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Join us for the Upcoming “360 Degree Perspective on AI” Webinar

Join GT’s Chair of the Global Patent Prosecution Group Barry Schindler and IP & Technology Shareholder Adam Snukal , for the In-House IP Manager Forum Webinar “360 Degree Perspective on AI”.With artificial intelligence (#AI) penetrating what seems like every product, platform and solution being developed today, we’ll examine various forms of transaction instruments (such as … Continue Reading

Join Us for Hebrew Webinar on the Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program

Join Tel Aviv corporate attorney Ephraim Schmeidler for a webinar to discuss the Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program. The webinar will take place Wednesday, July 1st, 3:00 PM – 4:oo PM (Israel Time) and will be delivered in Hebrew. The webinar is open for Israeli companies with US operations. For more information and registration, … Continue Reading

GT Client Optibus Featured on World Economic Forum ‘Tech Pioneers’ List

Congratulations to our client Optibus for being featured on the 20th edition of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) ‘Technology Pioneers’ list. this year’s list includes 100 companies with 6 being Israeli. Optibus was founded in Israel and is now active in Europe and across the US. The company, represented by Tel Aviv Labor & Employment Shareholder Meira Ferziger leverages artificial intelligence, advanced … Continue Reading

GT Client Medigate Makes Forbes’ Top 20 IoT Startups To Watch In 2020

Congratulations to our client Medigate for being featured on Forbes’ Top 20 IoT Startups To Watch In 2020. Medigate is a company operating in Israel and in the US. The company, represented by Tel Aviv Labor & Employment Shareholder Meira Ferziger, focuses on security and management for the Internet of Things (IoT) in the Healthcare … Continue Reading

Summer 2020 Travel Advisory, U.S. Embassy/Consular Services, and COVID-19 Restrictions

As summer approaches and countries begin to re-open, some companies and individuals are thinking about resuming international travel. If international travel is required for your work or other reasons, be prepared for strict restrictions and potential last-minute cancellations. This GT Alert provides considerations with respect to international travel amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. … Continue Reading

GT Clients Secret Double Octopus and Source Defense Make Forbes’ 20 Best Cybersecurity Startups To Watch In 2020

Congratulations to our clients, Secret Double Octopus (“SDO”) and Source Defense for being featured on the Forbes 20 Best Cybersecurity Startups To Watch In 2020 list. SDO is an Israel based cybersecurity company operating in Europe and across the US, and offers an innovative password-less authentication solution. With offices in Israel and the US, Source … Continue Reading

The Four Consumer-Focused Opportunities as Analyzed by Israeli Investment Group

A recent article written and published by Viola Ventures, a leading Israeli tech-focused investment group aimed at supporting Israeli or Israeli-related early-stage tech startups in the global arena, proposes four main “Consumer-Focused Innovation Opportunities” to take into consideration in the post-COVID-19 business world. They are: e-commerce, health, future of work, and future of entertainment. All … Continue Reading

PPP Loan Forgiveness: What the Latest Guidance Means for You

Recently, the Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department released its latest guidance in the form of two interim final rules on loan forgiveness: “Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program –Requirements – Loan Forgiveness” and “Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program – SBA Loan Review Procedures and Related Borrower and Lender … Continue Reading

Joey Shabot Interviews for May 2020 Issue of IsraelDesks magazine

Read Joey Shabot’s interview with the May 2020 edition of IsraelDesks magazine. In a chapter devoted to discussing how the legal industry adjusts to the new world, Joey offers his input on how different industries have been affected and what potential business opportunities are brought forth. Read the full chapter “As the World Tilts the … Continue Reading

לורנס שטרנטל מייצג את כלל ביטוח בעסקת נדל”ן של 1.2 מיליארד דולר

,לורנס שטרנטל, שותף במחלקת הנדל”ן הבינלאומי במשרדנו בתל אביב .מייצג את כלל ביטוח במסגרת עסקת נדל”ן גדולה בארה”ב  כפי שדווח ביום א’, 24 במאי, בכלכליסט, כלל ביטוח וענקית הביטוח האמריקאית מטלייף .הקימו שותפות שתתמקד בהקמת נדל”ן בארה”ב  ,כבר כעת, יצאו לדרך שלושה פרויקטים במסגרת השותפות .בהם נבנים שטחי מסחר, יחידות דיור ואף מרכז הפצה גדול… Continue Reading

SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Late on May 15, the SBA released its PPP Loan Forgiveness Application. View the application form and instructions here. The U.S. Treasury also published some initial, limited commentary. Find the commentary here. These documents provide certain guidance on options for calculation of payroll costs, instructions on performing required calculations under the CARES Act, among other … Continue Reading

Tel Aviv Client Nuvo Group Partners With Leading Israeli Medical Center

Represented by GT Tel Aviv Shareholder Adam Snukal, Nuvo Group, an Israeli company developing remote pregnancy monitoring platform, recently announced a new partnership with a major Jerusalem based medical center. Thie collaboration will enable the creation of “first-in-kind data-driven solutions to assist providers delivering personalized pregnancy care, drawing from a large pool of decisions and … Continue Reading

PPP Loan Will Cause Related Company to Be Ineligible for CARES Act Employee Retention Tax Credit

.כידוע, הממשל הפדרלי אימץ והוציא אל הפועל מספר מסלולי הטבה לעסקים שנפגעו בעקבות משבר הקורונה -המאמר המצורף מתאר את יחסי הגומלין בין ההטבות השונות ובפרט כיצד הטבת ה Paycheck Protection Program   .משפיעה על הטבה אחרת- זיכוי המס בגין משכורות ששולמו .ליצירת קשר בנושא, אנא פנו לאפרים שמיידלר ואהרון כץ, עורכי דין במחלקת התאגידים במשרדנו … Continue Reading

As Hotels Gradually Re-Open in Israel, the Global Hospitality Industry Continues to Struggle due to COVID-19 Crisis

While the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact all areas of the world economy, the global hospitality industry is being impacted particularly hard. The suspension of international travel with the closure of multiple borders has caused an unprecedented collapse of demand. Over the past two months hotels have scaled down operations where possible, … Continue Reading

האזינו לג’ואי שבות מנתח את סצנת ההשקעות, המיזוגים והרכישות בצל הקורונה במסגרת פודקאסט לעיתון כלכליסט

מה יתרונם של סטארטאפים מקומיים מול מקביליהם הזרים? אילו תעשיות צומחות בלב התקופה הנוכחית ואילו הזדמנויות חבויות בסקטורים החווים את הקשיים הרבים מכל? מדוע יתכן וחברות הזנק ישראליות שנחשבות תמיד לאנדרדוג בקונטקסט העולמי, תהיינה אטרקטיביות יותר להשקעות בתקופה הקרובה? אילו מדינות מתחילות להראות סימנים של חזרה לשגרה בבחינת השקעות ולאילו נראה שייקח זמן ממושך יותר? … Continue Reading

הקלות בתחום הנדל”ן המסחרי לאור וירוס הקורונה: לורנס שטרנטל בריאיון לכלכליסט

.לאחרונה, התראיין לורנס שטרנטל לעיתון כלכליסט לורנס, שותף במחלקת הנדל”ן הבינלאומי במשרדנו בתל-אביב, מתמחה בנדל”ן מסחרי ומייצג ערב רב .של לקוחות במסגרת השקעות נדל”ן בחו”ל   במסגרת הריאיון, דן לורנס בהשפעות הקורונה על שוק הנדל”ן הגלובלי ודרכי ההתמודדות הננקטות כעת  .בארה”ב ובאירופה לקריאת הכתבה המלאה, לחצו כאן… Continue Reading

New Guidance on PPP Loan Eligibility: Hedge Funds, PE Funds, and Businesses with Access to Liquidity

Many Israeli companies have operations set up in the US, thus have been adversely affected by COVID-19 on both the Israeli and American fronts. The US government recently announced adding additional funds to the PPP loans, making it possible for eligible companies, certain Israeli corporations included, to apply for funding.  The US government also provided … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Is Proud to Represent Redhill Biopharma Treating COVID-19 Patient with Opaganib in Israel Under Compassionate Use

Greenberg Traurig is extremely proud to represent Redhill Biopharma with the recent announcement of providing an initial update on the compassionate use program with its investigational drug, opaganib, in patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19) in Israel. RedHill Biopharma is a longstanding client of GT’s Barry Schindler, Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Patent Prosecution Group, … Continue Reading

Risk Allocation for Economic Losses from Coronavirus Disease 2019

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is causing unprecedented disruptions to the U.S. economy. Government officials and health professionals are predicting that these disruptions could continue through September. Businesses are having to face the challenges of operating remotely; many are cancelling non-essential travel – hampering long-planned meetings and conventions. Global supply chains are impeded as countries work … Continue Reading

U.S. Company Obligations in Light of the Coronavirus Outbreak

For the Hebrew version of this article please click here. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the rapid international spread of the deadly coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, (the “Coronavirus”) a global health emergency. The virus, which can cause respiratory symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, started in Wuhan, China, and can be … Continue Reading

Are Employment Agreements Necessary for US Employees?

At the request of the Guberman Group, which provides accounting and financial management services to Israeli companies, including those operating in the United States, attorney Meira Ferziger has prepared an article addressing the commonly considered question of whether United States-based employees should have written employment agreements. Read the article in English. Read the article in Hebrew.… Continue Reading