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Claudia Hard is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig's global Finance Group, European Co-Chair of the Restructuring & Insolvency Practice, and heads the Finance & Banking Group in Germany. She focuses her practice on real estate, project and corporate finance.

Claudia has many years of experience in the field of acquisition and refinancing as well as restructuring in the real estate sector. In addition, she has deep experience in the area of Pfandbrief financing, both in Germany and in cross-border financing within Europe and the USA. Her clients include leading domestic and foreign banks, debt funds, loan servicers, private equity funds, institutional investors and public housing companies.

Claudia is recommended by leading lawyer directories as "smart and experienced" and "impressively good." Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, she was a partner at Olswang Germany and previously worked in the real estate and the finance group at Freshfields and Clifford Chance in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main and London.


  • Development Financing
  • Senior and Mezzanine Financing
  • Loan Transaction
  • Distressed Investments
  • Securitizations
  • Land development


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 EMEA Guide, 2022-2023
    • Hall of Fame, Real Estate: Finance, 2023
      • Leading Individual, 2022
    • Recognized Individual, Real Estate, 2022-2023
  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Notable Practitioner," Banking, 2019-2023
  • Listed, Thomson Reuters, "Stand-Out Lawyers," 2022-2024
  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, "Star Lawyers," 2020-2021
  • Listed, Chambers Europe, "Real Estate: Finance - Germany," 2020 and 2022-2023
  • Recommended by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany 2018/2019 in the fields of Real Estate and Banking and Finance
  • "She acts as the voice of reason and calms heated situations rather than adding fuel to the fire." (Chambers and Partners 2018)
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Client, "tough, strong standing in the market" (JUVE 2017)
  • Recommended by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany 2016 in the field of Finance
  • Notable practitioner, "pioneer work on loan financing” (Chambers and Partners 2015)
  • Client, "reliable, competent”; competitor, “impressive" (JUVE 2014)


  • LL.M., The University of Texas at Austin, 2001
  • Second Legal State Exam, 2000
  • First Legal State Exam, Universität Potsdam /Germany, 1998
  • Germany
  • New York
  • German
  • English