Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand its M&A Practice with the Addition of Daniel Serota in New York

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Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand its M&A Practice with the Addition of Daniel Serota in New York

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, announced that Daniel Serota has joined its New York City office as a Shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Practice.

Serota focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and corporate governance matters.

“Daniel is well-known in the industry, especially for his M&A and private equity work,” said David Schwartzbaum, Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global M&A Steering Committee. “We are fortunate to be adding him to our team, and we will continue to strategically grow our practice to meet our clients’ needs.”

Serota has represented both buy-side and sell-side parties in complex auctions, mergers, stock and asset purchases tender offers, joint ventures, hostile offers, proxy contests, takeover defense, and transactions in bankruptcy or with distressed entities.

Dennis Block, Senior Chairman of the firm’s Global Corporate and M&A Practice added, “Daniel’s experience advising clients from a wide range of industries makes him a perfect fit for our practice. Over the past several years we have attracted a talented group of M&A attorneys as well as the best corporate finance advisors anywhere in the world.”

“I am excited to join Greenberg Traurig’s corporate practice and work with a team of experienced M&A attorneys.” said Serota. "I look forward to working alongside them and to continue to build Greenberg Traurig’s corporate practice."

Serota holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Serota was Counsel at Linklaters. Prior to that, he practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell where he was an associate from 2001 to 2009 and then became Special Counsel from 2010 to 2011.

Serota joins a number of recent additions to Greenberg Traurig’s M&A practice. Recent additions include Dennis J. Block, Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli, Margaret Isa Butler and David Schwartzbaum in New York City; Charles Kolin in Chicago; David Gitlin in Philadelphia; Frank Adams in London; Nicolas Borda in Mexico City; Jaroslaw Grzesiak and Lejb Fogelman in Warsaw; Kemal Hawa in Tysons Corner and Jude Kearney in Washington, D.C.

In addition to being recognized for its growing practice and emerging leadership in the M&A arena, Greenberg Traurig ranks among the top M&A advisors in a number of categories and jurisdictions according to league table reports published by Mergermarket, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. Greenberg Traurig ranked among the Top 20 Legal Advisors to U.S. M&A transactions in 2012 and advised on a Global Top M&A deal in 2012 according to Mergermarket’s M&A Round-up for 2012. Greenberg Traurig’s M&A Practice ranked 4th among all law firms representing investment banks and financial advisors in U.S. mergers and acquisitions transactions, with 17 announced transactions, in the 2012 Banker Representations listing published by Corporate Control Alert.

Greenberg Traurig – Mergers & Acquisitions
Public and private companies turn to Greenberg Traurig for their M&A transactions. We advise both middle market transactions and billion dollar deals. Our practice has a global reputation for the services our team provides to companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. We have particularly strong experience with cross-border transactions across a wide range of industries and representing leading investment banking and financial advisory firms.

Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice is comprised of more than 350 lawyers in more than 30 offices. The group provides advice and services to public and privately held companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The team brings together the strategic business, legal and market experience needed to manage and close the most complex transactions and provides practical counsel on day-to-day operations.

Greenberg Traurig’s corporate team was named a "National Tier 1" Law Firm for Securities/Capital Markets Law, Banking and Finance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law in the U.S. News and Best Lawyers, Best Law Firm Rankings for 2011. They were also ranked the No. 2 Investor Law Firm ranked by the number of PIPEs transactions advised in 2012 by PrivateRaise, a service of DealFlow Media, in the Year-end 2012 PIPE Market League Tables.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 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

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