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Greenberg Traurig Honored at M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Awards

NEW YORK – Sept. 2, 2021 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has been honored in several categories at the M&A Advisor’s 15th Annual Turnaround Awards. The firm’s attorneys were members of the teams awarded Restructuring of the Year ($500 MM- $1 B) for the restructuring of American Addiction Centers; Restructuring of the Year ($100 MM to $500 MM) for the restructuring of Vivus Inc.; and Financials Deal of the Year for the acquisition of Gateway Insurance Company by Buckle.

“We are elated to be recognized by the M&A Advisors and could not be more proud of the breath and scope of our bench both domestically and internationally,” said David B. Kurzweil, co-chair for the Global Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice and the co-chair of the Financial Institutions Practice.

“Our team of attorneys exemplify the dedication and perseverance put forward while working through a pandemic,” said Oscar N. Pinkas, chair of the New York Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice.

The Turnaround Awards recognize excellence in deal making, accomplishments, and the contributions of leading firms and professionals, according to the M&A Advisor website.

David Kurzweil led the American Addiction Centers team which included: Nancy A. Peterman, shareholder, Chicago; Alison Elko Franklin, shareholder, Atlanta; Eric J. Howe, shareholder, Minneapolis; Kenneth Zuckerbrot, shareholder, New York; Pallav Raghuvanshi, shareholder, New York; Matthew A. Petrie, associate, Atlanta; and Danny Duerdoth, associate, Chicago.

Oscar Pinkas led the Vivus Inc. team which included David R. Yates, shareholder, Atlanta and Sara A. Hoffman, associate, New York. Pinkas was also the lead on the acquisition of Gateway Insurance Company by Buckle which included Robert M. Lazar, associate, Boston.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s internationally recognized Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice provides clients with deep insight and knowledge acquired over decades of advisory and litigation experience. The team has a broad and diverse range of experience developing creative and effective solutions to the highly complex issues that arise in connection with in- and out-of-court reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations, and distressed acquisitions and sales. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the firm’s vast resources and invaluable business network, the team helps companies navigate challenging times and address the full range of issues that can arise in the course of their own restructurings or dealings with other companies in distress.

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