Greenberg Traurig Austin Real Estate Group Welcomes Rudy Giuliani at ULI Austin Breakfast

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Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, spoke at an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Austin breakfast co-hosted by the firm’s Austin Real Estate Group.

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, spoke at an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Austin breakfast co-hosted by the firm’s Austin Real Estate Group. Giuliani, global chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice, drew from his personal experience and shared insights into how growing cities can effectively face challenges including gentrification, affordable housing, and transportation. Attendees at the recent event included clients and friends of Greenberg Traurig and ULI Austin’s annual sponsors.

“We very much appreciated the Mayor spending the morning with us at the ULI Austin Sponsor breakfast,” Carey Gunn Venditti, Real Estate shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Austin office and chair of ULI Austin’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, said. “His insight on the various issues and challenges we are experiencing with Austin’s rapid growth was informative and thought-provoking, and we are thankful for his generosity in sharing his time and wisdom with us.”

During his two terms as Mayor of New York City from 1994 through 2001, Giuliani pursued an ambitious agenda highlighted by advancements in both economic and social policy. His innovative and energetic approach to urban governance—in issues ranging from policing to privatization—has been studied and emulated by cities across the U.S. and internationally.

“We are pleased we were able to pair Mayor Giuliani with such a great organization as ULI Austin for this event,” said Darrell R. Windham, co-managing shareholder of the Austin office. “We are proud of Greenberg Traurig’s involvement with ULI and of our fellow shareholders, Carey Gunn Venditti and Joshua Bernstein, for their involvement in the leadership of the Austin Chapter. Carey is chair of ULI Austin’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Initiative and Josh serves on the ULI Austin Advisory Board.”

Real estate shareholders Venditti and Bernstein co-hosted the event and were joined by Windham and other shareholders Demetrius G. McDaniel, Kendyl T. Hanks, Karen M. Kennard, and Elizabeth C. Rogers. Real estate associates Emily Jung, Jennifer Cook Purcell, and Kaitlin J. Van Dyk also attended.

Venditti and Bernstein counsel investors, developers and owners in the acquisition, disposition and development of land and the purchase, sale, leasing, operation, and administration of income producing properties, including various commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, office, retail, planned community, and condominium projects.
Greenberg Traurig sponsors ULI on a national level and locally as a Platinum Sponsor.

About the Urban Land Institute

The ULI provides leadership in the responsible use to land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI is an independent global nonprofit supported by members representing the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use disciplines.

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 Real Estate Practice

The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive legal solutions for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of nearly 300 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The groups’ clientele includes and broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.

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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