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Greenberg Traurig’s Benjamin Aguilera Elected Chair of the Executive Council of the Arizona State Bar’s Business Law Section

PHOENIX – October 16, 2018 – Benjamin Aguilera of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Phoenix office has been elected Chair of the Executive Council of the Business Law Section of the Arizona State Bar for fiscal year 2018-2019. His election was announced at the 2018 Annual State Bar Convention.

In this role, Aguilera will oversee the sponsorship and administration of programs devoted to the legal education of the members of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona as well as other programs and issues that impact the business law community. This is Aguilera’s third appointment as Chair of a State Bar section. He previously served as Chair of the Executive Council of the Securities Law Section (2002-2003) and Chair of the Executive Council of the International Law Section (2013-2014).

Aguilera, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice, has a wide-ranging background in U.S. corporate, M&A, finance and venture capital matters. In addition, Aguilera has experience in international transactions in Mexico, Central and South America, Spain, and Portugal in corporate, M&A, venture capital, finance, anticorruption protocols, hospitality, resorts, commercial and residential real estate, and mining matters. He has also coordinated litigation, tax, intellectual property, labor, and environmental matters in Mexico and Latin America.

According to the Business Law Section Mission Statement, “the purpose of this section shall be to promote the objectives of the State Bar of Arizona within the area of business law, and, to that end, to further the development of that field of the law and all its branches to cooperate in obtaining uniformity with respect to both legislation and administration in all matters within this field; to simplify and improve the application of justice in this field; to promote throughout the State of Arizona the legal education of members of the Bar and the public on new developments and problems within this field by sponsoring meetings, institutes, and conferences, the preparation, sponsorship and publication of legal writing in this field; and otherwise to further the interests of the State Bar of Arizona and of the legal profession as a whole in any and all ways relating to this field of the law, all in conformity with the bylaws of the State Bar of Arizona as in effect from time to time.”

About Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix Office: Greenberg Traurig’s Phoenix attorneys practice locally and nationally at the intersection of business, government, and the law. Combining local experience and global reach, the Phoenix team represents clients in matters related to commercial litigation, securities, mergers and acquisition, municipal and corporate finance, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, and bankruptcy.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.