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Greenberg Traurig Expands its Top-Ranked Central European Real Estate Team by 11

Former Hogan Lovells Warsaw Real Estate Head and Her Team Join in Poland

WARSAW – Sept. 5, 2017 – In a strategic move demonstrating its strength in the real estate sector and Central European market, the Warsaw office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig has added 11 members to its already top-ranked practice. Highly regarded partner Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, formerly head of real estate at the Warsaw office of Hogan Lovells, along with her award-winning team including partner Agata Jurek-Zbrojska, two local partners Małgorzata Madej-Balcerowska and Justyna Szwech, and seven associates, has joined the firm. Greenberg Traurig’s real estate team in Warsaw, now over 40 lawyers strong, will be led by Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch.

“I have been observing with great interest the development of Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice for the past two years and I know it will be a tremendously exciting experience to be
a member of this team,” Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch said.

Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch brings more than 30 years of legal experience in real estate, focusing her practice on real estate transactions and financing of real estate projects. She has extensive experience in major transactions concerning commercial, office, and logistic properties and cross-border transactions. Her experience also includes arbitration proceedings in Poland.

“Since the prior significant addition of two top-tier real estate teams to the Warsaw office in 2015, Greenberg Traurig has created one of the largest and most diversified real estate practices in the region,” said Jarosław Grzesiak, managing partner of the firm’s Warsaw office.

“Adding this team to our already robust and top-rate practice is a tremendous win for us and for our clients who require a firm with a dynamic real estate presence,” added Lejb Fogelman, the office’s Senior Partner.

“Our firm is built upon our commitment to strategic growth, excellence in client service, and a desire to make a positive contribution to the legal profession and the communities in which we operate. Having a team that exemplifies these traits join our Warsaw office is a great honor for us,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Executive Chairman of Greenberg Traurig.

This new group, combined with Greenberg Traurig’s top ranking real estate practice in Poland, marks a quantum leap in the growth of the firm’s pan-European real estate offering, which now comprises a team of approximately 170 lawyers, across offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Warsaw, and a strong strategic alliance in Milan.

The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and wide-ranging 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 400 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 hybrids.

Greenberg Traurig LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. was named the 2017 Law Firm of the Year in Poland and the 2016 Law Firm of the Year in Poland - Client Service Award by Chambers and Partners. The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides legal services to clients in Central Europe and beyond and consists of more than 100 lawyers. Team members are regularly recognized as leaders in numerous practice areas. Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000, and EMEA Legal 500 consistently rank them among the top tiers the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Private Equity, Tax, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Energy, Dispute Resolution and TMT.

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