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Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Emerging Growth Companies, Life Sciences, Technology and Transactional IP, Telecommunications.
Barry Levenfeld has represented Israeli and international clients for more than 25 years in a diverse and sophisticated cross-border transactional practice. His experience includes mergers & acquisitions, corporate partnering and joint ventures, and public offerings of securities. He has an extensive M&A practice, representing many of the world’s leading technology companies, as well as a venture capital and private equity practice focusing on fund formation and portfolio investment for Israeli and overseas venture capital funds. He also represents clients in complex intellectual property transactional work, including strategic partnering, licensing, distribution, OEM and marketing agreements. Clients range from technology and life science start-up companies to representation in Israel of major international technology companies.
Barry's clients include prominent international corporations such as Medtronic, Sun Microsystems, Deere & Company, eBay, IBM, Boston Scientific, France Telecom, Oracle Software, PMC-Sierra, Symantec and Polycom. His venture clients include many of the leading names on the Israeli venture capital scene, including Gemini and Vintage Ventures. Barry was selected in the years 2000 through 2009 as a leading Israeli lawyer by Chambers Global in the field of Corporate/M&A, citing his “superb focus” and “top-notch understanding of the interplay between US and Israel securities laws”. PLC’s 2008 Which Lawyer? lists Barry as a highly recommended individual in Corporate/M&A, IT and e-commerce and as a recommended individual in Life Sciences: Corporate and Telecommunications. The 2009 Legal 500 states that “Yigal Arnon’s Barry Levenfeld is one of the best known corporate lawyers in Israel, expecially for his transactions in the technology sector.” Barry is listed in Best Lawyers under Corporate, M&A and Technology. He was also named as a leading lawyer in 2005 through 2008 in Israel by IFLR 1000. He has the reputation of 'getting the deal done' and is quoted in Chambers Global as a lawyer who "is thought to shine in hi-tech related M&A," and "is experienced in a broad array of heavyweight transactions." It further describes Barry as a "well-regarded transactional lawyer who represents his clients aggressively but intelligently." Barry's main practice areas are: Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Emerging Growth Companies, Life Sciences, IP Transactional Group and Telecommunications. Barry speaks and writes on issues related to computer contracting, venture capital, life sciences and M&A. He contributed the chapters on Israeli law for the Mathew Bender publication International Agency and Distribution Law and for the Sweet & Maxwell publication Data Protection Laws of the World. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in corporate finance, and a member of the Board of Alyn Hospital. He was recently appointed Chairman of the Board of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Israel’s leading environmental advocacy group.
Barry is fluent in English and Hebrew. He resides with his wife and four children in Jerusalem, Israel.
Barry is a member of the New York and Israeli bars.
Barry graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1976 and from Harvard Law School in 1980.
Barry is an avid cyclist and has actively organized and participated in Israel’s largest charity bicycle ride, for the Alyn Pediatric and Adolescent Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Jerusalem.