ATLANTA – Nov. 19, 2018 – Ernest LaMont Greer, co-president of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and wife Patrice Greer will be honored at The Atlantan’s Philanthropist of the Year event, Nov. 29. The event celebrates Atlanta’s most influential and charitable individuals who promote the welfare of, and take action to help, those in the community. The Greers have been selected as two of the most philanthropic individuals in Atlanta.
“It is fundamentally important to Patrice and me to be involved in the community, and we make it a priority to give back in any way we can to contribute to the wellbeing of our city,” Greer said. “We have the ability to make a positive impact, and it is truly a delight to see the remarkable changes one can make in the lives of others simply by giving back.”
In addition to being selected as an honoree at The Atlantan’s Philanthropist of the Year event, the magazine featured Greer and his wife in the Nov. 2018 issue as part of the “Lending Hands” article, which discusses those who exemplify the essence of what it means to be philanthropic in Atlanta.
Greer and his wife have worked with numerous organizations in Atlanta throughout their years of giving back. Organizations such as The Center for Civil and Human Rights, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta Police Foundation, and the Woodruff Arts Center are just a handful the couple has made a positive impact on.
Before becoming co-president of Greenberg Traurig, Greer served as a vice president of the firm (2013-2015) and as the Atlanta office's managing shareholder for nearly a decade. Greer is closely involved in community efforts with the firm in addition to his numerous leadership roles in the Atlanta community and his philanthropic efforts.
About Greenberg Traurig: 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: www.gtlaw.com; Twitter: @GT_Law.