Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2020 Legal 500 U.S.

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The Legal 500 U.S. 2020 Guide (U.S. Guide) included more than 150 attorneys and 38 practices from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. In addition, for the fourth consecutive year and sixth time overall, the firm was recognized as a “Top Tier” firm in “Real Estate.” The practice was previously recognized in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014, and 2013.

Four of the firm’s attorneys were recognized in the U.S. Guide as leading individuals:

  • Lori Cohen – Dispute resolution – Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco); Dispute resolution – Leading trial lawyers; and Dispute resolution – Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Robert Epstein – Real estate – Construction
  • Robert Ivanhoe – Real Estate
  • Martha Schoonover – Labor and employment – Immigration

Corey Light (Real Estate) and Eileen Hayes (Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to health insurers) were recognized as Next Generation Partners, and Ryan Hopper (Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes) is recognized as a Rising Star.

In addition, four attorneys are included in the U.S. Guide’s “Hall of Fame,” which highlights individuals who are consistently recognized by their clients for being excellent legal advisors:

  • Adel Aslani-Far – M&A/corporate and commercial – M&A: large deals ($1bn+)
  • Lori G. Cohen – Dispute resolution – Leading trial lawyers; and Dispute resolution – Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Laura Reiff – Labor and employment – Immigration
  • Robert J. Ivanhoe – Real Estate

According to the publisher, the U.S. 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:

  • 'exceptional'
  • ‘I think what makes this firm unique is the way the whole firm is willing to help you or anyone that you are working with fully understand the process…’
  • ‘The team has true effectiveness and team work is exceptional.’
  • ‘They all are team player and is available all times for any needs. They know each individual cases by heart (more than myself) which is truly remarkable.’
  • 'The partners have extensive experience and take the time to explain the nuances and confusing aspects of the case and proceedings'
  • ‘The team is smart, knows the process, the players, the governmental requirements and has the experience, expertise and drive to get you there.’
  • ‘Going the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction and a successful outcome on the merits of the case.’
  • ‘A team of very strategic thinkers who are committed to posturing matters for resolution in cost effective way.’
  • ‘They are very knowledgeable, professional, and understanding…’
  • ‘Strong and diverse team with tremendous leadership and bench strength. Works well with clients and does what is appropriate and in their best interests’
  • ‘Practical, solution-oriented and true leaders…’
  • 'thoughtful and solutions-oriented'
  • ‘…extremely responsive and provides both timely and accurate legal opinions…’

The Greenberg Traurig attorneys listed below are recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2020 edition based on the publication’s industry or practice area designations as selected by researchers:

  • Ejim Achi | M&A/corporate and commercial- M&A: large deals ($1bn+) | New York
  • Nanette Aguirre | Finance- Structured finance: derivatives and structured products | New York
  • Alan Annex | M&A/corporate and commercial- M&A: large deals ($1bn+) | Miami
  • Tricia Asaro | Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to health insurers | Albany
  • Adel Aslani-Far | M&A/corporate and commercial- M&A: large deals ($1bn+) | New York
  • Ryan Bailine | Real estate- Land use/zoning | Miami
  • Johnine Barnes | Labor and employment- Workplace and employment counseling | Washington, D.C.
  • Kerri Barsh | Industry focus- Environment: litigation; Industry focus- Environment: regulatory | Miami
  • Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick | Dispute resolution- Appellate: courts of appeals; Dispute resolution- Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) | New York
  • Naomi Beer | Labor and employment- Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense; Labor and employment- Workplace and employment counseling | Denver
  • Christopher Bell | Industry focus- Environment: litigation; Industry focus- Environment: regulatory | Houston
  • Donn Beloff | M&A/corporate and commercial- M&A: large deals ($1bn+) | Fort Lauderdale
  • Ellen Berkowitz | Real estate- Land use/zoning | Los Angeles
  • Charles Birenbaum | Labor and employment- Labor-management relations | San Francisco
  • James Boudreau | Labor and employment- Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense; Labor and employment- Workplace and employment counseling | Philadelphia
  • Caroline Brancatella | Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to health insurers | Albany
  • William Briendel | Dispute resolution- Securities litigation: defense | Westchester County
  • Matthew Cannon | Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates; Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals | Chicago
  • James Caserio | Real Estate- Real Estate | Chicago
  • Gregory Casas | Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes | Austin
  • Iskender Catto | Industry focus- Energy regulation: conventional power | New York
  • Brigid Cech Samole | Dispute resolution- Appellate: courts of appeals; Dispute resolution- Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) | Miami
  • Michael Cherniga | Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to service providers | Tallahassee
  • Jeffrey Chester | Industry focus- Energy: renewable/alternative power | Los Angeles
  • Vincent Chieffo | Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes | Los Angeles
  • Francis Citera | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco); Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort; Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes; Industry focus- Environment: litigation | Chicago
  • Lori Cohen | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco); Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices; Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes; Dispute resolution- International litigation; Dispute Resolution- Leading trial lawyers | Atlanta
  • Joseph Coniglio | Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to service providers | Dallas
  • David Coulson | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco) | Miami
  • Yuta Delarck | Real estate- Real estate investment trusts (REITs) | New York
  • John DeTore | Industry focus- Energy regulation: conventional power | Boston
  • Bennett Deutsch | Real estate- Real estate investment trusts (REITs) | New York
  • Kelly Dobbs Bunting | Labor and employment- Workplace and employment counseling | Philadelphia
  • Robert Downing | Industry focus- Energy: renewable/alternative power | Miami
  • Marcella Ducca | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices | Atlanta
  • Jeffrey Dunning | Intellectual property- Trademarks: litigation | Chicago
  • Sylvie Durham | Finance- Structured finance: derivatives and structured products | New York
  • Jed Dwyer | Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates; Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals | Miami
  • Richard Edlin | Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes | New York
  • Troy Eid | Industry focus- Environment: litigation | Denver
  • Robert Epstein | Real estate- Construction | New Jersey
  • Kristine Feher | Labor and employment- Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense; Labor and employment- Workplace and employment counseling | New Jersey
  • Joel Feldman| Intellectual property- Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) | Atlanta
  • Michelle Ferreira | Tax- U.S. taxes: contentious | San Francisco
  • Scott Fink | Tax- U.S. taxes: contentious | New York
  • Tiffany Fordyce | Labor and employment- Workplace and employment counseling | Chicago
  • Carl Fornaris | Media, technology and telecoms- Fintech | Miami
  • Kyle Freeny | Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates; Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals | Washington, D.C.
  • Mark Galis | Intellectual property- Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing); Intellectual property- Trademarks: litigation | Chicago
  • William Garner | Industry focus- Energy regulation: conventional power; Industry focus- Energy regulation: oil and gas; Industry focus- Energy: renewable/alternative power; Industry focus- Energy transactions: oil and gas | Houston
  • Tracy Gerber | Dispute resolution- Securities litigation: defense | West Palm Beach
  • Richard Giusto | Real Estate- Real Estate | Miami
  • Jerrold Goldberg | Labor and employment- Labor-management relations | New York
  • Kendyl Hanks | Dispute resolution- Appellate: courts of appeals; Dispute resolution- Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) | Austin
  • Eileen Hayes | Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to health insurers | Albany
  • Susan Heller | Intellectual property- Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing); Intellectual property- Trademarks: litigation | Orange County
  • Robert Herrington | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco); Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes | Los Angeles
  • Joseph Herz | Real estate- Real estate investment trusts (REITs) | New York
  • Shari Heyen | Finance- Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate | Houston
  • Nick Hockens | Real estate- Land use/zoning | New York
  • Ryan Hopper | Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes; Industry focus- Environment: litigation | Tampa
  • Robert Horowitz | Dispute resolution- Securities litigation: defense | New York
  • Harold Iselin | Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to health insurers | Albany
  • Robert Ivanhoe | Real Estate- Real Estate; Real estate- Real estate investment trusts (REITs) | New York
  • David Jensen: Real estate- Construction | New Jersey
  • Wendy Johnson Lario | Labor and employment- Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense | New Jersey
  • Barbara Jones | Media, technology and telecoms- Fintech | Los Angeles
  • Martin Kalb | Tax- U.S. taxes: non-contentious | Miami
  • Kate Kalmykov | Labor and employment- Immigration | New Jersey
  • Rabeha Kamaluddin | Industry focus- Energy regulation: conventional power; Industry focus- Energy regulation: oil and gas | Washington, D.C.
  • Barbara Kaplan | Tax- U.S. taxes: contentious | New York
  • Kurt Kappes | Intellectual property- Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) | Sacramento
  • Brad Kaufman | Dispute resolution- Securities litigation: defense | West Palm Beach
  • Justin F. Keith | Labor and employment- Labor-management relations; Labor and employment- Workplace and employment counseling | Boston
  • Mark D. Kemple | Labor and employment- Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense | Los Angeles
  • Jillian C. Kirn | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort | Philadelphia
  • Leslie A. Klein | Labor and employment- Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design | Phoenix
  • David B. Kurzweil | Finance- Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate | Atlanta
  • Nancy B. Lash } Real Estate- Real Estate | Miami
  • Gregory K. Lawrence | Industry focus- Energy regulation: conventional power | Boston
  • Peter H. Lieberman | M&A/corporate and commercial- M&A: large deals ($1bn+) | Chicago
  • Corey E. Light | Real Estate- Real Estate; Real estate- Real estate investment trusts (REITs) | Chicago
  • Nathan A. Limpert | Industry focus- Energy: renewable/alternative power | New York
  • Victoria Davis Lockard | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices | Atlanta
  • Kristen J. Lonergan | Real Estate- Real Estate | New York
  • Timothy Long | Labor and employment- Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense | Sacramento
  • David Long-Daniels | Labor and employment- Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense; Intellectual property- Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters); Labor and employment- Workplace and employment counseling | Atlanta
  • Mary-Olga Lovett | Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes | Houston
  • Ian R. Macdonald | Labor and employment- Immigratio |    Atlanta
  • William B. Mack | Media, technology and telecoms- Fintech | New York
  • Michael L. Malone | Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to service providers | Dallas
  • Jeffrey D. Mamorsky | Labor and employment- Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design; Labor and employment- ERISA litigation | New York
  • David G. Mandelbaum | Industry focus- Environment: litigation; Industry focus- Environment: regulatory | Philadelphia
  • Alan Mansfield | Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes | New York
  • Bruce I. March | M&A/corporate and commercial- M&A: large deals ($1bn+) | Fort Lauderdale
  • Pamela J. Marple | Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates; Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals | Washington, D.C.
  • Bradley R. Marsh | Tax- U.S. taxes: contentious | San Francisco
  • Kaitlyn R. Maxwell | Industry focus- Environment: litigation | Philadelphia
  • Terence P. McCourt | Labor and employment- Labor-management relations    | Boston
  • Richard C. McCrea Jr. | Labor and employment- Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense | Tampa
  • Mark I. Michigan | Finance- Structured finance: securitization | Dallas
  • David I. Miller | Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates; Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals; Media, technology and telecoms- Fintech | New York
  • Gretchen N. Miller | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco) | Chicago
  • Kenneth M. Minesinger | Industry focus- Energy regulation: conventional power; Industry focus- Energy regulation: oil and gas; Industry focus- Energy: renewable/alternative power; Industry focus- Energy transactions: oil and gas | Washington, D.C.
  • Anna H. Morzy | Labor and employment- Immigration | Chicago
  • Nathan J. Muyskens | Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates; Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals | Washington, D.C.
  • Cameron M. Nelson | Intellectual property- Trademarks: litigation | Chicago
  • Howard L. Nelson | Industry focus- Energy regulation: oil and gas | Washington, D.C.
  • James M. Nelson | Labor and employment- ERISA litigation | Sacramento
  • Christopher J. Neumann | Industry focus- Environment: litigation | Denver
  • Masahiro Noda | Intellectual property- Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing) | Westchester County
  • Cris K. O'Neall | Tax- U.S. taxes: contentious | Orange County
  • Gregory E. Ostfeld | Dispute resolution- Appellate: courts of appeals; Dispute resolution- Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) | Chicago
  • Magan Pritam Ray | Labor and employment- Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design | Silicon Valley
  • David C. Peck | Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to health insurers | Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to service providers | Fort Lauderdale
  • Ginger Pigott | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices | Los Angeles
  • Philip R. Sellinger | Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes | New Jersey
  • Stephen L. Rabinowitz | Real Estate- Real Estate | New York
  • Laura Foote Reiff | Labor and employment- Immigration | Northern Virginia
  • Jamie R. Rich | Labor and employment- Labor-management relations | San Francisco
  • Barry Richard | Dispute resolution- Appellate: courts of appeals; Dispute resolution- Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) | Tallahassee
  • John R. Richards | Labor and employment- Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense; Labor and employment- Workplace and employment counseling | Atlanta
  • Carl J. Riley | Real estate- Real estate investment trusts (REITs) | New York
  • Jay Ruby | Labor and employment- Immigration | Atlanta
  • Steven C. Russo | Industry focus- Environment: litigation; Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort | New York
  • Doreen U. Saia | Industry focus- Energy regulation: conventional power | Albany
  • Andrew W. Scher | Industry focus- Energy: renewable/alternative power | New Jersey
  • Elliot H. Scherker | Dispute resolution- Appellate: courts of appeals; Dispute resolution- Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) | Miami
  • Martha J. Schoonover | Labor and employment- Immigration | Northern Virginia
  • Jeff E. Scott | Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes | Los Angeles
  • Paul M. Seby | Industry focus- Environment: litigation | Denver
  • Jay A. Segal | Real estate- Land use/zoning | New York
  • David E. Sellinger | Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes | New Jersey
  • William R. Siegel | Tax- U.S. taxes: non-contentious | Miami
  • Libretta Stennes | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort | Minneapolis
  • Joseph Suh | Finance- Structured finance: securitization | New York
  • Jonathan L. Sulds | Labor and employment- Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense; Labor and employment- Labor-management relations | New York
  • Nancy E. Taylor | Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to health insurers; Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to service providers | Washington, D.C.
  • Michael J. Thomas | Real estate- Construction | Miami
  • Sara K. Thompson | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco); Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices | Atlanta
  • Curtis B. Toll | Industry focus- Environment: regulatory | Philadelphia
  • Christopher Torres | Industry focus- Environment: litigation | Tampa
  • Daniel J. Tyukody | Dispute resolution- Securities litigation: defense | Los Angeles
  • Renée W. O'Rourke | Labor and employment- Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: design | Denver
  • Will Wagner | Industry focus- Environment: litigation | Sacramento
  • Dale Wainwright | Dispute resolution- Appellate: courts of appeals; Dispute resolution- Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) | Austin
  • Charles Skip Watson | Dispute resolution- Appellate: courts of appeals; Dispute resolution- Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) | Austin
  • David B. Weinstein | Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort; Industry focus- Environment: litigation; Industry focus- Environment: regulatory | Tampa
  • Jennifer H. Weiss | Real estate- Real estate investment trusts (REITs) | Boston
  • Natasha L. Wilson | Intellectual property- Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters); Labor and employment- Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense | Atlanta
  • Shira R. Yoshor | Intellectual property- Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters) | Houston

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

  • Dispute resolution- Appellate: courts of appeals
  • Dispute resolution- Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)
  • Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates
  • Dispute resolution- Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals
  • Dispute resolution- General commercial disputes
  • Dispute resolution- International litigation
  • Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco)
  • Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: pharmaceuticals and medical devices
  • Dispute resolution- Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort
  • Dispute resolution- Securities litigation: defense
  • Finance- Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate
  • Finance- Structured finance: derivatives and structured products
  • Finance- Structured finance: securitization
  • Industry focus- Energy regulation: conventional power
  • Industry focus- Energy regulation: oil and gas
  • Industry focus- Energy transactions: oil and gas
  • Industry focus- Energy: renewable/alternative power
  • Industry focus- Environment: litigation
  • Industry focus- Environment: regulatory
  • Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to health insurers
  • Industry focus- Healthcare: advice to 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+)
  • Media, technology and telecoms- Fintech
  • Real Estate
  • Real estate- Construction
  • Real estate- Land use/zoning
  • Real estate- Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Tax- U.S. taxes: contentious
  • Tax- U.S. taxes: non-contentious

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