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Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City Office Further Strengthens its Real Estate Practice

MEXICO CITY – April 17, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced today that José Antonio Diez de Bonilla Martinez and Gerardo Carrillo Valadez have joined the firm’s Mexico City office as Shareholders in the Real Estate Practice. The team joins from Haynes and Boone, LLP with associates Julio Sardina, Roberto Guerrero, and Maria Jose Garciavilla.

“As we continue to meet each of our clients’ needs, Antonio and Gerardo’s market-leading experience further expands our already broad set of real estate capabilities not only in Mexico, but also across the region,” said José Raz Guzmán, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office. “The addition of this entire team reflects our commitment to growing strategic areas with unmatched knowledge of ever-evolving real estate markets.”

“The addition further strengthens the firm’s global real estate resources and continues the expansion of our offering in Mexico City and throughout Latin America,” commented Robert J. Ivanhoe, Chair of the Global Real Estate Practice and Co-Chair of the REIT Group at Greenberg Traurig. “With their proven track record of experience and leadership, this new team of professionals will support our full range of real estate services and initiatives across the firm’s global network.”

Diez de Bonilla Martinez focuses his practice on real estate matters, with an emphasis on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and development transactions across various industries, including hospitality and retail. His experience spans the negotiation, documentation and closing of the sale, purchase, financing, construction, development and operation of residential, commercial, mixed use, industrial and resort projects. He is an active member of the Urban Land Institute’s Mexico Division having served as Chair of its Legislative Council. In 2018, Diez de Bonilla Martinez was recognized in real estate by Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, and Latinvex.

“I am thrilled to join Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office along with Gerardo and our talented team of associates,” added Diez de Bonilla Martinez. “With Greenberg Traurig’s global reach, coupled with its award-winning Latin American & Iberian Practice, the firm couldn’t have been a better place for us to contribute to serving real estate clients of this fast-growing practice.”

Carrillo Valadez focuses his practice on real estate and mergers & acquisitions transactions. He has more than 17 years of experience within the Mexican market, and brings wide-ranging knowledge of residential, commercial, industrial, and hospitality projects. He also possesses a unique understanding of mixed use and multifamily properties. In 2018, Carrillo Valadez was recognized in real estate by Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, and Latinvex.

“Greenberg Traurig’s client-driven approach will enable us to provide broad services to our clients while delivering business driven legal counsel,” added Carrillo Valadez. “We look forward to collaborating with such a dedicated team in Mexico and Latin America.”

“As we continue to expand our impact in Latin America, the new additions to our team in Mexico City further strengthen and enhance our real estate capabilities to build on our global resources across the region, allowing us to provide greater service to our clients,” concluded Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig.

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 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.