Florida Governor Rick Scott recently was in Israel leading a delegation of business and academic leaders, under the auspices of Enterprise Florida, focused on enhancing economic development and trade between Florida and Israel. GT, which has eight offices in Florida, is the only international law firm with a registered, full-service office in Israel, and had two attorneys, Fred Karlinsky and Gary Epstein, included in the delegation. GT had the opportunity to participate in the delegation programming. In addition to hosting a client dinner with the governor and delegation members, Gary also spoke about legal aspects of doing business in Florida and participated in a panel discussion on Florida as a Gateway to Latin America. Additionally during the trip, the delegation was also hosted for a dinner at the home of Simon Falic, a client of the Miami and Tel Aviv offices, attended a reception at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, visited Yad Vashem and Har Herzl, where a wreathe was laid at the tomb of Shimon Peres, toured a desalination plant designed and operated by IDE, a client of the firm, and engaged in various other activities.
In Tel Aviv, Greenberg Traurig has hosted or participated in multiple economic missions from various jurisdictions, including Nevada, Virginia, Miami-Dade County, and numerous others.