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Greenberg Traurig Adds Christopher Thorne in Denver

DENVER – Oct. 23, 2019—Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP added Christopher Thorne in Denver as of counsel in the Energy & Natural Resources, Real Estate, and Environmental practices. Thorne, who joins the firm from Holland & Hart, and previously practiced with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, has more than two decades of experience in Western water law.

“We are excited to welcome a lawyer of Chris’s caliber to our Denver office,” noted Denver co-managing shareholders David G. Palmer and Michael R. McGinnis in a joint statement. “His addition and specialized experience in natural resources and water rights issues contributes to our deep bench of award-winning and talented attorneys who are focused on delivering quality and value for clients across sectors.”

Thorne represents energy companies, real estate developers, industrial water users, municipal water providers, and agricultural water users in all types of water related transactions, and in water court litigation and related administrative proceedings involving the adjudication of water rights, changes of water rights, complex plans for augmentation, and water rights disputes. Thorne’s transactional experience includes project development and permitting for companies developing water supplies for new projects such as power generation facilities, wind turbine projects, solar energy projects, and oil and natural gas production and pipeline facilities. 

Thorne earned his J.D. from University of Colorado School of Law and a B.A. from Colorado College. 

“I was drawn to Greenberg Traurig because of its reputation, platform, and deep team of really excellent attorneys,” Thorne said. “I look forward to expanding my water and natural resources practice and to working collaboratively across the firm to bring the highest level of service to our clients.”

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,100 attorneys in 41 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.