Israel is home to a uniquely rich combination of local innovation and deep participation in the U.S. and global economies. Nixon Peabody’s Israel Business practice provides comprehensive legal and business solutions to Israeli companies, investors, and entrepreneurs doing business in the U.S. and elsewhere, as well as to foreign entities doing business in Israel. We counsel Israeli companies across a wide range of industries, including:
- High-tech (software, hardware and semiconductors)
- Life sciences
- Interactive entertainment and digital media
We also advise U.S. and other non-Israeli clients in connection with their strategic and business dealings, including strategic alliances, technology acquisitions, and investments in the Israeli market.
Our attorneys have extensive experience working with Israeli companies, investors, and entrepreneurs. Relevant areas of experience include:
- Corporate Transactions and Finance
- Private Equity and Venture Capital Investments
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Public Offerings and Securities
- Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
- Labor and Employment
- Executive Employment and Compensation
- U.S. Workforce Policies and Management
- Equity Incentive Plans
- Non-competition and Trade Secrets
- Intellectual Property
- Strategic Counseling
- Patent Prosecution
- Trademark/Brand Management
- Technology Licensing
- Beverage Alcohol
- Tax Planning
Local knowledge. Global resources.
Through years of working with both Israeli businesses operating in the U.S. and U.S. businesses operating in Israel, we’ve acquired an in-depth understanding of the business culture, procedures, regulations, and client service expectations of the Israeli marketplace. We partner seamlessly with Israeli bankers, accountants, venture capitalists, and lawyers to provide the full range of experience, insights, and services that are critical to navigating the challenges and opportunities presented by U.S.-Israel business activities.
Solutions for Emerging Companies
Nixon Peabody works closely with U.S. venture capital firms investing in Israel and has deep ties with the Israeli venture community. We represent a wide range of Israeli clients, from emerging companies in the high-tech, life sciences, and interactive media sectors, to venture capital funds and institutional investors. Our relationships and experience in the technology and venture capital communities, combined with our broad network of strategic partners (including large companies that often consider acquiring Israeli high-tech and life science companies), enables us to deliver added value to clients throughout each phase of the corporate or investment life cycle.
The firm and the Israel Business practice are deeply committed to forging true partnerships with clients by understanding their businesses and challenges, providing strategic advice and introductions, and offering cost-effective, 24/7 service.
Corporate Transactions and Strategic Alliances
We advise Israeli clients in negotiating and structuring a broad scope of cross-border transactions, including joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and strategic alliances. Our team serves as a strategic resource to Israeli entrepreneurs and companies seeking to engage in commerce in the U.S. (and Europe and Asia) and to U.S. businesses and individuals seeking to do business in Israel.
In today’s competitive markets, protecting intellectual property is critical at every stage of product and process development. Nixon Peabody offers clients the sophisticated, comprehensive services they need to fully protect, exploit, and enforce their global intellectual property rights. We advise clients in connection with prosecuting patent applications, negotiating and drafting all agreements necessary to develop, license, obtain, transfer, and commercialize technology, providing comprehensive brand management services, and litigating patent, trademark, unfair competition, and related antitrust matters.
In addition to our experience representing Israeli companies in connection with their IP matters, our team shares our client’s passion for innovation. Many of our IP attorneys have advanced technical degrees and industry experience in mechanical, electrical, manufacturing, computer science, optical, chemical, and biotechnology disciplines.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Nixon Peabody is adept at utilizing practical approaches to dispute resolution for clients. However, where disputes cannot be resolved informally, we have experience representing clients in courts across the U.S. at every level of the judicial system, as well as in international forums. We help our clients manage virtually all forms of disputes, from trade secrets and employment discrimination to product liability, patent infringement, antitrust, and securities.