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Greenberg Traurig’s Award-Winning Real Estate Practice Grows in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – March 20, 2020 – The award-winning Real Estate Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added Martin “Marty” Taylor as a shareholder in the firm’s Orange County office. Taylor, who joins the firm from Troutman Sanders, focuses on virtually all aspects of real estate and related financing. 

“Marty shares the vision, commitment to client service, multi-market experience and savvy that will be an asset to our clients in California and across the firm,” said Orange County Co-Managing Shareholders Bruce Fischer and Susan L. Heller. “We are delighted to welcome him to Greenberg Traurig and our office.”

Taylor represents financial institutions, borrowers, principals, guarantors, and other parties in virtually all aspects of financing. He focuses his practice on new financings, modifications, out-of-court workouts, restructurings, bankruptcies, liquidations, and foreclosures, as well as the enforcement of (or as applicable, the defense against) pre-judgment and post-judgment rights and remedies with respect to a wide variety of secured and unsecured financial obligations. Taylor concentrates his financial institutions practice on finance, emphasizing real estate secured financing, including new financings, modifications, out-of-court workouts, restructurings, bankruptcies, liquidations, foreclosures, note sales, deed of trust rights and interests, subordination of deeds of trust, and OREO sales.

Taylor has more than 30 years of experience and has represented financial institutions throughout the long-term ups and downs of real estate finance markets. That experience has provided him with in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the technical aspects and practical applications of structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing complex real estate financing transactions, as well as with respect to the various rights, remedies, and defenses of the parties involved in a failed financing transaction.

“The addition of Marty contributes to our already deep bench of award-winning real estate attorneys who are focused on delivering quality and value for clients, whether locally or on a global scale, across sectors,” noted Global Real Estate Practice Co-Chairs Michael J. Baum, Richard J. Giusto, Corey E. Light, and Stephen L. Rabinowitz

Taylor earned his J.D., with great distinction, from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where he was order of the coif; he earned his B.A. from California State University. 

“I am excited to join a real estate team of this caliber and play a role in the growth of the practice and the Orange County office,” Taylor said. “I will continue to provide my clients excellent service, and I am confident that they will benefit from Greenberg Traurig’s global platform of resources.”

Founded in 2004, Greenberg Traurig’s Orange County office’s work encompasses corporate and securities, energy and natural resources, intellectual property and technology, litigation, real estate, restructuring and bankruptcy, and tax matters.

About Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice: The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive counsel for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of more than 400 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 41 locations 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.