NEW YORK – May 3, 2018 – The Chambers USA 2018 Guide recognizes more than 160 attorneys from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. According to its website, Chambers and Partners, UK-based publisher of annual guides in several global markets, selects attorneys and practice areas for inclusion based on thousands of interviews with practicing lawyers and clients around the world.

In the USA Guide, attorneys and practice areas are ranked by placement in “bands,” with Band 1 being the highest placement. Attorneys can also be designated as a “Star Individual,” “Eminent Practitioner,” “Senior Statesman,” “Up and Coming,” “Star Associate,” or “Associate to Watch” by market and practice.

The following attorneys are recognized in special designations, in addition to any other rankings and mentions:

Star Individuals:

  • Richard C. McCrea Jr. (Florida, Labor & Employment) is a shareholder in the Tampa office and has been recognized as a star individual since 2010.
  • Peter W. Zinober (Florida, Labor & Employment) is a shareholder in the Tampa and Orlando offices. He has been recognized as a star individual for 11 consecutive years.

Eminent Practitioners:

  • Dennis J. Block (New York, Corporate/M&A) is senior chairman of the Global Corporate M&A Practice and a shareholder in the New York office. He has been named an eminent practitioner since 2014.      
  • Keith J. Shapiro (Illinois, Bankruptcy/Restructuring) is a co-chair of the Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice and is co-chairman of the Chicago office. Shapiro has been recognized as an eminent practitioner since 2015.

Senior Statesmen:

  • Lucia A. Dougherty (Florida, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use) is co-chair of the Miami Land Development & Zoning Practice and of counsel in the Miami office. Dougherty has been recognized as a senior statesmen since 2017.
  • Joseph Z. Fleming (Florida, Labor & Employment) is a shareholder in the Miami office and has been recognized as a senior statesmen since 2011.
  • Matthew B. Gorson (Florida, Real Estate) is senior chairman of the firm and a shareholder in the Miami office. This is the second consecutive year Gorson has been recognized as a senior statesmen.
  • Barry Richard(Florida, Litigation: Appellate and Litigation: General Commercial) is a shareholder in the firm’s Tallahassee, New York, and Washington, D.C. offices. He has been recognized as a senior statesmen for both practices since 2014.

Up and Coming:

  • Iris Escarra (Florida, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use) is co-chair of the Miami Land Development & Zoning Practice and a shareholder in the Miami office. Escarra has been recognized as up and coming by the Guide since 2017.
  • Justin F. Keith (Massachusetts, Labor & Employment) is a shareholder in the Boston office and has been recognized as up and coming since 2017.
  • Todd A. Mazur (Illinois, Corporate/M&A: Private Equity) is a shareholder in the Chicago office and co-chair of its Corporate Practice. This is the third consecutive year the Guide has recognized Mazur as up and coming.
  • Benjamin McGuire (Massachusetts, Banking & Finance: Public Finance) is a shareholder in the Boston office and has been recognized as up and coming since 2017.

In addition, Lori G. Cohen, co-chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice, Chair of the firm's Trial Practice Group, as well as Chair of the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice, is recognized in the Spotlight Table for Product Liability: Pharmaceutical, USA – Nationwide. This is the eleventh consecutive year Cohen has been highlighted in the Spotlight Table for Product Liability: Pharmaceutical.

Greenberg Traurig was also recognized nationwide in 13 practice areas:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Environment
  • Franchising
  • Gaming & Licensing
  • Immigration
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Native American Law
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts
  • Real Estate
  • REITs
  • Retail

Additionally, Greenberg Traurig was recognized in the areas listed below at the state level in various markets:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Construction
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • Environment
  • Gaming & Licensing
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Latin American Investment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Media & Entertainment: Transactional
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate: Mainly Dirt
  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Tax

Below is the full listing of Greenberg Traurig attorneys ranked in the USA Guide in the following markets and practice areas:

Attorney

Market

USA Guide Practice Area

Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré

Florida

Banking & Finance: Transactional

Latin American Investment

Kerri L. Barsh

Florida

Environment

Hilarie Bass

Florida

Litigation: General Commercial

Jacqueline Becerra

Florida

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Christopher L. Bell

Texas

Environment

Donn A. Beloff

Florida

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Sean W. Bezark

Illinois

Environment: Mainly Transactional

Charles S. Birenbaum

California

Labor & Employment

Brian H. Blaney

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Dennis J. Block

New York

Corporate/M&A

Mark D. Bloom

Florida

USA - Nationwide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Warren S. Bloom

Florida

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Theodore I. Blum

Georgia

Corporate/M&A

Thomas J. Bond

Texas

Insurance: Regulation

Michael J. Bonner

Nevada

Corporate/Commercial

Gaming & Licensing

James N. Boudreau

Pennsylvania

Labor & Employment

Francis 'Frank' R. Bradley III

Texas

Banking & Finance

Robert S. Brams

District of Columbia

Construction

Timothy W. Bratcher

Georgia

Banking & Finance

Alan J. Brody

New Jersey

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Burt Bruton

Florida

Real Estate

Randy A. Bullard

Florida

Latin American Investment

Rebecca Lynne Burnham

Arizona

Real Estate

Trevor J. Chaplick

District of Columbia

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Michael J. Cherniga

Florida

Healthcare

Mark A. Clayton

Nevada

USA - Nationwide

Gaming & Licensing

Lori G. Cohen

Georgia


USA - Nationwide


USA - Nationwide


USA - Nationwide

Litigation: General Commercial


Litigation: Trial Lawyers


Product Liability & Mass Torts

Product Liability: Pharmaceutical

Joseph F. Coniglio

Texas

Healthcare

Alice L. Connaughton

USA - Nationwide

REITs

Jay L. Cooper

California

Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent

David A. Coulson

Florida

Litigation: General Commercial

Cindy J.K. Davis

Georgia

Banking & Finance

Richard F. Davis

USA - Nationwide

Leisure & Hospitality

Albert A. del Castillo

Florida

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Jean M. DeLuca

Massachusetts

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Karl G. Dial

Texas

Litigation: Securities

Lucia A. Dougherty

Florida

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Brian L. Duffy

Colorado

Litigation: General Commercial

Richard A. Edlin

New York

Litigation: General Commercial

Troy A. Eid

Colorado


USA - Nationwide

Natural Resources & Environment

Native American Law

Seth J. Entin

Florida

Tax

Iris Escarra

Florida

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Orlando L. Evora

Florida

Real Estate

Kristine J. Feher

New Jersey

Labor & Employment

Mark E. Ferrario

Nevada

Litigation: General Commercial

G. Michelle Ferreira

California

Tax

Richard J. Fidei

Florida

Insurance

Bruce Fischer

California

Real Estate

Michael T. Fishman

Illinois

Real Estate

Steven Fleissig

New Jersey

Real Estate

Joseph Z. Fleming

Florida

Labor & Employment

Carl A. Fornaris

Florida

Banking & Finance: Regulatory

Banking & Finance: Transactional

Mark R. Galis

Illinois

Intellectual Property

Robert C. Gang

Florida

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Laurie L. Gildan

Florida

Real Estate

Richard J. Giusto

Florida

Real Estate

Jodi R. Goodheart

Nevada

Real Estate

Matthew B. Gorson

Florida

Real Estate

Alan R. Greenfield

USA - Nationwide

Franchising

Scott M. Grossman

Florida

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Edward S. Hershfield

Massachusetts

Real Estate

John B. Hutton III

Florida

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Harold N. Iselin

New York

Healthcare

Robert J. Ivanhoe

New York

USA - Nationwide

Real Estate

John C. Jeppsen

Nevada

Corporate/Commercial

Wendy Johnson Lario

New Jersey

Labor & Employment

Kate Kalmykov

New York

Immigration

Robert S. Kant

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Barbara T. Kaplan

USA - Nationwide

Tax: Controversy

Roger B. Kaplan

New Jersey

Litigation: General Commercial

Fred E. Karlinsky

Florida

Insurance

Michael D. Karpeles

Illinois

Labor & Employment

Joel A. Katz

Georgia

Intellectual Property

Paul J. Keenan, Jr.

Florida

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Gregory W. Kehoe

Florida

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Justin F. Keith

Massachusetts

Labor & Employment

Julie P. Kendig-Schrader

Florida

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Leslie A. Klein

Arizona

Labor & Employment

Gary S. Kleinman

New York

Real Estate

David B. Kurzweil

Georgia

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Nancy B. Lash

Florida

Real Estate

Gregory K. Lawrence

USA - Nationwide

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

James R. Leahy

Texas

Litigation: General Commercial

Kimberly S. LeCompte

Florida

Real Estate

Matthew R. Lewin

Illinois

Banking & Finance

Peter H. Lieberman

Illinois

Corporate/M&A

Corey E. Light

Illinois

Real Estate

David Long-Daniels

Georgia

Labor & Employment

Kara L. MacCullough

Florida

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Bruce E. Macdonough

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Jim Mace

Nevada

Real Estate

Michael L Malone

Texas

Healthcare

David G. Mandelbaum

Pennsylvania

Environment

Felicia V. Manno

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Alan Mansfield

New York

Litigation: General Commercial

Bruce I. March

Florida

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Joel D. Maser

Florida

Tax

Dwayne L. Mason

Texas

Intellectual Property

Todd A. Mazur

Illinois

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

Terence P. McCourt

Massachusetts

Labor & Employment

Richard C. McCrea Jr.

Florida

Labor & Employment

Benjamin McGuire

Massachusetts

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Scott Mendeloff

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Patricia Menéndez-Cambó

Florida

Latin American Investment

Scott Meza

Northern Virginia

Corporate/M&A

Nelson F. Migdal

District of Columbia

USA - Nationwide

Real Estate

Leisure & Hospitality

Peter A. Miller

New York

Real Estate

Christopher H. Milton

Massachusetts

Real Estate

Kenneth M. Minesinger

USA - Nationwide

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Nancy A. Mitchell

New York

USA - Nationwide

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Marc L. Mukasey

New York

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Michael G. Murphy P.E.

Florida

Construction

Marc J. Musyl

Colorado

Corporate/M&A

Howard L. Nelson

USA - Nationwide

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Christopher J. Neumann

Colorado

Natural Resources & Environment

Kent Newsome

Texas

Real Estate

Neil Oberfeld

Colorado

Real Estate

David W. Oppenheim

USA - Nationwide

Franchising

Renée W. O'Rourke

Colorado

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

David G. Palmer

Colorado

Litigation: General Commercial

Nancy A. Peterman

Illinois

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Sanford C. Presant

California

Tax

Stephen L. Rabinowitz

New York

Real Estate

Laura Foote Reiff

District of Columbia

USA - Nationwide

Immigration

Barry Richard

Florida

Litigation: Appellate

 

Litigation: General Commercial

Bobby Rosenbloum

Georgia

Intellectual Property

Tina M. Ross

Texas

Real Estate

Steven C. Russo

New York

Environment

Martha A. Sabol

USA - Nationwide

Gaming & Licensing

Doreen U. Saia

New York

Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market

Gary A. Saul

Florida

Real Estate

Elliot H. Scherker

Florida

Litigation: Appellate

Barry J. Schindler

New Jersey

Intellectual Property

Ozzie A. Schindler

Florida

Tax

Paul D. Schindler

New York

Media & Entertainment: Music

Mark P. Schnapp

Florida

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Martha J. Schoonover

District of Columbia

USA - Nationwide

Immigration

Jay A. Segal

New York

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Ralph W. Selitto, Jr.

New Jersey

Intellectual Property

Philip R. Sellinger

New Jersey

Litigation: General Commercial

Francis J. Serbaroli

New York

Healthcare

Keith J. Shapiro

Illinois

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Gary R. Silverman

Illinois

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

Richard A. Sirus

Illinois

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation

Howard J. Steinberg

California

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Jonathan L. Sulds

New York

Labor & Employment

Michael J. Sullivan

Florida

USA - Nationwide

Real Estate

Leisure & Hospitality

Jeffrey S. Tenen

USA - Nationwide

Transportation: Aviation: Finance

Daniel J. Tyukody

California

Litigation: Securities

Gregg R. Vermeys

Nevada

Real Estate

Diane E. Vuocolo

Pennsylvania

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Jennifer Weddle

USA - Nationwide

Native American Law

David B. Weinstein

Florida

Environment

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Terry R. Weiss

Georgia

Litigation: General Commercial

David E. Wells

Florida

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Quinn Williams

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Jéan E. Wilson

Florida

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Todd D. Wozniak

Georgia

Labor & Employment

Peter W. Zinober

Florida

Labor & Employment

In addition, the report released by Chambers USA named the following Greenberg Traurig attorneys as “Recognised Practitioners”:

Attorney

Market

USA Guide Practice Area

Mark E. Baker

Colorado

Real Estate

Heath J. Briggs

Colorado

Intellectual Property

Gregory J. Casas

Texas

Antitrust

John F. Gibbons

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Michael L. Malone

USA - Nationwide

Healthcare: Transactional

Jason T. Simon

Northern Virginia

Corporate/M&A

 
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