Greenberg Traurig, P.A.’s Tel Aviv office hosted a delegation of Miami-Dade County officials and Israeli business leaders at a reception held on Nov. 9.

“We are honored to be able to welcome the delegation, which is exploring ways to increase business between Miami and Israel,” said Joey T. Shabot, Operating Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office and a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. “Given our firm’s strong ties in both communities, we are thrilled to encourage a dialogue that we hope will be beneficial to all.”

Shabot co-hosted the event, along with Tel Aviv office attorneys Lawrence Sternthal, Adam Snukal, Ephraim Schmeidler  and Devora Y. Snyder. Other Greenberg Traurig attorneys in attendance were Shareholders Kerri L. Barsh, Robert L. Grossman, and Richard N. Bernstein from the Miami office; Shareholder Steven M. Felsenstein from the Philadelphia office; and Shareholder Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch from the Warsaw office.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez led the delegation, which was an effort to continue building bridges toward increased cooperation and business activities between Miami and Israel and to celebrate El Al Airline’s Nov. 1, 2017 launch of direct flights to Miami International Airport.

Greenberg Traurig is the only major international law firm with a multidisciplinary, registered office in Tel Aviv. The office acts as a gateway for Israeli businesses and entrepreneurs seeking legal counsel in relation to opportunities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and throughout the world as well as for companies exploring opportunities within Israel. The Tel Aviv location offers clients the global reach of Greenberg Traurig’s international network, connecting Israel to major commercial centers across the globe.

Greenberg Traurig clients from a variety of industries attended the event, including representatives of Israeli companies active in the water, transportation, real estate, and security businesses.

Members of the Miami delegation who attended the event also included Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman; Director of Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Services Lester Sola; Miami-Dade County Chief of Police Juan Perez; Director of Port Miami Juan Kuryla; and Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Chief of Staff Alex Ferro.