NEW YORK, NY, July 8, 2004 – LAWFUEL – The international law firm o…

NEW YORK, NY, July 8, 2004 – LAWFUEL – The international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced today that Ivan Presant has joined the firm as a Shareholder in the Corporate and Securities Department in the New York office. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Presant practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Mr. Presant has extensive experience in a wide range of business combination transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spin-offs and auctions, and in general corporate matters.

“Ivan Presant’s broad-based corporate mergers and acquisitions experience makes him an excellent addition to the firm as we continue to expand the breadth of our growing corporate and securities practice,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Managing Shareholder of the New York office and National Operating Shareholder.

“Bringing Ivan to Greenberg Traurig not only adds a major talent to our national and local capabilities, but immediately enhances the capacity of our corporate and securities practice, and further augments our ability to serve our domestic and international clients,” said Alan I. Annex, who chairs the Corporate and Securities practice in the firm’s New York office.

Mr. Presant earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and his B.A. from Stanford University.