Ephraim Schmeidler

Ephraim Schmeidler ^

Of Counsel

Ephraim Schmeidler focuses his practice on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and securities offerings. Ephraim has experience in working with clients in Israel, the U.S., Europe and Asia, and has represented both foreign and domestic entities, including Israeli VC’s, startups and companies with stock traded in U.S. stock exchanges, U.S., European, Chinese and Indian VC’s and private equity funds.

In the Tel Aviv Office, leveraging his legal and language skills, Ephraim is active in the unique Chinese-Israeli business eco-system representing with Chinese investors and companies with an interest in working with Israeli entities and Israeli companies doing business in China.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • China Practice
  • Venture Capital
  • Emerging Companies
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a joint venture, majority-owned by CalPERS, in its 7 million square foot portfolio disposition of on-airport industrial properties at over 30 major U.S airport locations.
  • Represented a group of investors in their investment in a clean energy business operating in east Africa.
  • Represented a Netherlands based investment firm in its investment in an online shopping business operating in east Africa.
  • Represented an international impact investment fund in its investment in a Netherlands based company that invests in energy projects in India.
  • Represented an international impact investment fund in its investment in a Delaware company that operates water treatment facilities in Africa.
  • Represented a software services Company with significant presence in India in the sale of the Company to US-based private equity fund.
  • Represented Sichuan Hebang Corp. Ltd., a public company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, in its acquisition of a controlling interest in the Stockton Group, an Israeli company operating globally in the environmentally-friendly crop protection industry, for approximately $90 million (Media Coverage).
  • Represented a non-traded REIT in a $119 million disposition of portfolio properties in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented a group of Finnish sellers in the sale of a software company to a US purchaser.
  • Represented Brentwood Associates in its partnership with Z Gallerie, a leading multi-channel lifestyle retailer.
  • Represented Consol Energy, Inc. in a $3.5 billion sale of Consolidation Coal Company to a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corporation.
  • Represented a non-traded REIT in a $44 million acquisition of two logistic centers in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Represented Healthsense, Inc., a leading provider of aging services technologies in connection with its acquisition by merger of WellAware Systems, Inc., a provider of vital wellness monitoring systems.
  • Represented publicly traded Finnish manufacturing company in its acquisition of a division of a large U.S. company, including the purchase of stock and assets of subsidiaries located in the United States and five foreign countries, and the coordination of closings in different countries across different calendar years.°
  • Represented multinational publicly traded Swedish manufacturing company in its acquisition of a division of a Fortune 500 company, including the purchase of stock and assets of subsidiaries located in 12 different countries.°
  • Represented multinational publicly traded Indian company in the acquisition of a California corporation. The transaction included particularly complex regulatory matters specific to the defense industry as well as cross-border employee benefit issues.°
  • Represented Israel-based provider of application problem resolution software in its acquisition by a large U.S. software company, structuring and negotiating a complex stock purchase agreement that incorporated the use of a novel statutory "take along" provision.°
  • Represented Israel-based leading manufacturer of armored equipment in its acquisition of a Michigan-based defense contractor.°
  • Represented the second largest publicly traded cemetery company in the United States, in the acquisition of Fairlawn Burial Park Association & Heritage II, Inc. from state-appointed receivership.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Schmeidler prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recognized, BDICoface 2016 (Israel), International Commercial - Outstanding Leaders, 2016
  • Recognized, BDICoface 2016 (Israel), M&A – Prominent Team, 2016
  • Recognized, Dun’s 100, 2016 (Israel), International Commercial – Prominent Team, 2016
  • Recognized, Chambers and Partners, Corporate/M&A (Band 2) (Desk based Abroad in USA), 2012-2016
  • Team member, IFLR, Corporate & M&A, Israel, Other Notable, 2016
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

Credentials

Education
  • LL.B., magna cum laude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law
  • B.A., East Asian Studies, with honors, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Humanities
Admissions
  • Israel
  • New York
^ Attorneys in the Tel Aviv office do not practice Israeli law.
Languages
  • Hebrew, Fluent
  • Chinese (Mandarin), Conversational