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Devora Snyder-Shefer

Devora Y. Snyder focuses her technology practice on emerging technology, data privacy, cybersecurity and intellectual property, with an emphasis on IT, technology licensing and privacy in the financial services and health care industries, as well as advertising and promotions, social networking, media, venture capital and M&A. In this capacity, she counsels both established and emerging growth companies throughout the world including the U.S., Israel, China, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Ms. Snyder focuses her real estate and finance practice on representing Israeli insurance companies, pension funds, public and private companies, and private individuals in cross-border real estate and joint venture transactions, representing Israeli institutional investors in mezzanine and preferred equity financings, and negotiates complex joint venture agreements for real estate investments in the United States, and Europe.

Prior to joining GT's Tel Aviv office, Devora was an associate in the firm's Financial Institutions group out of the Atlanta office and has wide-ranging practice experience in domestic and international multicurrency lending and financial transactions, including secured and unsecured commercial loans, structured financings, acquisition financing, asset-based lending, and loan syndications.

In addition to working as a senior associate, Devora spearheads strategic efforts for the Global Women’s Initiative across the firm


  • Technology Licensing
  • Privacy & Cyber Security
  • Joint Venture Transactions
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Advertising and Advertising Regulations



  • Represented Israeli investor group in joint venture dispute with local operator and in CMBS loan workout of a $50 million portfolio of U.S. multifamily properties.
  • Represented Migdal Insurance Company and a consortium of Israeli pension funds in a EUR 200 million joint venture to acquire an office complex in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Represented Future Media Group in its Acquisition of W Magazine from Condé Nast (media coverage)
  • Represented Canon in their acquisition of Israeli video analysis company BriefCam (media coverage)
  • Represented Israeli pension fund in a purchasing syndicate that acquired the Old Post Office Building in Chicago, IL.
  • Represented a U.S. real estate developer in $100 million acquisition of Chicago office building and joint venture with Israeli pension fund.
  • Represented a leading Israeli investment house in an acquisition of North Carolina and Georgia Multifamily portfolio.
  • Represented a prominent Israeli insurance company in sale of Berlin office building.
  • Represented Amadeus IT Group, S.A. in an M&A transaction spanning Israel, Europe and the U.S.
  • Represented Cowen and Company as underwriters’ counsel in a confidentially marketed public offering (CMPO) of ordinary shares of SuperCom Ltd., an Israeli technology company traded on Nasdaq, with proceeds of approximately $30 million.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Team Member, BDICoface 2016-2020 (Israel), International Commercial – Outstanding Leaders
  • Team Member, BDICoface 2019-2020 (Israel), Commercial – Prominent Team
  • Team Member, BDICode2019-2020 (Israel), Real Estate – Leaders
  • Team Member, Dun’s 100, 2016-2020 (Israel), International Commercial – Prominent Team
  • Team Member, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, Hi-Tech
  • Team Member, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, Intellectual Property
  • Team Member, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, Real Estate
  • Team Member, Chambers and Partners, Corporate/M&A (Desk based Abroad in USA), 2016-2020
  • Team member, IFLR1000, Corporate & M&A, Israel, Other Notable, 2016-2019
  • Team Member, The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa > Israel: Commercial, corporate and M&A, 2017
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, State Bar of Illinois
  • Member, Israel Bar Association
  • Member, AJC ACCESS
  • Committee Member, InspireTLV


Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2010
    • Recipient, Book Award, Israeli Property Law, 2009
    • Contributing Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law, 2009
  • B.A., Columbia University, 2005
    • Highest Departmental Honors, Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, 2005
Referendariat / Praktika
  • Hon. Justice Ayala Procaccia, Israeli Supreme Court, 2008
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
^ Attorneys in the Tel Aviv office do not practice Israeli law.
  • Hebrew, Fluent
  • Arabic, Conversational