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Houston Office Joins Pro Bono Efforts with Houston Small Business Legal Consultation Program

HOUSTON – May 13, 2020 – Attorneys in the Houston office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will join a network of volunteer attorneys in the Houston Small Business Legal Consultations (HSBLC) Program.  

The HSBLC program will provide free legal assistance to eligible small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consultations will take place via telephone and will center around how to navigate loan and grant relief programs, taxes, commercial leases, contracts, employment, intellectual property and other general business issues. The program is a collaborative effort with the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity (OBO) and several private law firms.

Houston office shareholders and pro bono coordinators Jennifer Tomsen and Shira Yoshor will be leading the efforts on behalf of Greenberg Traurig.

“Greenberg Traurig is committed to serving our communities and giving a voice to those in need,” said Tomsen and Yoshor. “This is a time of such need and uncertainty, and we are so pleased to be able to help the small business community in Houston in these very difficult circumstances.” 

For more information about the HSBLC program, click here.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig, LLP and part of its history. With more than 130 Texas lawyers in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Greenberg Traurig, LLP has deep roots in the Texas business, legal, and governmental communities. Greenberg Traurig Texas works with clients to address their interdisciplinary legal needs across the state utilizing the firm’s global platform. The Texas attorneys are experienced in industries key to the state’s future, including: aviation, chemicals, construction, education, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, health care, hedge funds, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, real estate, retail, sports, technology and software, telecommunications, transportation, and video games and esports.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program: Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm’s offices provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. The firm focuses its resources on specialized and interrelated issues including civil rights and affirmative action, anti-human trafficking, family law matters, children’s rights, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing, and homelessness.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has 2200 lawyers 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.