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GT Tel Aviv Hosts New York District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Last week, the GT Tel Aviv office, together with Israeli cybersecurity organization, Cyber Together, hosted New York District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and several of his Assistant DAs, for an in-depth presentation about hot-button topics in international cybercrime. Mr. Vance delivered his presentation, The Fight Against Cybercrime: An International Perspective, to a rapt audience … 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

Invitation to Attend September Berlin Tech M&A Update

Software and Technology companies saw significant volume and valuation strength last year. But what impact will Brexit have on Tech M&A? What are the eight stages to get an optimal outcome in a M&A process? What are real deal disasters and how can you avoid them? Get an update on the latest trends, deal metrics … Continue Reading

Regulation D Standards and Filings

For Israeli startups and growth-stage companies that seek to raise capital from investors in the United States, it is imperative that they understand the various securities issues that can arise in a capital raise. Under the Securities Act of 1933, any offering of securities in a company must either be registered with the SEC or … Continue Reading

USCIS Proposes International Entrepreneur Rule to Spur Innovation and Job Creation

While the EB-5 visa has proven popular with a number of Israeli investors who have obtained a green card using the EB-5 program, options U.S. immigration visas for Israeli entrepreneurs who do not qualify for the EB-5 visa remain limited. The following post, originally published on the Inside Business Immigration blog and written by Matthew Virkstis, … 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

Lawrence Sternthal Joins Greenberg Traurig as Israeli Office Real Estate Practice Head

Lawrence Sternthal, who until recently led the International Real Estate Practice at the Israeli law firm Gross Kleinhendler Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co. (GKH), has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as head of the Tel Aviv office’s international Real Estate Practice, which has one of the leading teams in the industry. This move marks the first time that … Continue Reading

Food for thought: Florida, Israel can lead the way in agtech

By 2050, the global population is expected to increase to 9 billion people — a dramatic increase of more than 35 percent. Given scarce natural resources and the uncertainties of climate change, feeding that growing population means food production will need to increase by 70 percent, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. Florida, where … Continue Reading

Treasury Proposes New Regulations on Disregarded Entities Owned by Nonresident Aliens

If you ask the typical American tax administrator to name a notorious tax haven they would probably name the Cayman Islands or the British Virgin Islands or some other small nation that makes a disproportionate amount of its budget by accommodating international tax structures. Ask the same question of a European tax administrator and the … Continue Reading

MassChallenge Pitch Practice Event with Jonathan Draluck

Photo credit: MassChallenge It’s another season at the world’s largest accelerator, MassChallenge, where hundreds of start-up businesses across the globe are polishing their pitches in hopes of getting mentored and landing that critical investor audience. Sitting for several years on judging panels, I’ve honed my tips about an alluring approach. Photo credit: MassChallenge I gave my first … Continue Reading

Former Mayor of NYC Rudolph W. Giuliani’s Visits the Tel Aviv Office

March 12-15 marked the first visit of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City and current global chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice and newest member of the firm’s Israel Practice, to the Tel Aviv office. The Mayor has visited Israel often, but this is the first of … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig’s Martha Sabol and Laura McAllister Cox Begin New Board of Officer Roles with International Association of Gaming Advisors

Internet gaming is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and with offices in key gaming jurisdictions, state capitals and financial centers throughout the United States, as well as a strong presence in Israel and other international locations, Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Group brings its knowledge of this highly regulated industry and its … Continue Reading

GT Tel Aviv Office and Managing Shareholder Recognized by Chambers and Partners

The Greenberg Traurig Tel Aviv office is proud to once again be acknowledged by Chambers Global as a leading firm under the Israel-Corporate/M&A (Desk based Abroad) category. Apart from the group accomplishment, Gary Epstein (Tel-Aviv Managing Shareholder; Co-Chair of the Israel Practice was named Eminent Practitioner under the Israel-Corporate/M&A (Desk based Abroad) category. In addition to … 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

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

H-1B Cap: The Time to Plan is Now

Companies wishing to bring Israeli professionals to work in the U.S. take note: on April 1, 2016 USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions, the nonimmigrant visa category available to employers wishing to hire foreign workers in “specialty occupation” positions. Not only are these visas in demand, they’re subject to a cap. Read more as Rosanna … Continue Reading

A Guide to Understanding Anti-Assignment Clauses

Introduction With the increasing trend of globalization in the business world, Israeli companies and investors are commonly entering into agreements with U.S.-based entities. One of the most frequently found clauses in U.S. commercial agreements is an anti-assignment provision that prevents either or both of the parties from assigning the agreement to a third party prior … Continue Reading
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