Today, the law firm of Goldsobel and Kirshen is a leader in
its core practice areas and offers consultation on a variety of
legal and business-related issues:
Corporate Our legal team has successfully completed many large-scale
international mergers, acquisitions and investment agreements
involving hundreds of millions of dollars between leading Israeli
companies and foreign conglomerates.
We advise corporate clients in managing their day-to-day legal
issues, such as employment matters, stock option plans, technology
disclosures, relations between board and management, civil litigation,
real estate transactions, relationships with governmental and
municipal authorities, and regulatory affairs. We have also
applied our common-sense approach tempered by commercial pragmatism
to advising companies undergoing economic difficulties, thereby
contributing to their economic survival and turn-around.
Life Sciences Tougher competition and the strengthening of
ties between institutions of higher learning, industry and the
world of commerce has resulted in our becoming actively involved
in many problematic legal aspects of the biotechnology industry.
For example, in the development of materials and organs derived
from human embryonic cells, complex legal issues concerning
'substantial transformation', patent infringement and patent
interference have to be considered and handled appropriately.
The drafting and negotiation of material and technology transfer
agreements is another area in which we have achieved high proficiency.
In this regard, our office led successful negotiations on behalf
of the Technion R&D Foundation and Rambam Hospital to obtain
rights to stem-cell technology patents of Wisconsin Alumni Research
Our firm is a leader in science technology.
In addition to lawyers and paralegals, our team includes a full-time
scientific advisor in the field of life sciences.
We also maintain close scientific ties with leading universities
and research institutes abroad, such as NIH, MIT and FHG, Germany.
Commerce - We have assisted public and private companies alike
in establishing joint ventures and executing commercial transactions
such as marketing, sale, distribution and OEM agreements while
applying our knowledge of local and international taxation and
drafting financial documentation. We have led negotiating teams
in major government procurements throughout the USA, the Far
East and Europe.
Intellectual Property - By representing technology incubators,
the Technion R&D Foundation and high-tech companies, we have
acquired unrivaled experience in examining and advising on intellectual
property issues. This frequently makes us the firm of choice
in those increasingly common cases where IP assets are at the
crux of the deal.
Institutions of Higher Learning - The representation of such
institutions has become an additional office expertise. We have
assisted them in the establishment of their institutional and
corporate organs, the protection and commercialization of their
intellectual property and the creation of incentive plans for
their academic research staff.