New York, NY, November 4, 2009 – LawFuel Attorney Announcement Service – Center of Hope (Haiti) (COHH) is honoring the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP with its Hope Award for the firm’s continuing support of its mission to construct and operate an orphanage in Hinche, Haiti. COHH will present the Hope Award to Greenberg Traurig at its Fourth Annual Gala on November 4, 2009, in New York City. The gala serves as a primary source of funds for the project.
Since 2005, a team of Greenberg Traurig attorneys led by New York shareholder Daniel J. Ansell, Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Operations Group, has assisted COHH with legal issues related to the creation and operation of the orphanage. Initially, Greenberg Traurig’s efforts consisted of establishing a non-governmental organization in Haiti, preparing tax filings and handling other related legal work. Since then, Greenberg Traurig’s work has evolved to include acting as outside counsel to COHH on a wide variety of matters.
“We are proud to be involved with this outstanding organization and are honored to receive this award,” said Ansell. “Greenberg Traurig’s support of COHH is an excellent example of the firm’s commitment to pro bono work and to improving the lives of children everywhere.”
“Greenberg Traurig’s work for COHH reminds us all how important it is to continue to give back to others, particularly during these challenging times,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, President of Greenberg Traurig. “The volunteer work our firm has done under Dan’s leadership shows that our efforts can have a significant positive impact.”
COHH is a not-for-profit corporation formed for the purpose of developing and operating an orphanage in Hinche, Haiti. When completed, the orphanage complex, currently under construction, will consist of an orphanage for up to 100 children, an elementary school for up to 200 children, a vocational school and a medical clinic. COHH, through a volunteer board of directors and officers, coordinates resources, including volunteer services and contributions, in support of the orphanage.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 20 on The National Law Journal’s 2008 NLJ 250. In the U.K., the firm operates as Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Studio Santa Maria in Milan and Rome, TA Lawyers GKJ in Tokyo, and Weber Law Office in Zürich. The firm was Chambers and Partners’ USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 and among the Top 3 in the International Law Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.