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Greenberg Traurig Grows Corporate Practice, Adding Steven Bartz as Dallas Shareholder

DALLAS – June 9, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes Steven Bartz as a shareholder in its Corporate Practice in the Dallas office. The addition of Bartz is part of the office’s strategic plan to grow its Corporate Practice to further meet client demand. Bartz joins the firm from DLA Piper.

“Our Corporate team in Dallas has grown in a dynamic way over the last several years, and Steve will be another excellent addition as we continue to focus on the future. His significant experience in capital formation and mergers & acquisitions (M&A) will enhance our capabilities and serve our clients well,” said Joseph F. Coniglio, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas office. “We look forward to working with him and seeing the impact he will make serving clients on our collaborative platform at Greenberg Traurig.”

Bartz focuses his practice on transactions involving sophisticated joint ventures (“JVs”) and strategic alliances. Over the past 15 years, Bartz has concentrated his practice on the creation, negotiation, and implementation of both JVs unrelated to M&A transactions, such as private investment funds, and in connection with M&A transactions. Bartz also advises clients in connection with M&A transactions unrelated to JVs, private placements, and compliance and regulatory issues relating to corporate governance, Advisers Act status and compliance, Investment Company Act matters, broker-dealer matters, and securities regulation as it applies to private transactions. He regularly represents and counsels clients on matters that cover a wide spectrum of sectors, such as the finance, hospitality and leisure, sport and entertainment, real estate, healthcare, and energy sectors, including the upstream, midstream, and oilfield services segments of the energy industry.

“Greenberg Traurig’s strategic growth, global platform and established reputation were important factors in my decision to come onboard.” Bartz said. “I am beyond thrilled to grow my practice at a firm that shares the same enthusiasm for contributing to the innovation and success of clients.”

Bartz received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and an A.B. from Duke University. He has been recognized in The Legal 500 US in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial—M&A Middle Market (Sub-$500M) and M&A Middle Market ($500M-999M) categories. Bartz is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Texas.

The firm’s Texas offices have experienced recent growth in core areas over the past 18 months, including Jennifer Kukla (Real Estate); Joe Shaneyfelt (Litigation); Vernon L. Lewis (White Collar Defense & Special Investigations); Ryan Yergensen (Corporate); Rutho Guo (Corporate); Sirkara (Karan) Mahavadi (Real Estate); Jeremy Lee Simmons (Litigation); Gregory Franklin (Litigation); Jennifer Bartlett (Litigation); Kristen Bollinger (Real Estate); Michael Besser (Litigation); Alyssa Johnston (Litigation); Brianna Zook (Litigation) and Anna Robshaw (Litigation). Additionally, Nicholas Martin (Intellectual Property - Prosecution) transferred to the Austin office.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice comprises more than 450 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America who regularly advise public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, consumer products, energy, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, media, technology, and telecommunications sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig, LLP and part of its history. With approximately 130 Texas lawyers in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, Greenberg Traurig 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: 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: