Hard Rock deal wins NAFOA award

21 April 2008

MIAMI, Florida -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP was recognized for its role in the Seminole Tribe of Florida's purchase of Hard Rock International which was honored with the Native American Finance Officers Association's "Deal of the Year" award for 2007 at NAFOA's Spring Finance Conference for Indian Country. The award was presented for the Seminole Tribe's reported $965 million acquisition of Hard Rock International, which marked the first acquisition of a major international corporation by a Native American Tribe. The "Deal of the Year" award, presented to the Seminole Tribe and the banking and legal team-leaders involved in bringing the Hard Rock deal to fruition, was the highlight of NAFOA's Inaugural Financial Leadership Awards Dinner.

Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Marlon Goldstein was on hand at the award ceremony on behalf of the firm. Goldstein and the firm's Corporate and Securities Department Chairman, Gary Epstein, both based in the firm's Miami office, led the Greenberg Traurig team in the acquisition and related financings.

"We are extremely proud of the Seminole Tribe's accomplishments and are honored to have had the opportunity to represent the Seminole Tribe in this historic transaction," Goldstein said.

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with more than 1750 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The firm was selected as the 2007 USA Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners. The firm's corporate and securities team has more than 350 members over three continents.

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Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) Spring 2008 Finance Conference for Indian Country