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Shiboleth, Yisraeli, Roberts, Zisman & Co. offices are located in Tel Aviv, Herzliya and New York. It is engaged in an international law practice in addition to its domestic Israeli and U.S. practice. The firm specializes in commercial matters, securities, internet and e-commerce, intellectual property, financing, real estate, environmental law, corporate and tax matters and has established a select team of attorneys with particular expertise in fiscal and business matters. The firm provides advice and counsel to its clients with respect to their domestic and international activities.

The firm has been specializing in venture capital, high-tech and start-up ventures since 1980 when the firm represented a group that organized US limited partnerships, which raised tax-shelter funds to invest in Israeli start-ups. Five of Israel's leading high-tech companies are a result of those investments made early in the 1980's.

The firm represents several Israeli venture capital funds on a regular basis including Walden, Infinity and Hapoalim, as well as a great number of foreign venture capital funds, investment banks and “angels”.

The firm has served as legal advisor to the technological incubator program of the Office of the Chief Scientist from the initial stages of that project and has been a special consultant to the Chief Scientist on many occasions. The firm has been representing several technological incubators. The firm participates in a special program of the Israeli Export Institute, providing consultation to early stage start-up entrepreneurs. The firm has been involved in every aspect of investments in high-tech companies mergers, acquisitions, fund raising through private investors, private placements, as well as initial and secondary public offerings. The firm has an intellectual property department, which includes expertise in the registration and prosecution of patents worldwide.

In order to deal with the increased level of activity in start-up companies, the firm maintains a branch office in Herzliya Pituach, Israel's “silicon valley”. The office provides "on-site" service to its existing and potential clientele.

The firm engages in a diverse practice, dealing with the requirements of multi-national companies and dual resident individuals engaged in business mainly in Israel, the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. It seeks to meet the domestic law needs of its clients in specific geographic areas while continuing to ensure that the integrity of the client's international structure is not compromised. The firm's expertise includes banking and financing matters; privatization; negotiations with or on behalf of individuals, corporate entities, banking institutions and other private sources of capital; private placements and public offerings; litigation support for commercial clients; domestic and international tax planning and implementation; multi-national corporate and commercial matters including the structuring of international transactions; leveraged buyouts; mergers and acquisitions; commercial negotiations, real estate development and construction including financing, construction loans and zoning rights, environmental law, manufacturing and distribution agreements; general corporate services; currency control restrictions and requirements; internet and e-commerce law; intellectual property; trust and estate work; and export and import matters.  

The firm, which was established in 1973 (in New York since 1976), maintains its principal offices in Tel Aviv. At this location, the firm has 30 attorneys, many of whom are admitted to various U.S. Bars, as well as the Israeli Bar. The Tel Aviv office provides legal counsel to meet the needs of foreign enterprises doing business in Israel as well as handling all types of domestic Israeli matters. The firm’s New York office currently has 12 lawyers, with attorneys admitted to practice in several states in the U.S. as well as Israel. The New York office is primarily engaged in international tax planning, securities, real estate, litigation as well as domestic U.S. law matters.



Yaacov Yisraeli

Tel:  972-3-7103311

E-mail:  y.yisraeli@shiboleth.com