Greenberg Traurig Listed Among Top 10 2012 Bond Counsel Rankings by The Bond Buyer

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Greenberg Traurig Listed Among Top 10 2012 Bond Counsel Rankings by The Bond Buyer

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP moved up seven spots to 10th, in the 2012 Bond Counsel Rankings by The Bond Buyer, a daily newspaper serving the municipal bond industry.

There were several transactions that attributed to the firm’s rise in the ranking, including the $2.3 billion sale of municipal bonds by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Greenberg Traurig’s team, led by Boston shareholder Jean DeLuca, served as bond counsel to the Commonwealth on this financing which was the third largest long-term municipal bond issuance of 2012. This is also the largest transaction in which the firm has served as bond counsel.

In addition, the firm handled a $431 million multi-state bond issuance for Aeroterm US, Inc. to refinance, in a cross-collateralized pool, 27 airport cargo and related facilities at 21 airports across 14 states. An additional 12 properties across 10 airports in nine states were pledged as additional collateral. Roughly 38 property level borrowers that are managed by Aeroterm benefitted from the refinancing. The refinancing included seven series of bonds issued through two governmental issuers, the New York City Industrial Development Agency and the Public Finance Authority. Greenberg Traurig’s multidisciplinary team was led by Philadelphia shareholder Vanessa Albert Lowry and included more than 30 attorneys across 13 of Greenberg Traurig’s 35 offices.

Greenberg Traurig consistently ranks among the top bond, disclosure and underwriter’s counsel firms according to nationwide and statewide rankings compiled by Thomson Financial and reported in The Bond Buyer. The rankings are based on the aggregate dollar amount of publicly offered long-term tax-exempt bond financings, and do not include short-term instruments, private or direct placements or remarketings. Greenberg Traurig has experienced continued growth in its national Public Finance Practice and had several notable rankings for 2012, including:

As Bond Counsel:
No. 10 in the U.S.
No. 2 in Arizona
No. 2 in Puerto Rico
No. 3 in Florida

As Disclosure Counsel:
No. 6 in the U.S.
No. 2 in Arizona
No. 2 in Massachusetts
No. 2 in Texas
No. 4 in Florida
No. 4 in Georgia

As Underwriter’s Counsel:
No. 14 in the U.S.
No. 1 in Colorado
No. 2 in Arizona

Greenberg Traurig’s Public Finance Practice has been serving the needs of state and local issuers, underwriters, credit providers, bondholders and conduit borrowers throughout the United States for more than 30 years in virtually every area of public finance. The firm currently has 41 attorneys in the Public Finance Practice in its Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tallahassee, Tysons Corner, Washington D.C. and West Palm Beach offices.

About Greenberg Traurig LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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