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The historically close relationship between the United States and Israel has fostered substantial bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. Whether pursuing real estate development, opening retail operations, or acquiring funding in the U.S., Israeli businesses choose Akerman for our in-depth knowledge of legal issues impacting U.S. business operations.

Our Israel team, led by lawyers who are fluent in Hebrew and are admitted to the Israel bar, has extensive experience working within the Israeli business climate. We assist Israeli developers in expanding their real estate portfolio in the United States, including the purchase of multifamily properties. Our thorough understanding of the legal frameworks in the U.S. and Israel enables us to create sophisticated deal structures that are efficient and cost-effective on both sides of the transaction. We also represent institutional clients that increasingly seek sources of debt for real estate in Israel due to tightening credit markets in the U.S. and increasing levels of regulation. With extensive knowledge of U.S. and Israeli laws regarding cross-border transactions, our team is particularly effective at representing institutional pension funds in the acquisition of loans. We also work closely with family offices in Israel deploying capital in the United States.

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