Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

Boutique law firm specializing in commercial law, and focusing particularly on the High-Tech sector

Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices
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Established: 1996
Line of Business: Boutique law firm specializing in commercial law, and focusing particularly on the High-Tech sector
Address: 24 Raul Wallenberg St. Tel Aviv
Phone: 972-3-6074777
Fax: 972-3-6074778
Email: info@sask.co.il
Website: http://www.sask.co.il
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Company Executives

  • Dalit Kahana Garbi, Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

    Dalit Kahana Garbi

    Partner

    Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

  • Galai Sharir, Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

    Galai Sharir

    Partner

    Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

  • Yoram Shiv, Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

    Yoram Shiv

    Partner

    Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

  • Alex Berman, Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

    Alex Berman

    Partner

    Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

  • Debbie  Goodman, Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

    Debbie Goodman

    Partner

    Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

  • Anat Shinar, Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

    Anat Shinar

    Partner

    Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

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About Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices

Sharir, Shiv & Co. Law Offices is a boutique law firm specializing in commercial law, and focusing particularly on the High-Tech sector. The firm was founded in 1996 by Adv. Galai Sharir and Adv. Yoram Shiv, and currently numbers 11 attorneys, including 6 partners. The attorneys are graduates of leading university law faculties and hold vast legal knowledge and experience. They utilize creative thinking to solve complicated and challenging legal matters. The attorneys at the firm attend to the clients’ concerns and strive to assist clients to fully realize their aims.

The Firm’s Clients

The firm primarily advises High-Tech companies  with the incorporation stage, capital raising, commercial activities, and through merger & acquisition transactions and public offerings. The firm’s staff accompanies clients when handling the legal challenges that arise at every stage of a company’s life cycle. The firm also advises venture capital funds, venture lending funds, and other investment entities, both local and foreign. As most of the firm’s activities concern technology-oriented companies, most of the firm’s operations are handled in English.

Legal Guidance on Deals Worth Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Throughout the firm’s existence, the firm assisted many technology companies with their capital raising and commercial transactions. For example, the firm accompanied Wilocity from its establishment and up to its sale to Qualcomm in 2014 for hundreds of millions of USD. The firm also represented from its establishment Ravelo Systems, purchased by Oracle in 2016 for hundreds of millions of USD, and Aternity, acquired by Riverbed the same year for tens of millions of USD. The firm facilitated hundreds of capital raisings through the years, as well as international commercial deals with major corporations in the High-Tech and financial services industries, governmental bodies and others. In addition, the firm was involved in the public offerings of Israeli companies in NASDAQ, LSE and TASE.

The Firm’s Partners

Galai Sharir - Adv. Sharir practices corporate law, securities law, and commercial law. Through the years, Adv. Sharir has supplied continuous representation to start-ups and mature companies including in connection with commercial dealings, strategy, venture capital deals, funding and M&A transactions, both for public and private companies. He holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Israel Bar since 1991.

Yoram Shiv - Adv. Shiv specializes in corporate and securities law, as well as commercial transactions. His primary areas of expertise include venture capital deals, M&As, venture lending, international commercial deals, continuous legal counsel to start-ups and foreign corporations active in Israel and corporate governance. Adv. Shiv also practices commercial dispute resolution. Adv. Shiv has taught courses dealing with investment in start-ups in Tel Aviv and Haifa Universities. He holds an LL.B. From Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Israel Bar since 1994.

Alex Berman - Adv. Berman practices securities and corporate law, both Israeli and American, and commercial law, including venture capital transactions and representation of start-ups and mature companies. Adv. Berman uses his profound understanding of the American financial markets and their legal environment to support Israeli companies as they interact within these settings. Berman is US born, where he attained an LL.B. from Columbia University in New York, and was admitted to the bar in 1993. After working in one of the leading firms in the US, in the field of corporate and securities law, he moved to Israel and joined the firm in 2000.

Debbie Goodman - Adv. Goodman practices international commercial law, and represents start-ups and mature companies in various technological fields in a wide variety of international commercial contracts, with particular expertise in the life-science domain and special emphasis on agricultural biotechnology (AgBio). Adv. Goodman holds considerable knowledge and experience in matters concerning Collaborative Research and Development (R&D) Agreements and IP licensing. Before joining the firm, Adv. Goodman practiced commercial litigation. She holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Israel bar since 1997.

Anat Shinar - Adv. Shinar practices corporate, securities and commercial law. Her main lines of business include venture capital investments, venture lending, and continuous representation of start-ups and mature companies. Adv. Shinar has represented companies in their acquisition by leading international corporations. She holds an LL.B. and a B.A. in economics from Tel Aviv University, and an LL.M. from NYU. She is a member of the Israel bar since 1999.

Dalit Kahana Garbi - Adv. Kahana Garbi specializes in corporate and international commercial law. Her main practice is on-going representation of technology-oriented companies in a variety of technological fields, and she possess vast experience in funding transactions, including venture-capital investment and venture lending, corporate governance, technological cooperation, IP licensing and other commercial dealings. She holds an LL.B. and a B.A. in economics from Tel Aviv University and is a member of the Israel Bar since 2000.

Primary Lines of Business

Commercial law / High-Tech – the firm has longstanding experience in representing technology companies and hence has expertise in contract, corporate, securities, labor, IP and taxation laws, as well as commercial litigation. In commercial aspects of its operations, the firm handles capital raising contracts, commercial contracts, technology licensing contracts, M&As, labor law and lease agreements.

Particular Specialty in Agricultural Biotechnology (AG-BIO) – the firm is uniquely adept in the field of agricultural biotechnology and particularly crop biotechnology, and has unique experience in complex international collaborations involving gene licensing in plants, as well as in transactions involving the development and commercialization of new varieties of advanced crops.

Specialty in Representing Venture Capital Funds – the firm advises venture capital funds, venture lenders and assorted investment bodies, which activities include, among others, investment transactions and ongoing involvement with portfolio companies (including merger, sale or public offering activity).

Working with the Innovation Authority – the firm is well-versed in dealing with the Innovation Authority (formerly, the Office of the Chief Scientist) and in this capacity the firm handles all legal affairs vis-à-vis the authority, including acquiring necessary permits and receiving State financing.

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