Embattled US firm Thacher Proffitt & Wood has lost its vice chairman along with an entire office to Greenberg Traurig.
The Miami-headquartered firm has hired two former Thacher Proffitt real estate finance partners - Tom Leslie and Tom Infurna - as well as six other lawyers.
Leslie was formerly the managing partner of Thacher Proffitt's White Plains office as well as firm-wide vice chairman. He becomes the managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s White Plains’ office.
“I have practiced law at Thacher Proffitt for a long time, and it is a fine firm,” Leslie said in a statement. “But as I look to the balance of my legal career and how best to serve my clients during changing times, I sought out a firm with a more diverse business model and broader platform.”
White Plains, 25 miles north of Manhattan, is the base of a growing number of New York City-headquartered companies as well as home to numerous high-tech firms and other major corporations in its own right.
The White Plains office will be Greenberg Traurig’s third in New York state and 28th in the US.