Greenberg Traurig’s Ellen Berkowitz Presenting at CMAC Annual Conference

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder Ellen Berkowitz will speak at this year’s Cemetery and Mortuary Association of California (CMAC) Annual Conference.

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholder Ellen Berkowitz will speak at this year’s Cemetery and Mortuary Association of California (CMAC) Annual Conference, held Feb. 7, to Feb. 9, 2018, at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. CMAC works to serve ethical cemeteries in a manner that protects and embraces the interests of the families who utilize their services.

Berkowitz will present, “Can They Really Do That? What You Need to Know About Local Land Use Regulation,” Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, from 1:30-2:15 p.m. The program will discuss local land use regulations that may impact how cemeteries can conduct their businesses. With nearly 30 years of experience representing clients in local land use issues throughout California, Berkowitz provides an insider’s perspective on how to navigate the local governmental process.

A shareholder in the firm’s real estate, land development, and land use practices, Berkowitz provides strategic, legal, business, and political advice to clients involved in the development of real property throughout California. She represents clients before government agencies in connection with land use approvals and compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as related litigation arising from project challenges under land use regulations. Berkowitz is recognized for her ability to fully understand the unique business and political interests impacting her clients’ development projects, and use that knowledge to navigate the often competing interests of her clients, the community, and the governing authorities. Her pragmatic approach has resulted in numerous approvals for some of the most complex and controversial land use projects in California.

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 counsel 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 more than 400 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The group’s clientele includes a 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’s Land Use Practice & Land Development Group

Greenberg Traurig's Land Use Practice has decades of experience in the field of land use law. The team’s goal is to provide property owners an understanding of the regulatory issues affecting their use of property and the legal aspects of opportunities available to enhance a site’s development potential. The team also guides clients through the requisite legal processes needed to achieve those enhancements. Members regularly collaborate with the firm’s local Government Law & Policy teams.

Greenberg Traurig's Land Development Group represents landowners, joint venture partners, and entrepreneurs in developing the full-cycle of real estate projects, from financing to the issuance of building permits, and certificates of occupancy to development. Additionally, group members have broad litigation experience.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2017 Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.

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