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The GDPR Deadline Looms: Is Your U.S. Website Ready?

Effective May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes sweeping new requirements for many website operators that collect and process information about individuals living in the European Economic Area (EEA). U.S. companies with e-commerce and other web activities reaching persons living in the EEA need to understand GDPR, since penalties for … Continue Reading

GT Participates in Delegation in Israel

Florida Governor Rick Scott recently was in Israel leading a delegation of business and academic leaders, under the auspices of Enterprise Florida, focused on enhancing economic development and trade between Florida and Israel. GT, which has eight offices in Florida, is the only international law firm with a registered, full-service office in Israel, and had … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv Office Hosts Reception for Miami-Dade County Economic Development Delegation

Greenberg Traurig, P.A.’s Tel Aviv office hosted a delegation of Miami-Dade County officials and Israeli business leaders at a reception held on Nov. 9. “We are honored to be able to welcome the delegation, which is exploring ways to increase business between Miami and Israel,” said Joey T. Shabot, Operating Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Tel … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Advises Israeli Institutional Investor Group on EUR 236 million Acquisition of Landmark Office Building Eschborn Plaza

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv and Germany offices jointly advised a group of Israeli institutional investors who acquired the Eschborn Plaza office complex in a joint venture lead by Aurec Capital. The group was comprised of Migdal Insurance Group, Bank Leumi Pension Fund, and IDI Insurance Company as well as a leading Israeli provident and pension … Continue Reading

GT’s Lawrence Sternthal Addresses Israeli Real Estate Investments in Hurricane Struck Locations

Israelis with real estate investments in Florida are now beginning to assess the damage caused to their properties by Hurricane Irma.  Lawrence Sternthal, International Real Estate Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office, shared with TheMarker Magazine what Israeli investors should consider when examining their home insurance coverage and the challenges foreign investors will face … Continue Reading

GT Attorneys in Tel Aviv and Other GT Offices Represent Medical Tech Company in $280M Deal

A Greenberg Traurig team of attorneys in Tel Aviv, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Boston, and New York recently represented BioTelemetry Inc., a publicly traded company based in Pennsylvania, in its $280 million purchase of Switzerland’s LifeWatch AG, a health care technology company. LifeWatch AG began its way as an Israeli entity in the 1990s and became … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig’s Hilarie Bass Takes Over as President of the American Bar Association

The end of August was a special time for Greenberg Traurig, as we celebrated Hilarie Bass taking over as the President of the American Bar Association. Hilarie is a shareholder in our Miami office and is the Co-President of the firm. Hilarie has visited our Tel Aviv office a numbers of times since its opening … Continue Reading

The ‘Global Financial City Tokyo’ Initiatives

Tokyo used to be one of the biggest global financial centers rivaling New York and London. Now, being far behind Hong Kong and Singapore, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) aims to return as a top global financial center. In its attempt to once again become a global financial city, TMG appears to be willing to accommodate … Continue Reading

Gary Epstein Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

For the 11th consecutive year, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America than any other law firm in the guide. The 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America lists 366 Greenberg Traurig attorneys nationwide. (See full list here.) The guide also lists 26 of the firm’s attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year” in their … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Number One in Number of Litigation Cases Handled in Past Years

According to a recent study conducted by Lex Machina, a leading US based legal analytics company, over the last eight and a half years Greenberg Traurig attorneys in the US have defended more commercial litigation cases than any other firm, and also filed more commercial disputes on behalf of plaintiffs. This achievement is enhanced by … Continue Reading

Bet-the-Synagogue Case: GT Secures Reversal for Pro Bono Client Congregation Shearith Israel in Hotly Contested Suit

Congregation Shearith Israel, represented pro bono by lead counsel Louis M. Solomon of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, won a complete reversal in the First Circuit Court of Appeals of a lower court decision that had erroneously turned Touro Synagogue over to its tenants. Congregation Shearith Israel, the country’s oldest Jewish congregation (dating from 1654), has owned … Continue Reading

GT Tel Aviv Hosts Shurat HaDin Summer 2017 Interns

In late July, the GT Tel Aviv office hosted Shurat HaDin’s 2017 Summer Interns, for a get-together and in-depth presentation on practicing foreign law in Israel as a North American educated attorney. The head of GT Tel Aviv’s Real Estate practice, Lawrence Sternthal, delivered a presentation of GT Tel Aviv’s international practice to the rapt … Continue Reading

Welcome News for Non-U.S. Persons Investing into U.S. Businesses: U.S. Tax Court Rejects Long-Standing IRS Ruling

On July 13, 2017, the U.S. Tax Court, in Grecian Magnesite Mining, Industrial & Shipping Co., SA v. Commissioner,1 rejected the long-standing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) position that a non-U.S. person is taxed on the sale of an interest in an entity that is a “partnership” for U.S. federal income tax purposes (hereinafter, a partnership) … Continue Reading

GT’s Rudolph Giuliani and Gary Epstein Opened Trade on TASE for the First Time

Tel Aviv Operating Shareholder Gary Epstein and Former Mayor of New York and Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Cybersecurity, Privacy and Crisis Management Practice Rudolph Giuliani opened trade on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) for the first time in late June. The event, led by Ittai Ben Zeev, TASE CEO, attracted over 200 young entrepreneurs and … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Client Mitoconix Bio to Take Aim at Huntington’s Disease

Mitoconix Bio, an innovative Israeli startup bred by Israel’s only life science incubator, FutuRx, has recently raised $20 million to develop a promising drug for the treatment of Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, as reported by the Times of Israel. Both Mitoconix Bio and FutuRx are clients of GT’s Barry Schindler, co-chair of Greenberg … Continue Reading
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