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Greenberg Traurig Expands Real Estate Practice; Adds Jody Saltzman in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY Jan. 25, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has deepened its capabilities in New Jersey with the addition of Jody E. Saltzman as a shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate Practice.

“Jody is a sophisticated and experienced real estate attorney who is a natural fit for our growing team. Her impressive client base and extensive experience will expand the depth of our capabilities,” said Philip R. Sellinger and David Jay, co-managing shareholders of Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office.

Saltzman joins the firm from K&L Gates, where she was a partner.

“Some of the most globally-recognized real estate companies, owners, operators, and retailers, are among Jody’s clients, which bolsters what is already regarded as a preeminent real estate practice group in the state,” said New Jersey office Real Estate Practice shareholders Steven D. Fleissig and David Freylikhman.

Saltzman focuses her practice on real estate matters and has broad experience negotiating commercial leases, subleases, and licenses nationwide for landlords and tenants, including, negotiating office, warehouse, showroom, gallery, restaurant, and retail leases. She also assists clients in reviewing and negotiating architect and construction agreements. Saltzman works with clients from term sheet to build out, evaluating their needs, time constraints, and budget to help them reach their goals.

“Over the years I have developed strong relationships with several Greenberg Traurig attorneys in New Jersey, New York, and throughout the firm,” Saltzman said. “A number of my clients know and respect this team, and I am confident they will benefit from the firm’s strong global platform and entrepreneurial culture that emphasizes client service.”

Saltzman earned her J.D., cum laude, from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and her B.F.A. from New York University.

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’s New Jersey Office: Established in 2002, Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office has grown into a team of nationally recognized attorneys who provide legal advice to international, national, and local business and technology clients. The New Jersey office’s practice areas include Complex Commercial and Class Action Litigation, Hatch-Waxman Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Construction Law, Franchise & Distribution, Immigration & Compliance, Intellectual Property & Technology, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Tax, and Private Wealth Services. As a significant contributor to the firm's international platform, the New Jersey team offers clients both the know-how and geographic reach of a global law firm combined with the dedication and responsiveness of a local firm.

About Greenberg Traurig: 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. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: