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Greenberg Traurig Expands Chicago Real Estate Practice with Addition of Abigail M. Flanagan and Jamie L. Romick

CHICAGO – April 26, 2022 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is expanding its Real Estate Practice in the Chicago office, adding Abigail M. Flanagan and Jamie L. Romick as of counsel.

“Jamie and Abigail are both highly regarded lawyers and strong additions to our dynamic real estate team in Chicago,” Chicago Co-Managing Shareholders John F. Gibbons and Rita M. Powers said. “The talent and experience they bring will make them a valuable resource for serving our clients across a variety of real estate sectors.” 

Flanagan represents purchasers and sellers of commercial properties on development projects, assemblages, and portfolio sales and acquisitions. She negotiates purchase and sale agreements, manages due diligence review teams, addresses title and survey-related issues, and negotiates loan and private equity investor-related documentation. Flanagan also orchestrates closing logistics. Her practice extends to development, where she negotiates easement agreements, restrictive covenants, and declarations. Flanagan joins Greenberg Traurig from Polsinelli.

“The depth and breadth of the Greenberg Traurig real estate team’s experience makes the firm stand out in the marketplace. I look forward to bringing my experience and skillset to our clients while working alongside a talented group of attorneys across all practice groups,” Flanagan said.

Romick represents clients in the acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of industrial, office, raw land, and retail assets across the United States. As part of her practice, she represents borrowers and lenders in connection with construction, bridge, and permanent financings. She also has wide-ranging experience representing national developers in all phases of complex, ground-up industrial development projects, including joint venture formation. Romick joins the firm from Mason Wenk & Berman LLC.

“Having worked with many members of Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice over the years, I have been consistently impressed with their ability to tackle complex transactions with a practical approach. I am thrilled to be joining a firm with such a strong collaborative culture,” Romick said.

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 500 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 Chicago Office: Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office strives to be as dynamic and diverse as the city it calls home. Since its inception in 1999, it has grown from three attorneys to more than 180 today. Attorneys in Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office represent a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups, and practice in nearly every major practice area and industry. Offering local knowledge and broad experience, Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago lawyers work with their colleagues in Greenberg Traurig’s other offices in the United States and abroad to help clients achieve their objectives locally, nationally, and globally.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2400 attorneys in 42 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm, often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono, reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021. The firm is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, NLJ 250, and Law360 (US) 400. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage. Web: