NEW YORK – June 13, 2019 –The Legal 500 United States 2019 Guide (Guide) recognized more than 140 attorneys and 36 practices at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. In addition, for the fifth time Greenberg Traurig was recognized as a “Top Tier” firm in “Real Estate.” The practice was previously recognized in 2018, 2017, 2014, and 2013.

Five of the firm’s attorneys recognized were listed in the Guide’s elite “Leading Lawyers” list.

  • Lori G. Cohen – Dispute Resolution – Leading Trial Lawyers and Dispute Resolution - Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Actions - Pharmaceuticals And Medical Devices – Defense
  • Robert C. Epstein – Real Estate - Construction (Including Construction Litigation)
  • Robert J. Ivanhoe – Real Estate
  • Laura Reiff – Labor and Employment – Immigration
  • Martha J. Schoonover – Labor and Employment – Immigration

For the second consecutive year, Albany Shareholder Eileen M. Hayes has been included in the Guide’s “Next Generation Lawyers” list for Industry Focus - Healthcare - Health Insurers.

In addition, Cohen, Ivanhoe, and Reiff are in the Legal 500 United States “Hall of Fame,” which highlights individuals who are consistently recognized by their clients for being excellent legal advisors.  

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 attorneys listed below are recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2019 edition based on the publication’s industry or practice area designations as selected by researchers:

Attorney Name

Practice

Location

Nanette Aguirre

Finance - Structured finance - derivatives and structured products

New York

Farah S. Ahmed

Real Estate

New York

Alan I. Annex

M&A/corporate and commercial M&A large deals ($1bn+)

New York

Tricia A. Asaro

Industry focus - Healthcare - health insurers

 Albany

Ryan D. Bailine

Real estate - Land use/zoning

Miami

Ian C. Ballon

Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Silicon Valley
Los Angeles

Johnine P. Barnes

Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling

Washington, D.C.

Christopher L. Barnett

Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation)

Miami

Kerri L. Barsh

Industry focus - Environment – litigation

Industry focus - Environment - regulatory

Miami

Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick

Dispute resolution – Appellate

New York

Naomi G. Beer

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Labor and employment - Labor-management relations

Denver

Christopher L. Bell

Industry focus - Environment – litigation

Industry focus - Environment - regulatory

Houston

Ellen Berkowitz

Real estate - Land use/zoning

Los Angeles

Robert H. Bernstein

Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Labor and employment - ERISA litigation

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

 New Jersey

Charles S. Birenbaum

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Labor and employment - Labor-management relations

San Francisco

Dennis J. Block

M&A/corporate and commercial M&A large deals ($1bn+)

New York

Mark D. Bloom

Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy) - corporate

Miami

James N. Boudreau

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Labor and employment - Labor-management relations

Philadelphia

William D. Briendel

Dispute resolution - Securities litigation - defense

New York

Michael J. Cherniga

Industry focus - Healthcare - service providers

Tallahassee

Francis A. Citera

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - toxic tort - defense

Industry focus - Environment - litigation

Chicago

Joseph C. Coates III

Dispute resolution - Securities litigation - defense

Dispute resolution - International litigation

West Palm Beach

Lori G. Cohen

Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes

Dispute resolution - International litigation

Dispute resolution – Leading Trial Lawyers

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Atlanta

 

Joseph F. Coniglio

Industry focus - Healthcare - health insurers

Industry focus - Healthcare - service providers

Dallas

David A. Coulson

Dispute resolution - Securities litigation - defense

Miami

Yuta N. Delarck

Real estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

New York

Bennett I. Deutsch

Real estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

New York

Karl G. Dial

Dispute resolution - Securities litigation - defense

Dallas

Kelly Dobbs Bunting

Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling

Philadelphia

Jeffrey P. Dunning

Intellectual property - Trademarks litigation

Chicago

Sylvie A. Durham

Finance - Structured finance - derivatives and structured products

New York

Richard A. Edlin

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

New York, Seoul

Troy A. Eid

Industry focus - Environment - litigation

Denver

Robert C. Epstein

Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation)

New Jersey, New York

Ashley M. Farrell Pickett

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Los Angeles

Kristine J. Feher

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling

New Jersey

G. Michelle Ferreira

Tax - US taxes – contentious

San Francisco, Silicon Valley

Scott E. Fink

Tax - US taxes - contentious

New York

Gregory A. Fishman

Real Estate

Los Angeles

Tiffany S. Fordyce

Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling

Chicago

Mark R. Galis

Intellectual property - Trademarks litigation

Intellectual property - Trademarks - non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Chicago

William Garner

Industry focus - Energy - transactions - oil and gas

Industry focus - Energy regulation - conventional power

Houston

Jack S. Gearan

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Boston

Tracy L. Gerber

Dispute resolution - Securities litigation - defense

West Palm Beach

John F. Gibbons

 

Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Chicago

 

Richard J. Giusto

Real Estate

Miami

Jerrold F. Goldberg

Labor and employment - Labor-management relations

Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling

New York

Jacqueline Greenberg Vogt

Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation)

New Jersey, New York

Eileen M. Hayes

Industry focus - Healthcare - health insurers

Albany

Susan L. Heller

Intellectual property - Trademarks litigation

Intellectual property - Trademarks - non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Orange County, Los Angeles

Ian A. Herbert

Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans - design

Northern Virginia

Robert J. Herrington

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Los Angeles, San Francisco

Joseph A. Herz

Real estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

New York

Shari L. Heyen

Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy) - corporate

Houston

Nick Hockens

Real estate - Land use/zoning

New York

Caleb J. Holmes

Industry focus - Environment - litigation

Philadelphia 

Robert A. Horowitz

Dispute resolution - Securities litigation - defense

New York

Lindsay E. Hutner

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

San Francisco

Harold N. Iselin

Industry focus - Healthcare - health insurers

Albany

Robert J. Ivanhoe

Real estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Real Estate

New York

Julia G. Jeffrey

Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation)

Miami

David C. Jensen

Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation)

New Jersey, New York

Wendy Johnson Lario

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

New Jersey

Kate Kalmykov

Labor and employment – Immigration

New Jersey, New York

Barbara T. Kaplan

Tax - US taxes - contentious

New York

Bradford D. Kaufman

Dispute resolution - Securities litigation - defense

West Palm Beach

Mark D. Kemple

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Los Angeles

Adil M. Khan

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Los Angeles

Leslie A. Klein

Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans - design

Phoenix, Chicago

David B. Kurzweil

Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy) - corporate

Atlanta

Steven B. Lapidus

Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans - design

Miami

 

Nancy B. Lash

Real Estate

Miami

Gregory K. Lawrence

Industry focus - Energy regulation - conventional power

Boston

Corey E. Light

Real Estate

Real estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Chicago

Noam Lipshitz

Tax - US taxes - non-contentious

Fort Lauderdale

Erika G. Litvak

Tax - International tax

Miami

Kristen J. Lonergan

Real Estate

New York

David Long-Daniels

Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Labor and employment - Labor-management relations

Atlanta

Ian R. Macdonald

Labor and employment - Immigration

Atlanta

Eric J. Maiers

Intellectual property - Trademarks litigation

Chicago

Pamela J. Mak

Labor and employment – Immigration

Northern Virginia

Michael L. Malone

Industry focus - Healthcare - service providers

Dallas

Jeffrey D. Mamorsky

Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans - design

New York

David G. Mandelbaum

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - toxic tort - defense

Industry focus - Environment - litigation

Industry focus - Environment - regulatory

Philadelphia

Alan Mansfield

Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes

New York

Bradley R. Marsh

Tax - US taxes - contentious

Tax - US taxes - non-contentious

San Francisco

Joel D. Maser

Tax - US taxes - non-contentious

Fort Lauderdale

Dwayne L. Mason

Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Houston

Michael Mason

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Labor and employment - Labor-management relations

Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling

Phoenix

Terence P. McCourt

Labor and employment - Labor-management relations

Boston

Richard C. McCrea, Jr.

Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Tampa, Orlando

J. Gregory Milmoe

Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy) - corporate

Boston, New York

Kenneth M. Minesinger

Industry focus - Energy - transactions - oil and gas

Industry focus - Energy regulation - conventional power

Industry focus - Energy regulation - oil and gas

Washington, D.C.

Nathan J. Muyskens

Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Washington, D.C.

Jessica Natali

Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Philadelphia

Howard L. Nelson

Industry focus - Energy regulation - oil and gas

Washington, D.C.

James M. Nelson

Labor and employment - ERISA litigation

Sacramento, Los Angeles, Phoenix

Christopher J. Neumann

Industry focus - Environment – litigation

Denver

Courtney B. Noce

Labor and employment - Immigration

Atlanta

Cris K. O’Neall

Tax - US taxes – contentious

Orange County

Renee W. O’Rourke

Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans - design

Denver

Gregory E. Ostfeld

Dispute resolution - Appellate

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Chicago

A. John Pappalardo

 

Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Boston

 

Susan Phillips Read

Dispute resolution – Appellate

Albany, New York

Stephen L. Rabinowitz

Real Estate

New York

Magan Pritam Ray

Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans - design

Silicon Valley

Laura Reiff

Labor and employment – Immigration

Northern Virginia

Barry Richard

Dispute resolution - Appellate

Tallahassee, New York, Washington, D.C.

Carl J. Riley

Real estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

New York

Brian Rubenstein

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Philadelphia

Steven C. Russo

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - toxic tort - defense

New York

Gary A. Saul

Real Estate

Miami

Stephen L. Saxl

Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes

New York

Elliot H. Scherker

Dispute resolution - Appellate

Miami

Martha J. Schoonover

Labor and employment – Immigration

Northern Virginia

Jeff E. Scott

Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes

Dispute resolution - International litigation

Los Angeles

Paul M. Seby

Industry focus - Environment - litigation

Denver

Jay A. Segal

Real estate - Land use/zoning

New York

Philip R. Sellinger

Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes

New Jersey

David E. Sellinger

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

New Jersey

Hal S. Shaftel

Dispute resolution - International litigation

New York

Keith J. Shapiro

Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy) - corporate

Chicago

William R. Siegel

Tax - US taxes - non-contentious

Miami 

Alicia Sienne Voltmer

Labor and employment - Labor-management relations

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling

Dallas

Richard A. Sirus

Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans - design

Chicago

Keith E. Smith

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - consumer products (including tobacco) - defense

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Philadelphia

Graham M. Smith

Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation)

Miami

Mark E. Solomons

Dispute resolution – Appellate

Washington, D.C.

Jonathan L. Sulds

Labor and employment - ERISA litigation

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

New York

Michael J. Sullivan

Real Estate

Orlando

Tim Swickard

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - toxic tort - defense

Sacramento

Nancy E. Taylor

Industry focus - Healthcare - health insurers

Industry focus - Healthcare - service providers

Washington, D.C.

Michael T. Taylor

Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling

Northern Virginia

Michael J. Thomas

Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation)

Miami

Sara K. Thompson

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense

Atlanta

Christopher Torres

Dispute resolution - Appellate

Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions - toxic tort - defense

Tampa

Mark G. Tratos

Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes

Las Vegas

Daniel J. Tyukody

Dispute resolution - Securities litigation - defense

Los Angeles

Mary F. Voce

Tax - International tax

New York

Dale Wainwright

Dispute resolution - Appellate

Austin

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

Tampa

Jennifer H. Weiss

Real estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Boston

Natasha L. Wilson

Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense

Atlanta

Nicole Wolfe

Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation)

Miami

Todd D. Wozniak

Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Labor and employment - ERISA litigation

Atlanta

 Overall, the Guide recommended Greenberg Traurig in the following practice areas:

  • Dispute resolution - Appellate - Appellate - Courts of Appeal
  • Dispute resolution - Appellate - Appellate - supreme courts (states and federal)
  • Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense - advice to individuals
  • Dispute resolution - General commercial disputes
  • Dispute resolution - International litigation
  • Dispute resolution - Leading trial lawyers
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions: consumer products (including tobacco) - defense
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
  • Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense
  • Dispute resolution - Securities litigation - defense
  • Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
  • Finance - Structured finance: derivatives and structured products
  • Industry focus - Energy regulation: conventional power
  • Industry focus - Energy regulation: oil and gas
  • Industry focus - Energy: transactions: oil and gas
  • Industry focus - Environment: litigation
  • Industry focus - Environment: regulatory
  • Industry focus - Healthcare: health insurers
  • Industry focus - Healthcare: service providers
  • Intellectual property - Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)
  • Intellectual property - Trademarks: litigation
  • Intellectual property - Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
  • Labor and employment - Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design
  • Labor and employment - ERISA litigation
  • Labor and employment - Immigration
  • Labor and employment - Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense
  • Labor and employment - Labor-management relations
  • Labor and employment - Workplace and employment counseling
  • M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A: large deals ($1bn+)
  • Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation)
  • Real estate - Land use/zoning
  • Real estate - Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Tax - International tax
  • Tax - US taxes: contentious
  • Tax - US taxes: non-contentious

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