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Greenberg Traurig Assists Campbell Global with $1.39 Billion Sale of East Texas Timberlands

ATLANTA – May 16, 2018 In one of the largest U.S. timberland transactions in over a decade, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP assisted client Campbell Global, LLC and its institutional investors in the sale of 1.1 million acres of East Texas timberlands for approximately $1.39 billion to CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. and a consortium of institutional investors. The transaction has been structured for corporate, tax and other purposes as a sale by Campbell Global, on behalf of the institutional owners of the timberland assets, of general and limited partnership interests of the entities which own the timberland assets including Highland Capital Management, BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group, Medley Management Inc. and a major Canadian institutional investor.

The Greenberg Traurig team representing Campbell was a multi-office, multi-disciplinary team led by real estate Shareholder Vivek K. Chavan and mergers and acquisitions Shareholder Clifford E. Neimeth, with assistance from equity finance Shareholder Todd E. Bowen, debt finance Shareholder Bruce Steinert, corporate employment Shareholder Jordan W. Cowman, environmental Shareholder Kerri L. Barsh, antitrust Shareholder Greg Casas, corporate Of Counsel Gregory H. Cooper, real estate Associate Alice Y. Chu and corporate Associate Benjamin J. Einbinder.

CatchMark’s transaction announcement is available at this link: Campbell was also represented by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and Polsinelli PC.

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