Five Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Recognized as Valley Legal Leaders
PHOENIX, AZ -- February 20, 2006 --
Jeffrey H. Verbin, managing shareholder
of the largest international law firm with offices in Arizona, Greenberg
Traurig, LLP, is pleased to announce that shareholder
Rebecca Burnham has
been named one of only 10 Valley attorneys recognized by The Phoenix Business
Journal as a “Leading Lawyer” in the publication’s annual program aimed
at recognizing lawyers for their contributions to the legal industry and
Renowned for excellence in real estate law, Burnham recently made the
move to Greenberg Traurig after seven years of independent practice with
fellow lawyer Lesa Storey. Burnham, who was most recently recognized for
her role in the re-election campaign of George W. Bush and serving on the
search committee that chose Michael Crow to lead Arizona State University,
has long been involved in key issues in Arizona. She was tapped by the Greater
Phoenix Chamber and other key community groups to analyze the potential
economic impact of the Citizens Growth Management Initiative in 2001 and
has played a significant role in attempting to resolve trust land disputes.
A Phoenix resident, Burnham has called Arizona home since the 1970s and
has taken an active role in many aspects of the state’s development. She
received her undergraduate degree at ASU and is a graduate of the UCLA School
of Law. Burnham serves on the Board of the Crisis Nursery Foundation and
the Advisory Board of the ASU Foundation, and acts as Program Chairman for
the ASU Foundation Women & Philanthropy program.
The same program honored an additional 25 local lawyers in a “Who’s Who”
section, which included four from Greenberg Traurig:
corporate, international and securities law;
Larry Rosenfeld, labor and
employment law; Jeffrey Verbin, real estate, finance, commercial and consumer
lending; and Jeffrey Wolf, franchise law.
”It’s a great honor, for both the firm and the individual attorneys,
to be recognized in our own community,” states Verbin. “Our attorneys understand
that, aside from providing exceptional legal services, being involved in
the community is a very important part of the firm’s culture.”
About Leading Lawyers
Leading Lawyers is the latest effort by The Phoenix Business Journal
to recognize and profile leading attorneys in the local business market.
Applicants were required to submit a resume, letters of recommendation,
and answer a brief questionnaire which was evaluated by a panel of judges
based on their contributions to the legal industry and community. Those
selected were profiled in the January 20, 2006 issue of the weekly newspaper.
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