Greenberg Traurig Grows Bankruptcy, Litigation Practice in Florida

TAMPA, Fla.– LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire –Greenberg Traurig, an international law firm with more than 1,750 attorneys in 28 offices throughout the United States and Europe, including Tampa, has added nationally recognized attorney Robert A. “Rob” Soriano as a shareholder to its business reorganization and bankruptcy and litigation practices. Soriano joins the firm from Shutts & Bowen’s Tampa office. He was previously at Carlton Fields, also in Tampa, where he headed that firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group.

“Rob Soriano has a national reputation in the area of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy and will strengthen this practice for Greenberg Traurig in the Middle District of Florida. To that end, Rob will spend part of his time in our Orlando office,” said David Weinstein, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tampa office. The office has grown by 16 lawyers since its founding in August of 2006.

“Bringing Rob to Greenberg Traurig is something I’ve been attempting to do for more than a decade. Given where Rob is in his career, how well our Tampa office is developing, and where the bankruptcy and insolvency practice appears to be headed, Rob’s decision to join us could not come at a more opportune time,” said Mark Bloom, co-managing shareholder of the firm’s Miami office and co-chair of the national business reorganization and bankruptcy practice.

“Greenberg Traurig has an excellent national platform and leadership position to offer my clients. In addition, this is somewhat of a homecoming as I will be working with old friends whose work I respect,” Soriano said. The firm’s business reorganization and bankruptcy practice brings together more than 65 attorneys located across the United States. The team has experience handling the many complex issues that arise in business reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, liquidations and distressed acquisitions and sales, as well as cross-border proceedings involving U.S. and foreign law.

Soriano received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, with high distinction, and his J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Mark A. Costantino, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, and practiced at Skadden Arps in New York before coming to Florida. He is a member of the bars of both New York and Florida. Soriano has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than 12 years, was given the highest rating in Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and is listed in Florida Super Lawyers. In addition, Rob is a contributing editor to Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide and to Chapter 11 Theory and Practice. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of The American Law Institute.

Recently, Greenberg Traurig was named “USA Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Partners. The award honors excellence in legal services in countries around the world. Winning firms are selected by a distinguished panel of judges made up of international corporate buyers of legal services. In Florida, practice areas that were ranked by Chambers and Partners in its USA Guide, or had members who were, include Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Construction; Corporate/Mergers and Acquisition; Environmental; Immigration Labor and Employment; Litigation; Litigation: Appellate; Real Estate; Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use; Tax; and Tax: Employee Benefits.

Greenberg Traurig 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. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Olswang, London and Brussels; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices in Tokyo. For additional information, please visit the firm’s Web site at

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