Greenberg Traurig Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in Style at the Pérez Art Museum Miami
Cesar Alvarez, Jorge Pérez and Matt Gorson

Jaret Davis, Victor Semah and Manny Medina

Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, Matt Gorson and Bronwyn Miller

Under a sparkling Miami sky, more than 600 of the community’s business, government and nonprofit leaders joined international law firm Greenberg Traurig to celebrate its 50th anniversary on March 14 at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Founded in Miami in 1967 by three attorneys - Mel Greenberg, Robert H. Traurig, and Larry Hoffman – Greenberg Traurig now has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Founding Shareholders Bob Traurig and Larry Hoffman attended the event, along with their families; founding Shareholder Mel Greenberg’s daughter, Carol Greenberg Brooks also attended. Greenberg Traurig Senior Chairmen Cesar L. Alvarez and Matt Gorson welcomed guests, along with Miami Co-Managing Shareholder Jaret L. Davis.

“In many ways the clients and community leaders who celebrated with us represent our legacy because it was their support that nurtured us and helped us to grow,” Gorson said. “We are beyond grateful for the trust they have placed in us, as their business partners and friends. This is a reflection of the commitment to community and client service that our founding partners instilled in the firm – one that still defines Greenberg Traurig to this day.”

At the event, guests enjoyed a tropical ambience that reflected Greenberg Traurig’s Miami roots, complete with flamenco music and a Latin-themed mini-slider bar. The Pérez Art Museum Miami provided the perfect venue for the hometown-inspired outdoor evening celebration, capturing much of Miami’s natural beauty as well as offering guests the opportunity to tour some of the most distinguished modern art in the nation.

“We are honored that so many people from the community celebrated our milestone anniversary with us,” said Yosbel A. Ibarra, Miami Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig. “This was our opportunity to say thank you to our clients and the community for their generous support over the past 50 years.”

Business and community leaders who attended the event included: Dr. Philip and Pat Frost, Jorge Pérez, Armando Codina, Manny Medina, Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Alberto Ibargüen, Ambassadors Sue and Charles Cobb, Adolfo Henriques, Carol and Stuart Wylie, brothers Jeffrey and Bruce Berkowitz, Cesar Conde, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, and Miami-Dade Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin. The celebration also drew various government and judiciary officials.

Government officials in Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, the City of Miami Beach, the City of Coral Gables, and the City of Doral issued proclamations designating March 14 as ”Greenberg Traurig Day,” in celebration of the firm’s 50th anniversary. The local governments honored the firm for its notable service to their communities and for being an exemplary corporate citizen.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and is among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.

Jim Carr, Armando Codina, Brian Duffy and Adolfo Henriques

Andre Teixeira, Mat Robie, Elizabeth Graham Martinez, Luis Martinez, Carol Graham Wyllie, Stuart S. Wyllie and Steven Landy

Matt Gorson, Yosbel Ibarra, Cesar Alvarez, Hilarie Bass, Larry Hoffman, Brian Duffy and Jaret Davis

Lucia Dougherty, Commissioners Joy Malakoff, Kristen Rosen Gonzalez and Francis Suarez

Greenberg Traurig Founders

Cesar Alvarez, Harve Mogul and Fred Karlinsky

Georgie Angones, Marilyn Holifield, Hilarie Bass, and Honorable Ellen Sue Venzer

Bonnie Michaels, Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, Vicki Smith-Bilt and Kerri Barsh

Larry and Deborah Hoffman

Bob and Jackie Traurig, Wendy Traurig Perlin and Maddi Sackel

Andrew Easton, Gary Braveman, Ilene Kobert and Edward Easton

Albert and Barbara del Castillo, Mayor Jack Seiler, Matt Allen, Matt Gorson and Chuck Cobb

Ryan Bailine, Albert Cordoves, Rey Melendi, Adam Lubkin, Kim LeCompte and Michael Thomas

Ernest and Patricia Greer, Ana Veiga Milton, Katherine Fine and Robert Fine

Carol Brooks and Bob Traurig

Alan Dimond, Honorable Maria de Jesus Santovenia and Honorable Darrin P. Gayles

Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Iris Escarra

Commissioner Frank Carollo and Cesar Alvarez

Arnold Preston, Carl Fornaris and Marshall Martin

Greenberg Traurig welcomed guests to its 50th anniversary celebration

Ralph Serrano, Bianca Coletti, Danielle Garno and Joshua Samek

Bob Grossman and Kate Inman

Rick Giusto, Jaret Davis and Yosbel Ibarra

Eliot and Nilda Pedrosa, Honorable Nushin Sayfie and Cesar Alvarez

Jorge Cayon, Sergio Calleja, Jr., Jesus Freiria, Sergio Calleja, Ricardo Fraga, Orlando Borges and Yosbel Ibarra  

Norman Benford, Joni Armstrong Coffey, Kendall Coffey and Burt Bruton

Guests enjoyed the evening at PAMM under a sparkling Miami sky