Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 12, 2016 -- Angel Taveras, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Boston office and former Providence, Rhode Island mayor, was elected to the national board of LatinoJustice PRLDEF. Long known by its former name, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, LatinoJustice PRLDEF is a New York-based national civil rights organization with the goal of changing discriminatory practices via advocacy and litigation. Privately funded, nonprofit and nonpartisan, the organization was inspired by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and is involved in litigation that protects the rights of Latinos across the country.
Taveras served as the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island from 2011 to 2015, and is credited with rescuing the city from the brink of bankruptcy and eliminating a $110 million structural deficit. Under his leadership, Providence received the All-America City Award from the National Civic League for its plan to boost third-grade reading proficiency, and was the recipient of a $3 million award from Carnegie Foundation to create innovative high schools. In 2013, Taveras won Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge $5 million grand prize for his innovative proposal to improve the vocabularies of pre-school age children. Most recently, Taveras was elected to the Board of the Alliance for Early Success (the Alliance), a nonprofit organization that works to advance state policies for young children.
At Greenberg Traurig, Taveras focuses his practice on municipal restructuring, public finance, commercial litigation, pension litigation, and public infrastructure. He has over 14 years of experience in litigation and has dealt with complex commercial matters, bankruptcy litigation, zoning and land use, shareholder disputes, and election recounts and challenges.
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