Premier Government Law Attorney Sam NeJame Joins Greenberg Traurig in Albany

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Sam NeJame, a highly respected New York government law and policy attorney, has joined the Albany office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder.

Sam NeJame, a highly respected New York government law and policy attorney, has joined the Albany office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder. Greenberg Traurig's Albany office is well-known for representing a range of clients, from small and medium businesses to nonprofits, Fortune 500 companies, and other entities, in New York legislative and regulatory matters. The attorneys and directors assist clients in navigating sophisticated and complex matters before the New York State government.

“One of our distinguishing features is our commitment to a top tier state and federal government law and policy practice, and we are the only firm holding that position in the capitols of the key states of New York, Florida, Texas, and California," said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Greenberg Traurig’s Chief Executive Officer. "Sam is an example of adding strength to strength, and his particular experience in the industries that complement ours, including real estate, health care, and economic development, make him an invaluable addition to our experienced Albany team."

NeJame has a particular focus representing the New York real estate industry, including the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), along with SL Green and Tishman Speyer, two of Manhattan’s largest commercial landlords. He also represents important corporate and civic organizations as well as a wide variety of other clients with a major presence in New York State.

“I have known and respected the Greenberg Traurig team for many years and am looking forward to working with them. The firm’s substantial resources, depth of legal expertise, and national footprint will materially benefit my clients,” said NeJame.

“Sam is known throughout the legislature and executive branch for being a skilled problem solver. CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and leaders of civic associations and important nonprofit organizations regularly turn to him for his expert counsel and ability to assist their organizations to reach their business goals,” said Harold Iselin, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Albany office and co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law and Policy Practice. “We are thrilled that he will be joining the Greenberg Traurig team.”

NeJame is an adjunct professor at The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at SUNY Albany, teaching a course on New York State government, the law, and lobbying. He also frequently guest lectures on the topic of government relations and the law at SUNY Albany and for various trade association boards. NeJame received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, and his B.A. from Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs.

Greenberg Traurig’s Albany team was recently recognized as the only law firm on the Observers list of Albany’s Top 40 Power Players.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice combines the capabilities of its Federal Practice in Washington D.C. with its state and local practices across the country. The firm’s national team of governmental affairs professionals and attorneys spans major political and commercial capitals throughout the United States, including: Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Sacramento, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C. Most recently, Greenberg Traurig was named “Law Firm of the Year” for Government Relations by the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 edition of Best Law Firms. The practice also received the most first-tier Government Relations rankings in the U.S.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No 1. on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com/.

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