Avi Goldsobel has been a practicing lawyer in Israel since 1976
and is a partner in the Goldsobel & Kirshen law firm.
Versed in tax consequences for newly formed companies, he has
been involved in forming start-ups and working with them up
to the stage of Initial Public Offering, and has been instrumental
in negotiating investment contracts for many of his corporate
clients. Prior to his departure to the US, Avi represented several
industrial companies, Kibbutz industries and certain foreign
activities of the Eizenberg Group (Israel/ US/ Mexico twin plant
Avi was a founder of Venture Israel, one of the earlier venture
funds in the country, as well as establishing a start up program
for the Technion and a Chief Scientist sponsored incubator,
which, at the beginning of the '90s was set up for new immigrants.
This program became a powerful device for commercializing intellectual
property. Indeed, he has developed a highly recognized IP practice,
dealing with both the commercial and technical aspects of intellectual
Avi was practicing law for a period of two years with the law
firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington D.C. where he was engaged,
among other things, in business development programs, US/ Israel
Treaty, trade treaties (Free Trade Area treaty) and setting
up US activities for foreign companies and US Federal Government
incentives. Avi continues to maintain a working relationship
with Arnold & Porter and is a member of its international network.
Avi also lectures on business aspects of technology
ventures at the Haifa University Law School and is a member
of the U.S./Israel Joint Committee of Intellectual Property.