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Greenberg Traurig Makes Strategic Additions to its Corporate Practice in New York

NEW YORK - April 24, 2019 – As part of its strategic effort to grow its team of highly talented, solution-driven corporate lawyers, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has welcomed Patrick F. Rice, Doron Lipshitz, and John S. Kim as Corporate Practice shareholders in its New York office.

“We are driven by client demand and are excited to have top-tier practitioners like Patrick, Doron, and John join our award-winning group,” said Alan I. Annex, co-chair of the firm’s 450-attorney strong Global Corporate Practice. “Their addition addresses the growing need in the areas of private equity and mergers and acquisitions.”

“Patrick’s in-house knowledge and experience on both sides of the table will serve our clients well and is a huge advantage. Doron has extensive M&A and private equity experience, and John has broad experience representing private equity funds,” said Stephen L. Rabinowitz, managing shareholder of the New York office.

“I was attracted to the firm’s vision and the opportunity to expand my practice with the additional resources the firm offers, as well as be able to add value to the global team,” said Rice, who joins from Akin Gump where he was a partner.

Rice was previously Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Goldman Sachs from 2006 - 2008. He was also a Marine Engineer with Advanced Technology, Inc. from 1987 - 1993 and then at CR Cushing & Co. from 1993 - 1997. Rice counsels clients including private equity sponsors, buyers, sellers, and financial advisors in large-cap and middle market mergers and acquisitions. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, M.B.A. in Finance from George Mason University, and B.S. in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

“Greenberg Traurig’s outstanding reputation for high quality work, a collaborative culture, and broad spectrum of practices were crucial factors in drawing me here,” said Lipshitz, who joins from O’Melveny & Myers where he was a partner.

Lipshitz focuses his practice on U.S. and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions including, cash tender and exchange offers, stock and assets acquisitions and divestitures, going private, SPAC transactions, and corporate restructurings. He also regularly represents private equity and hedge funds in their investments, acquisitions and divestitures. He received his LL.M., high honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, and his LL.B., first class honors, from the University of London, University College.

“I am excited to work alongside the many talented lawyers at Greenberg Traurig, and provide clients with our unparalleled collective backgrounds, to further enhance the client experience,” said Kim, who joins from White & Case where he was counsel.

Kim represents domestic and international purchasers and sellers in private and public domestic, cross-border, and global mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and equity investments in a broad range of industries. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. from Rice University.

Greenberg Traurig’s New York office has experienced growth this past year in several areas of practice. Recent additions include Michael Aluko, Jared Hershberg, and Niya Tang in the Corporate Practice and Rose Cordero Prey in the IP Litigation Practice.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice comprises more than 450 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America who regularly advise public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, consumer products, energy, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, media, technology, and telecommunications sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 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.