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Greenberg Traurigs Keith J. Shapiro Recognized for Contributions to Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal

CHICAGO (PRWEB) April 13, 2015

Keith J. Shapiro, co-chair of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice, recently received a special award for his dedication to Emory University School of Law and his significant contributions to the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. Shapiro, who earned his law degree from Emory, helped launch the Journal 30 years ago and has served as its alumni advisor for almost two decades.

In 1999, Shapiro established the Shapiro Bankruptcy Writing Awards for student members of the Journal. These annual awards provide important monetary support for the winning students.

“Emory Law depends on the vital connections among students, faculty, alumni, and the profession. Keith has been that vital connector, and he has helped the Journal become one as well. As we celebrate 30 years of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, we would like to recognize Keith Shapiro as its advisor, supporter, and guardian angel,” said Robert Schapiro, dean of Emory University School of Law, in remarks at the Journal’s annual awards dinner and published in the most recent Journal.

“I sincerely thank the leadership and faculty of Emory University School of Law for always striving to deliver practical training and experience to their students. I thank you for supporting this Journal in such a consistent and meaningful way over the past 30 years,” said Shapiro.

Shapiro is vice president of Greenberg Traurig and chairman of the Chicago office. He has more than 30 years of bankruptcy and restructuring experience and appears worldwide in corporate bankruptcy matters and workouts.

A leader in the restructuring community, Shapiro is a member of the International Board of Directors of the Turnaround Management Association. He was previously chairman of the board and president of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a member of the board of directors of INSOL International, and chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Practice provides clients with the insight and knowledge that come with decades of advisory and litigation experience handling highly complex issues that arise in reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations and distressed acquisitions and sales as well as cross-border proceedings. The team offers clients a broad multidisciplinary approach supported by a nationally recognized practice that has been engaged in many of the key complex restructurings and bankruptcies of our time.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms’ client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.







Mona Burton Appointed Practice Group Leader of Holland & Hart’s Real Estate, Construction, Finance, and Bankruptcy Group


(PRWEB) January 09, 2015

Salt Lake City partner Mona Burton has been appointed practice group leader of the firm’s Real Estate, Construction, Finance, and Bankruptcy practice group effective Jan. 1, 2015. She replaces Brad Boodt, who was elected to the firm’s Management Committee serving as Regional Office Representative.

As practice group leader, Burton will manage and oversee the practice group and its sub-groups to ensure its mission and goals are accomplished and clients are served at the highest level. The

70-lawyer group represents the interests of builders, developers, landlords, tenants, banks and other financing and lending institutions, receivers, and trustees in a wide range of legal matters.

“I’m honored the firm has selected me to lead this practice group, and I’m excited at the opportunities we face,” Burton said. “Brad Boodt did an outstanding job leading us for the last four years, and he will be a great leader on our Management Committee. We have an outstanding group of attorneys and paralegals in our practice group, and I look forward to working with them to enhance our clients’ goals.”

A Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Burton has an established reputation in the bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring community for integrity, credibility, and hard work. She was recognized as Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law – Salt Lake City (2015) by The Best Lawyers in America©.

For over 35 years Burton has represented creditors, asset purchasers, debtors, committees, trustees, and receivers in bankruptcy and receivership cases serving the interests of clients in a number of industries, including real estate, technology, telecommunications, mining, manufacturing, transportation, retail, health, and retirement care and agriculture. In bankruptcy litigation, Burton prosecutes and defends fraudulent and preferential transfers, claims objections, motions for relief from stay, plan confirmations, and bankruptcy appeals.

“Mona has shown a dedication and a level of excellence at Holland & Hart that demonstrates her commitment to her clients and colleagues. We are excited that she has taken on this new leadership position and know she will continue to grow the practice area to new levels,” said Liz Sharrer, Chair of the firm.

Holland & Hart’s real estate lawyers are known throughout the Mountain West for connecting buyers, sellers, developers, builders, lenders, investors, landlords, and tenants with legal support to finance, acquire, divest, manage, develop, and lease real property assets nationwide, including mixed-use, affordable housing, retail leasing, master-planned developments, and public/private projects.

The firm’s construction team has hands-on experience in virtually every aspect of a construction project from beginning to end, handling RFP preparation and response, financing, siting, permitting, design and engineering, procurement, construction and construction management, expansion, retrofitting, and privatization. When disputes arise, the firm’s experienced team represents clients in trials, appeals, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Holland & Hart has represented the litigation, transactional, and regulatory interests of banks and other financial entities for more than 50 years. The firm’s multi-disciplinary team efficiently represents the interests of borrowers and lenders, accessing the expertise of practitioners in commercial finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and litigation to handle matters from bank mergers and acquisitions to syndicated and single-lender commercial loans to restructuring or working out problem loans to defending complex consumer lending actions.

The firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice encompasses all challenges faced by distressed companies and their creditors. These lawyers combine in-depth knowledge of the law with an understanding of how that law fits into the broader legal and commercial framework to preserve or enforce the rights of all stakeholders with creative, cost-effective solutions.

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About Holland & Hart

Holland & Hart LLP delivers integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes. Established in 1947, today the firm has more than 470 lawyers providing a full range of services from 15 offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D.C. We offer a client-driven culture with service that is personalized, responsive, and innovative. For more information, visit http://www.hollandhart.com.







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