Greene Radovsky Stretches Its Name

It took a couple of decades to mull over, but at the end of May, partners at San Francisco corporate services boutique Greene Radovsky Maloney & Share made Mark Hennigh the firm’s new name partner.

“They finally saw the light,” Hennigh said Thursday, with a laugh.

Partner Ronald W. Garrity said the honor recognizes the work Hennigh has done both for the 30-lawyer firm as a whole and for his bustling real estate practice.

“It’s something that recognizes a person’s contribution over a very long period of time,” Garrity said. “”He’s made an extraordinary contribution over many years.”

Very long indeed.

This is the first time Greene Radovsky has made a change to its name. Hennigh said the partners had been kicking around the idea to add Hennigh to the masthead since the 1980s. It was Joseph Radovsky who proposed it and a unanimous vote from the firm’s 12 partners a few months ago made it a done deal.

Hennigh joined the firm as an associate when it opened in 1984 and became partner January of the following year. He is nationally known for his real estate practice, particularly as a leasing lawyer, and for a growing alternative energy practice, with a special focus on wind energy. He served as managing partner for eight years before James Fotenos took over the post earlier this year. Experienced brokers, investment fund executives and expert practitioners name Hennigh among the top commercial real estate transaction attorneys in the area.

The firm is changing more than its masthead. It has launched a concentrated effort to hire new lawyers, particularly young guns in their 30s and 40s. May 30, Greene Radovsky announced the addition of Lawrence Ma, Gregory Novotny, Tessy Paikeday and Jennifer Szalkowski as associates.

Becoming name partner changes nothing in Hennigh’s salary or overall compensation, or his status at the firm, he said. Moreover, the timing is somewhat of a paradox. The addition of his name comes just as the firm is introducing a new logo featuring a shorter version of the firm name to match how it is generally known. New stationary and business cards will play up the shorter name Greene Radovsky.

“I got added,” he said, laughing, “then they chopped off the last three names.”

Petra Pasternak

 

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