PHILADELPHIA, MAY 4 2020 — Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues the strategic growth of its real estate practice, with the addition of Jon S. Robins as a shareholder. Robins is well-known and respected for his handling of complex finance, equity investments and real estate activities.
“Jon is a preeminent finance lawyer with incredible skill in complex finance transactions, including workouts and distressed assets. His well-honed insights help further round-out an already fantastic real estate team here,” said Curtis B. Toll, managing shareholder of the Philadelphia office. “He brings another dimension of industry experience to the Philadelphia real estate practice, allowing for the office to serve clients locally and nationwide in a holistic manner. We are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”
Robins joins Greenberg Traurig following a 16-year tenure at Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP.
“Greenberg Traurig’s international reputation in the real estate arena along with its history of collaboration across markets in the United States, and its commitment to Philadelphia, drew me to the firm,” Robins said. “The platform and team here will allow for further expansion of what I can offer my clients. Likewise, I look forward to working closely with the broad base of Greenberg Traurig clients in the increasingly complex commercial real estate environment rendered even more challenging by the novel coronavirus crisis.”
Robins joins a 10-member real estate team that accounts for nearly 20 percent of the lawyers in the Philadelphia office – now one of the largest practice groups locally.
“We are continuously impressed by the quality of talent and opportunity the Philadelphia market presents and grateful to be able to capitalize on both,” noted a joint statement from the co-chairs of the firm’s award-winning Global Real Estate Practice, Stephen L. Rabinowitz, Corey E. Light, Richard J. Giusto, and Michael J. Baum. “The significant growth in Philadelphia further deepens our ability to deliver quality and value for clients across sectors.”
Prior to Klehr Harrison, Robins practiced law at Dechert for eight years. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law and Colgate University, he frequently presents on real estate matters, such as decoding complex components of documentation, loans, and negotiating transactions involving foreign borrowers.
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, Latin America, and Asia. 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 Philadelphia Office: Founded in 1997, Greenberg Traurig’s Philadelphia office is home to more than 50 attorneys and more than a dozen practices including Real Estate, Litigation, Labor & Employment, Corporate, Environmental, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, White Collar Defense & Special Investigations, Immigration & Compliance, Investment Regulation, Public Finance, Government Law & Policy, Private Wealth Services, and Tax. The Philadelphia office represents clients in the manufacturing, health care, real estate, energy, financial, and insurance industries, state and local governments, professional service, and energy firms, and individuals.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,200 attorneys in 41 offices in the United States, 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. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.