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.
Resident in Israel
Joey Shabot is the Managing 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 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 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 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.
Noam Lipshitz focuses his practice on U.S. federal income tax matters, with an emphasis on corporate and partnership transactions. He is experienced handling the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, investment partnerships, joint ventures, debt and equity restructurings and securities offerings. His clients include private equity funds, venture capital funds, private and public companies, REITs, individuals and tax-exempt organizations.
Devora Snyder-Shefer 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.
Meira Ferziger focuses on the individual needs of particular companies, preventative strategies and litigation avoidance. She guides clients through the development and implementation of employment policies and practices in light of applicable local, state, and federal laws, and advises clients as to minimizing the risk associated with terminating employees, including potential discrimination, unjust dismissal, and/or breach of contract claims. Meira also plays a central role in advising clients with respect to the employment aspects of corporate transactions, including the preparation and negotiation of employment and retention agreements for key employees pursuant to such transactions.
Deborah Lotstein focuses her practice on representing Israeli insurance companies, pension funds, public and private companies, funds sponsors and private individuals in cross-border real estate transactions. Deborah advises clients with respect to investments in private equity funds, joint venture transactions, real estate acquisitions, commercial real estate loans, fund formation, and office and retail leasing.
Eran Levy focuses his practice on advising clients on both domestic and international U.S. federal income tax matters. He is experienced in advising public and private companies, private equity funds, financial institutions, and various other clients on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, real estate investments, securities offerings, financing transactions, reorganizations, and general tax matters. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, Eran practiced in the New York office of a prestigious international law firm.
Global Israel Practice Team
Bob 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.
David 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 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.