Adv Michael Heller > Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. > Tel Aviv, Israel > Lawyer Profile
Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co. Offices
98 YIGAL ALON STREET
TEL AVIV 67891
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Adv Michael Heller
International Corporate and Securities Department
Adv. Heller is a partner and Deputy Department Head of the International Corporate and Securities Department. He specializes in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and technology and commercial transactions, and represents a broad array of start-up companies in their day-to-day legal and business activities.
Adv. Heller represents top-tier venture capital funds in Israel and abroad, as well as international corporate and strategic investors, in a wide variety of private equity financings. Adv. Heller has handled well over one thousand equity and debt financing transactions, many of which involved complex capital restructuring, reorganizations, and spin-offs.
Adv. Heller represents hi-tech start-up companies from their early stages, and advises them on all legal, business and commercial activities, including corporate governance, finance, commercial, employment, compensation and intellectual property matters. He advises companies from a wide array of industries, and provides continuous consulting to entrepreneurs and company founders regarding their ongoing and evolving relations with their companies, as well as matters relating to company formation, recruitment of service providers, compensation matters, shareholder relations, financing and complex restructuring. He plays an active role in helping companies tackle daily challenges in all aspects of their operations and business.
Adv. Heller was ranked as one of the highly recommended venture capital and hi-tech attorneys in Israel by the international guides Chambers & Partners and Best Lawyers.
From 1991 to 1993, Adv. Heller served as an associate at Ervin, Cohen & Jessup LLP, Beverly Hills, California. From 1993 to 1997, Adv. Heller served as an associate at Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Chicago, Illinois (now part of the Dentons firm).
English and Hebrew.
Israel Bar Association, 1998. California Bar Association, 1991.
J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1991. B.A. (magna cum laude), History, State University of New York at Albany, 1988.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Goldfarb Gross Seligman & Co.’s ‘extremely practical and super-efficient’ team provides ongoing counsel to hundreds of start-ups due to its expertise in the capital raising field, including public offerings and venture capital investments. The department also routinely advises entities in the technology sector, focusing upon complex M&A transactions along with cryptocurrency and blockchain issues. Ashok Chandrasekhar specialises in cross-border M&A, representing multinational companies acquiring start-ups. Michael Heller represents hi-tech companies from their early stage on all commercial matters, while Danny Dilbary works with emerging hi-tech companies in developing cutting-edge technologies. Ido Zemach handles international hi-tech transactions. Ayal Shenhav and Richard Mann bring expertise on the formation of start-ups, tax efficient structuring, and cross-border M&A. Likewise, the ‘super dedicated’ Amir Raz is reputed for his work with emerging companies developing disruptive technologies and cyber security, while Chen Manzur is also ‘integral’ to the team due to his vast knowledge on venture capital and finance transactions. The firm is the result of a January 2023 merger between Gross & Co and Goldfarb Seligman, a move which draws together two highly reputed practices.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution: mediation and international arbitration
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Hi-tech and start-ups
- Planning and zoning
- Real estate and construction
- Banking and finance
- Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: class actions (including derivative actions)
- Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration
- Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution: white-collar crime, investigation and fraud
- Intellectual property > Intellectual property: commercial/transactions
- Investment and venture capital funds
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Telecoms and media
- Intellectual property > Intellectual property: disputes