SOURCE: Greenberg Traurig, LLP

April 13, 2007 11:30 ET

Greenberg Traurig's Tampa Office Continues to Grow

Addition of New Attorneys Expands Firm's Labor & Employment Practice

TAMPA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 13, 2007 --The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues to expand its Tampa office with the addition of a group of well-respected attorneys headed by Peter W. Zinober and Richard C. McCrea, Jr., who will join the firm's national Labor & Employment Practice Group on May 1, 2007.

"Pete, Rich, and their team bring a wealth of experience and are privileged to represent some wonderful clients. And the addition of these experienced trial lawyers will strengthen our overall litigation practice. Pete, Rich, and their team will greatly expand our ability to assist clients with a wide range of labor and employment matters," said David B. Weinstein, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Tampa office.

With the addition of these attorneys, Greenberg Traurig's Tampa office has grown to nearly 20 attorneys since its founding 8 months ago in August of 2006. The office, which expects to continue to grow, represents clients in a broad range of civil and criminal litigation, trial, and appellate practice in state and federal courts; environmental and land use law; labor and employment; construction, architecture and engineering law; taxation, lending, and other financial matters; as well as business planning and transactions.

Mr. Zinober has been practicing labor and employment law since 1969. He received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the University of Florida Law Review, and his L.L.M. degree in Labor Law from George Washington University. Mr. Zinober is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar and has achieved an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell. He is listed in The Best Lawyers of America, Chambers USA, Florida Legal Elite, and Florida Super Lawyers. Mr. Zinober began his career in Washington, D.C., and worked for both the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor, and the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. He is a member of the Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association and has also served as Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar. He publishes and lectures extensively on labor and employment law topics, and conducts workshops for both attorney and non-lawyer groups throughout the country.

Mr. McCrea has been practicing labor law since 1982. A former New Jersey State Trooper, Mr. McCrea received his B.A. degree from Rutgers College and his J.D. degree from the Rutgers-Newark School of Law. He is Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer as well as a Board Certified Labor and Employment Lawyer, a distinction held by only eight lawyers in the State of Florida. Mr. McCrea also has been Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and has achieved an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. McCrea is Past Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of The Florida Bar, and Past Chair of The Florida Bar's Labor and Employment Law Certification Committee. Mr. McCrea is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Florida Legal Elite, and was recognized as one of the top 100 Florida Super Lawyers in 2006.

"These individuals have a deep commitment to their clients and a solid track record of success, all of which are hallmarks of Greenberg Traurig," Weinstein said. "I know that Pete, Rich, and the other members of their Labor & Employment group will make significant contributions to our clients, our firm, and our community. It is a privilege to announce their arrival."

Greenberg Traurig's Labor and Employment Practice is comprised of more than 90 attorneys located throughout the U.S. and Europe. Our team provides an array of workplace strategies and legal counsel, including practical and efficient consulting, technical assistance, and litigation services. This is a thriving business community, so it makes sense to have a top-notch Labor & Employment group based in Tampa Bay to serve local, regional, and national clients.

Matt Gorson, Greenberg Traurig's national operating shareholder, said that adding the Zinober and McCrea team is consistent with the firm's model for successful growth. "This is a good fit for us," he said. "When we add a new team such as GT Tampa's Labor & Employment group, we do so because the lawyers complement both the office and the firm. In fact, the vast majority of the firm's growth comes from having highly talented lawyers like Pete Zinober and Rich McCrea join Greenberg Traurig."

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with over 1,600 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.

Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa Bay, FL; Tokyo, Japan; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, DC; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich, Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Olswang, London and Brussels; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices in Tokyo. For additional information, please visit the firm's Web site at www.gtlaw.com.

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