Israel Practice |
Perkins Coie, which has a reputable international practice and a long history of active participation in the growth of the global economy, recognizes the growth and achievements of Israel's economy. The firm's Israel practice serves Israeli companies, ranging from start-ups to market leaders, seeking to do business in the United States and across the world and U.S. companies seeking to do business in Israel.
Attorneys in our Israel practice have years of experience doing business with Israel. The group is composed of attorneys who are Israeli nationals, speak fluent Hebrew, are admitted to practice in Israel, and have a deep understanding of Israel's culture, politics and social environment. Our attorneys have worked with Israel's leaders in cutting-edge technologies and industries including the Internet, software, telecommunications, clean energy and power.
With two offices in Asia and a breadth of international experience in Israel, Europe and abroad, Perkins Coie has connections with top-notch service providers, financial institutions and other law firms that are second to none. Perkins Coie attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that we understand our clients' needs and serve not only as legal counsel but also as strategic business partners.
Perkins Coie is actively involved with multiple Israel-U.S. organizations and initiatives such as the California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC), the CICC Cleantech Initiative and the Israel Venture Capital Research Center. We participated in the international studies program through Tel Aviv University School of Law, hosted by UC Berkeley. Our attorneys have close ties with Israeli law firms, top industry executives, market leaders and government officials.
General Areas of Israel Practice
We assist our Israeli clients in the fundraising process through our vast experience and strong relationships with key venture capital groups and other potential investors throughout the United States and Israel. Focused in the heart of Silicon Valley and supported by offices throughout the firm, our Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice has handled numerous equity and debt financings, public offerings and project finance deals for U.S.-based and international companies.
We represent public and private companies in a full range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including strategic acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, liquidity sales, asset purchases and sales, leveraged buyouts and going private transactions. With this substantial experience and nearly 100 M&A attorneys, we have the depth and resources to manage the most demanding transactions of our Israeli clients.
As one of our largest practices, the Intellectual Property practice includes nearly 200 attorneys focused on IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, technology licensing, copyrights, and trade secret and unfair competition counseling. Our clients include companies in all technologies and industries throughout the country and across the world.
We have more than 300 litigation attorneys with extensive jury and bench trial experience in major state and federal jurisdictions and at every appellate level through the U.S. Supreme Court. We regularly represent clients in proceedings before a wide range of federal and state administrative agencies such as state utilities and regulatory agencies and commissions, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service and, in collaboration with foreign counsel, before administrative and judicial bodies in numerous other countries, including Israel. We offer strategic dispute resolution and handle patent infringement, IP misappropriation and commercial litigation matters.
Our attorneys handle FTC, FDA, privacy, import and export matters.
Perkins Coie attorneys handle matters involving Delaware and California corporate law, company boards of directors, stockholders, good faith and fair dealing and company fiduciary duty.
Employment and Immigration
Our attorneys understand the needs of businesses. We help U.S. companies obtain visas for Israelis to work in the United States as managers, professionals and other specialized employees. We handle all labor and employment issues from immigration, equity compensation, separation and severance to general employment policy matters.