Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in Legal 500 U.S. 2019

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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:

  • 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
  • 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 and Seoul
  • Troy A. Eid: Industry focus - Environment – litigation, Denver
  • Robert C. Epstein: Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation), New Jersey and 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 and 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
  • 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
  • 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 - Real estate investment trusts (REITs); New York
  • Julia G. Jeffrey: Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation), Miami
  • David C. Jensen: Real estate - Construction (including construction litigation), New Jersey and 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 and 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 and 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 and Orlando
  • J. Gregory Milmoe: Finance - Restructuring (including bankruptcy) – corporate, Boston
  • 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
  • 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
  • John Pappalardo: Dispute resolution - Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense, Boston
  • Susan Phillips Read: Dispute resolution – Appellate, Albany and 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
  • 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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