Greenberg Traurig Expands Real Estate Finance Practice with Susan E.D. Neuberg and Ryan C. Craig

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The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has added real estate finance shareholder Susan E. D. Neuberg and associate Ryan C. Craig to its Real Estate Practice

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has added real estate finance shareholder Susan E. D. Neuberg and associate Ryan C. Craig to its Real Estate Practice. Neuberg will reside in the firm’s New York and Washington, D.C. offices. Craig will reside in Washington, D.C. These are additional strategic additions in Washington D.C., which recently saw several high-profile additions, including a team of 13 added just in the past 60 days. Neuberg and Craig previously worked together at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Most recently, they were at another international law firm.

“Our strategies are all about making the strong even stronger, so that our clients reap the benefits of truly top tier quality and service as well as an extraordinary level of value in the areas on which we focus," said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Greenberg Traurig’s Chief Executive Officer. “While we are already known for our dominant real estate practice in the United States and beyond, Susan will be an important addition to our team both in Washington and New York and will bolster our real estate finance practice firmwide.”

“We are very excited that Susan and Ryan chose to join our team,” said Robert J. Ivanhoe, Chair of the 200+ lawyer Global Real Estate Practice, and Co-Chair of the REIT group at Greenberg. “Susan’s experience will enhance the capabilities of our award-winning practice and better address clients’ needs on a global scale.” Prior to returning to private practice, Neuberg served as corporate counsel for Citigroup (successor to Travelers Insurance Company), where she was Assistant Deputy General Counsel for the Investment Management and Recovery Group at Travelers Realty Investment Company, and the Alternative Investments Group at Citigroup Global Investments in New York. She is experienced in structuring, negotiating, and documenting investment debt and equity finance transactions, including all aspects of distressed debt and underperforming loans, for global financial institutions and alternative investors. Her clients include multi-national banks, investment banks, life companies, CMBS portfolio managers and servicers, private equity and pension funds, as well as borrowers, owners and developers.

“Greenberg Traurig’s deep bench strength, reputation, geographic reach, and culture of collaboration allowed me to make a move that is a win-win for me and for my clients,” Neuberg said.

Neuberg is an accomplished transactional attorney who focuses her practice on complex real estate finance matters, structured debt transactions and derivative products. She has worked on numerous debt and equity transactions and has wide ranging business and legal experience in a broad array of real estate, real estate finance, real estate workouts and capital markets transactions. Neuberg counsels clients in the financial services and real estate industries on debt and equity ventures, the transfer and sale of servicing rights, and securitized lending practices, as well as Dodd-Frank and other financial regulatory reform, including RegAB, FDIC loss-share arrangements, the servicing of non-performing REMIC collateral and bankruptcy remote entities, investor reporting and rating agencies criteria.

She earned her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was the Executive Editor of the Cardozo Law Review and a founding member of the Cardozo Women’s Annotated Legal Bibliography. She earned an A.M. from Stanford University and a Certificate in Cuban Law and Legal Institutions from the Center for Cuban Studies at New York University School of Law. A frequent author and speaker at industry forums, she is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Connecticut and in New York, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Craig has experience in real estate and commercial finance transactions and disputes, including work in troubled loans and non-performing assets. This also includes debt restructuring, note sales, foreclosures, deed-in-lieu transactions, receiverships, and related litigation. Craig also advises clients in relation to complex intercreditor relationships and mezzanine financing. He has wide-ranging experience representing clients in complex commercial litigations and corporate compliance.

Craig earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. at the University of Utah. He is a member of the District of Columbia and the State of Colorado bars, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and the United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, the District of Maryland, and the District of Colorado.

“Ryan has worked with me for more than six years. This is a great opportunity to integrate my practice with the clients and relationships that Greenberg and I have represented over the years. Ryan and I are very excited about being a part of the Greenberg Traurig team,” said Neuberg, who began her career as a real estate lawyer in New York with the Proskauer firm.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice
Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice spans 40 years of delivering multidisciplinary legal services for property investment, development and management, as well as real estate finance. The group received the Award for Excellence in Real Estate from Chambers and Partners in 2013 and 2010 and was named a Real Estate Practice Group of the Year by Law360, 2010 through 2013.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit

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