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Gary Epstein Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

For the 11th consecutive year, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America than any other law firm in the guide. The 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America lists 366 Greenberg Traurig attorneys nationwide. (See full list here.) The guide also lists 26 of the firm’s attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year” in their … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Number One in Number of Litigation Cases Handled in Past Years

According to a recent study conducted by Lex Machina, a leading US based legal analytics company, over the last eight and a half years Greenberg Traurig attorneys in the US have defended more commercial litigation cases than any other firm, and also filed more commercial disputes on behalf of plaintiffs. This achievement is enhanced by … Continue Reading

Bet-the-Synagogue Case: GT Secures Reversal for Pro Bono Client Congregation Shearith Israel in Hotly Contested Suit

Congregation Shearith Israel, represented pro bono by lead counsel Louis M. Solomon of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, won a complete reversal in the First Circuit Court of Appeals of a lower court decision that had erroneously turned Touro Synagogue over to its tenants. Congregation Shearith Israel, the country’s oldest Jewish congregation (dating from 1654), has owned … Continue Reading

GT Tel Aviv Hosts Shurat HaDin Summer 2017 Interns

In late July, the GT Tel Aviv office hosted Shurat HaDin’s 2017 Summer Interns, for a get-together and in-depth presentation on practicing foreign law in Israel as a North American educated attorney. The head of GT Tel Aviv’s Real Estate practice, Lawrence Sternthal, delivered a presentation of GT Tel Aviv’s international practice to the rapt … Continue Reading

Welcome News for Non-U.S. Persons Investing into U.S. Businesses: U.S. Tax Court Rejects Long-Standing IRS Ruling

On July 13, 2017, the U.S. Tax Court, in Grecian Magnesite Mining, Industrial & Shipping Co., SA v. Commissioner,1 rejected the long-standing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) position that a non-U.S. person is taxed on the sale of an interest in an entity that is a “partnership” for U.S. federal income tax purposes (hereinafter, a partnership) … Continue Reading

GT’s Rudolph Giuliani and Gary Epstein Opened Trade on TASE for the First Time

Tel Aviv Operating Shareholder Gary Epstein and Former Mayor of New York and Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice Rudolph Giuliani opened trade on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) for the first time in late June. The event, led by Ittai Ben Zeev, TASE CEO, attracted over 200 young entrepreneurs and … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Client Mitoconix Bio to Take Aim at Huntington’s Disease

Mitoconix Bio, an innovative Israeli startup bred by Israel’s only life science incubator, FutuRx, has recently raised $20 million to develop a promising drug for the treatment of Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, as reported by the Times of Israel. Both Mitoconix Bio and FutuRx are clients of GT’s Barry Schindler, co-chair of Greenberg … Continue Reading

How Startups Can Avoid Costly IP Mistakes

Most startup entrepreneurs spend a significant amount of time creating business plans, product development plans, marketing plans, etc. However, startups often neglect one of the most important aspects of planning — developing a plan for the company’s intellectual property (IP) to minimize risks to the company’s intangible assets. This oversight can be a critical mistake … Continue Reading

Health Care & FDA Practice Bulletin No. 5

Welcome to Greenberg Traurig’s Health Care & FDA Practice Bulletin, a collection of timely articles written by our attorneys that are focused on significant developments in health and FDA law. The topics in this issue include the Affordable Care Act, health care fraud and abuse, regulatory updates, FDA news, other health care topics, and upcoming … Continue Reading

Join us at the Upcoming MeetUp: Digital Health at Cleveland Clinic Innovations

Greenberg Traurig is proud to sponsor the upcoming MeetUp Digital Health at Cleveland Clinic Innovations to take place May 21 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Maccabi Healthcare Training Center 4 Yeיhezkel Koifman St., Tel Aviv-Yafo. The MeetUp, focused on new company formation and biomedical technology commercialization at Cleveland Clinic, will feature Greenberg Traurig’s Bob Grossman, … Continue Reading

Chapter 11 German Style

Historically, German insolvencies have been perceived as extremely unattractive, particularly because they were dominated by court-appointed bankruptcy administrators, with limited to no influence for creditors. This has, however, significantly changed over the last years. In that respect, it was the clearly expressed intention of the German legislature to make insolvencies more attractive for all parties … Continue Reading

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 Sponsors 5th Annual Best Practices in IP Management

Greenberg Traurig was proud to be a platinum sponsor of the 5th Annual Best Practices in IP Management Event which took place last month in Tel Aviv. Barry Schindler, co-chair of GT’s Global Patent Prosecution Group and an active member of the firm’s Israel Practice, co-chaired the event. Schindler moderated the panel “THE BIG DEBATE: … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig to Host the Second Atlanta-Israel FinTech Innovation Conference

May 22-23, 2017, Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office will host the second Atlanta-Israel FinTech Innovation Conference. With over 100 guests expected, the conference brings together both U.S. and Israeli companies seeking synergy and collaboration opportunities. U.S. companies attend in search of “cutting edge” Israeli technologies and Israelis leverage the event to showcase their technologies and make … Continue Reading

Key Legal Agreements for Technology Startups

Launching a technology startup is an exciting time filled with the promise of the future. As you embark on this adventure, it is critical to establish a strong legal foundation to protect the business and its intellectual property (IP). Following are four types of legal agreements that every tech startup should consider putting in place … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Kicks Off Purim 2017 Celebrations

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office kicked off this year’s Purim holiday celebrations with two memorable and festive events. While the celebrations are far from over, as the holiday commences this coming Sunday, here is a summary of the happenings in the office from this past week. The associates in the office (Devora Snyder, Aaron Katz … Continue Reading
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