MIAMI – June 17, 2019 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 27 of its Florida attorneys have been recognized in the The Legal 500 United States 2019 Guide (Guide). In addition, for the third consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig was recognized as a “Top Tier” firm in “Real Estate;” the practice was also previously recognized in 2013 and 2014.

Firmwide, the Guide recognized more than 140 Greenberg Traurig attorneys and 36 of the firm’s practice areas.

According to the publisher, the Guide’s acknowledgements recognize practice area teams and practitioners who are “providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.” The recognitions are based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, law firm submissions, and interviews with private practice lawyers, in addition to Legal 500’s independent research in the legal market.

Some of the commentary published in the Guide regarding Greenberg Traurig and its attorneys include:

  • … ‘a great firm’
  • … ‘very insightful, experienced and focused, as well as tenacious, supportive and exceptionally persuasive ...’
  • … ‘turns work around quickly and is great with clients’
  • … ‘very commercial’
  • … ‘effective and well-organized’
  • … ‘considers the issue from all possible angles’
  • … ‘highly expert’
  • … ‘highly skilled in investigating and litigating’
  • … ‘the ability to think outside of the box to reach creative conclusions’
  • … 'distinguishes itself by the breadth of its scope, which ranges from geographic access to subject matter expertise'
  • … ‘excellent knowledge and problem solving’
  • … ‘highly experienced team’
  • … ‘outstanding group of attorneys’ provide ‘excellent legal counsel’
  • “The ‘dynamic’ team stands out for its ‘strong business acumen, knowledge of the latest developments and ability to remain one step ahead of the market’.”

The Greenberg Traurig Florida attorneys listed below are recommended in the Guide based on the publication’s industry or practice area designations as selected by researchers:

Fort Lauderdale
Noam Lipshitz – Tax – US Taxes – Non-contentious
Joel D. Maser – Tax – US Taxes – Non-contentious

Miami
Ryan D. Bailine – Real Estate – Land Use/Zoning
Christopher L. Barnett – Real Estate – Construction (including construction litigation)
Kerri L. Barsh – Industry Focus – Environment – Litigation; Industry Focus – Environment – Regulatory
Mark D. Bloom – Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense; Finance – Restructuring (including bankruptcy) – Corporate
David A. Coulson – Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
Richard J. Giusto – Real Estate
Julia G. Jeffery – Real Estate – Construction (including construction litigation)
Steven B. Lapidus – Labor and Employment – Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans – Design
Nancy B. Lash – Real Estate
Erika G. Litvak – Tax – International Tax
Gary A. Saul – Real Estate
Elliot H. Scherker – Dispute Resolution – Appellate
William R. Siegel – Tax – US Taxes – Non-contentious
Graham M. Smith – Real Estate – Construction (including construction litigation)
Michael J. Thomas – Real Estate – Construction (including construction litigation)
Nicole Wolfe – Real Estate – Construction (including construction litigation)

Tallahassee
Michael J. Cherniga – Industry Focus – Healthcare – Service Providers
Barry Richard – Dispute Resolution – Appellate

Tampa
Richard C. McCrea Jr. – Intellectual Property – Trade Secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
Christopher Torres – Dispute Resolution – Appellate; Dispute Resolution – Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Actions – Toxic Tort – Defense
David B. Weinstein – Dispute Resolution – Appellate; Dispute Resolution – Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense; Dispute Resolution – Product Liability, Mass Tort, and Class Actions – Toxic Tort – Defense; Industry Focus – Environment – Litigation

Orlando
Michael J. Sullivan – Real Estate

West Palm Beach
Joseph C. Coates III – Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense; Dispute Resolution – International Litigation
Tracy L. Gerber – Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation – Defense
Bradford D. Kaufman – Dispute Resolution – Securities Litigation - Defense

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.