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Greenberg Traurig Continues Strategic Growth of Real Estate Practice, Adds New Team in Phoenix

PHOENIX—December 20, 2018—Continuing the strategic expansion of its award-winning Real Estate Practice, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Shareholder Stan Johnson, as well as Associate attorneys Andrew Yocopis and Roger Bond Choquette in the firm’s Phoenix office

“Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate practice has had an exciting 2018, both in terms of growth and industry-shaping transactions,” said Global Real Estate Practice Co-Chairs Robert J. Ivanhoe, Corey E. Light, and Richard J. Giusto. “The addition of Stan, Andrew, and Roger contributes to our already deep bench of award-winning real estate attorneys who are focused on delivering quality and value for clients, whether locally or on a global scale, across sectors.” 

Earlier in 2018, Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix office added litigator Michael Liburdi, government law & policy attorney Daniel Seiden, labor and employment attorney Michael Mason, hospitality and real estate attorney Caroline Pricher, and corporate and tax attorney Jake B. Smith.

“Greenberg Traurig continues to strategically grow in Phoenix with the addition of talented attorneys in key practice area,” said Phoenix Managing Shareholder Nicole M. Goodwin, named among the “Most Influential Women in Arizona Business” for 2018 by Arizona Business Magazine. “Stan, Andrew, and Roger add depth to our Real Estate team and will make an immediate impact. We are excited to welcome them to Greenberg Traurig.”

Johnson concentrates his practice on commercial real estate matters, with broad-based experience in acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development, land banking, and financing. He supervises legal teams in all stages of complex real estate transactions from structure negotiation and drafting to closing, and advises on property management matters. He joins Greenberg Traurig from Squire Patton Boggs, where he was a partner.  

“Greenberg Traurig is a top-tier law firm with a culture of success and commitment to delivering quality service to clients,” Johnson said. “I look forward to building on that foundation of success and collaborating with my colleagues across the firm.”

Yocopis focuses his practice on a wide-range of real estate matters. He represents clients in the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and disposition of commercial properties, including multifamily and mixed-use developments, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial sites, master-planned communities, hospitals and hotels. 

Bond-Choquette handles a range of real estate and corporate transactional matters for national and international clients, including finance, the disposition and acquisition of land, and leasing.

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 counsel 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 400 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia. 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’s Phoenix Office: Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix attorneys practice locally and nationally at the intersection of business, government, and the law. Combining local experience and global reach, the Phoenix team represents clients in matters related to commercial litigation, securities, mergers and acquisitions, health care, municipal and corporate finance, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, tax, and bankruptcy. 

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: Twitter: @GT_Law.