International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will open an office in Tel Aviv next month. The firm’s 34th office worldwide will provide legal services to clients in Israel who need US and English counsel, as well as legal services from other international jurisdictions. Attorneys in the new office will not practice Israeli law. The office is the first international full-time legal office of its kind in Israel.
Greenberg Traurig’s Global Corporate & Securities Practice chair and co-chair of its Israel Practice, Gary M. Epstein has been appointed managing shareholder of the Tel Aviv office. The firm said that its Israeli clients have sought support for their work in the US, UK., Holland, Mexico, China and Italy and clients from these and other global markets regularly work with Epstein and the Greenberg Traurig team regarding opportunities in Israel.
Epstein said, "We expect to begin with up to five attorneys working in Israel. We hope to grow as American and UK attorneys with Israeli clients learn about the opportunity we offer. To the best of our knowledge, we expect this office to be the first-ever international law firm practicing exclusively non-Israeli law through a full-time, full-service office in Israel that is not focused primarily on business development. Our arrival builds on 10 years of goodwill and client development conducted through the firm's existing Israel Practice. Our many Israeli clients have benefited from Greenberg Traurig's international platform and will now have an even fuller presence on our part."
Greenberg Traurig CEO Richard A. Rosenbaum said, “Our focus on delivering quality service and value across a broad market and practice platform with deep penetration in regions and industries is increasingly providing our clients with a unique edge. The opening of an Israeli presence continues that focus and is a logical progression born from the dedication and commitment of our Israel Practice Group over the past decade.”
Greenberg Traurig’s office will open in Tel Aviv's Azrieli Center.
Greenberg Traurig Israel Practice co-chair Bob Grossman said, “Greenberg Traurig has an enduring commitment to Israel's business community. We are proud of what we have achieved for our clients and friends. I am especially proud of our work in life sciences and intellectual property, on which I have focused specific attention in recent years.”
The firm said that its experience with Israeli clients includes representing companies in numerous industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, clean energy and manufacturing, in matters ranging from financing and intellectual property to mergers, acquisitions and employment issues.
Published by Globes, Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on December 6, 2011
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