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Mara N. Penasa provides advice and assistance in favor of Italian and foreign investors regarding real estate transactions. She mainly deals with acquisitions, disposals and leases of single assets and portfolios (including commercial, hospitality and residential assets).


  • Cross-border real estate transactions
  • Real estate funds
  • Construction contracts
  • Leasing



Acted for:

  • a major UK asset management group on the acquisition, from an insurance group, of the units of a Real Estate AIF owning an office property and a hotel property located in Milan and on the simultaneous direct acquisition from a major French REIT of a third office property located in Milan.
  • a fund managed by a first standing Italian asset management company in relation to the purchase of a mixed-use portfolio made up of assets located in the north of Italy.
  • an Italian company (owned by a joint-venture between leading Italian and UK investors) in relation to the disposal of a property located in Florence to be converted into a student housing facility.
  • a first standing Italian company in relation to the disposal of a real estate complex located in Milan.
  • a German institutional investor in the negotiation of a lease agreement concerning an hostel property located in Venice.
  • Before joining Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria, Mara N. Penasa worked in international and leading Italian law firms.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Bar Association of Milan (Ordine degli Avvocati di Milano)


  • J.D., University of Trento
  • Italy
  • Italian, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • German, Fluent