Greenberg Traurig Expands Latin American & Iberian Practice

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Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Manuel Rajunov and Dania Duncan, who will join the firm as shareholders in the Latin American and Iberian Practice, splitting their time between the Dallas and Mexico City offices.

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Manuel Rajunov and Dania Duncan, who will join the firm as shareholders in the Latin American and Iberian Practice, splitting their time between the Dallas and Mexico City offices. In addition to their broad tax, real estate, and corporate experience, both Rajunov and Duncan have extensive experience in Latin America and strong connections to clients in the region. Both lawyers were previously partners at DLA Piper.

“As the Dallas office grows strategically, it is important for us to strengthen our core practice groups while expanding the breadth and depth of services provided,” said Joseph F. Coniglio, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Dallas office. “Adding Dania and Manuel to our strong real estate, corporate, and tax teams will allow us to expand the capabilities of these groups in Dallas and further serve clients in Texas, Latin America, and around the world.”

“In Mexico City we continue to expand our office to serve client needs. Manuel and Dania will play a key role in our development,” commented José Raz Guzmán, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Mexico City office. “Both Manuel and Dania have significant experience serving international clients doing business in Mexico. This practice has involved complex investment transactions in real estate and other industries. Manuel and Dania have also advised Mexican clients and their international business interests. They both have a reputation for a profound commitment to client service. We are delighted to welcome them to Greenberg Traurig.”

Yosbel Ibarra, shareholder and co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Latin American and Iberian Practice, added, “With Manuel and Dania, we continue to strengthen the capabilities of our Latin American and Iberian Practice, reflecting the same commitment to excellence in Latin America that Greenberg Traurig has maintained since the firm's founding."

“Over the years Greenberg Traurig has built a pre-eminent Global Practice Group. I share the firm’s goal of continuing to build its premier international legal practice in Mexico,” Rajunov said. “The opportunity to join Greenberg Traurig´s solid platform affords Dania and me the opportunity to bring value to our clients and to expand our practices in multiple and unique ways. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig has shown a clear commitment to the Texas market. The size, breadth, and depth of the Dallas office and the strategy put in motion by the firm and office leadership are very appealing to us.”

Rajunov focuses his practice on tax consulting and transactional advice to foreign investors doing business in Mexico, as well as advising Mexican investors on their investments overseas. Based on more than 20 years of experience, Rajunov’s practice has a distinct emphasis on real estate, corporate and securities, as well mergers and acquisitions matters. Additionally, Rajunov focuses on the real estate development, finance, private wealth, manufacturing and distribution, retail, technology, gaming, hospitality, and housing sectors and industries.

Duncan focuses her practice on commercial, industrial, and residential real estate matters, including development and acquisitions, structured finance, and corporate matters. Duncan has significant experience representing international and U.S. companies in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including leases (retail, office, industrial, warehouse, and ground leases), purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, construction contracts, management agreements, condominiums, and related due diligence matters involving title reports, zoning, and survey analysis; representation of developers and equity investors in partnership and joint venture agreements; and representation of borrowers and lenders in construction financing secured by real estate. Duncan has significant experience representing clients regarding the acquisition and development of all types of real estate projects in a wide variety of areas including retail, hotel, fractional interest, condominium, office, and industrial developments.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas

Greenberg Traurig has more than 100 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

About Greenberg Traurig, S.C. - Mexico City

Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office is an integral part of the firm’s award-winning Latin American and Iberian Practice, offering clients closely integrated strategic legal advice. The Mexico City team is comprised of multilingual, dual-licensed attorneys, many of whom have held positions within the Mexican government and its regulatory agencies as well as served as key contributors to national projects in Mexico. In addition, several attorneys have also played a role in shaping current Mexican jurisprudence in key judicial procedures, helping to establish legal precedents in important sectors of the Mexican economy.

Greenberg Traurig’s Latin American and Iberian Practice brings together lawyers in various offices across the firm. This multidisciplinary team has wide-ranging experience representing U.S. and international clients who do business in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, as well as advising Latin American and Spanish clients on their business ventures in the United States. Greenberg Traurig’s experience throughout the region enables the firm to offer clients local knowledge and resources as they seek market opportunities, investments, financing, access to capital markets, governmental strategies or international dispute resolution. This team includes lawyers who have been chief legal officers at major multi-national companies and who have spent years solving real-world problems worldwide.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 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, on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at:

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