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Pro Bono Team Secures Funding on Behalf of the Vatican from Philanthropist for Purchase of Life-Saving Devices to Face COVID-19 Emergency in Brazil

Milan – Sept.  15, 2020 – The Pro Bono Team at Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria has assisted Hope Onlus, an independent, non-profit organization, in securing a €500,000 donation from an Italian philanthropist for the purchase of life-saving devices to face the COVID-19 emergency in Brazil, on behalf of Pope Francis. Hope Onlus is focused on helping children and communities in critical circumstances around the world and now at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. The organization is enhancing its activities in Brazil by focusing on the support of local hospitals in the Amazon area. At the end of the pandemic, the devices will be re-distributed to entities in need around the world.

GT Team: Hope Onlus was assisted by Mario Angelo Santa Maria (Shareholder, Milan, Corporate), Alessandra Boffa (Senior Associate, Milan, Corporate), and Bertone Biscaretti (Associate, Milan, Litigation) of the GT Santa Maria Pro Bono Team.

About Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria: is the result of the combination of Greenberg Traurig, LLP with its long-term ally, Santa Maria Studio Legale Associato - a renowned legal boutique, founded in 1970 by Alberto Santa Maria in Milan. Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria is the fifth GT office in Europe and its 40th office worldwide.


About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 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.