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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

How Israeli entities can plan for US security review and reduce risk when investing in US technology companies

Despite the close US-Israel relationship, Israeli companies and funds seeking to invest in US technologies can face US national security scrutiny that could significantly delay deals, and in some cases prevent or unwind the transaction. Israeli investment in US technology companies, however, should continue to be regarded as an attractive option, as long as the … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Tel Aviv and Shanghai Offices Sponsor the First Ever China-Israel Technology, Innovation and Investment Summit

Earlier this month, the first ever China-Israel Technology, Innovation and Investment Summit, jointly sponsored by the Greenberg Traurig Tel Aviv and Shanghai offices, took place in Beijing. The 3-day event was organized by the Israeli and Chinese governments, together with Infinity Group, an investment firm that has been involved in the China-Israel ecosystem for more … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig to Sponsor Two Major Israel Event

Greenberg Traurig will be sponsoring two major Israel events this coming week. The first is the OurCrowd Global Investor Summit (January 25-26), set to bring together 3,000 investors and companies from 50 different countries. Shareholder and Israel Practice Co-Chair, Bob Grossman will be speaking at the opening planery. Israel Practice Co-Chairan, Tel-Aviv Managing Shareholder, and Global Corporate & Securities Practice Senior … Continue Reading

GT Events during the 2016 JPMorgan Healthcare Conference & the 9th Annual OneMedForum in San Francisco

Innovation and progress are core ingredients in today’s financial ecosystem, especially in the fields of health care and life sciences.  Greenberg Traurig has a renowned healthcare practice, serving many clients in Israel and abroad.  Greenberg Traurig will be hosting two events in January during the 2016 JPMorgan Healthcare Conference and the 9th Annual OneMedForum in … Continue Reading
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