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Greenberg Traurig, one of the Largest Law Firms in the U.S., to Enter German Market with More Than 50 Lawyers

* Greenberg Traurig, the third largest law firm in the United States with more than 1,800 attorneys, continues its international expansion by opening its 38th office in Germanys capital, Berlin

Greenberg Traurig Germany will open on October 1, 2015, as the firms fourth European office after London, Amsterdam, and Warsaw
The award-winning Olswang-team with more than 50 German attorneys, including 14 shareholders, will join Greenberg Traurig in Berlin

Leading international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has announced that it will open in Germany October 1, 2015. Greenberg Traurig will serve the German market from the capital, Berlin, with more than 50 lawyers and all current staff from the Olswang office in that city, including 14 attorneys who will become shareholders of the firm.

The award-winning, Berlin-based team is known internationally for its high-profile practices in corporate, M&A, finance, and restructuring, focusing on the real estate, technology, telecommunications, media, and infrastructure industries. Greenberg Traurigs move into the vibrant and fast-growing tech hub Berlin aligns perfectly with the existing bridge from Silicon Valley through Tel Aviv to Seoul. In addition, this expansion combines one of the leading German real estate groups with one of the top real estate practices in the United States, creating a world-class global real estate offering.

“Berlin is a key center of business, technology, culture, and global policymaking, and where the entrepreneurial spirit can be felt as intensely as anywhere I have been in the world,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, Greenberg Traurig’s chief executive officer.

“Even with over 1,800 lawyers in 37 cities, and among the very largest in the United States itself, nowhere in the global legal industry can the entrepreneurial spirit be felt as intensely as it is at Greenberg Traurig, and that spirit defines our brand. Our culture of trust, respect, top quality, and extraordinary value, and the empowerment of our people on the ground, is as strong and vibrant as ever. Our core brands in real estate, technology, and M&A are perfectly suited to Germany and the top-tier team who will found our office there. We are proud to be in the key global technology, real estate, and financial markets, from Silicon Valley and San Francisco to Seoul, from Berlin to Tel Aviv, from Shanghai to Miami, from Tokyo to Austin, from Warsaw to Chicago, from Boston to Northern Virginia, from New York to London, from Houston to Mexico City, and beyond.

Christian Schede, who will serve as the German managing shareholder for Greenberg Traurig, added, “Greenberg Traurigs award-winning corporate, M&A, real estate, technology, media, and telecoms practices are a perfect fit with our top-ranking German offering. Greenberg Traurigs entrepreneurial focus, its growth strategy, and its international network enable us and our emerging talent to shape our future.

“Simply stated, it is incredibly exciting to be a part of the firms next step in its commitment to Europe, its growth into the German market, and to become integrated into one of the few law firms in the world with these practice strengths that is why this combination is such a compelling match,” said Peter Schorling, who will serve as the German corporate practice chair for the new office.

Rosenbaum concluded, As we always do, we waited patiently for years to find the right time, the right place, and especially the right people, and we could not be more pleased with this opportunity. With empowered leadership on the ground, we are confident this will be an important enhancement to the firm’s global platform.”

As part of the move, Olswangs current German restructuring & insolvency unit in Berlin will join with two partners and their staff becoming Greenberg Traurig Restructuring in Germany. In addition, current senior associate Henrik Armah will be promoted as of October 1 and become the 14th shareholder of the firm in Germany.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Founded in 1967, Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite and among the most Tech Savvy. It was on the 2013-2015 BTI Client Service 30 listings of firms most recognized by clients for providing excellent client service, and one of the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard Power Elite, based on the nature and strength of its client relationships.

Greenberg Traurig has grown significantly outside the U.S. over the past few years. After Amsterdam (2002), the firm opened in London in 2009 and Warsaw in 2012. While in Asia, Greenberg Traurig launched its Shanghai office in 2008, added Seoul in 2013, and Tokyo in 2015. In Latin America, an office in Mexico City opened in 2012, the same year the firm opened an office in the Middle East in Tel Aviv. In Italy, Greenberg Traurig holds a strategic alliance with independent law firm Studio Santa Maria in Milan and Rome.

Further Awards & Recognition (selected):

US

Chambers & Partners USA Guide, Band 1, Nationwide Rankings: Real Estate, 2015-2012; Retail, 2015-2010; Corporate/M&A, 2011-2010
Chambers & Partners USA Guide, Band 1, State Rankings, 2015: Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Environment, Immigration, IP, Labor & Employment, Latin American Investment, Real Estate, Real Estate: Dirt, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Tax
America’s Best Corporate Law Firms, Annual Law and the Boardroom Study (NYSE Governance Services; FTI Consulting, Inc.), Corporate Board Members Magazine, 2015
The M&A Advisor, 2014: Technology, Media, Telecom Deal of the Year (Over $ 100mm – $ 1bn)
The M&A Advisor, 2014: Cross- Border Deal of the Year (exceeding $ 1bn)
7th Annual International M&A Awards, 2015: US/ Europe Deal of the Year and Technology, Media & Telecom Deal of the Year (exceeding $ 1bn)
9th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Award, 2015: Restructurings of the Year — Over $ 100mm to $ 500mm and Over $ 500mm to $ 1 Billion

Europe

London: British Legal Awards 2013: Office of the Year
Warsaw: Chambers & Partners, 2013: International Law Firm of the Year
Warsaw: Chambers & Partners Europe Guide, Poland, 2015: Ranked Band 1 for Capital Markets (Equity), M&A, Private Equity, Real Estate, and Tax


Web Content Management Market Growing at 14.5% CAGR To 2020 N.A. Is Expected To Be The Largest Market



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There has been a proliferation of online marketing procedures in last three years due to the rise in the usage of social networking sites and extensive usage of mobile technology. With the rise in the usage of web-based activities, there has been a significant increase in the usage of digital content among various enterprises. The increasing digitization across several industry verticals has encouraged organizations to adopt web content management (WCM) solutions.

Web content management solutions help in the creation and management of digital content in a central depository to simplify the publication of content through the web. Moreover, the emergence of WCM has also involved customers for providing personalized products and services through various devices, which has in turn increased the implementation of these solutions. Solution providers are concentrating more on providing better communication through easy usability of WCM between the customers and marketing personnel. Browse 73 market data tables & 63 figures spread through 200 pages and in-depth TOC on Web Content Management Market” at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/web-content-management-market-by-solution-content-creation-and-edit-tools-and-mobile-web-cms-services-managed-services-support-training-consulting-deployment-type-user-type-verticals-regions-global-forecast-to-2020-market-report.html .

Presently, the significant usage of mobility and cloud among customers for visiting the websites of various companies has increased the scope of content management. Web content management solution vendors have started developing solutions for mobile-based digital content. Vendors have also included voice recognition and device recognition within web-based solutions.

There have been continuous advancements in Web content management solutions, which are encouraging companies to allow their employees to access digital marketing content within the central depository. The usage of Web content management solutions is helping organizations effectively manage marketing programs on real-time basis across various channels and geographies, while linking them with the customer relationship management (CRM) system of the company.

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In the years to come, WCM providers are expected to include WCM platforms to support customers with new aspects of this software. Globalization is also influencing solution vendors to provide innovative WCM solutions.

Furthermore, solution vendors are focusing on enhancing customer experience management by offering solutions such as email marketing, social media marketing, and marketing automation to their existing and potential customers.

At present, WCM solutions do not include certain tools such as editable calendar, supporting tools for content creation, and content preserving tools, which act as a restraint for this market to grow.Hence, solution vendors are planning to include content collaboration as a part of their WCM systems.

The inclusion of cloud-based WCM solutions is assisting this market to grow as small organizations have started considering cloud-based WCM solutions for their marketing and content management.

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With Over 10K Branded Videos, FameBit is Now the Largest Video Production House for Branded Storytelling

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2015

Over the course of the last 12 months, FameBit, a marketplace connecting brands to YouTube content creators, has seen over 10,000 branded videos produced and published via its self-service platform by more than 2,100 brands. With highly engaging videos and a wealth of content, FameBit has surpassed 650M minutes of watch time, proving that brands can achieve meaningful engagement by working with talent at scale.

FameBits growth can be attributed to the fact that the marketplace solves one of the biggest challenges facing marketers and brands today – the ability to scale visual storytelling with authentic audience engagement that will ultimately drive customers to make a purchase or sign up to a service.

Prior to FameBit, most brands were under the impression that success on YouTube was dependent on partnering with the largest YouTube star with the largest number of fans, said co-founder and CEO David Kierzkowski, However, by democratizing content production and giving brands the ability to work with the 90% of creators that agencies and MCNs were not paying attention to on YouTube, Famebits model proved out the value of working with smaller and mid-tail talent across niche verticals at scale.

FameBits affordable pricing model and direct access to content creators makes it easy for brands to hire 10, 20 or even 50 influencers at a time and run different video content objectives such as a combination of reviews, tutorials, skits, and hauls to appeal to a wider range of audiences with highly organic and authentic content.

FameBit expects to double the number of videos produced by the end of 2015, and estimates that that the talent using the marketplace will surpass 1B reach, giving brands an ever growing network of content creators to tap into. And given FameBits recent acquisition of short-form video content agency Refame, brands can expect to add Vine, Instagram and Snapchat creators to their content marketing strategy.

About FameBit

FameBit is the leading self-service marketplace where brands and YouTube stars collaborate for product or service endorsements. As one of the fastest growing marketplace startups, FameBit works with top brands such as Adidas, L’Oreal, GameFly, MachineZone, Dollar Shave Club and more. It is a convenient method to find, hire and work with YouTube Influencers and create brand awareness with tutorial videos. Founded in June 2014, FameBit is based in Santa Monica, CA.

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Worlds Largest Women’s Marijuana Organization Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Announces Official Corporate Launch of Organized Membership and Mentoring Campaign

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2015

Moms for Marijuana International (MFMI), founded by Serra Frank in 2005 whose vision was adopted by Executive Director Cheryl Shuman in 2014, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary on April 20th, 2015.

In conjunction with the anniversary celebration, MFMI is proud to announce the launch of a marijuana mentorship program and ongoing series of industry networking events in partnership with Cheryl Shuman Inc., a public relations, media, product branding and business development firm.

Cheryl has accomplished so much extraordinary progress in worldwide Cannabis reform, reaching millions of parents through the utilization of mainstream media. We have grown from 45,000 followers to over 500,000 in less than a year, said Serra Frank, MFMIs Founding Director. Everything I have ever seen Cheryl do has been historic and monumental in Cannabis reform. She is leading not only moms but the entire movement by making history in the media.

Known as the Cannabis Queen of Beverly Hills, Cheryl Shuman celebrates her first year as Executive Director for MFMI on Mother’s Day this year. Cheryl says that she has, been working with Serra for many years now and have always been inspired by her vision and dedication to families around the world. I am honored to lead such a dynamic and ambitious organization with such a clear and focused missionimproving the lives of the worlds most vulnerable, women and children. The MFMI partnership with my marketing firm creates a wonderful opportunity for women around the world to follow in the footsteps of Pauline Sabin from the 1930s who led a group of dedicated women to overturn alcohol prohibition; today, we are making history working towards the end of cannabis prohibition.

In addition to launching a mentoring campaign and networking event series, MFMI and Cheryl Shuman also announce the Official Mom Squad, the name given to MFMIs organizational membership roster. “After ten years without an official membership, membership dues, or membership requirements, it is time for Moms for Marijuana to take the next step in becoming everything it is meant to be. Unity in our cause is the primary goal. It is our hopes to further the movement through acceptance of each other while negating a bully mentality that has attempted to infect our community. Through an organized, positive, and loving membership, we can ensure our voices echo into the future.”

Directed by Serra Frank and her original vision for promoting education, raising awareness, and creating discussion about the Cannabis plant all around the world, the Official Mom Squad will continue to mentor and guide all who consider themselves a Mom for Marijuana into a formidable collective force for marijuana legislative reformation. Through united efforts, all members can be active in helping realize everything the MFMI organization ever envisioned achieving.

For those interested in joining the Official Mom Squad, updates will be posted on the International facebook page in the near future – http://www.facebook.com/moms4mj – You can also join the mentorship program through Cheryl Shuman Inc, at this link – http://cherylshuman.com/vip-mentorship-program/

Women are the secret to legalization. We are the family decision makers and influencers in society; after all, women buy 85% of all household and consumer products, according to Adweek. Now we can use that influence to change laws, save lives, families and introduce parents to new possible careers in the green rush. As an entrepreneur, its exciting to be on the ground floor of the cutting edge of making news and witnessing the convergence of celebrity and cannabis culture, exclaimed Shuman.

“The right leadership team is everything. It was evident immediately, working with Cheryl and leveraging her character, knowledge and networking base these past few years, that it was a perfect fit in terms of values, integrity and personality. The leadership of Cheryl Shuman and her team elevate MFMIs exposure. The value of their ability to provide global celebrity and media exposure for our organization are priceless, said Serra Frank.

Cheryl Shuman headlines at the Money Show at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on May 11th, 2015. For additional Information, contact Cheryl(at)CherylShuman(dot)com

For tickets to Cheryl Shuman’s Speech: http://www.lasvegasmoneyshow.com/expert-details.asp?speakerID=36C5B27E42EB4F769D459557120459FA

About Moms for Marijuana International:

Moms for Marijuana International is a grassroots network and organization of parents and other citizens across the world who are concerned with what they consider an ignorant war that continues to be fought against the Cannabis (Hemp or Marijuana) plant, and how it is negatively affecting future generations. The organization focuses on raising awareness, promoting education and cultivating discussion about every aspect of the Cannabis plant – its history and prohibition, as well as the potential it has for the future. Since its creation by disabled homemaker, Serra Frank, in 2005, Moms for Marijuana International has grown into a global organization of parents actively working to change the stigma that surrounds the Cannabis plant and its consumers. Moms for Marijuana has a twitter following of 22,000 people, and a Facebook following of over 500,000. In 2012, they also started a sister chapter called Parents for Marijuana International, that has a Facebook following of over 50,000.

About Cheryl Shuman Inc.:

Cheryl Shuman Inc. is a public relations, media, product branding, and business development firm focusing on the marijuana industry. In 2006, Shuman was diagnosed with cancer. After years of following failed allopathic medicine treatments, she opted for medical cannabis in the form of raw juice and oils as an alternative. Her success using medical cannabis led her to found the Beverly Hills Cannabis Club (http://www.BHCClub.com). Cheryl has reached over 100 million viewers worldwide while appearing on such mainstream shows as CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, The Katie Couric Show, The View, ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, Fox Business News and many other media outlets. She was recently featured on the cover of Adweek as Pot’s First Marketer (http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/who-will-become-starbucks-pot-159145), in Elle Magazine as The Most Powerful Women in the Pot Industry (http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a12993/rise-of-the-pot-power-women/), named The Cannabis Queen of Beverly Hills by The New York Times SundayMagazine (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/magazine/the-cannabis-queen-of-beverly-hills.html) as well as gracing the cover of The London Times Magazine as The Cannabis Queen of Beverly Hills (http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/magazine/article4397255.ece). Today, Cheryl is the most visible and recognizable woman in the medical marijuana reform movement, recently receiving the 2013 Activist of the Year Award at Seattle Hempfest. Cheryl Shuman is represented by the prestigious William Morris Endeavor Agency in Beverly Hills. For more information, please visit CherylShuman.com.







First National Capital Ranks 6th Largest by Funded Equipment Volume in the U.S.

Foothill Ranch, California (PRWEB) April 20, 2015

The ranking of First National as 6th largest by volume of funded transactions was established by The Monitor (http://www.monitordaily.com), a widely recognized and respected publication serving the equipment finance, leasing and banking sectors of the economy.

First National delivered a 14.2% year over year growth in funded volume while posting a best year ever record of $ 242.00 million in funded volume for 2014.

Keith Duggan, President and CEO, stated, We are extremely proud of our 2014 results. Duggan went on to say, Despite significant competition and some margin compression, our exceptional team of finance professionals delivered outstanding results once again. Many of the strategic initiatives we started back in 2013 paid large dividends in 2014. I could not be more proud of our people and more thankful for our loyal client base. With over $ 1.4 billion in fundings to date, First National has really hit its stride. We look forward to another very strong year in 2015.

Renewable Energy Forerunner Houghton College Installs New Yorks Largest College Solar Array


Houghton, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2015

Houghton College today announces the completion of its 2.5 megawatt on-site solar energy installation, which is currently the largest on a college campus in New York State. The array will provide enough energy to meet more than half of the schools electricity needs, significantly reduce its energy costs and have a long-lasting positive environmental impact.

The system will generate an estimated 3.15 million kilowatt hours of electricity in its first year of operationthe equivalent amount of energy needed to power 370 homes annuallyand will allow the college to realize a 23 percent first-year greenhouse gas reduction and save up to $ 4.3 million during the 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) contract period.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place today at the site of the solar array park located at the Houghton College Field of Dreams to celebrate the completion of the system. Special guest attendees and speakers included Houghton College President Shirley Mullen, Director of the NY-Sun program David Sandbank, Congressman Tom Reed, Senator Cathy Young, various state and local officials, Borrego Solar, General Energy Solutions and WGL Energy.

The solar project reflects both Houghton College’s commitment to renewable energy and our commitment to form creative partnerships for the greater good of our region, said Shirley Mullen, president of Houghton College.

The project was designed and built by Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a designer, developer and installer of grid-tied solar photovoltaic systems, and financed by WGL Energy, through a PPA that covered all upfront costs. General Energy Solutions, which provided the 8,568 plus solar panels for the project, was the initial owner of the system, but introduced WGL Energy to the project and subsequently sold it to WGL Energy.

With this solar installation, Houghton College has taken a leadership role in sustainability in the education space, said Amy McDonough, senior project developer at Borrego Solar. We commend Houghton for working with Borrego Solar, WGL Energy and General Energy Solutions to take advantage of available financing, technology and New Yorks net metering policies to secure the long-term economic and environmental benefits that solar can provide for schools statewide.

The new solar facility will allow Houghton to replace a significant amount of fossil fuel-generated electricity with renewable energy. This translates into cleaner air and water, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and a healthier climate for future generations. The installation will offset 2,000 metric tons of CO2 annually, which is the equivalent of taking 421 cars off the road or the amount of carbon sequestered by 1,639 acres of U.S. forests each year.

We commend Houghton College for reducing the institutions carbon impact while stimulating growth in the solar energy industry, said Sanjiv Mahan, chief operating officer of WGL Energy. We look forward to completing more projects throughout New York with our diversified offerings across the energy spectrum.

Houghton was awarded funding through NY-Sun, part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative. Through NY-Sun, the state is advancing the scale-up of solar power, moving the state closer to a sustainable, self-sufficient solar industry. NY-Sun is administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

“With this project, Houghton College has shown itself to be a leader in clean energy investment in New York State,” said John B. Rhodes, President and CEO, NYSERDA. “Earth Day is almost upon us, and this is a good time to think about the value a project like this brings to the state under REV, helping to build an energy infrastructure that is resilient, reliable, affordable and clean.”

The project has been made possible in part by New Yorks solar policies, which have supported rapid development through a $ 1 billion commitment to solar, supportive permitting procedures and other programs to get more solar deployed.

Houghton College continues to remain committed to environmental conservation through both institutional application and through education. The college recently hosted lectures by Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, one of the nations foremost climate experts who was named one of Time Magazines 2014 One Hundred Most Influential People in the World.

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About Houghton College

Houghton College is a liberal arts institution that challenges students to academic excellence in the context of a relevant Christian community and empowers them to enrich the world. The college of 1,000 students is located in Western New York just 65 miles from Buffalo and Rochester. For more information, please visit http://www.houghton.edu.

About Borrego Solar

Established in 1980, Borrego Solar Systems, Inc. is one of the nations leading financiers, designers, developers and installers of commercial and utility solar power systems. Borrego Solars photovoltaic systems are efficient, reliable and cost-effective. With more than three decades of experience and more than 1,000 solar power installations completedtotaling over 150 MWBorrego Solar offers a complete line of solar system design and installation services throughout North America. Borrego Solar was recently ranked as the #2 commercial EPC in the United States and the #2 commercial contractor in California by Solar Power World. For more information, visit http://www.borregosolar.com.

About General Energy Solutions

General Energy Solutions USA (GES), a global solar energy company headquartered in Taiwan, is proud to help our clients secure a brighter and cleaner future by harnessing solar power to efficiently, safely and responsibly meet our energy needs while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing reliance on traditional fuels. Through close alliances with strategic partners, GES invests responsibly in our communities at every step of the process to complete integrated solar energy solutions: wafers; solar cells; photovoltaic modules; and solar farm design, construction and operation. For more information, please visit http://www.gesyw.com.

About WGL

WGL, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions. With activities in 32 states and the District of Columbia, WGL consists of Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL Midstream and Hampshire Gas. WGL Energy delivers a full ecosystem of energy offerings including natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction, distributed generation and energy efficiency provided by WGL Energy Services, Inc. (formerly Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc.), WGL Energy Systems, Inc. (formerly Washington Gas Energy Systems, Inc.) and WGSW, Inc. WGL provides options for natural gas, electricity, green power and energy services, including generation, storage, transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency. Our calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy for our employees, our community and all our customers. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, small business or multinational corporation, state and local or federal agency, WGL is here to provide Energy answers. Ask us. For more information, visit us at http://www.wgl.com.