Greenberg Traurig’s Diana S. C. Zeydel, Kristen L. Fancher Win Americas Women in Business Law Awards

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Shareholders Diana S. C. Zeydel and Kristen L. Fancher at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP were recognized with “Americas Women in Business Law” Awards from Euromoney Legal Media Group. Zeydel, who heads the firm’s Trust & Estate Practice, won the “Best in Wealth Management” Award. Fancher won the “Rising Star” Award in the Intellectual Property category.

The “Americas Women in Business Law” Awards honor individual attorneys who are evaluated based on professional accomplishments, as well as advocacy and influence, within their respective field during the previous 12 months. The awards ceremony took place Thursday, June 5th at Essex House in New York City.

  • Best in Wealth Management – Diana S. C. Zeydel - Zeydel is National Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Trusts & Estates Practice and is one of the highest ranked Trust & Estates attorneys in the Chambers and Partners’ 2014 USA Guide. Her work focuses on complex multi-generational estate, trust and charitable planning for high net worth individuals and families. She focuses on tax efficient wealth transfer strategies and business succession planning for U.S. and international families, with a particular focus on family governance and wealth preservation. Zeydel is a frequent lecturer and author and has spoken before the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the Real Property, Trust and Estate Section of the American Bar Association and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. Her articles have been published in the most widely circulated tax and estate planning journals in the country. She is resident in the firm’s Miami office.
  • Rising Star: IP – Kristen L. Fancher - Fancher’s practice focuses on intellectual property protection and transactions. She manages all aspects of worldwide trademark protection for famous brands, with an emphasis on monetizing intellectual property through licensing. In addition, she frequently advises on intellectual property issues regarding entertainment productions, sponsorships, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and financings. From 2011-2014, Fancher has ranked as one of the leading 1,000 trademark lawyers in the world by World Trademark Review. She is resident in the firm’s Atlanta office.

Greenberg Traurig is committed to fostering the success of female attorneys, which includes a women’s affinity group that encompasses recruiting, retention and business development. The firm regularly works with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities.

Greenberg Traurig ranked No. 2 based on number of female partners on the 2013 Female Scorecard published by the National Law Journal. The firm also has 45 women attorneys listed in Super Lawyers and 43 women attorneys listed in Chambers USA, Chambers UK Chambers Latin America, and Chambers Global guides.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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