SOURCE: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

August 10, 2007 09:00 ET

Greenberg Traurig Joins the U.S. Green Building Council

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - August 10, 2007) - The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has joined the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a nonprofit organization whose stated core purpose is "to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and productive environment that improves the quality of life."

"We are working with many of our clients toward building in an environmentally responsible, sustainable and profitable way. We are very pleased to join forces and exchange resources with the many members of this organization in order to better serve our clients' needs," said Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Paul D'Arelli. D'Arelli is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) by the USGBC. The first to be certified as such in Florida, D'Arelli is actively involved in several green building projects and initiatives.

The USGBC is comprised of more than 10,000 member organizations from every sector of the building industry. The USGBC's 75 regional chapters represent the organization in communities, providing local green building resources, education and leadership opportunities.

Members of Greenberg Traurig's Green Building and Sustainable Development Practice Group are assisting clients who recognize the significance of "green" building trends and sustainability on the future of development, construction, and other industries. Approximately 20 attorneys working across the firm's 29 offices comprise this multi-disciplinary team. The practice group's members work closely with clients to implement their sustainability initiatives.

"Our firm's membership in the USGBC will allow our Green Building and Sustainable Development Practice Group attorneys to join local USGBC chapters nationwide, and by doing so better track local laws and ordinances that implement LEED standards. The up-to-the-minute publications and resources available to USGBC members will be invaluable to us as we work to help our clients get the most out of their sustainable building efforts," said Greenberg Traurig Of Counsel Paul Savage, a practice group member who works on LEED-certified projects out of Greenberg Traurig's Miami office.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international 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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