NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Real Estate Practice at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has been selected Real Estate Practice Group of the Year by Law360, a legal news service. The group, with more than 200 real estate practitioners spanning 35 offices, was also bestowed with this honor in 2011.
"This outstanding achievement reflects an enormous team effort," stated Robert J. Ivanhoe, Chair of the Global Real Estate Practice. "In 2012 the team was instrumental in some of the largest commercial transactions in New York City and across all regions, which is a testament to our hard work, collaborative environment and intense dedication to our clients."
The depth and breadth of the firm's real estate practice platform is far reaching and enables the representation of clients in a wide range of real estate law including: acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, entity structuring, recapitalization, debt purchases, lender finance, capital market transactions, land use, commercial leasing, environmental, and cross-border transactions within virtually every property investment sector including office, mixed-use, retail, industrial, commercial and residential condominium developments, multi-family, affordable housing, and hospitality and debt.
Corey E. Light, Co-Chair of the Global Real Estate Practice said, "We have built an exceptional team of first-rate attorneys and it is an honor to be recognized as a leader in the industry. All of our clients are served by exceptional attorneys that provide a full range of solutions to complex real estate legal issues that affect their businesses."The editors of Law360 reviewed the nearly 550 entries that were submitted by almost 100 law firms. The judges selected 109 practice groups from 54 firms to be designated as Practice Groups of the Year. Winners were selected based on the significance of the litigation wins or deals worked on; the size and complexity of the litigation wins or deals worked on; and the number of significant, large or complex deals the group worked on or lawsuits the group won between Nov. 1, 2011, and Nov. 1, 2012. About Greenberg Traurig, LLPGreenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 35 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal's 2012 NLJ 250. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com. SOURCE Greenberg Traurig, LLP