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Greenberg Traurig Recognized in 2017 Chambers High Net Worth Guide; 5 Private Wealth Services, Tax Attorneys Ranked Nationally

NEW YORK – Sept. 26, 2017 — Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was recognized in the second annual Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide for its impressive depth and national coverage in its Private Wealth Services team.

According to its website, the Chambers HNW Guide, one of the annual guides by UK-based publisher Chambers and Partners, covers private wealth management work and related specialties in key jurisdictions. Select attorneys and practice areas are included based on interviews from hundreds of lawyers, family offices, accountancy professionals, tax advisers, bankers, investment managers, and high-end real estate agents with comprehensive understanding of the private wealth sector.

The guide highlighted Greenberg Traurig as a popular choice for first-generation wealth creators, assisting with personal wealth planning ahead of IPOs, and acting on international wealth planning work, with a strong practice in advising Latin American clients. One interviewee stated, “I would just say that their service is exceptional and always consistent. That's one of the most important attributes. It's national, which is important to us, but more importantly has an international platform.”

In the HNW 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 “Senior Statesman” or “Star Individual.” Greenberg Traurig received the Band 2 nationwide ranking for Private Wealth Law. Diana S.C. Zeydel, global chair of the Private Wealth Services Practice and shareholder ranked nationally in Band 1. Additionally, four other attorneys in the firm were ranked nationally in the guide: Linda B. Hirschson, Private Wealth Services Practice shareholder and New York Estate Planning Group chair; Lawrence H. Heller, Tax shareholder; Norman J. Benford, Private Wealth Services Practice National Chair Emeritus and shareholder; and Jonathan M. Forster, Tax & Business Group shareholder.

Earlier this year, Chambers USA Guide editors recognized 175-plus Greenberg Traurig attorneys in its 2017 USA Guide. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Real Estate.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Private Wealth Services Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Private Wealth Services Practice is primarily responsible for assisting individual clients and families in attaining their wealth transfer and estate planning objectives. The team offers integrated income and transfer tax advice that takes into account current and projected changes in the tax and state laws affecting client estate planning.

About Greenberg Traurig's Tax Practice

To stay competitive in today's global marketplace, international companies must seek out greater efficiency in their tax planning and compliance, including coordinating tax decisions from country to country. For U.S. operations, an environment of increased scrutiny – including passage of more restrictive legislation and a spike in audit activity at every level – is quickly becoming the norm, likewise spurring a need for greater self-evaluation and for more frequent representation in controversies and litigation with tax authorities. Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary tax team works closely with clients to address these and other tax planning needs, as well as tax controversies and litigation issues.

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. 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.