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GT Tel Aviv Represents Canon in Major Acquisition in Israel

Team of GT attorneys represented Canon Inc. in their first ever acquisition in Israel. The Japanese giant acquired Israeli Video Analysis Company BriefCam. Leading the deal were Tel Aviv office shareholders Joey Shabot and Ephraim Schmeidler. Additional team members in Tel Aviv included Aaron Katz, Jonathan Orlinsky, Devora Snyder, and Saar Warner-Lipton. In the United States, the … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Kicks Off Purim 2017 Celebrations

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office kicked off this year’s Purim holiday celebrations with two memorable and festive events. While the celebrations are far from over, as the holiday commences this coming Sunday, here is a summary of the happenings in the office from this past week. The associates in the office (Devora Snyder, Aaron Katz … Continue Reading

Convertible Promissory Bridge Notes and Simple Agreements for Future Equity

Companies often issue convertible promissory “bridge” notes when they are at an early stage and are in search of capital. A convertible promissory bridge note is a short-term debt instrument that, in addition to the standard terms (such as the principal amount owed, the interest rate, the maturity date, and default provisions), also provides that … 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

Incentive Stock Options vs. Nonqualified Stock Options – A General Summary

Introduction When reviewing U.S. stock option plans for our foreign clients, we are constantly asked to explain the difference in tax consequences between incentive stock option (ISO) plans and nonqualified stock option (NSO) plans. This is a frequently asked question as many U.S. companies offer their employees options to buy company stock at a specified … 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

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

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

Tel Aviv University Alumni Association Names Meital Stavinsky Alumnus of the Month

Meital Stavinsky, a shareholder in the Government Law & Policy and Israel practices at the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig, was recently recognized as the Alumnus of the Month by the Tel Aviv University Alumni Association.  Meital has been one of the key members of the firm’s Israel practice and told the interviewer that  “I … Continue Reading

Awareness of FTC Actions Critical for Israeli Ad-Tech Companies Going Global

As the Israeli Ad-Tech industry continues to grow and expand its global footprint, its market participants need to be keenly aware of critical legal trends, many of which are initiated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the federal governing body that oversees advertising and marketing regulations throughout the United States. This GT Alert – FTC … Continue Reading
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