Greenberg Traurig Adds Sherri Caplan, Continues Strategic Growth of Private Equity and Fund Formation Practice

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Leading fund formation attorney Sherri Caplan has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a Corporate & Securities shareholder in the New York City office.

Leading fund formation attorney Sherri Caplan has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a Corporate & Securities shareholder in the New York City office. Before joining the firm, Caplan was a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton since 2001.

Caplan focuses on the organization of private equity funds and the representation of fund investors in private equity funds. She advises sponsors of a diverse range of funds, including real estate, buyout, infrastructure, energy, and mezzanine funds, and has extensive experience representing first-time funds.

"Sherri brings a proven level of excellence and an elite level of quality to our private funds practice. This is an area that is very important to the future of our global law practice, and Sherri has a reputation for being a sophisticated and hands-on client-focused professional and trusted advisor,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Executive Chairman of Greenberg Traurig. “For some years, our independent strategy has not been about size or number of offices, but being one, unified firm, holding close to our core cultural values while developing or recruiting talent at this level of excellence in our areas of strength across the U.S. and in key global locations. We then utilize the Greenberg Traurig platform, efficient business model, and collaborative culture to deliver the kind of extraordinary value clients increasingly demand, even for their most sophisticated work. I am pleased that Sherri chose to join the growing group of top-tier lawyers who perceive the uniqueness of this approach and how it will materially benefit their clients; based on our experience, I am confident that this approach will empower her and remove obstacles to her future success as she works to grow this key practice area.”

“Greenberg Traurig offers a combination of world-class service and talent base, value to clients and an ability to adjust nimbly to satisfy client needs,” said Caplan. “It was a natural decision to join Greenberg Traurig at this point in my practice. I knew I wanted to work alongside attorneys of the highest caliber and integrity who offer clients focused experience and seamless coordination on a global platform and a pragmatic and commercial approach to the practice of law. Greenberg Traurig has an exciting story to tell and I am thrilled to be part of it.”

Caplan has previously been a member of the adjunct faculties at Yale Law School and Columbia Law School where she taught courses on private equity funds. She received her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, from Yale University.

The firm’s Global Corporate & Securities Practice has achieved unprecedented growth over the past several months. Shareholders who joined the practice since January 2015 in New York include, Nanette Aguirre, Meredith J. Beuchaw, Todd E. Bowen, Audry X. Casusol, Iskender H. Catto, Joseph Cosentino, Richard C. Kim, Lenard M. Parkins, Stephen M. Pepper, Ivan J. Presant, Allan D. Reiss, Marc M. Rossell, Adam S. Tope, and Dmitriy A. Tartakovskiy.

Also joining the practice outside of New York were, in Amsterdam, Thédoor Melchers; in Berlin, Dr. Henrik Armah, Claudia Hard, Dr. Josef Hofschroer, and Dr. Peter Schorling; in Chicago, John P. Boelter, Raymond F. Bogenrief, Stacey T. Kern, Michael D. Robson, and Lorraine M. Tyson; in Dallas, Christina A. Tate; in Denver, Thomas B. Romer; in Fort Lauderdale, Laurie L. Green and Flora R. Perez; in Houston, Derek J. Anchondo; in London, Dorothee Fischer-Appelt and Joel Wheeler; in Mexico City, Miguel Flores Bernés, Víctor Manuel Frías Garcés, José Raz Guzmán, and Miguel Moisés; in New Jersey, James A. Dempsey, and Seth E. Zuckerman; in Tokyo, Koji Ishikawa, and Koichiro Ohashi; and in Washington, D.C., Trevor J. Chaplick and Christopher P. McHugh.

Caplan joins Greenberg Traurig in New York on the heels of several high profile hires, including former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in the Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice and Marc L. Mukasey in the White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice, as well as Louis M. Solomon and former Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals Susan Phillips Read in the Global Litigation Practice. Other recent hires in New York include Robert S. Frenchman, William H. Gorrod, Michael S. Lazaroff, Laurence A. Levy, Lenard M. Parkins, Hal S. Shaftel, and Colin Underwood.

Greenberg Traurig’s Private Equity Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Private Equity Practice utilizes the collective experience and resources of the firm to help clients achieve their goals. An experienced team of private equity attorneys leverages the firm’s unique geographic platform and extensive range of practice and industry capabilities across the firm, which distinguishes Greenberg Traurig from other large firms. To learn more about Greenberg Traurig’s Private Equity Practice, click here.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities Practice comprises more than 400 lawyers who advise public and privately held companies and investment funds on global mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. The group’s industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, energy, health care, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2000 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, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at:

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