Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced the hire of five attorneys and one director across various practice areas including real estate, energy regulatory, corporate & securities and government law & policy to its Austin office.
The group includes shareholders Joshua Bernstein, Todd Kimbrough and Elizabeth Rogers, along with associates William Teten, Jr. and Katie Van Dyk. Rounding out the group is Government Law & Policy senior director, Dr. Jennifer McEwan.
Bernstein focuses his practice on transactional real estate matters, with an emphasis on homebuilding, development, and the establishment and governance of master planned communities, property owners’ associations and condominiums. Bernstein’s clients include national and regional homebuilders, as well as owners and developers of property, whom he regularly assists with respect to financing, acquisition, development, governance, leasing, management and sale of both residential properties (including single-family residential, multi-family residential and condominium properties) and commercial projects (including office, retail, hotel and entertainment assets). He also advises institutional clients and individuals on general business and corporate matters. Bernstein received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and his B.A. from The Ohio State University.
Kimbrough focuses his practice on regulatory and market issues for participants in electricity markets in the United States and abroad. This work has included the drafting and negotiation of complex agreements for the construction and operation of power plants as well as numerous regulatory proceedings related to generation, transmission and rates. Kimbrough has been involved in the approval or development of more than $25 billion in electricity infrastructure improvements in the past 10 years. He has counseled utilities in rate cases, CCN proceedings and IRP approvals in Texas, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and before FERC. Prior to joining the firm, Kimbrough served as General Counsel for the third largest municipal electric utility in Texas. Kimbrough received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, his M.S. from Texas A&M University and his B.A. from Southwestern University.
Rogers comes to the firm from her most recent position as the first Chief Privacy Officer in Texas State Government when she joined the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Office. At Greenberg Traurig, Rogers focuses her practice on data privacy and cyber security matters, including those related to privacy implications arising in mobile applications and software licensing agreements, negotiating cyber security insurance policy language, negotiating privacy and security controls in third party vendor contracts, and creating enterprise wide privacy programs to protect against-cyber security threats. Rogers received her J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law and her B.A. from The University of Texas at El Paso.
Teten, Jr. joins the firm as a corporate associate and concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, project development, capital markets and corporate governance. Teten received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and his B.A. from The University of Texas.
Van Dyk has experience working on various commercial and residential real estate matters, including real estate transactions, land use, entitlements, and condominium and homeowners association matters. She is experienced at handling complex real estate transactions and in dealing with subdivision and zoning issues with city staff and the Land Use Commissions and City Councils in Austin and the surrounding cities. Van Dyk received her J.D. from Tulane University Law School and her B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.
McEwan is experienced in advocacy and policy research for regional and statewide mobility coalitions, chamber organizations, trade associations, institutions of higher learning and public education coalitions, in addition to numerous statewide appointed task forces and the Sunset Advisory Commission. McEwan is also experienced developing and implementing strategies and supporting data for advocacy, working with state legislators, and county judges and other elected officials regarding transportation and infrastructure policy issues. McEwan received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, her M.A. from Texas State University – San Marcos and her B.A. from Texas A&M University.