SOURCE: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

July 16, 2007 10:14 ET

Forum Club of the Palm Beaches Elects Alfred Malefatto President

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - July 16, 2007) - Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Alfred Malefatto has been elected President of The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Florida's largest non-profit, non-partisan political and public affairs organization. The Forum Club functions to inform and educate the community's business, political and social interests and to promote participation in the democratic process. The club hosts meetings that feature prominent speakers, including former U.S. presidents and world leaders, on state, national and international matters. Speakers this past year included Florida Governor Charlie Crist and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. Upcoming speakers will include Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

"Having the opportunity to present world-class speakers and leaders to the Greater Palm Beach Community enhances the lives of our citizens at many different levels," Malefatto said. "I am excited at the opportunity and grateful for the fantastic team we have in place at The Forum Club who make it all happen. When the club began about three decades ago, membership was limited to 200. We are now at nearly 500 and have grown into Florida's largest non-partisan political and public affairs organization."

Malefatto focuses his practice on environmental, land use and administrative law. He represents Fortune 500 companies, developers, small businesses and local governments in a variety of environmental permitting, enforcement and transactional matters, and land use proceedings. He received his J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his B.A. from New York University.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with more than 1,700 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.

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