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Greenberg Traurig Team Represents Future Media Group in its Acquisition of W Magazine from Condé Nast

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV — July 25, 2019 — When Future Media Group set out to acquire W Magazine from Condé Nast, it turned to its long-standing counsel, Adam Snukal, a shareholder in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice in the New York and Tel Aviv offices of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Greenberg Traurig represented Future Media in an acquisition that brought W Magazine together with Surface and Watch Journal to form Future Media Group. Following the acquisition, the Group said in a press release that it would “continue to publish eight print issues of W annually while also expanding the brand's digital and experiential footprint.”

The multi-practice, multi-office Greenberg Traurig team assisting Future Media Group was led by Snukal with support from Tel Aviv Corporate Associate Aaron R. Katz and Tel Aviv IP-Tech Associate Devora Y. Snyder (who assisted with the financing documents and the closing); Chicago Corporate/ERISA and Tax Shareholder Richard A. Sirus; New York Labor & Employment Shareholder Jerrold F. Goldberg; Fort Lauderdale Tax Shareholder Noam Lipshitz; and New York IP-Tech Of Counsel Daniel I. Schloss. New York Corporate Paralegal Charmaine Perdon was the designated paralegal on the transaction.

Snukal’s practice is primarily focused around the centrality of technology across many verticals and industries, with an emphasis on health care, FinTech, media, privacy, Ad-Tech, entertainment, IT/cloud infrastructure, outsourcing, and Aerospace/ New Space. He also regularly counsels clients on their global privacy and data security compliance obligations, such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI, and more. Snukal’s clients range from large multi-nationals to emerging growth companies. A recent assignment involved representing Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) and MoviePass Inc. (MoviePass), a majority-owned subsidiary of HMNY, in the acquisition of Moviefone, an entertainment service which provides over 6 million monthly unique visitors full access to the entertainment ecosystem, from movie theaters to streaming services. HMNY acquired Moviefone from Oath Inc. (formerly, AOL Inc.), a subsidiary of Verizon Communications.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice: With more than 180 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe, Greenberg Traurig provides a broad range of patent, trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. Greenberg Traurig was named a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark and Information Technology Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, 2018 “Best Law Firms Rankings."

About Greenberg Traurig in Israel

Greenberg Traurig, with approximately 2,100 attorneys in 41 offices in Israel, the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, is the only major international law firm with a multidisciplinary, registered office in Tel Aviv and serves as a gateway for Israeli businesses and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities around the world, as well as for companies exploring opportunities within Israel. The Tel Aviv location offers clients the global reach of Greenberg Traurig’s international network, connecting Israel to major commercial centers across the globe.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.