitrust
Keith J. Shapiro Illinois Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Gary R. Silverman Illinois Corporate/M&A: Private Equity
Richard A. Sirus Illinois Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation
Louis M. Solomon New York Litigation: General Commercial
Howard J. Steinberg California Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Jonathan L. Sulds New York Labor & Employment
Michael J. Sullivan

Florida

Nationwide

Real Estate

Leisure & Hospitality

Alan N. Sutin New York Technology & Outsourcing
Jeffrey S. Tenen Nationwide Transportation: Aviation: Finance
Ben D. Tobor Texas Intellectual Property
Mark G. Trigg Georgia Litigation: General Commercial
Daniel J. Tyukody California Litigation: Securities
Gregg R. Vermeys Nevada Real Estate
Diane E. Vuocolo Pennsylvania Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Jennifer Weddle Nationwide Native American Law
David B. Weinstein Florida

Environment

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Terry R. Weiss Georgia Litigation: General Commercial
David E. Wells Florida Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
Quinn Williams Arizona Corporate/M&A
Jéan E. Wilson Florida Banking & Finance: Public Finance
Todd D. Wozniak Georgia Labor & Employment
Peter W. Zinober Florida Labor & Employment

In addition, the report released by Chambers USA named the following Greenberg Traurig attorneys as “Recognised Practitioners”:

Attorney Market USA Guide Practice Area
Heath J. Briggs Colorado Intellectual Property
Gregory J. Casas Texas Antitrust
Francis A. Citera Illinois Litigation: General Commercial
Richard D. Harris Illinois Intellectual Property
Victoria Davis Lockard Nationwide Product Liability & Mass Torts
Steven C. Russo New York Environment
Jason T. Simon Northern Virginia Corporate/M&A

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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