Greenberg Traurig Reports its California Real Estate and Land Development Practices Grew 35 Percent in 2011

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international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP reports its California real estate and land development practices grew over 35 percent in 2011.

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP reports its California real estate and land development practices grew over 35 percent in 2011.

"We have an expanding global team with more than 230 members in the firm's more than 30 offices," said Robert J. Ivanhoe, chair of Greenberg Traurig's Global Real Estate Practice and co-chair of its national REITs Group. "We are well positioned to continually expand services to clients not only due to our strength in numbers but also because of our wide range of experience."

In 2011, additions to the real estate practice in the firm's five offices in California included: Los Angeles Real Estate Shareholders Gregory Fishman and Dana Treister, Los Angeles Director of Land Development and Governmental Affairs Linda Bernhardt* (former Deputy Mayor for the City of Los Angeles), Los Angeles Land Development and Governmental Affairs Associate Director Michael Jimenez, Silicon Valley Real Estate Shareholder Vivek Chavan, and Los Angeles Associate Michelle Sassounian. To date in 2012, Orange County Real Estate Associate Joshua Weiss, have been added.

Since October, 2010, when Bruce Fischer, Scott Morehouse and four associates joined Greenberg Traurig, the California Real Estate Practice has nearly doubled in size.

Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice has 40 years of experience delivering legal services for property investment, development and management, as well as real estate finance. The firm's client base comprises a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, opportunity funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and private owners.
In 2010, the firm’s real estate team received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence. The Chambers award honors outstanding law firms and legal professionals around the world that reflect both pre-eminence in key practice areas and achievements over the previous 12 months, including notable work, strategic growth, excellence in client service, and contribution to the legal profession. Additional recognition received by the team:

  •     2011 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, Law360
  •     2011 USA Award for Real Estate and Environment, International Legal Alliance Summit
  •     2011 Real Estate Law Firm of the Year - North America, Lawyers World Law Awards
  •     Shortlisted, 2011 Award for Excellence in Real Estate, Chambers and Partners
  •     Ranked, 2010 Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, PERE Global Awards
  •     Consistently Recognized in Band 1 for Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use, and Construction Law, in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  •     Consistently Recognized, The Legal 500 US
  •     Consistently Recognized, The Best Lawyers in America ®
  •     Most first-tier rankings in the United States in Real Estate Law, the U.S. News-Best Lawyers ® "Best Law Firms" report, 2010

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2011 NLJ 250. In Mexico, the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig, S.C., and in the U.K., as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Greenberg Traurig has a strategic alliance with the independent law firm, Studio Santa Maria with offices in Milan and Rome. The firm was Chambers and Partners' USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 and among the Top 3 in the International Law Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards. For additional information, please visit

*Not admitted to the practice of law.

Media Contact: Lourdes Brezo-Martinez - 212.801.2131 - martinezl(at)gtlaw(dot)com


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