Greenberg Traurig Adds Prominent Real Estate Attorney James R. Shea, Jr. to Its Boston Office

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International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added prominent real estate attorney James R. Shea, Jr. as a shareholder in the firm’s Boston office.

International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has added prominent real estate attorney James R. Shea, Jr. as a shareholder in the firm’s Boston office. With a legal career spanning over three decades, Shea focuses his practice on real estate matters, including finance, restructuring and development. He represents public and private developers, contractors, and lenders in the creation, development, and financing of mixed-use and urban real estate projects throughout New England. With a special expertise in public-private and transit-oriented development projects, Shea has collaborated in the drafting of legislation to facilitate the financing of public infrastructure for economic development projects.

Terence P. McCourt, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office, said, “Jim is a highly experienced and respected real estate attorney. His expertise and diverse transactional work in the lending, land use and restructuring areas will benefit clients not only throughout New England, but across the firm’s international footprint. We enthusiastically welcome Jim to the firm.”

About Greenberg Traurig's Boston Real Estate Group

Greenberg Traurig's Boston Real Estate Group advises clients in connection with acquisition, financing, development, leasing, operation and disposition of real estate. Clients include a mixture of regional, national and international companies. Lawyers in the group have broad experience and knowledge in skills related to complex land use and environmental issues, office, apartment and retail transactions, and eminent domain disputes, including litigation regarding fair market value, right to take disputes, urban redevelopment issues and relocation. The Boston team is part of the firm’s highly regarded, award-winning national practice. In 2013 and 2010, Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Practice received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office

Established in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to more than 60 attorneys practicing in the areas of corporate, emerging technology, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 37 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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