THE FIRM Greenberg Traurig enjoys an outstanding reputation in banking and finance, excelling in a wide range of areas including commercial lending, banking regulation and compliance. Recent highlights include representing US Bank in setting up its first de novo branches in Florida in accordance with Dodd-Frank's interstate branching rules. The firm also has an established public finance practice, having advised in this area for over 25 years.
Sources say: "They offer a very client-focused approach with seamless execution and a sense of urgency in getting things done." "A first-rate firm."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Warren Bloom has a distinguished reputation in public finance and often advises on bankruptcies, foreclosures and restructurings of municipal transactions. His recent highlights include advising US Bank on municipal securities restructurings worth close to $20.9 million.
Also standing out in the public finance domain is Jéan Wilson, who has vast experience in a broad spectrum of tax-exempt and taxable financings.
Carl Fornaris wins praise as a "very fine lawyer with a strong understanding of the regulatory issues facing banks." On the transactional front, he acted for Trident Trust on its purchase of Santander's Latin American fiduciary services business.
Sources commend Robert Gang for being "very seasoned and user-friendly with clients." He is particularly well versed in the nuances of public finance.
Since publication, Albert del Castillo has joined the team from Squire Sanders. He is renowned for his public finance work not only on his home turf but also in Puerto Rico. "He's one of the smartest attorneys I've worked with. He's always well prepared and totally accessible," clients enthuse.