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Retail Innovation Booming in Israel

Retail innovation is booming in Israel and corporate executives best take notice, as reported in a recent Forbes article. Hardly the first time Forbes has taken notice, this most recent article was inspired by a major retailer CEO’s visit to Israel. The article lists the staggering numbers boasted by Israel’s impressive retail technology start-up scene … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Represents Wells Fargo Strategic Capital in Its investment in Israeli Company EarlySense

In a matter led by Shareholder Joey Shabot and Associate Aaron Katz, Greenberg Traurig recently represented Wells Fargo Strategic Capital – the venture capital arm of Wells Fargo & Co and a specialized capital provider that partners with the bank’s wholesale businesses to identify and provide customized capital solutions to its clients – in its investment … Continue Reading

Israeli-American Shareholder Helps Open New Greenberg Traurig Video Game and Esports Practice

Raised in Haifa, Israel, David Schulman grew up with a passion for video games. David has long since moved to the US to become a successful Shareholder in GT’s Atlanta office, and has taken on the role as one of the leads of GT’s new Video Game and Esports Practice. David, who works with numerous … Continue Reading

Tel Aviv Office Celebrates Chanukah

Our Tel Aviv office attorneys and staff, together with their families, celebrated the Holiday of Lights with the office’s annual family Chanukah party. The group enjoyed dinner and an interactive Capoeira show, where all, big and small,  sang and danced to Brazilian style Chanukah tunes. The evening was concluded by the lighting of the Menorah, where all … Continue Reading

Tel Aviv Shareholders Sponsor United Hatzalah Gala

Greenberg Traurig’s Tel Aviv office is proud to be able to support charitable causes in Israel and abroad. This past Monday, shareholders in the office attended United Hatzalah’s gala dinner, an event that brought together GT clients, business leaders and non-profit volunteers from across Israel. United Hatzalah is a volunteer-based emergency medical services organization based in … Continue Reading

Iran Sanctions ‘Snapback’ Finalized Nov. 5, 2018

As reported in our previous GT Alerts, on May 8, 2018, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and on June 27, 2018, OFAC issued amended regulations and general licenses implementing the withdrawal. The Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) re-imposition of Iran … Continue Reading

Real Estate Investment in Poland – Opportunities in Europe’s Booming Market

Recently, Greenberg Traurig was pleased to organize a morning seminar focused on real estate investment opportunities and trends in Poland. GT’s Tel Aviv and Warsaw offices, together with partners CBRE and Deloitte, hosted a group of more than 70 guests eager to learn about the Polish real estate market. The seminar took place in Tel … 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

GT’s Client OSG Announces Significant Expansion in Virginia

As recently reported by the Virginia governor’s website (September 2017), Greenberg Traurig’s client Oran Safety Glass (OSG) announced a $4.45 million expansion through its  Emporia plant located in Virginia, adding 55 jobs to the plant. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined the company leaders in making the announcement last month in Virginia. OSG was founded in … 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

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

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

Greenberg Traurig Sponsors 5th Annual Best Practices in IP Management

Greenberg Traurig was proud to be a platinum sponsor of the 5th Annual Best Practices in IP Management Event which took place last month in Tel Aviv. Barry Schindler, co-chair of GT’s Global Patent Prosecution Group and an active member of the firm’s Israel Practice, co-chaired the event. Schindler moderated the panel “THE BIG DEBATE: … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig to Host the Second Atlanta-Israel FinTech Innovation Conference

May 22-23, 2017, Greenberg Traurig’s Atlanta office will host the second Atlanta-Israel FinTech Innovation Conference. With over 100 guests expected, the conference brings together both U.S. and Israeli companies seeking synergy and collaboration opportunities. U.S. companies attend in search of “cutting edge” Israeli technologies and Israelis leverage the event to showcase their technologies and make … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Miami & Tel Aviv Host Three Days of LATAM Focused Events

The Tel Aviv and Miami offices of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP  hosted three days of events in Israel focusing on doing business in Latin America, including co-hosting a seminar with Mergermarket and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) called “Start-Up Nation to Start-Up Region: Making Your Mark in Latin America” Seminar which took … Continue Reading

February 19, 2017: Calcalist Interviews Joey Shabot

Operating shareholder of the Tel Aviv office was recently interviewed for the prominent Israeli economic journal Calcalist: “Unlike other international law firms which usually have a minor physical presence in Israel, Greenberg Traurig’s local office employs eight attorneys in Israel. ‘Not only did we set up a platform in Israel’, says Shabot, distinguishing between GT … Continue Reading

Upcoming Event: From “Start-Up Nation” to “Start-Up Region” – Making your Mark in Latin America

Join Greenberg Traurig for a half day seminar in Tel Aviv, offering practical tools for Israelis seeking business opportunities in Latin America. RSVP HERE Agenda 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration & Networking 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome Remarks 9:15 AM – 9:40 AM Keynote (TBD) 9:40 AM – 10:40 AM Expert Panel: ‘They … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Hosts Reception Honoring New Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles

Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office hosted a reception in honor of Sam Grundwerg to mark his appointment as Consul General of Israel in Los Angeles by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Sam is the senior representative of the State of Israel to the Southwestern United States. Prior to this, Sam served as Director General in Israel … Continue Reading
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