Gift to Miami Law Honors Distinguished Alumnus Robert Traurig


The law firm of Greenberg Traurig, one of the largest in the United States, has made a leadership gift to the University of Miami School of Law to name the LL.M. Program in Real Property Development after Robert H. Traurig, JD '50.

The program, designed for practitioners interested in fine-tuning their practice, will be called the Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig LL.M. Real Property Development Program.

Traurig, who helped establish the Greenberg Traurig law firm in 1967, specialized in land-use matters. He was instrumental in the spectacular growth of the firm and that of Miami and its environs.

He was honored last fall by the school's Law Alumni Association with its Alumnus of Distinction award. At the dinner ceremony, Miami Law Dean Patricia D. White said Traurig had made an "extraordinary contribution to this community," and that it was essential that Miami have a great university "that produces people like Bob Traurig."

In a video about Traurig's career that was shown during the Alumnus of Distinction dinner, he was called "the dean of zoning," someone who "influenced every significant land-use case in Miami." The term "Magic City" was born in the wake of his efforts, the video's narrator said.

Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with 1,800 lawyers and government-affairs professionals in more than 30 locations across the United States and around the world.

The one-year LL.M. in Real Property Development provides an advanced law degree for lawyers dedicated to working in the real estate field, either as attorneys or entrepreneurs.