Greenberg Traurig Adds Denis Braham to Sports Law and Real Estate Practices in Growing Houston Office as Firm Enters 20th Year in Texas | National

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes a nationally recognized practitioner in sports and real estate law, Denis Brahamas a shareholder in its growth Houston Desk. Braham joins the company from Winstead, where he was chairman of the Sports Business & Media Industry Group, a senior member of the Real Estate group and chairman emeritus of that company, having served as its chairman and chief executive. He was a well-known business and community leader in Texasnotably Houston and Austin, for many years.

HOUSTON , July 6, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes nationally recognized practitioner of sports and real estate law, Denis Brahamas a shareholder in its growth Houston Desk. Braham joins the company from Winstead, where he was chairman of the Sports Business & Media Industry Group, a senior member of the Real Estate group and chairman emeritus of that company, having served as its chairman and chief executive. He was a well-known business and community leader in Texasnotably Houston and Austin, for many years.

Braham has a national reputation representing clients in the sports industry, from venue development, financial and P3 transactions, to athletic commissions and local organizing committees for major sporting events, to professional sports teams and universities in in the context of complex sports transactions. His real estate practice touches virtually all segments of the industry in Texas and beyond. He also represents real estate developers, lending institutions, landlords and tenants in commercial, industrial and residential transactions. Braham also manages the acquisition, financing, construction, development, rental, syndication, sale-leaseback, management and operation of a wide variety of properties.

“Since our launch in Texas almost 20 years ago we have seen many changes in the Texas, national and global legal landscape. But with each industry cycle and change, we have remained stable, committed, unified, financially disciplined, and close to our core culture: excellence, client-driven value, trust and respect for our competent lawyers in the field, competitive entrepreneurially locally while collaborating globally to build our world-class national and global practices,” said Richard A. Rosenbaumexecutive chairman of Greenberg Traurig, who has long been personally involved in the growth of the company.

“Over the past few years, many companies have played ‘follow-the-pack’, especially in places like Texas, Florida, New York, and other “hot markets” of the day. Greenberg Traurig was born in Miami 55 years ago and has the largest presence of any company in South Florida. We have over 300 lawyers in South Florida and 100 additional lawyers elsewhere in Floridamore than 300 lawyers in New York – where we grew up for nearly 30 years – and nearly 150 attorneys in the great state of Texashaving penetrated each of our three markets in Austin, dallas and Houston long before virtually any other company founded elsewhere. Building in a disciplined and patient manner, carefully selecting each individual and weaving together a true Texas business, we see times of economic disruption as our next chance to leverage our strength in a more strategic and thoughtful way than the many companies that have recently become accustomed to expanding there for the sake of growth.

“Since I joined the firm as the 90th lawyer more than 35 years ago, we have intentionally preserved and strengthened our unity, diversity, consistency of excellence and unique culture of empowerment while maintaining a unwavering commitment to being leaders in every local community we serve, with minimal bureaucracy and a genuine belief that our lawyers in the field know best how to grow and compete. Texas. We are an integral part of each of our Texas markets and statewide, and as things stabilize and business discipline comes back into fashion, we are very well positioned for Greenberg Traurig-style growth.”

In addition to his sports law and real estate practices, Braham has decades of experience representing domestic and international clients in complex commercial transactions. His experience includes reorganization and planning, including financing, corporate transactions, venture capital transactions, business start-ups, acquisitions, spin-offs, sales, mergers and intellectual property rights related to business acquisitions.

“I have known and admired Denis for decades,” Rosenbaum added. “We are truly proud that someone with deep local roots and a solid reputation in the community – someone who is showing leadership in many of our key industry and practice groups and who “knows the difference ” – chose Greenberg Traurig at this stage of his career. In a market where the phrase “all hats, no cattle” has been coined, Denis Braham is the real deal!”

“Denis has a truly impressive reputation. His approach to the practice of law, coupled with his exceptional knowledge of transactions and his unrivaled negotiation skills, make him an ideal addition to Greenberg Traurig. Our clients and the firm will surely benefit from his vast insight,” said Shari L. Heyenmanaging shareholder of the company Houston Desk. “We are delighted to welcome Denis to the team.”

“Greenberg Traurig’s inclusive culture, industry-leading commitment to customers, and global platform were key factors in my decision,” Braham said. “I am delighted to join such a reputable firm and look forward to working with leading practitioners in Texas and beyond.”

“As part of the group that opened the GT Houston office in 2005, I understand the strategic value of having a strong presence in the city. Having someone like Denis join GT not only improves our position in the sports and entertainment facilities, but also solidifies our brand in the Houston market. Denis has been a mentor and friend for over 25 years, and I’m thrilled to call him a partner again,” said Franklin DR Jones Jr.Co-Chair of the National Public Finance Practice.

Braham has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, from Houston Top Lawyers, Chambers UNITED STATES Guide to America, and more. He got his JD from University of Houston Law Center and its B.Sc. Hebrew University.

In addition to Braham, the firm’s three offices in Texas recently added strategically chosen attorneys in key areas, including shareholders Ashley Aten (Immovable), Steven E. Bartz (Company), Vernon L. Lewis (White Collar Defense and Special Investigations), and Austin R. Wyker (Tax); and, by way of advice, Lauren Harrison (Dispute), Martye Kendrick (public finance and infrastructure), and Jennifer S. Kukla (Immovable). Further growth is expected shortly across the state.

About Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice: Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is the cornerstone of the business and a recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate lawyers offer diversified and comprehensive advice for real estate acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring and disposal of all categories of real estate assets. The team draws on the knowledge and experience of more than 500 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients in key markets in United States, Europethe Middle East, Latin Americaand Asia. The group’s client base includes a wide 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 issues across a wide range of commercial, recreational and residential real estate, including equity and structured debt and hybrids.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Texas is important to Greenberg Traurig, LLP and the firm’s history. With approximately 140 Texas attorneys in Austin, dallasand HoustonGreenberg Traurig has deep roots in the Texas business, legal and government communities. Greenberg Traurig Texas works with clients to meet their interdisciplinary legal needs statewide using the firm’s global platform. The Texas lawyers are experienced in sectors key to the future of the state, including: aviation, chemicals, construction, education, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, healthcare , hedge funds, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, media, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, real estate, retail, sports, technology and software, telecommunications, transport, video games and electronic sports.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has over 2,400 lawyers in 43 locations United States, Europe, Latin America, Asiaand the Middle East. The company, often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity and volunteerism, reported gross revenue of more than $2 billion for fiscal year 2021. The firm is consistently ranked among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, NLJ 250, and Law360 (US) 400. cabinets. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and net carbon neutral with respect to office energy consumption. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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