The lawyers in Herrick’s Israel Practice deliver comprehensive legal services and practical solutions to Israeli entrepreneurs and enterprises seeking business opportunities in the U.S, as well as ensure that their clients’ interests are protected both in and out of court. The practice draws upon the collective strength of our corporate, tax, real estate, government relations and litigation lawyers who use their extensive experience to guide clients through the complex legal issues and transaction structures inherent in cross-border investments. Herrick’s Israel Practice is an integral part of our broader international experience.
Our lawyers have close relationships with leading Israeli law and accounting firms which allow for genial collaboration and coordination of legal services. As a result of these close relationships, we are able confidently to refer clients and contacts and to help make valuable connections when needed. We also add value, whenever possible, by introducing clients to joint venture partners, financing sources and investment opportunities. Our lawyers regularly travel between Israel and the U.S. to conduct “on the ground” meetings to enhance client service. Many of our lawyers are fluent in Hebrew and one of them resides part-time in Israel.
Our real estate lawyers provide Israeli clients with informed U.S. market insights to help further business goals. We have nearly 90 years of experience in commercial real estate law, close ties to the most prominent real estate players, and proven experience advising non-U.S. investors and developers on U.S. transactions. Many real estate acquisition and development transactions involve joint ventures between developers and equity sources or private equity investments from domestic or international funds. Our lawyers have advised clients on hundreds of these transactions, involving every type of commercial real estate asset.
Our corporate lawyers have practical experience advising Israeli entities on the legal and regulatory issues involved in doing business in the U.S. We regularly advise on a variety of operational and general corporate business matters, as well as on the formation of hedge and private investment funds and investment vehicles, including REITs, and funds focused on the acquisition of international assets.
Our tax lawyers help clients navigate the extremely complex taxation concerns inherent in bringing a business to the U.S. Drawing on a deep understanding of cross-border investment structures, we regularly advise non-U.S. investors on the tax implications of acquisitions and investments in the U.S. Our extensive knowledge of cross-border tax matters allows us to anticipate issues before they arise, thereby helping clients reduce risk and minimize tax burdens at both the business and individual level.
Our government relations group is comprised of a former member of Congress and various former New York City and State officials. Through our offices in New York City and Washington, D.C., we provide clients with a full range of government relations capabilities, including political lobbying and assistance with government contracts – all focused on helping our clients expeditiously further their business objectives. Additionally, we provide our clients with access to a broad network of government contacts in order to facilitate new relationships with the U.S. government and its U.S. business leaders.
Our litigators understand our clients’ business objectives ‒ protecting their interests is our first priority. Whether a swift resolution is sought or a trial becomes necessary, our lawyers work efficiently to bring about a positive and successful resolution. Our lawyers provide arbitration, negotiation and mediation services in disputes and are well versed in the rules and procedures of leading arbitration institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, our clients benefit from our extensive experience in state and federal courts and our ability to aggressively litigate a case through both the trial and appellate levels.
Areas of Focus:
- Capital markets technologies
- Data privacy and security
- Intellectual property
- Joint ventures
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Real estate
- Securities offerings
- Venture Capital