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Greenberg Traurig's Dallas Office Adds 4 Attorneys to its Real Estate Practice

DALLAS, Texas – Sept. 27, 2017 – Continuing its strategic expansion in Texas, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added a team of four attorneys in its Dallas office Real Estate Practice. The team, all previously with Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP, includes Shareholder Bud Doxey and Associates Lolly Chauppette, David Ortigoza, and Wes Smith.

“Real Estate is a core practice at Greenberg Traurig and one that has been recognized on a global scale, attracting top-tier practitioners throughout our key markets. We are pleased that Bud, Lolly, David, and Wes chose our team for the next phase of their careers,” said Joseph F. Coniglio, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas office. “Their skills and experience further expand Greenberg Traurig’s already robust real estate capabilities in Texas and across our international platform of 38 offices and more than 2,000 attorneys. Everything we do is rooted in our desire to provide quality legal services that our clients value, and I am very pleased to have this highly respected group of real estate lawyers in Dallas.”

Doxey has a truly national practice with wide-ranging experience advising on commercial real estate transactions across the country. He represents a variety of clients on real estate matters of all product types, including joint venture formation and structuring (both as-built properties and ground-up development), asset and entity acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing, financing on behalf of borrowers, and general property and asset management. Doxey earned his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.

Chauppette’s practice focuses on a wide range of real estate and real estate-based finance matters. Her experience includes real estate acquisition, development, leasing, and financing, including office, retail, multi-family, and multi-use properties. She represents commercial real estate investors in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, operation, management, and development of real property. Chauppette earned her J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans.

Ortigoza’s practice involves commercial real estate, including acquisition and disposition of fee and ground leasehold interests; real property financing and refinancing; lease agreements for office, retail, and industrial properties; and joint venture transactions and sale-leaseback transactions. He also assists clients with matters related to the transactions listed above, such as title, survey, and zoning due diligence; forming entities; negotiating loan agreements; property management agreements; and leasing agreements. Ortigoza earned his J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law and his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Southern California.

Smith focuses his practice on transactional real estate. Smith handles commercial real estate matters, including the acquisition, financing, leasing, and disposition of office, multifamily, multi-use, retail, and industrial properties throughout the United States. Smith earned his J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law and his B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

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, LLP – Texas
Greenberg Traurig has more than 125 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.

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.