The GT Israel Law Blog covers a range of non-Israeli legal issues relevant to Israeli companies. Our team focuses on topics important to Israeli companies seeking to develop and grow their businesses abroad, as well as information relevant to individuals and companies around the world contemplating business opportunities in Israel.

With Israeli businesses attracting capital from all over the world and operating in countless jurisdictions, the range of relevant issues is truly global. Greenberg Traurig, with its presence in so many business hubs and experience in numerous legal practice areas, brings a multi-faceted perspective to business and legal issues through this blog.

Managing Director of the Tel Aviv Office

GGary M. Epsteinary Epstein heads GT’s global corporate and securities practice, co-chairs the Israel Practice, and is the Managing Director of the Tel Aviv office. An attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, he counsels corporations in all phases of their transactional and financing activities. He has  represented numerous companies in Israel on corporate matters, while also introducing clients with joint venture partners, potential funding sources and technology, intellectual property, and global trade attorneys.

Resident in Israel

Joey T. ShabotJoey Shabot is the Operating Shareholder in the Tel Aviv Office and focuses his practice on advising on U.S. domestic and cross-border mergers, joint ventures, partnerships, private investments in public entities (PIPEs), securities offerings, and takeover defense in transactions involving companies across a variety of industries based in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Israel, Poland, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and China. He has also represented borrowers in financing aspects of leveraged acquisitions, including negotiation, implementation and issues of credit facilities and debt securities.
Adam SnukalAdam Snukal focuses his practice on technology, corporate law, intellectual property and banking law, with an emphasis on IT, technology licensing and privacy in the financial services and health care industries. Adam also counsels clients on matters concerning advertising and promotion law, social networking, media law, venture capital opportunities and M&A issues. He represents both established and emerging growth companies. Adam is both a frequent speaker and author of numerous articles on topics related to technology, advertising, media and the law.
Lawrence_David_Sternthal_lowLawrence Sternthal focuses his practice on representing Israeli insurance companies, pension funds, public and private companies, and private individuals in cross-border real estate and joint venture transactions. Lawrence represents Israeli institutional investors in mezzanine and preferred equity financings, and negotiates complex joint venture agreements for real estate investments in the United States, and Europe.
Ephraim SchmeidlerEphraim Schmeidler focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and securities offerings. He has represented both foreign and domestic entities, including Israeli companies with stock traded on U.S. stock exchanges.
SNYDERD Devora Y. Snyder focuses her practice on domestic and international multicurrency lending and financial transactions, including secured and unsecured commercial loans, structured financings, acquisition financing, asset-based lending, and loan syndications.
Aaron R. KatzAaron R. Katz focuses his practice on representing strategic and financial buyers and sellers in transactions including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures and financings, in transactions involving companies across a variety of industries based throughout the world.

Global Israel Practice Team

Bob GrossmanBob Grossman, a co-chair of the firm’s Israel Practice, began practicing securities, M&A and corporate law at Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office in 1982. With wide-ranging experience taking companies public, acquiring and selling companies and as a business advisor, Bob brings a practical business-oriented approach to his clients’ problems. He has represented a diverse collection of public and private companies, including companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, energy and natural resources, technology and software, and communications industries.
Meital StavinskyMeital Stavinsky focuses her practice on government relations. She primarily advises cleantech companies in the areas of renewable energy, alternative fuel transportation and infrastructure, energy efficiency, water and waste treatment, green materials and green buildings. Meital has worked on U.S. congressional and federal legislative matters, as well as with various federal agencies including the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture.
David GitlinDavid Gitlin has counseled foreign clients doing business in the United States and U.S. clients doing business abroad. He has structured more than 200 M&A deals, over half of which were cross-border transactions involving leading businesses in Finland, India, Israel and Sweden, among others. His representation of U.S. clients has included the purchase or sale of businesses in more than 15 countries. David represents both U.S. and foreign venture capital funds, and has handled numerous technology development transactions, particularly in the life sciences area.
David I. SchulmanDavid Schulman’s practice encompasses a wide array of corporate legal services, and includes representation of publicly and privately held businesses, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and lenders in all aspects of their commercial transactions. David has wide-ranging experience in structuring and negotiating complex technology, e-commerce and telecommunications transactions, outsourcing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, private equity investments, strategic alliances and joint ventures.
Barry J. SchindlerBarry Schindler is co-chair of the firm’s Patent Prosecution Practice and a shareholder in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. Barry has more than 20 years of legal experience in intellectual property law, including multidisciplinary litigation experience. He has helped companies of all sizes build and manage significant patent portfolios, develop in-house procedures and formulate intellectual property strategies. He positions clients to gain a competitive advantage by identifying patentable subject matter and drafting claims in such a way that infringement becomes possible to prove.