Greenberg Traurig has the Most Attorneys in Best Lawyers in America –…

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more attorneys listed in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America than any other law firm in the guide. This is the 13th consecutive year the firm has achieved this recognition. In the United States, nearly 400 Greenberg Traurig attorneys were recognized in the guide (see full list here), of which 26 were named Lawyer of the Year.

According to Best Lawyers, inclusion in its guide is completely based on peer-review and only one lawyer in each practice and designated metropolitan area is recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year.”

The Greenberg Traurig attorneys recognized as a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” are:

  • Ian C. Ballon: Information Technology Law; Technology Law; Los Angeles
  • Mark F. Bideau: Bet-the-Company Litigation, West Palm Beach
  • Warren S. Bloom: Public Finance Law, Orlando
  • Mark A. Clayton: Gaming Law, Las Vegas
  • Joseph C. Coates III: Litigation – Securities, West Palm Beach
  • Albert A. del Castillo: Public Finance Law, Miami
  • Lucia A. Dougherty: Environmental Law, Miami
  • Troy A. Eid: Native American Law, Denver
  • Steven Fleissig: Banking and Finance Law, Newark
  • Karl A. Freeburg: Commercial Finance Law, Phoenix
  • Kyle K. Fox: Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Austin
  • Phillip H. Hutchinson: Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, West Palm Beach
  • Barbara T. Kaplan: Litigation and Controversy – Tax, New York City
  • Joel A. Katz: Entertainment Law – Music – Atlanta
  • Bradford D. Kaufman: Securities/Capital Markets Law, West Palm Beach
  • Steven M. Kelso: Franchise Law, Denver
  • James D. Masterman: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Boston
  • Jim Miles: Health Care law, Denver
  • J. Gregory Milmoe: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Boston
  • James M. Nelson: Employment Law – Management, Sacramento
  • David G. Palmer: Litigation – Antitrust, Denver
  • Sonya C. Penley: Health Care Law, Tallahassee
  • Martha A. Sabol: Gaming Law, Chicago
  • Doreen U. Saia: Energy Law, Albany
  • Jeffrey M. Smith: Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Atlanta
  • Mark G. Tratos: Copyright Law, Las Vegas

In addition, Greenberg Traurig was “Top Listed” in the following practice areas.
Practice Areas Nationwide:

  • Corporate Law
  • Entertainment Law – Music
  • Government Relations


  • Florida: Government Relations; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Public Finance Law; Real Estate; Securities/Capital Markets
  • Georgia: Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Entertainment Law - Music

Metro markets/Practices:

Those with most lawyers ranked in 2019, overall for that metro-market, plus any individual practices ranked:

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL: Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Tallahassee, FL: Government Relations; Health Care Law

Additional metro-markets with practice rankings:

  • Atlanta, GA: Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Entertainment Law – Music
  • Miami, FL: Real Estate
  • Phoenix, AZ: Banking and Finance Law
  • West Palm Beach: Litigation – Securities

The “Top Listed” designation is given to the firm that has the most listed lawyers in a specific location and practice areas.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations 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: Twitter: @GT_Law.

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