NEW YORK - June 11, 2015 — The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP received a “Top Tier” ranking in the “Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate” category of the 2015 Legal 500 United States guide. Additionally, Shareholder and Real Estate Practice Co-Chair Robert J. Ivanhoe is listed as a “Leading Lawyer” in the same category. Corey E. Light, Stephen L. Rabinowitz, Rebecca Lynne Burnham, Gregory A. Fishman, James J. Caserio, and Christina Braisted Rogers are also recommended in the “Real Estate and Construction – Real Estate” category as well as Jay A. Segal and Nick Hockens in the “Real Estate and Construction - Land Use/Zoning” category of the guide.
The guide’s research team focuses on the “bench strength of the team, and the consistency of quality of the individuals within the team” to determine the appropriate ranking for a firm and its practices. All firms are recommended on merit based on client and peer feedback.
The Legal 500 United States guide describes the firm’s Real Estate Practice as “’a strong national practice,’ which has ‘excellent in-depth expertise for real estate matters across the country,’ and is noted for its ‘broad national reach.’”
The editorial also notes the team’s work in various matters including:
- Peak Hotels & Resorts Group as lead investor in the $358m acquisition of Amanresorts
- SL Green Realty and its joint venture partner, The Moinian Group, in the $470m sale of 180 Maiden Lane in Manhattan
- Kimco Realty on the $222m sale of a nine-property retail portfolio in Mexico
- BioMed Realty Trust on its $308m investment in two office buildings in New Haven, Connecticut
The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice spans 40 years of delivering multidisciplinary legal solutions for property investment, development, and management, as well as real estate finance. The team draws upon the knowledge of more than 200 real estate lawyers, and the resources that the firm’s global organization has to offer. The team provides clients with integrated legal services for all phases of a project and most stages of business. Its client base comprises a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, opportunity funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts, and private owners. The firm advises clients on a variety of matters involving diverse forms of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate.