MIAMI – July 9, 2018 – Three Miami Shareholders of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. have been named South Florida Power Women 2018 by Bisnow. Kerri L. Barsh, Iris V. Escarra, and Nancy B. Lash will be honored at the business networking organization’s July 12 Miami event. Bisnow’s Power Women initiative recognizes women who shape the commercial real estate industry.
The event will also feature a conversation with former University of Miami President and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala moderated by Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholder Ilene K. Kobert.
“We congratulate Kerri, Iris and Nancy on this well-deserved recognition and the significant impact they have had on South Florida’s commercial real estate industry,” said Richard J. Giusto, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Real Estate Practice. “They all continue to play a key role in the development of many projects that are important to our region’s growth.”
Barsh is Co-Chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice and represents and represents public and private clients in an array of environmental regulatory, permitting and litigation matters, including transactional support and due diligence; environmental assessment and liability matters; infrastructure projects (including public-private partnerships and floating infrastructure); climate change, wetlands, and coastal permitting; complex land use projects; energy projects (including renewables); hazardous materials contamination and other compliance cases.
Escarra is Co-Chair of the firm’s Miami Land Development and Zoning Practice and focuses on land use, zoning and procurement law. She is certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in city, county and local government law, and represents land owners and developers in every phase of a property's development and operation, including conducting due diligence regarding the property's development potential, obtaining all local and state entitlements for new construction, redevelopment, and the introduction of new uses or the preservation of existing uses.
Lash, who is Co-Chair of the firm’s Miami Real Estate Practice, represents clients both in Florida and nationwide in broad aspects of commercial real estate. Her experience includes the negotiation, documentation and closing of the sale, purchase, financing and development of vacant land, office buildings, apartment buildings, shopping centers and large-scale mixed-use, hotel, condominium, office and retail projects. Lash has wide-ranging experience in portfolio transactions with assets located in jurisdictions throughout the United States, and represents landlords and tenants in complex lease negotiations, including ground leased developments in the public-private sector.
Kobert concentrates her practice in various areas of commercial real estate law, representing developers, landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers. Her work includes the negotiation of ground leases, built to suit leases and retail space leases, as well as the negotiation of purchase and sale agreements for the acquisition, disposition, and development of numerous asset classes in Florida and nationwide. She has wide-ranging experience counseling national retailers on the acquisition and development of shopping center pads, including the negotiation of Master Covenants and REAs.
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