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Greenberg Traurig Elevates Three Attorneys in Minneapolis Office

MINNEAPOLIS – March 10, 2023 Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced the elevation of Peter D. Kieselbach to shareholder and Ryan D. Sharp and Draeke H. Weseman to of counsel. All three attorneys are based in the firm’s Minneapolis office.

“Peter, Ryan, and Draeke embody Greenberg Traurig’s core values through their leadership, work ethic, and commitment to client service,” said Minneapolis Managing Shareholder Michael B. Fisco. “We are proud of their achievement and look forward to seeing them grow into their new roles.”

Kieselbach, a member of the Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice, works on the full spectrum of corporate and finance transactions, from front-end deal work, to litigation, defaults, and restructurings. He has experience in a wide range of corporate trust products, including municipal and corporate debt, qualified settlement funds, and liquidating trusts. He also has worked extensively with clients on fraud remediation and asset recovery.

Sharp, a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, is a registered patent attorney concentrating in intellectual property counseling. He focuses on U.S. and international patent procurement in a wide range of industries in technical fields including computer hardware and software, mechanical devices, electro-mechanical devices, medical devices, and industrial systems. Sharp counsels clients across a broad spectrum, from individual inventors to multinational corporations.

Weseman, a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice, counsels clients on the strategic development, maintenance, and enforcement of trademark rights and related matters. He counsels clients on brand protection, brand acquisitions, trademark clearance, enforcement, litigation, licensing, and global trademark prosecution. Weseman has handled thousands of trademark matters worldwide for Fortune 500 and other publicly traded and privately held companies, global media franchises, Silicon Valley venture-backed startups, international luxury fashion houses, celebrities, and the U.S. National Governing Body for an Olympic sport.

Firmwide, Greenberg Traurig announced the elevation of 80 attorneys to shareholder and of counsel.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Minneapolis Office: Established in 2019, Greenberg Traurig’s Minneapolis office provides clients with an innovative, business-minded perspective along with strong location connections to business, industry, and government. The office’s core capabilities include commodities and structured finance, restructuring and bankruptcy, corporate trust and structured products litigation, finance and financial services litigation, complex commercial litigation, white collar crime and internal investigations, products liability and mass torts, environmental litigation, intellectual property, tax, and agribusiness.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: