Greenberg Traurig Expands its Global Practice with the Addition of Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli in New York

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Monzon-Cortarelli to Head Greenberg Traurig’s Italian Desk and Work with Latin America and Iberian Practice

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, announced that Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli has joined its New York City office as a shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Practice. Monzon-Cortarelli will also head the firm’s Italian Desk in New York and collaborate with attorneys from Studio Santa Maria as part of Greenberg Traurig’s longstanding strategic alliance with that firm, working particularly closely with Luigi Santa Maria.

Monzon-Cortarelli advises on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate finance and general commercial transactions involving private and public companies. He focuses on cross-border M&A transactions and international capital market offerings, especially those involving Italian and Latin American companies and underwriters.

“Gabriel is a uniquely experienced addition to our firm, adding a pragmatic and substantively excellent lawyer who will also be an important liaison with Studio Santa Maria in Italy, a hugely successful strategic alliance for the firm, the only one of its kind for us,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, the Chief Executive Officer of Greenberg Traurig.

“We are close friends with Greenberg Traurig's senior leaders and have had a prosperous and personally rewarding relationship," added Luigi Santa Maria. "Gabriel's knowledge of the local and global markets and his first-hand experience navigating clients through foreign and US legal systems is what will bring the Italian Desk to its next level.”

“We are delighted to welcome Gabriel to the firm’s global team,” said Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Chair of the firm’s Global Practice Group. “His addition to the practice will not only expand our Italian capabilities, but will also serve to further enhance our corporate expertise throughout Latin America and Europe.”

Monzon-Cortarelli represents various Italian and Latin American companies in a variety of industry sectors, on general commercial matters and establishing operations in the U.S. through the formation or acquisition of U.S. entities or joint venture arrangements.
Monzon-Cortarelli received his LL.M. from Fordham University School of Law and a LL.B. from the University of College London. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Monzon-Cortarelli was of counsel at Withers Bergman LLP where he was head of that firm’s Italian Desk.

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 Latin America Practice brings together lawyers with wide-ranging experience representing U.S. and international clients who do business in Latin America, as well as advising Latin American clients on their business ventures in the United States. Our experience throughout the region enables us to offer clients local knowledge and resources as they seek market opportunities, investments, financing, access to capital markets, governmental strategies or international dispute resolution. Our team includes lawyers who have been chief legal officers at major multinational companies and who have spent years solving real-world problems worldwide.

Greenberg Traurig – Studio Santa Maria        
Clients with operations or interests in Milan can count on the services of Greenberg Traurig’s “Italian Desk” – a team of dual-qualified attorneys, based in New York, Rome and Milan. This talented group functions under the umbrella of the firm’s strategic alliance with the Italian law firm Studio Santa Maria, part of our commitment to meeting the evolving needs of clients worldwide.

Our attorneys advise Italian-based clients regarding their activities in the U.S., as well as counseling U.S. and other clients investing or doing business in Italy. Our collaborative work with Studio Santa Maria extends the reach of many of the firm’s practices, including mergers and acquisitions, tax, antitrust, banking and financial markets, bankruptcy and restructuring, intellectual property, and international litigation and arbitration. Working together, our Italian team provides clients of both firms with seamless service, counsel and access on both global and local matters.

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

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