Israel

At Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, the U.S. legal needs of Israeli companies, large or small, start-up or mature, receive our full attention.

We provide U.S. legal counsel for Israeli law firms and Israeli companies who wish to capitalize on business opportunities in the United States. These companies and firms deserve not just quality legal counsel in the U.S., but work that is performed timely and efficiently.

We embrace a value-added approach to U.S. representation. Accordingly, we render not only legal counsel, but also assistance in making the right connections by leveraging our relationships with Conexx (American Israel Chamber of Commerce), other business groups, and our wide network of contacts in the corporate and financial communities.

We understand that the work week in Israel starts on Sunday, not Monday. From addressing your urgent issues specific to the U.S. market, to providing a home or mobile phone number for an emergency question on Sunday – you can always be confident in our attorneys’ commitment to client service.

In today’s economic reality, a company’s resources must be used wisely. We are dedicated to providing exceptional value through prompt, high quality and cost effective legal services.

Our International Law Practice

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP has a substantial International Law Practice. Our attorneys are adept in assisting clients not only on technical details, but also on bridging different customs and practices in cross-border business affairs. The Firm works with foreign-based companies to establish and maintain operations in the US. We also provide legal counsel to domestic entities looking to expand operations internationally. Our goal is to provide swift, expert and cost-effective legal support to our clients. With 120 years of experience practicing law across the globe, we have developed a practice designed to get your U.S. business done quickly and efficiently. Our International Practice includes Asia, Germany and Western Europe generally, Israel, Italy, Latin America, and the UK. Through our membership in Terralex, an international association of leading law firms, we are able to get our clients legal representation world-wide.

The representation of foreign-based clients raises a wide variety of complex legal issues for which global corporations routinely need assistance. Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP can provide direction in the following areas:

  • Structuring United States operations
  • Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and related intellectual property issues
  • Taxation and finance
  • Real estate
  • Acquiring or selling United States companies
  • Operational issues
  • Employment laws
  • Litigation matters
  • Clinical study agreements for medical devices
  • Immigration matters
  • Construction law

You Determine the Parameters

We view our role as being U.S. counsel. Whether you would like for us to prepare the U.S. legal documents, or prefer to do it in Israel and have us merely review for U.S. law compliance – we will be flexible to your needs.  We are here to help.

Compliance Is Critical

To assist with a successful entry into U.S. markets, we can assist Israeli companies and Israeli law firms in a variety of legal areas including:

  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Law
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Distressed Debt
  • Employee Benefits and ERISA
  • Environmental/Natural Resources Law
  • Financing and Commercial Transactions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Immigration/Naturalization
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Securities Class Action Defense
  • Securities Enforcement
  • Securities Litigation
  • State and Local Tax
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital