Greenberg Traurig Builds Out Real Estate Team

Ellen Berkowitz and Brady McShane have joined Greenberg Traurig as shareholders in the firm’s land use, land development and real estate practices in the Los Angeles and Denver offices, respectively. Berkowitz and McShane previously worked together at Akerman.

“As the real estate market continues to grow in California and beyond, it is important that we maintain best in class legal teams in key markets,” said David Palmer, managing shareholder of the Denver Office. “Brady’s and Ellen’s background and client base strengthen our leading real estate teams in Los Angeles, Denver, and nationwide.”

The firm also recently added a team of four attorneys in its Dallas office real estate practice.

McShane joins as a shareholder in the land use and land development, environmental and real estate practices in Greenberg Traurig’s Denver office. He advises developers, landowners, financial institutions and builders on political, regulatory, technical and environmental issues involved in developing projects in California.

His land use experience includes work on single and multifamily residential communities, hotels, hospitals, regional shopping centers, big box and specialty retail stores, among other development types. He also advises institutional lenders on the land use and entitlement issues associated with distressed assets. McShane regularly appears in public hearings before agencies, boards, commissions, and legislative bodies and helps defend development projects in court against CEQA and other land use-related claims. He is admitted in California. His practice is temporarily authorized in Colorado pending admission under C.R.C.P. 205.6