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Greenberg Traurig Expands Miami Litigation Practice with Addition of Thomas Heisler

MIAMI – Oct. 15, 2021 Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. continues the strategic expansion of its Miami Litigation Practice with the addition of Thomas R. Heisler as a shareholder.

Heisler, who joins Greenberg Traurig from Gair Eberhard Nelson Dedinas Ltd., a litigation boutique in Chicago, is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully argued a wide variety of matters for clients in state and federal courts. He focuses his practice on business-related disputes and litigation in the areas of real estate, financial services, trust and estates, shareholder and partnership disputes, and commercial contracts.

“In the past 18 months, we have continually expanded our litigation practice to meet increased client demand, and Tom’s trial experience is a welcome addition to our team,” said Shareholder Brigid F. Cech Samole, who is co-chair of the Miami Litigation Practice. “His experience in handling real estate and financial services matters will particularly benefit our clients in the South Florida region, where these industries serve as a major driver of the local economy and, by extension, a potential source of litigation.”.

Among the matters Heisler has handled, he won a multimillion-dollar judgment, including punitive damages, for a physician who was defrauded by his former business partner and obtained summary judgment for a property management company defending itself against a lawsuit alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. In handling a civil fraud case against the estate of a deceased Chicago businesswoman that had been brought by a University of Chicago neurosurgeon, Heisler won a multi-million-dollar jury verdict and later successfully defended the verdict on appeal.  

“Tom is an experienced trial lawyer with a demonstrated ability to present complex cases in court and achieve favorable results for clients,” said Yosbel A. Ibarra, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office. “We are focused on helping our clients achieve their business objectives, which includes having trial lawyers like Tom as part of our team.”  

He earned his J.D. with honors from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. He earned an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. from Colorado College. He is admitted to the bar in Florida and Illinois.

“Greenberg Traurig has the reputation of being the best firm in Florida, both for the quality of their lawyers and their collaborative, client-focused culture, which is why the choice was an easy one when I decided to relocate,” Heisler said. “I am looking forward to developing my practice here and collaborating alongside some of the best litigators in the state.”

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2300 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 25 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus. Web: