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Yom HaZikaron 2017

This evening marks the beginning of Yom HaZikaron, a day dedicated to those who have fallen in battle whilst defending the state of Israel; as well as to those whose lives have been taken in terrorist attacks. This national day of mourning is followed thereafter by Yom HaAtzmaut – Israel’s Independence Day. The contiguity of … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Attend the Magen David Adom New York Gala

Greenberg Traurig attorneys turned out to support the Magen David Adom (MADA) gala in New York City.  MADA is Israel’s ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization, serving as emergency medical first response for the entire country.  Last night’s honorees including Mark D. Lebow, Patricia Harris, and Dr. Jason Nehmad, with special guest former New York City … Continue Reading

2016 Federal Election Overview and Congressional Outlook

NOTE: This information is correct as of 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. While all the returns have not yet been certified, there is no question that it was a big night for President-elect Donald Trump.  Just as he has done throughout the entirety of the campaign, President-elect Trump stunned political analysts last night … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Tel Aviv First Foreign Office to be Ranked by Israeli Legal Directories

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office was recently ranked by BDICode, one of Israel’s leading legal directories . The office was included in tier 1 under the “International Commercial” practice area, and in tier 2 under the “Mergers & Acquisitions” practice area. Just several months ago, the Tel Aviv office was ranked by the other major legal directory … Continue Reading

Lone Star State Meets Michelin Star Chef in Tel Aviv

“…So a world-class chef and a Texan real estate investor walk into an Israeli bar.” Sound like the beginning of corny joke?  Not quite. In February, team members from the recently completed “Texas Retail” deal gathered to celebrate the acquisition by Migdal and Menora, two of Israel’s largest financial institutions, of a significant interest in … Continue Reading

Former Mayor of NYC Rudolph W. Giuliani to Visit Tel Aviv Office and Explore Israel’s Cyber Community

Next week, Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office will be honored to host Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City and current global chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice and Senior Advisor to firm Executive Chairman Richard A. Rosenbaum. In addition to a number of high-level meetings during his time … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Tel Aviv Year-End Summary

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office had a breakthrough year in 2015, realizing the vision of bringing together the vibrant Israeli business community with the resources and platforms of a major international firm with a strong local presence. From professional achievements, through external recognition, to exceptional inbound and outbound client service and wide involvement in the … Continue Reading

A Conversation with Alan Dershowitz and Jay Lefkowitz about U.S. & Israeli Relations

GT had the honor to sponsor a recent Philadelphia event “A Conversation with and Jay Lefkowitz about U.S. & Israeli Relations”. The event, honoring GT client TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, was attended by GT Philadelphia shareholder Bob Goldich and Israel Practice member, Beth Cohen. GT Israel practice co-chair Bob Grossman and other GT lawyers represent TEVA … Continue Reading

Joey Shabot Named One of The 40/40 Promising Professionals of 2015

Joey T. Shabot, a shareholder in the Tel Aviv office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was named one of Israel’s 40 most prominent professionals under 40. The list was published by The Marker, one of Israel’s leading business journals that annually selects executives, academics, public servants, technology entrepreneurs, and attorneys whom it expects … Continue Reading

Attorney Spotlight: Adam Snukal on Growing Cross-Border Work for Israeli Businesses

Name: Adam Snukal Office: Tel Aviv / New York Member of GT since: April 2012 Describe your involvement with the Greenberg Traurig Israel Practice Group: I am very fortunate and blessed in that I am one of two shareholders officially stationed in GT’s Tel Aviv office.  I am intimately involved in growing GT’s technology, media … Continue Reading

Structured Exits: A New Universe of Potential Funding for Companies in Underserved Markets

Structured exits are investment structures designed to achieve a desired investment return without reliance upon a traditional exit. Structured exit investments are ideal not only for impact investments, but also for investment-worthy companies with low exit probabilities. These structures open a new universe of potential funding for companies in underserved markets without access to traditional … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig’s Cesar L. Alvarez on his Longstanding Relationship with the Jewish Community

Cesar L. Alvarez, Co-Chairman of Greenberg Traurig, recently returned from a visit to Israel. A strong supporter of the State of Israel and the Israel Defense Forces, Cesar’s leadership played an instrumental role in the development of the firm’s Israel Practice, leading to the ultimate opening of its Tel Aviv office — along with office … Continue Reading

Attorney-Client Privilege: Overview of United States, Israeli, and Dutch Rules

Introduction Across the United States (U.S.) jurisdictions, attorney-client privilege broadly protects communications between lawyer and client. This privilege protection extends to a wide array of circumstances, ranging from intra-corporate discussions to discussions involving agents of counsel. While some other common law jurisdictions, such as Israel, have similarly broad attorney-client privilege, internationally many jurisdictions’ rules provide … Continue Reading
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