ATLANTA (August 14, 2007) — Smith, Gambrell & Russell partner Jonathan Minnen was recently elected as Secretary of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region, which is based in Atlanta. Mr. Minnen has been involved with the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce for several years. He has previously been a speaker and sponsor of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce’s Eagle Star Awards Gala, an annual event that recognizes people and companies who have worked to increase business between Israel and the Southeast.
The mission of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce is to create business ties between the Southeast and Israel. Since its founding 15 years ago, the organization has been in involved in $900 million worth of transactions between the Southeast and Israel and has helped over 50 Israeli in building their U.S. or regional headquarters in the Southeast.
Mr. Minnen is a member of SGR’s Corporate Law section where he specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions, particularly with Israeli clients. He assists Israeli clients with their expansion to the United States. Mr. Minnen earned his B.S. degree from Murray State University and his J.D. from Emory University.