Greenberg Traurig’s Timothy Kolaya Tapped by 3 Important Organizations

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Associate Appointed to Florida Bar Committee, Parkinson Foundation’s South Florida Advisory Council, U of M Law Alumni Association Board

Timothy A. Kolaya, an associate with the Litigation Practice Group at the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has been appointed to The Florida Bar Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee, the National Parkinson Foundation’s South Florida Advisory Council, and the University of Miami Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

The key functions of The Florida Bar Judicial Administration and Evaluation Committee include reviewing all legislation pertinent to the judiciary prior to each legislative session, and making recommendations to The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors and its Legislation Committee. The committee also works to recruit and retain judicial officers, and to solicit confidential feedback from practicing attorneys on the state’s trial and appellate court judges. Kolaya will serve a three-year term.

The South Florida Advisory Council of the National Parkinson Foundation is responsible for identifying priorities and recommending funding decisions for the programs and services that NPF provides in Miami-Dade and Broward counties for people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. NPF has focused for more than half a century on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease, and its goal is to continue to grow to serve the unmet needs in our communities.

The University of Miami Law Alumni Association Board of Directors is designed to provide an effective network to support the school and the initiatives of the alumni association’s 18,000-plus active members located throughout all 50 states and in 70 countries. Kolaya will serve a three-year term.

“We are very proud of Tim’s achievements and consider them a further testament to our firm’s tradition of cultivating attorneys who actively give back to their professions as well as to our local community,” said Richard Giusto, co-managing shareholder of the Greenberg Traurig Miami office.

At Greenberg Traurig, Kolaya concentrates his practice on commercial litigation in federal and state courts, as well as arbitration panels, with a primary focus on construction and real estate matters. He has experience representing clients in a wide array of disputes involving commercial transactions, contract disputes, construction defects, real estate transactions, business torts, fraud, deceptive and unfair trade practices, fiduciary relationships, insurance, products liability, and claims of personal injury and wrongful death.

His professional and community involvement includes: Member, Urban Land Institute, Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council; Member, American Bar Association – Construction Industry Forum, Litigation Section; Member, American Inns of Court, Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter; and Member, United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders.

Kolaya received a law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 2008, a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Miami in 2000.

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