Greenberg Traurig Further Expands its Chicago Office with Addition of
CHICAGO, IL -- April 2, 2004 -- The international law firm of Greenberg
Traurig today announced that three shareholders have joined its Chicago
office. Janice L. Block
joined as a shareholder in the Technology, Telecommunications and Media
Group; Daniel L. Kraus
joined as a shareholder in the Tax Group; and
E. Paul Quinn joined as
a shareholder in the Corporate and Securities Group.
Block is an experienced intellectual property and technology lawyer who
brings a practical, business-oriented approach to advising companies as
they expand their use of new leading-edge technologies. She represents a
wide variety of companies in connection with Internet and electronic commerce
issues, and has litigated cases, involving cutting-edge intellectual property
and technology issues, in federal and state courts throughout the country.
Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Block was Senior Corporate Counsel for
Microsoft Corporation where she was responsible for a 14-state region of
the central United States. She holds a law degree from Columbia University
School of Law, a masters in journalism from Northwestern University and
a bachelor’s of arts degree from Princeton University.
Kraus has extensive experience in corporate and tax-related transactions
and concentrates his practice in affordable housing and community development,
start-up and growth-oriented investments, tax controversy and litigation.
He is the Chair of the Tax Credit Syndication Section of the American Bar
Association’s Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development
Law and was a member of the faculty of the graduate program in Real Estate
Law at the John Marshall Law School. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig,
Kraus was a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP. He earned his B.S., J.D. and M.B.T.
from the University of Minnesota.
Quinn concentrates his practice in structuring and negotiating mergers
and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, venture capital financings, VC/LBO
fund formations and related transactions. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig,
Quinn was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. He earned an accounting degree
from the University of Iowa and a law degree from the University of Virginia
School of Law.
“Janice, Dan and Paul are all accomplished lawyers whose experience and
talent will enhance our full spectrum of legal services,” said
Keith J. Shapiro, co-managing
shareholder of the firm’s Chicago office. “Janice’s transactional, regulatory
and litigation experience in the information technology area, Dan’s experience
in tax aspects of corporate and real estate transactions, and Paul’s private
equity experience will make them valuable resources to the firm.”
“Greenberg Traurig’s Chicago office has grown to over 70 lawyers through
the addition of individuals like Janice, Dan and Paul – individuals who
combine legal skill with sound business judgment to deliver a quality result
for our clients. We are glad to have them,” said
Paul T. Fox, co-managing
shareholder of the firm’s Chicago office.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with 1,500
attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The
firm is ranked seventh on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 listing of the
largest law firms in the U.S., based on number of lawyers.
Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The
Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver,
CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL;
Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA;
Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tokyo, Japan;
Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich,
Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent
law firms: Olswang, London and Brussels; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and
Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices in Tokyo.
For additional information, please visit the firm's Web site at