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Greenberg Traurig Recognized in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

NEW YORK – May 20, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 180 attorneys recognized in The Chambers USA 2021 Guide, marking a 20% increase over last year. The firm is recognized in more than 40 of the guide’s practice areas across 19 regions.

Chambers and Partners, a UK-based publisher, notes that it selects attorneys and practice areas for inclusion based on thousands of interviews with practicing lawyers and clients around the world.

In the USA Guide, attorneys and practice areas are ranked by placement in “bands,” with Band 1 being the highest placement. Attorneys can also be designated as “Star Individual,” “Eminent Practitioner,” “Senior Statespeople,” “Up and Coming,” “Star Associate,” or “Associate to Watch” by market and practice.

Four of the firm’s practice areas were recognized in the Nationwide category for the first time: Healthcare: Highly Regarded; Labor & Employment; Privacy & Data Security: Highly Regarded; and Product Liability: Consumer Class Actions. In addition, the firm’s Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Product Liability & Mass Torts practices were advanced to an “Elite” category.

The following Greenberg Traurig attorneys are recognized in special designations, in addition to any other rankings and mentions:

Star Individuals

  • Lori G. Cohen (Product Liability & Mass Torts, USA – Nationwide) vice chair of Greenberg Traurig, co-chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice, and chair of the firm's Trial Practice Group, has been recognized as a Star Individual since 2019. Cohen is also recognized in the Spotlight Table for Product Liability: Pharmaceutical, USA – Nationwide. This is the 14th consecutive year Cohen has been highlighted in the Spotlight Table for Product Liability: Pharmaceutical.
  • Richard C. McCrea, Jr. (Labor & Employment, Florida) is a shareholder in the Tampa office and has been recognized as a Star Individual since 2010.

Eminent Practitioners

  • Dennis J. Block (Corporate/M&A, New York) is senior chairman of the Global Corporate M&A Practice and a shareholder in the New York office. He has been named an Eminent Practitioner since 2014.
  • Keith J. Shapiro (Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Illinois) is a chairman emeritus of the global Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice and is co-founder of the Chicago office. He has been recognized as an Eminent Practitioner since 2015.

Senior Statespeople

  • Lucia A. Dougherty (Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Florida: South) is co-chair of the Miami Land Development & Zoning Practice and of counsel in the Miami office. She has been recognized as a Senior Statesman since 2017.
  • Matthew B. Gorson (Real Estate, Florida: South) is senior chairman of the firm and a shareholder in the Miami office. He has been recognized as a Senior Statesman since 2016.
  • Robert S. Kant (Corporate/M&A, Arizona) is a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office. He has been recognized as a Senior Statesman since 2019.
  • Barry Richard (Litigation: Appellate and Litigation: General Commercial, Florida) is a shareholder in the firm’s Tallahassee, New York, and Washington, D.C. offices. He has been recognized as a Senior Statesman for both practices since 2014.

Up and Coming

  • Farah S. Ahmed (Real Estate: Finance, New York) is a shareholder in the New York office.
  • Michael H. Davis (Real Estate, California: Southern) is a shareholder and co-chair of the Los Angeles Real Estate Practice.
  • Joel Feldman (Intellectual Property, Georgia) is vice chair of the Trademark & Brand Management Group and is a shareholder in the Atlanta office.
  • David Freylikhman (Real Estate, New Jersey) is a shareholder in the New Jersey and New York offices.
  • Meredith L. Katz (Real Estate, Illinois) is a shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s Chicago Real Estate Practice.
  • Katie Molloy (Labor & Employment, Florida) is a shareholder in the Tampa office.
  • Courtney B. Noce (Immigration, Georgia) is a shareholder in the Atlanta office.
  • Breton H. Permesly (Franchising, USA – Nationwide) is a shareholder in the New York office.
  • Jeremy D. Zangara (Corporate/M&A, Arizona) is a shareholder in the Phoenix office.

Associates to Watch

  • Christian Brito (Insurance, Florida) is an associate in the Fort Lauderdale office.
  • Erica L. Okerberg (Gaming & Licensing, Nevada) is a recently elevated shareholder in the Las Vegas office.
  • Bethani R. Oppenheimer (Banking & Finance, Georgia) is an associate in the Atlanta office.
  • Katherine M. Rozmus (Immigration, Illinois) is an associate in the Chicago office.
  • Christopher T. Turek (Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, District of Columbia) is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office.

Nationwide, Greenberg Traurig was recognized in 16 practice areas:

  • Bankruptcy/ Restructuring: The Elite
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)
  • Environment
  • Franchising
  • Gaming & Licensing
  • Healthcare: Highly Regarded
  • Immigration
  • Labor & Employment
  • Leisure & Hospitality
  • Native American Law
  • Privacy & Data Security: Highly Regarded
  • Product Liability & Mass Torts: The Elite
  • Product Liability: Consumer Class Actions
  • Real Estate
  • Retail

Additionally, Greenberg Traurig was recognized in the areas listed below at the state level in various markets:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Banking & Finance: Public Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Construction
  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded
  • Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • Corporate/M&A: Private Equity: Highly Regarded
  • Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Gaming & Licensing
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Insurance: Regulatory
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property: Patent
  • Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: Appellate
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: General Commercial: The Elite
  • Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate: Mainly Dirt
  • Tax

Below is the full listing of Greenberg Traurig attorneys ranked in the 2021 USA Guide in the following markets and practice areas:

Attorney

Market

USA Guide Practice Area

Farah S. Ahmed

New York

Real Estate: Finance

Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré  

Florida

Banking & Finance: Transactional

Alan I. Annex

USA - Nationwide

SPACs

Tricia A. Asaro

New York

Healthcare

M. Adel Aslani-Far

New York

Corporate/M&A

Stephen Baird

Minnesota

Intellectual Property

Kerri L. Barsh

Florida

Environment

Michael J. Baum

Illinois

Real Estate

Christopher L. Bell

Texas

Environment

Donn A. Beloff

Florida: South

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Sean W. Bezark

Illinois

Environment: Mainly Transactional

Charles S. Birenbaum

California

Labor & Employment

Brian H. Blaney

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Dennis J. Block

New York

Corporate/M&A

Warren S. Bloom

Florida

Public Finance

Theodore I. Blum

Georgia

Corporate/M&A

Thomas J. Bond

Texas

Insurance: Regulation

Michael J. Bonner

Nevada

Corporate/Commercial

James N. Boudreau

Pennsylvania

Labor & Employment

Francis (Frank) R. Bradley III

Texas

Banking & Finance

Timothy W. Bratcher

Georgia

Banking & Finance

Christian Brito

Florida

Insurance

Alan J. Brody

New Jersey

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Burt Bruton

Florida: South

Real Estate

Trevor J. Chaplick

District of Columbia

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Michael J. Cherniga

Florida

Healthcare

Jeffrey A. Chester

USA - Nationwide

Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional

Francis A. Citera

USA - Nationwide

Product Liability: Consumer Class Actions

Marc A. Clayton

Nevada

USA - Nationwide

Gaming & Licensing

Lori G. Cohen

Georgia

USA - Nationwide

USA - Nationwide

USA - Nationwide

Litigation: General Commercial

Litigation: Trial Lawyers

Product Liability & Mass Torts

Product Liability: Pharmaceutical

Joseph F. Coniglio

Texas

Healthcare

Jay L. Cooper

California

Media & Entertainment: Transactional: Mainly Talent

David A. Coulson

Florida

Litigation: General Commercial

Jordan D. Cowman

Texas

Labor & Employment

Cindy J.K. Davis

Georgia

Banking & Finance

Jaret L. Davis

Florida: South

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

James J. DeCarlo

New Jersey

Intellectual Property

Michael H. Davis

California: Southern

Real Estate

Albert A. del Castillo

Florida

Banking & Finance: Public Finance

Jean M. DeLuca

Massachusetts

Public Finance

John A. DeTore

Massachusetts

Energy & Natural Resources

Karl G. Dial

Texas

Litigation: Securities

Lucia A. Dougherty

Florida: South

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Robert J. Downing

Florida

Energy & Natural Resources

Dominic E. Draye

Arizona

Litigation: Appellate

Brian L. Duffy

Colorado

Litigation: General Commercial

Jared E. Dwyer

Florida

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

David J. Dykeman

Massachusetts

Intellectual Property

Richard A. Edlin

New York

Litigation: General Commercial

Troy A. Eid

Colorado

USA - Nationwide

Environment

Native American Law

Robert C. Epstein

New Jersey

Construction

Iris Escarra

Florida: South

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Orlando L. Evora

Florida: North & Central

Real Estate

Kristine J. Feher

New Jersey

Labor & Employment

Joel Feldman

Georgia

Intellectual Property

Mark E. Ferrario

Nevada

Litigation: General Commercial

G. Michelle Ferreira

California: Northern

Tax

Richard J. Fidei

Florida

Insurance

Bruce Fischer

California: Southern

Real Estate

Gregory A. Fishman

California: Southern

Real Estate

Michael T. Fishman

Illinois

Real Estate

Steven Fleissig

New Jersey

Real Estate

Carl A. Fornaris

Florida

Banking & Finance: Regulatory Banking & Finance: Transactional

David Freylikhman

New Jersey

Real Estate

Mark R. Galis

Illinois

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

John F. Gibbons

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Richard J. Giusto

Florida: South

Real Estate

Jodi R. Goodheart

Nevada

Real Estate

Matthew B. Gorson

Florida: South

Real Estate

Alan R. Greenfield

USA - Nationwide

Franchising

Jennifer Hermansky

Pennsylvania

Immigration

Edward S. Hershfield

Massachusetts

Real Estate

Joseph A. Herz

USA - Nationwide

REITs

Adam S. Hoffinger

District of Columbia

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

John B. Hutton III

Florida: South

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Harold N. Iselin

New York

Healthcare

Robert J. Ivanhoe

New York

USA - Nationwide

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Real Estate

Annette Jarvis

Colorado

Bankruptcy/ Restructuring

David Jay

New Jersey

Litigation: General Commercial

John C. Jeppsen

Nevada

Corporate/Commercial

Robert C. Jones

USA - Nationwide

Government Relations

Kate Kalmykov

New York

Immigration

Robert S. Kant

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Barbara T. Kaplan

USA - Nationwide

Tax: Controversy

Roger B. Kaplan

New Jersey

Litigation: General Commercial

Fred E. Karlinsky

Florida

Insurance

Meredith L. Katz

Illinois

Real Estate

Gregory W. Kehoe

Florida

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Mark J. Kelson

California

Corporate/M&A: Private Equity

Galit Kierkut

New Jersey

Labor & Employment

Gary S. Kleinman

New York

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Michael N. Kreitzer

Florida

Litigation: General Commercial

David B. Kurzweil

Georgia

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Wendy Johnson Lario

New Jersey

Labor & Employment

Nancy B. Lash

Florida: South

Real Estate

Gregory K. Lawrence

USA - Nationwide

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

James R. Leahy

Texas: Houston & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial

Kimberly S. LeCompte

Florida: South

Real Estate

Peter H. Lieberman

Illinois

Corporate/M&A

Corey E. Light

Illinois

Real Estate

Timothy Long

California

Labor & Employment

Kara L. MacCullough

Florida: South

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Ian R. Macdonald

Georgia

Immigration

Bruce E. Macdonough

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Jim Mace

Nevada

Real Estate

Steven M. Malina

Illinois

Litigation: Securities

Michael L. Malone

Texas

Healthcare

David G. Mandelbaum

Pennsylvania

Environment

Bruce I. March

Florida: South

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Milos Markovic

Illinois

Real Estate

Bradley L. Marsh

California

Tax: State and Local

Joel D. Maser

Florida

Tax

Dwayne L. Mason

Texas

Intellectual Property

Terence P. McCourt

Massachusetts

Labor & Employment

Richard C. McCrea, Jr.

Florida

Labor & Employment

Scott Mendeloff

Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Scott Meza

Virginia: Northern

Corporate/M&A

Nelson F. Migdal

District of Columbia

USA - Nationwide

Real Estate

Leisure & Hospitality

David I. Miller

New York

Investigations

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Matthew W. Miller

Florida: South

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Christopher H. Milton

Massachusetts

Real Estate

Kenneth M. Minesinger

USA - Nationwide

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Katie Molloy

Florida

Labor & Employment

Anna H. Morzy

Illinois

Immigration

Michael G. Murphy P.E.

Florida

Construction

Marc J. Musyl

Colorado

Corporate/M&A

Nathan J. Muyskens

District of Columbia

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Jessica Natali

Pennsylvania

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Howard L. Nelson

USA - Nationwide

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

Christopher J. Neumann

Colorado

Environment

Jon T. Neumann

Arizona

Insurance

Litigation: General Commercial

Kent Newsome

Texas

Real Estate

Courtney B. Noce

Georgia

Immigration

Neil Oberfeld

Colorado

Real Estate

Erica Okerberg

Nevada

Gaming & License

David W. Oppenheim

USA - Nationwide

Franchising

Bethani Oppenheimer

Georgia

Banking & Finance

David G. Palmer

Colorado

Litigation: General Commercial

Breton H. Permesly

USA - Nationwide

Franchising

Nancy A. Peterman

Illinois

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Sanford C. Presant

California: Southern

Tax

Justin J. Prochnow

USA - Nationwide

Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

Stephanie J. Quincy

Arizona

Labor & Employment

Laura Siegel Rabinowitz

USA - Nationwide

International Trade: Customs

Stephen L. Rabinowitz

New York

Real Estate: Mainly Dirt

Magan Pritam Ray

California: San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Surrounds

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Laura Foote Reiff

District of Columbia

USA - Nationwide

Immigration

Barry Richard

Florida

Litigation: Appellate

Litigation: General Commercial

Jon S. Robins

Pennsylvania

Real Estate

Real Estate: Finance

Bobby Rosenbloum

Georgia

Intellectual Property

Tina M. Ross

Texas

Real Estate

Michelle Rowe Hallsten

California: Sacramento

Corporate/M&A

Katherine Rozmus

Illinois

Immigration

Steven C. Russo

New York

Environment

Nataliya Rymer

Pennsylvania

Immigration

Martha A. Sabol

USA - Nationwide

Gaming & Licensing

Doreen U. Saia

New York

USA - Nationwide

Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

Gary A. Saul

Florida: South

Real Estate

Elliot H. Scherker

Florida

Litigation: Appellate

Barry J. Schindler

New Jersey

Intellectual Property

Ozzie A. Schindler

Florida

Tax

Benjamin Schladweiler

Delaware

Intellectual Property

Martha J. Schoonover

District of Columbia

USA - Nationwide

Immigration

David I. Schulman

USA - Nationwide

Sports Law: Esports

Jay A. Segal

New York

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Philip R. Sellinger

New Jersey

Litigation: General Commercial

Barry Senterfitt

Texas

Insurance: Regulatory

Francis J. Serbaroli

New York

Healthcare

Keith Shapiro

Illinois

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Richard A. Sirus

Illinois

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Louis Smith

New Jersey

Litigation: General Commercial

Howard J. Steinberg

California

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Jonathan L. Sulds

New York

Labor & Employment

Michael J. Sullivan

Florida: North & Central

USA - Nationwide

Real Estate

Leisure & Hospitality

Alan N. Sutin

Florida

Intellectual Property

Michael J. Thomas

Florida

Construction

Christopher T. Turek

District of Columbia

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Daniel J. Tyukody

California

Litigation: Securities

Gregg R. Vermeys

Nevada

Real Estate

Diane E. Vuocolo

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds

Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Dale Wainwright

Texas

Litigation: Appellate

Charles “Skip” Watson

Texas

Litigation: Appellate

Jennifer Weddle

USA - Nationwide

Native American Law

David B. Weinstein

Florida

Environment

Litigation: General Commercial

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

David E. Wells

Florida: South

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Quinn Williams

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

Jeremy D. Zangara

Arizona

Corporate/M&A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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