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How Big Pharma Taps Outside Ingenuity

Economics in getting a compound approved and commercialized are evolving. Drug companies have reduced budgets that historically funded vast R&D teams. Innovators are chasing tight investment dollars. The two camps are increasingly collaborating. There is a self-selection factor rewarding start-ups — they can’t attract funding or licensing deals unless they’ve protected their intellectual property, showed clinically … Continue Reading

June 28-29: Atlanta-Israel Fintech Innovation Conference

Greenberg Traurig will be co-sponsoring a unique event bringing together leading FinTech companies from Atlanta and Israel. Led by Atlanta shareholder, David Schulman, the event aims to match Atlanta-based international FinTech corporations with cutting-edge Israeli technology companies in the field, including companies that offer card processing, electronic billing, and multi-channel solutions to the banking industry, as … Continue Reading

Lawrence Sternthal Joins Greenberg Traurig as Israeli Office Real Estate Practice Head

Lawrence Sternthal, who until recently led the International Real Estate Practice at the Israeli law firm Gross Kleinhendler Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co. (GKH), has joined global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as head of the Tel Aviv office’s international Real Estate Practice, which has one of the leading teams in the industry. This move marks the first time that … Continue Reading

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

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

Greenberg Traurig’s Meital Stavinsky Speaks at Inaugural Startup Nation Conference

Greenberg Traurig Miami Shareholder Meital Stavinsky recently spoke at the May 17 Startup Nation Conference hosted by The Idea Center at Miami-Dade College and Tel Aviv University. Stavinsky, a shareholder in the Government Law and Policy and Israel practices, interviewed representatives of Israeli technology company Vayyar Imaging. The session focused on startup companies in the growth stage and discussed the secrets to their … 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

May 18: US Homeland Security Market – Opportunities for Israeli Companies

MAY 18, 2016 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Value Base Office: 23 Yehuda Halevi St., Floor 27 Tel Aviv 65136 The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) and its Tel Aviv marketing office (Value Base Mergers and Acquisitions), are pleased to invite you to a business roundtable lunch for executives of Israeli firms interested in … Continue Reading

Two U.S. States Expand Sport and Race Wagering

Two U.S. states have recently passed legislation or regulations that widen the means and methods by which a patron can wager on sports and/or race events. Namely, Nevada has introduced business equity wagering, while New Jersey has issued its first license to Betfair for exchange wagering. Mark A. Clayton and Erica L. Okerberg of Greenberg … 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

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

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

Rudolph W. Giuliani to Join Greenberg Traurig in New York

  NEW YORK (January 19, 2016)  — Former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani has announced he will join global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, as Global Chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Practice and Senior Advisor to firm Executive Chairman Richard A. Rosenbaum. Also joining Greenberg Traurig will be former supervisory federal … Continue Reading

Attorney Spotlight: Beth Cohen, Director of Global Emerging Growth Services

Beth Cohen Member of GT since: June, 2012 Describe your involvement with the Greenberg Traurig Israel Practice Group: As Director of Global Emerging Growth Services, I lead an exciting program at GT geared exclusively for our start-up clients, and our Israel Practice Group is a key part of this program.  I serve as an entrepreneur-in-residence and … 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

A Conversation with Alan Dershowitz and Jay Lefkowitz about U.S. & Israeli Relations

GT had the honor to sponsor a recent Philadelphia event “A Conversation with and Jay Lefkowitz about U.S. & Israeli Relations”. The event, honoring GT client TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, was attended by GT Philadelphia shareholder Bob Goldich and Israel Practice member, Beth Cohen. GT Israel practice co-chair Bob Grossman and other GT lawyers represent TEVA … Continue Reading

Attorney Spotlight: Ephraim Schmeidler on Growing Cross-Border Work for Israeli Businesses

Name: Ephraim Schmeidler Office:  Tel Aviv / New York Member of GT since: 2012 Describe your involvement with the Greenberg Traurig Israel Practice Group:  I received my legal training in Israel and practiced law in Israel for five years before moving to the United States 11 years ago. Throughout my legal career in the United … Continue Reading
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