SOURCE: Greenberg Traurig

August 30, 2006 12:22 ET

George Matava of Greenberg Traurig Named Among Leading Business Lawyers in 'Chambers & Partners USA Guide'

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 30, 2006 -- George Matava, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Denver office, has been named among the nation's leading business lawyers in the 2006-07 Chambers & Partners USA Guide. Co-chair of Greenberg Traurig's national intellectual property litigation group, Matava was recognized for his skill in IP matters. He heads the firm's Denver IP practice and has focused on IP for the past 20 years. He has extensive experience litigating and trying patent, trademark, copyright, e-commerce, trade secret and antitrust-related claims.

Matava represents companies in patent cases in numerous industries including: automotive products, biomedical devices, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, cable and satellite television, biodegradable plastics and more. In the trademark and copyright fields, his clients span industries ranging from brewing and real estate franchising, to telecommunications and consumer products.

Seventy-two Greenberg Traurig attorneys were listed this year -- an increase of more than 50 percent over the 2005-2006 Chambers USA Guide. Several of the firm's areas of practice by geographic region also were included.

"Chambers & Partners rankings are important in that they are the result of peer and client interviews. These cannot be influenced by advertising commitments or voting for internal sources," said David Palmer, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Denver office. "We are very proud to have an increase in the number of attorneys appearing in the guide, as well as having several areas of practice ranked in key markets for the first time."

Chambers & Partners USA Guide selects attorneys for inclusion based on thousands of interviews with practicing lawyers and with clients around the world.

In addition to the individual rankings, Chambers & Partners ranked practice areas by geographic region. Greenberg Traurig received a No. 1 ranking for Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Construction; Corporate/M&A; Immigration; Litigation: General Commercial; Litigation (White Collar Crime & Government Investigations); Real Estate; Real Estate (Zoning/Land Use); and Tax.

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