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Greenberg Traurig Continues Long-Standing Sponsorship of Family Promise of Morris County’s Community Impact Award Dinner

MORRISTOWN – Nov. 7, 2018 – For the 13th consecutive year, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is proud to support Family Promise of Morris County’s (FPMC) annual dinner, “An Evening of Promise: Honoring Volunteers and Community Service.” This year, Michele Caruso will receive the 2018 Community Impact Award, which honors organizations and individuals who are making a tangible impact in the local community. The dinner will be held Nov. 8, 2018, at The Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, New Jersey.

The event provides an opportunity to thank volunteers and community partners who have dedicated their time, energy, and resources to help eliminate homelessness in the community and celebrates FPMC’s 30th anniversary. In addition to the annual dinner, the firm has sponsored the Community Impact Award for the past seven years.

“We are proud to continue our support of FPMC. It has been amazing to watch the organization expand their services and the number of people they assist each year,” said New Jersey Shareholder, Barry J. Schindler, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Patent Prosecution Group and Chairperson of FPMC’s Corporate Leadership Council. “Working with this organization as they strengthen lives in our local community has been a gift that keeps on giving, and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.”

“Greenberg Traurig’s support over the last 13 years has enriched our agency, increased our ability to make an impact, and has helped secure the foundation and infrastructure of the agency,” said Joann Bjornson, LSW, Executive Director of FPMC. “Dinner sponsorships, pro bono legal representation in over 10 areas, business development support, financial support for our holiday party for over 100 people, and corporate volunteerism events makes GT our longest and most dedicated partner!”

Over the last 13 years, Greenberg Traurig has donated more than $275,000 to FPMC. The firm has held “Holiday Joy Drives,” donating gift cards, as well as new toys, pajamas, and other holiday and winter essentials for the families serviced by FPMC. Members of Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office have participated in hands-on service to help beautify the organization’s grounds by planting flowers, building a paved walkway, power washing furniture, and painting picnic tables. The firm also donated chairs and umbrellas to help the organization’s residents enjoy their newly-refurbished outdoor space.

Family Promise of Morris County is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the crisis of homelessness faced by Morris County families by partnering with other public and private agencies, religious congregations, and community volunteers to provide shelter, case management, and mentoring services leading to self-sufficiency.

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About Greenberg Traurig — New Jersey: Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office has grown to more than 70 attorneys since its founding in 2002. The office’s experienced litigators provide advice and representation in virtually every area of litigation, including class actions, complex commercial and construction cases and white collar criminal defense. The corporate and financial services attorneys, whose clients include numerous major commercial banks and finance companies in the New York/New Jersey area, handle a wide variety of matters, including sophisticated loan transactions and workouts, mergers and acquisitions, and business reorganizations and restructurings. Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office also has a robust IP and patent prosecution practice. Other areas of practice include labor and employment, real estate, immigration, franchise law, tax, trusts and estates, and energy and infrastructure.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.