January 24, 2021

Volume XI, Number 24

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

 

Fifty years after its founding, Greenberg Traurig has approximately 2200 attorneys and 40 locations on three continents including locations in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Greenberg Traurig locations include: Albany, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, London*, Los Angeles, Mexico City+, Miami, Milan», Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seoul∞, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tel Aviv^, Tokyo¤, Warsaw~, Washington, D.C., West Palm Beach, and Westchester County.

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Contributing authors from Greenberg Traurig, LLP:

Carolina Brancatella, Greenberg Traurig, Health Care Lawyer, General Litigation Attorney, Albany
Of Counsel
Caroline Brancatella focuses her practice on health care issues, including regulatory, contracting, transactional, and compliance matters. Prior to joining the firm, Caroline was counsel...
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Adam Braun, Greenberg Traurig Law, Chicago, Litigation Attorney
Associate
Adam Braun has wide-ranging experience representing clients before the Illinois General Assembly and Executive branch agencies on a broad array of matters, including complex regulatory,...
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Mitchell "Rick" Brecher, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Washington DC, Telecommunications Attorney
Shareholder
Mitchell F. Brecher focuses his practice on telecommunications and media law and regulation. Rick has practiced before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), other federal departments...
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Shareholder
An experienced tax and business lawyer, Lawrence H. Brenman assists clients in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, limited partnerships, and limited...
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Lawrence Brenman, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Tax and Business Attorney
Shareholder
An experienced tax and business lawyer, Lawrence H. Brenman assists clients in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, limited partnerships, and limited...
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Cyril Brennan, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Washington DC, International Trade Law Attorney
Shareholder
Cyril (Cy) Brennan focuses his practice on international trade regulation and compliance, with an emphasis on U.S. export controls and economic sanctions. Cy handles matters regarding the...
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John N. Brewer Corporate Lawyer Greenberg Traurig Law Firm Las Vegas
Shareholder
John N. Brewer focuses his practice in counseling clients in their corporate, financings and securities activities. He regularly assists his clients in achieving their development and...
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Heath Briggs, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Denver, Patent Law Attorney
Shareholder
Heath J. Briggs is a chemical engineer, a registered patent attorney, and has more than 13 years of patent prosecution experience. Heath has significant patent prosecution experience in the...
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Thomas R. Brill Energy Attorney Greenberg Traurig Orange County, CA
Of Counsel
Thomas R. Brill has deep legal and management experience in the energy industry and has represented clients in virtually every electricity and natural gas restructuring proceeding in...
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Ali Brodie, global business immigration attorney, Greenberg Traurig, employment-based immigrant lawyer, family-based visa law, naturalization counsel
Associate
Ali Brodie focuses her practice on global business immigration and employer compliance law.  She represents both companies and individuals.  She has a wide range of experience including...
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Joseph Coniglio, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Dallas, Healhcare and Insurance Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Joseph F. Coniglio is a lawyer in the firm's Dallas office. He has wide-ranging experience in the areas of health care law and complex business litigation. He represents hospitals,...
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Michael Cooke, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Tampa, Energy and Environmental Law Attorney
Of Counsel
Michael G. Cooke concentrates his practice in administrative law, including environmental, utility, and land use law. He represents industrial, agricultural, banking, government, and...
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Tyler D. Coombe Litigation Attorney Greenberg Traurig Denver, CO
Shareholder
Tyler D. Coombe is a shareholder in the firm's Litigation Practice and White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice, focusing on complex commercial litigation, international...
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Augustin Corbella, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Tallahassee, Media and Entertainment, Insurance Attorney
Senior Director
Agustin G. Corbella is an attorney in the Government Law & Policy Practice of the firm's Tallahassee office. He joined the firm with a formidable background in state and federal...
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Greenberg Traurig's Corporate Practice focuses on the business objectives of our clients. More than 450 corporate and securities lawyers work together to provide clients with the legal and...
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Nicholas A. Corsano, Greenberg Traurig, Employment Law
Associate
Nicholas Corsano focuses his practice on federal and state labor and employment counseling and litigation. Mr. Corsano advises and counsels clients on employment disputes involving Title...
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Anthony Cortez, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Sacramento, Environmental Law Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Anthony is a regulatory attorney and business litigator with a focus on the representation of national consumer product companies and other businesses in compliance, commercial litigation,...
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Tami Cowden, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Las Vegas, Labor and Employment Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Tami D. Cowden has more than 25 years' experience as an appellate attorney with a focus on representations in the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In local state...
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Steven Cowins Real Estate Attorney Greenberg Traurig London, England
Shareholder
Steven Cowins focuses his practice on private equity and fund formation with a concentration in the real estate sector. He regularly advises clients in establishing real estate funds and...
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Laura McAllister Cox, Greenberg Traurig, regulatory Attorney, product compliance lawyer, manufacturing equipment counsel, publicly traded company law
Shareholder
Laura McAllister Cox focuses her practice on gaming-related corporate, regulatory, licensing and product compliance matters, as well as other legal issues related to land based gaming,...
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Kevin Greenberg Governmental Attorney Greenberg Traurig
Shareholder
Kevin Greenberg focuses his practice on administrative law, government-related matters, emerging companies, technology, development and regulated companies and entities. A former government...
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Alan Greenfield, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Chicago and Miami, Corporate Law Attorney
Shareholder
Alan R. Greenfield concentrates his practice on international and domestic franchising, licensing and distribution matters. Alan works with both experienced and startup franchise companies...
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Bryan X. Grimaldi Of Counsel Government Law & Policy Hospitality Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Government Contracts Marketing, Advertising, Sweepstakes & Promotions Law Sports Law
Of Counsel
Bryan Grimaldi counsels corporate clients, trade associations, destination marketing organizations, and public-private partnerships (P3) nationwide providing industry-specific, cost...
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Douglas Grom, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Chicago, Finance and Litigation Attorney
Practice Group Attorney
Douglas M. Grom focuses his practice on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters in the commodities, derivatives and securities industries. He counsels futures commission merchants...
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Scott Grossman, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Law Attorney
Shareholder
Scott M. Grossman is an experienced bankruptcy/restructuring attorney and litigator, with a tax background. He represents distressed companies, debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured...
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Jordan Grotzinger, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Los Angeles, Entertainment and Media Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Jordan Grotzinger is a lawyer at the Los Angeles Litigation Practice and a business trial lawyer. He represents companies and leads teams in complex commercial litigation across various...
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Anna Gryska, Energy Related Corporate Matters Lawyer, Securities Attorney, Greenberg Traurig Law firm
Associate
Anna Gryska focuses her practice on energy-related corporate and securities matters, including corporate transactions, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate and...
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The GT Israel Law Blog covers a range of non-Israeli legal issues relevant to Israeli companies. Our team focuses on topics important to Israeli companies seeking to develop and grow their...
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Ellen M. Gustafson Legislative Attorney Greenberg Traurig New York, NY
Assistant Director
Ellen M. Gustafson advises clients on a range of legislative and regulatory matters. Ellen possesses deep knowledge of the New York City budget and legislative processes, which she uses to...
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Associate
Anthony Guzman represents employers in the defense of complex wage & hour class and collective actions, including those involving claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act...
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Associate
Michael C. Hoosier is a data, privacy and cybersecurity attorney at Greenberg Traurig in San Francisco, where he counsels clients on how to comply with local, state, federal, and...
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Courtney Hopley, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, San Francisco, Tax Law Attorney
Of Counsel
Courtney A. Hopley represents clients in federal and state tax controversies before the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board at the audit, collection, appeals and litigation stages....
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Carol Hopper Shareholder Real Estate UK
Shareholder
Carol Hopper advises funds, investors, bank and non-bank lenders, and corporate clients on a wide array of domestic and international real estate transactions. She acts for investors at all...
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Robert Horowitz, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Corporate Law Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Bob Horowitz is an attorney in the firm's Securities Litigation Practice. His securities practice involves the defense of underwriters, issuers, directors, and officers in securities class...
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Stephen J. Horvath III Corporate and Project Finance Attorney Greenberg Traurig London, UK
Shareholder
Stephen J. Horvath III focuses his practice on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and exits, and other corporate transactions. He has a broad range of...
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Greenberg Traurig’s Hospitality Group advises developers, owners, and operators of hotel, resort, and club properties, as well as governments, private government corporations, governmental...
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Gus Howard, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Washington DC, Energy and Litigation Attorney
Attorney
James "Gus" Howard focuses his practice on federal regulation of the interstate natural gas industry. He is experienced in natural gas pipeline rate and certificate matters under the...
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Eric J. Howe Shareholder Greenberg Traurig  Minneapolis Debt Restructuring Distressed M&As
Shareholder
Eric J. Howe concentrates his practice on debt restructurings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, and related litigation. He advises businesses, indenture trustees, creditors' committees...
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Allard Huizing Litigation Attorney Greenberg Traurig Amsterdam, Netherlands
Shareholder
Allard Huizing focuses his practice on corporate, commercial and cross-border litigation and (international) arbitration. His clients are large and middle-sized (internationally and locally...
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William Hurst, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Albany, Environmental and Energy Lawyer, American Indian Law, Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Bill is a litigator with a wide range of experience handling media law issues on behalf of publishers, broadcasters, and other content producers, as well as complex environmental and energy...
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 David B. Kurzweil,Greenberg Traurig, Attorney, Atlanta, New York, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Financial Institutions
David Kurzweil Co-Chairs the firm’s Global Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice and is the Co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Practice. David has 30 years of experience representing...
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Vanessa Albert Lowry, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Philadelphia, Tax Law Attorney
Shareholder
Vanessa Albert Lowry focuses her practice on tax, public finance, and asset securitization matters, as well as investment and repurchase agreements. Professional & Community Involvement...
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Chia-Feng Lu Regulatory & Transactional Attorney Greenberg Traurig Washington, D.C.
Shareholder
Chia-Feng Lu guides life sciences and emerging technology companies, as well as industry associations, through the regulatory and transactional law surrounding life sciences and emerging...
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Laura Luisi Labor & Employment Attorney Greenberg Traurig Law Firm
Associate
Laura Luisi is an associate in the Labor and Employment practice group. Laura focuses her practice on defending employers in class action, collective action, and single plaintiff employment...
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M. Allyson Lumpkin Labor and Employment Lawyer Greenberg Traurig Law Firm
Associate
Allyson Lumpkin is a member of the Labor and Employment Practice in Greenberg Traurig's Atlanta office. She conducts investigations and defends charges of discrimination before the Equal...
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Mark Lurie, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Labor and Employment Law Attorney, New Jersey
Of Counsel
Mark D. Lurie focuses his practice on employment law, including the defense of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge and whistleblower claims, with a particular emphasis in...
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Thédoor Melchers Business acquisitions lawyer Greenberg Traurig
Shareholder
Thédoor Melchers is a lawyer and business advisor with experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital, restructurings, nationally...
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Kimberly Mello, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Tampa and Orlando, Finance Law Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Kimberly A. Mello focuses on appellate litigation, briefing and arguing  dozens of appeals in state and federal court, including the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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Stephen A. Mendelsohn, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Boca Raton, Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Stephen A. Mendelsohn concentrates on all aspects of commercial litigation through trial and appeals, with an emphasis on financial institutions, securities and real estate. He represents...
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Emma L. Menzies, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, London, Corporate Law, Real Estate and Finance Law Attorney
Shareholder
Emma L. Menzies focuses her practice on all types of finance, including general syndicated lending, leveraged finance, project finance and restructurings and workouts. Emma has acted for a...
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Debra McGuire Mercer, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Washington DC, Government Contracts Attorney
Of Counsel
Debra McGuire Mercer focuses her practice on communications regulation, and judicial and administrative litigation. She has practiced extensively before the Federal Communications...
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Tess Meyer Healthcare Lawyer Greenberg Traurig Law Firm
Associate
Tess Meyer advises payers, providers, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, large employers, and other health care stakeholders on health care regulatory compliance issues and policy...
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Harrison Meyer Litigation Lawyer Greenberg Traurig
Harrison J. Meyers focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He has experience in a range of litigation relating to contracts, individual and business torts, banking and...
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 Peter Mezey Associate Greenberg Traurig Land Use Real Estate
Associate
Peter Mezey is a member of the Land Use Practice in Greenberg Traurig's New York office.  
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Mark Michigan, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Dallas and Las Vegas, Corporate Law, Finance and Real Estate Attorney
Shareholder
Mark I. Michigan is Co-Chair of the Structured Finance & Derivatives Practice and represents borrowers and lenders, issuers, underwriters, and service providers in virtually all types...
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Nelson Migdal, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Washington DC, Real Estate Law Attorney
Shareholder
Nelson F. Migdal is Co-Chair of the Hospitality Practice. He focuses his practice on the acquisition and disposition of hotels, hotel operations and management, franchising, licensing and...
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Agnes Cha Rudinsky Greenberg Traurig Immigration Lawyer
Associate
An experienced immigration attorney with wide-ranging in-house experience at a prominent data analytic technology company, Agnes has deep first-hand experience with the application of...
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Donna Rudnicki Immigration Lawyer Greenberg Traurig
Associate
Donna Rudnicki is an associate in the Immigration and Compliance Practice in Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office.
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Gil Rudolph, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Washington DC, Phoenix, Finance Law Attorney
Shareholder
Gil Rudolph is Co-Chair of the firm's Financial Regulatory and Compliance Practice. Gil focuses his practice on the representation of finance companies, banks, mortgage originators and...
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Alejandro Ruiz, Corporate Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, real estate funds lawyer, tax-exempt organization legal counsel, equity restructuring law
Shareholder
Alejandro Ruiz concentrates his practice on representing private equity funds, private and public companies, real estate funds, real estate investment trusts, individuals and tax-exempt...
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Steven Russo, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, New York, Environmental and Real Estate Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Steven C. Russo chairs the firm’s New York Environmental Practice. He focuses his practice on environmental law and litigation, environmental permitting, National Environmental Policy Act...
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Alessio Gerhart Ruvolo Corporate Attorney Greenberg Traurig Law Firm Milan
Partner
Alessio Gerhart Ruvolo has deep experience in commercial and corporate law, representing clients in cross-border transactions, financing agreements, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures,...
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Nataliya Rymer, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Philadelphia, Immigration Law Attorney
Of Counsel
Nataliya Rymer focuses her practice on employment-based immigration and compliance. She represents clients in a wide range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters, including...
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Thomas Sheehy, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Senior Director, Tax Law
Senior Director
Tom Sheehy has more than 25 years of experience in executive and advisory positions in California state government affairs. His government experience includes working as an executive in the...
916-442-1111
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 Robert A. Sherman Senior Counsel Litigation Finance Banking & Financial Services
Senior Counsel
Robert A. Sherman, a founding member and former co-managing shareholder of the firm's Boston office, has wide-ranging trial and regulatory experience. He focuses his practice on government...
617-310-6015
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Casey A. Shpall , Environmental Attorney, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Denver, Coloardo
Practice Group Attorney
Casey A. Shpall focuses her practice on environmental matters. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, she served in the Colorado Department of Law for over 20 years, most recently as the...
303.572.6511
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Emily Sickelka, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, New York, Corporate and Litigation Law Attorney
Shareholder
Emily A. Sickelka focuses her practice on commercial litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on antitrust defense and counseling, white collar criminal investigations and breach of...
212-801-6569
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Adam Siegler, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Los Angeles, Real Estate and Litigation Attorney
Of Counsel
Adam Siegler focuses his practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis on complex real estate and business cases. He has represented a wide variety of clients in the real estate,...
310-586-6536
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Eric Sigda, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, New York, Labor and Employment Law Attorney
Shareholder
Eric B. Sigda is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice. He represents management in litigating federal and state employment matters including claims involving...
212-801-9386
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Christiana Sings, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Philadelphia, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Ms. Signs’ practice concerns complex employment matters, focusing primarily on class and collective wage and hour, discrimination and Fair Credit Reporting Act litigation. She has...
215-988-7868
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Nicole Silver Greenberg Traurig Shareholder International Arbitration Latin American & Iberian Practice
Shareholder
Nicole Silver focuses her practice on international litigation and dispute resolution. She advises Sovereign States and private clients in international arbitration proceedings, including...
1 202.331.3150
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Murray Silverstein, Greenberg Traurig, business litigation, real property attorney, civil trial practice lawyer, class action defense legal counsel, fiduciary law
Shareholder
Murray B. Silverstein offers business clients a seasoned and effective approach to complex disputes in federal or state court. Utilizing skills honed through more than 30 years of...
813-318-5741
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Robert Simon, Greenberg Traurig Law Firm, Denver and Northern Virginia, Tax and Real Estate Law Attorney
Shareholder
Robert D. Simon assists clients in the tax ramifications of cross-border transactions. He frequently advises clients involved in mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and dispositions of...
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Greenberg Traurig LLP has been selected for a 2018 NLR Go-To Thought Leadership Award for their coverage of Business Immigration changes, and Immigration law in general. With the current tumultuous landscape and immigration issues being top of mind for many, Greenberg  Traurig's attorney-authors provide the information NLR Readers want, and in a timely manner, ensuring their articles are well-read and frequently cited by other publications.

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