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Greenberg Traurig Expands Warsaw Real Estate Practice: Team of 7 Led by Partner Maciej Jodkowski Joins

WARSAW – 1 December 2021 – In a strategic move demonstrating its strength and dynamic presence in the real estate sector, the Warsaw office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added seven new members to the firm’s award-winning Real Estate Practice.

Maciej Jodkowski, former real estate partner at an international law firm, has joined Greenberg Traurig’s Warsaw office as Partner. In addition to Jodkowski, his three-person team comprising Senior Associates Karol Lewandowski and Karolina Tulwin, as well as Alicja Kwiatkowska joined the team which is led by Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, head of the Warsaw Real Estate Practice and Managing Partner of the Warsaw office.

Jodkowski is a skilled transactional lawyer with years of experience running and supervising different types of transactions in the real estate sector, including asset and share deals at different stages of real estate development. Jodkowski has advised Polish and foreign investors on many prestigious projects in the office, logistics, and commercial sectors.

Simultaneously, the Greenberg Traurig real estate team is further strengthened by Senior Associate Izabela Żmijewska, and Associates Jędrzej Antoszewski and Tomasz Drzewiecki, joining from other leading law firms.

Greenberg Traurig's real estate team in Warsaw consists of 40 top-rated lawyers who cover a broad spectrum of core real estate and additional practices. The team offers clients a high level of legal experience and service in Poland and within Central Europe.

“We are pleased that, once again, a team of highly regarded real estate experts has chosen Greenberg Traurig as its new home. This firm is committed to our European presence and growth strategy as only a collaborative firm, unified throughout the world, can truly be. We stand as a culture and business model in sharp contrast to entities which call themselves 'firms,' but are in fact vereins or even loosely connected marketing organizations. We have gained considerable momentum in recent years, and now already have 400 lawyers across our five European offices in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan, and Warsaw. Our prolonged achievements speak to our excellence, focus, patience, and discipline,” said Greenberg Traurig Executive Chairman Richard A. Rosenbaum. “In 2020, we had our seventh consecutive year of record global revenue at 1.73 USD billion. From 2019 to 2020, the firm experienced revenue growth in Europe of 29%. We are projecting a 30% increase in 2021 over 2020. And in addition to the continued growth and diversification expected shortly in Warsaw, where we are experiencing record performance, we have recently been joined by, or are expecting to be joined by, various highly regarded attorneys and their teams across Europe over the next few months.”

In addition to the real estate team joining Warsaw most recently, a team of seven litigation shareholders and their associates was announced to be joining the firm in London. Highly regarded leaders in their areas of practice will soon be announced to be joining the firm in Amsterdam and Milan as well, Rosenbaum noted.

“This does not happen by accident. Our growth strategy always focuses on quality, culture, and diversity over numbers, with women playing key roles (and comprising 40% of our London shareholders). Regarding Real Estate, Greenberg Traurig is excellent everywhere we are and is a leader where it matters most and has been for a long time. We are considered a truly dominant firm in real estate in some of the most competitive real estate markets in the world,” Rosenbaum said.

Greenberg Traurig is a longstanding leader in Poland in a number of important practices and industries. The Real Estate Practice has been consistently ranked at the very top by leading international directories: Band 1 by Chambers Europe and Tier 1 by the Legal 500. In the United States, the firm is Band 1 in Chambers Nationwide and in most key states: New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, and Nevada, as well as in Mexico. In Germany, Greenberg Traurig is Chambers Band 1 in Real Estate with a Band 1 individual, also Tier 1 in the Legal 500 along with three attorneys recognized as “Leading Individuals,” with JUVE recognizing the firm as having both a leading Senior Partner and the leading Partner as among the Top 50 in Real Estate in all of Germany. In Italy, the only Chambers-ranked “Star Individual” in Real Estate in Milan leads the firm’s Milan practice. In the U.K., Greenberg Traurig has highly ranked Real Estate and Investment Funds Practices and is Tier 1 in Real Estate Funds per Legal 500 with “Leading Individuals” in both Commercial Property Investment & Development heading its Real Estate Practice. The firm’s Dutch Real Estate Practice is headed by another Chambers-ranked “Star Individual” who is Band 1.

“This strong lateral move is in line with our strategy and exemplifies that our commitment to excellence is based on merit and facts, not promises and press releases. I would like to welcome Maciej and the entire new team to Greenberg Traurig. This team has already hit the ground running, providing the highest level of client service that Greenberg Traurig is recognized for in the market,” said Warsaw office Senior Partner Lejb Fogelman.

“I am certain that the addition of Maciej and his team to our real estate practice is timed perfectly to meet the expectations of our demanding and continuously growing client portfolio. Maciej is highly appreciated by clients and recognized by the market. His arrival will definitely further empower our top-tier real estate team,” added Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, Managing Partner of Greenberg Traurig in Poland.

Greenberg Traurig, recognized as one of the leading law firms in Poland, was recently named 2021 “Law Firm of the Year in Poland” by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and was also awarded “Poland Firm of the Year” at the highly esteemed Euromoney Legal Media Group “Women in Business Law Awards 2021 Europe.” “MergerMarket” ranks the firm as the No. 1 firm with respect to the value of M&A transactions handled in Poland in Q3 2021, with the value exceeding 5 USD billion.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a global, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,300 attorneys serving clients from 40 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GREENBERG TRAURIG Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokiński sp.k. was named the 2021 Poland Firm of the Year award at the highly esteemed Euromoney Legal Media Group “Women in Business Law Awards 2021 Europe” and the 2021, 2019, 2018 Law Firm of the Year in Poland by International Financial Law Review (IFLR). The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP provides legal services to clients in Central Europe and beyond and consists of approximately 100 lawyers. Team members are regularly recognized as leaders in numerous practice areas. Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and EMEA Legal 500 consistently rank them among the top tiers the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Private Equity, Tax, Banking and Finance, Project Finance, Energy, Dispute Resolution and TMT.

Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice

Greenberg Traurig's Global Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diverse and comprehensive legal solutions for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of 400 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and hybrids.

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