NEW YORK – Aug. 11, 2015 – Andrew J. Towbin joined the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in its New York Real Estate Practice. Towbin joins the firm from Bryan Cave LLP.
“As we continue to grow our practice to meet the demands of the market and our clients, we are pleased to welcome Andrew to the firm,” said Robert J. Ivanhoe, chair of the Global Real Estate Practice at Greenberg Traurig. “He will further expand Greenberg Traurig’s already robust real estate capabilities in New York.”
Towbin represents real estate investment and opportunity funds, REITs, real estate owners and developers, private lenders, and commercial banks in an array of complex real estate transactions. He has extensive experience in sales and acquisitions of commercial, hotel, and multifamily properties; mortgage, mezzanine, and construction financing; restructuring of existing debt; and joint ventures and preferred equity investments.
“Towbin is a good fit for Greenberg Traurig; we have worked alongside him on many deals. His commitment to quality and his knowledge of sophisticated transactions complements our strong New York team” said Stephen Rabinowitz, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s New York office.
Towbin’s addition follows several recent hires in the firm’s New York office since April, including Frank Martire, Ivan Presant, Joseph Cosentino, Anthony L. Perricone, and Nanette Aguirre in the Corporate & Securities Practice; John Kaufmann and Linda D’Onofrio in the Tax Practice; and Terri Mazur and Peter Gruenberger in the Litigation Practice.
Towbin earned his J.D. from New York University and his B.S. from Cornell University.
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.