Moty Ben Yona is a Partner in the Corporate Practice at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Moty represents clients in a broad range of business and commercial transactions, with a concentration on corporate and corporate-real estate transactions, mortgage lending, purchase and sale transactions, venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and corporate finance transactions, and general corporate representation. Moty serves domestic and foreign clients, including multinational corporations, real estate investment companies, real estate developers and sponsors, real estate investors, private equity funds, venture lending funds, startups and emerging companies, entrepreneurs, as well as other private companies and individuals.
Prior to joining Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, Moty was a partner at an international boutique law firm based in midtown Manhattan with top-ranked practices in corporate, litigation, real estate, and high-tech. Moty also worked for more than six years at the Corporate and M&A practice group of one of Israel’s leading law firms. In addition, Moty served as Senior General Counsel of one of Israel’s leading Venture Capital funds. While in Israel, Moty was also an adjunct faculty member and a corporate law lecturer at Tel Aviv University School of Law, Tel Aviv University School of Business, and the Interdisciplinary Center School of Law in Israel.
Moty was selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2015 and as a Super Lawyer for 2017-2021. Each year less than 2.5 percent are selected in the state by the research team as Rising Stars.