Miami-headquartered Greenberg Traurig is a national leader in the middle and upper-middle and market spaces. The firm has 30 different offices in the US, with locations that include New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Denver and Houston. Greenberg Traurig has continued to expand its already impressive national reach, opening a Minneapolis office in February 2019 with the addition of three attorneys from DLA Piper.
Greenberg Traurig’s Nevada real estate team is based in Las Vegas and is regularly involved in different real estate matters. In addition, the firm’s Las Vegas office has a strong M&A practice.
The real estate group advises private equity funds, developers, investors and operators on the acquisition, financing, development, sale and leasing of commercial properties, including mixed use projects, resort hotels, retail assets, multi-family projects, timeshare developments, condominium properties and golf courses.
Over the research period, the team in Las Vegas conducted a number of deals, including representing Orange Lake Resorts in connection with a $500 million revolving credit facility.
Founded in South Florida in 1981, Greenspoon Marder has expanded at a prolific rate throughout its home state, where it is recognised as an 'Other notable firm' for its M&A practice by IFLR1000.
Greenspoon has also expanded tremendously in the rest of the country in the fewer than 40 years that have passed since its inception. In 2017 alone, the firm opened offices in Wilmington, Delaware, Newark, New Jersey, Nevada City, California, Portland, Oregon and Phoenix, Arizona. This momentum continued into 2018 with five more new offices: Annapolis, Maryland, Iselin, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Scottsdale, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico. In total, the firm operates 28 offices across numerous US regions.
Greenspoon Marder has a wide footprint in its home state, with offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Cypress Creek, Merrick Pointe and Port St Lucie. The firm’s massive presence in Florida makes it a leading candidate for middle market deals across the entire state.
Many of the firm’s most significant deals remain confidential, but in terms of industry specializations Greenspoon focuses on Florida’s highly active real estate market. Greenspoon also has its own cannabis practice group, putting it in position to be at the forefront of a rapidly growing international industry.
The firm’s Nevada practice is focused on corporate and commercial banking, and the team is highly experienced in handling many different types of gaming transactions in the greater Las Vegas area.
Founded in 1947, Holland and Hart have gained notoriety for their outstanding reputation with local businesses, focusing on lower and mid-sized transactions. In a market dominated by gaming transactions, Holland and Hart have carved out a niche by representing buyers and sellers in both gaming and non-gaming transactions. The firm’s corporate practice is headed up in their Reno office, although the firm has offices in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Sante Fe, Washington D.C., Anchorage, Aspen, Billings, Boise, Boulder, Denver, Cheyenne, Jackson Hole, and Carson City.
The firm’s diverse M&A practice can be highlighted in their representation of Stillwater Mining Company, the only U.S. miner of platinum group metals, in connection with its acquisition by South African gold mining company Sibanye Gold, in an enterprise value, including debt, of $2.7 billion. The firm’s diverse M&A portfolio also includes representing Truckee Gaming, Urnaium Energy Corp, Zing Solar, and Western Electronics, among many others. The firm also boasts prominent Venture Capital/Emerging Growth, as well as a Project Development & Finance practice that focuses their efforts in representing a variety of solar and wind powered energy companies.
Kaempfer Crowell is a Nevada-based firm with locations in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City. With over 25 attorneys and deep ties to the community, Kaempfer Crowell has a leading role in the local real estate industry.
The firm advises several of the largest Nevada-based construction firms in the state, as well as numerous other general contractors and subcontractors. Overall, the group advises different clients who acquire, develop, finance and sell commercial, retail, office, industrial, resort and residential properties. One recent highlight for the firm came from gaining approval from the Clark County Board of County Commission for a 220-unit single-family residential development on behalf of Lennar Homes.