7 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America

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Seven attorneys from the Philadelphia office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were included in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Seven attorneys from the Philadelphia office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were included in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, for the ninth consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig is top-listed by Best Lawyers in America for having more attorneys listed in the 2016 edition than any other law firm– over 350 attorneys are listed from across the firm’s U.S. offices.

David Mandelbaum, co-chair of the firm’s National Environmental Practice, is recognized as Philadelphia’s 2016 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Litigation-Environmental. He is also listed for his work in Environmental Law and Water Law. Mandelbaum represents clients in Superfund and hazardous waste cleanup matters, particularly contaminated sediment and natural resource damage issues. He also regularly handles permit appeals and citizen suits under the water pollution, air pollution, and solid waste laws.

Other recognitions in Philadelphia include:

  •     Dianne Coady Fisher, Co-chair of the National Public Finance Practice – Public Finance Law

Fisher serves as bond counsel and underwriters' counsel on a variety of private activity tax-exempt financings, including single-family mortgage bonds, multifamily housing bonds, and health care financings.

  •     Robert M. Goldich, Shareholder – Employment Law-Management; Labor Law-Management

Goldich has more than 35 years of experience as a labor and employment lawyer and litigator representing employers in all aspects of labor and employee relations, including general employment counseling, employment contract negotiation, collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitration, and the representation of employers in administrative and courtroom litigation.

  •     Rachel Kipnes, Shareholder – Real Estate Law

Kipnes focuses her practice on real estate matters, including the acquisition, development, disposition, leasing, and financing of office towers, industrial facilities, multifamily housing, and shopping centers.

  •     Michael L. Lehr, Managing Shareholder of the Philadelphia office – Public Finance Law

Lehr has worked for the last 30 years as a transactional tax attorney, focusing his practice on the structuring and execution of complex securitizations and real estate financings, usually involving tax exempt obligations.

  •     Vanessa Albert Lowry, Shareholder – Public Finance Law

Lowry focuses her practice on federal and state tax issues arising out of complex public finance transactions, including a particular focus on multifamily housing transactions, airport financings, and P3 project financings.

  •     Curtis B. Toll, Operating Shareholder of the Philadelphia office – Environmental Law

Toll represents developers and corporations in connection with the acquisition, development, transfer, financing, and sale of environmentally contaminated real estate including complex project redevelopments, environmental liability transfers, and the management and mitigation of environmental risk.

According to the Best Lawyers website, the attorneys are selected based upon a peer-review process, in an effort to capture a general consensus from leaders in the legal field regarding their peers’ accomplishments and capabilities.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP — Philadelphia

Founded in 1997, Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office is home to 31 attorneys and 12 practices including Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring, Corporate & Securities, Emerging Technology, Environmental, Gaming, Business Immigration & Compliance, Investment Regulation, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Public Finance, Real Estate, and Tax. The Philadelphia office represents clients in the manufacturing, health care, real estate, energy, financial, and insurance industries, state and local governments, professional service and energy firms, and individuals.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most “Tech Savvy.” It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms “most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service,” and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard “Power Elite,” based on the nature and strength of its client relationships. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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