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Joey T. Shabot is the Managing Shareholder of the Tel-Aviv office and focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, including corporate law, securities law and financing. His experience includes advising on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, securities offerings and private placements, in transactions involving companies across a variety of industries throughout the world including the U.S., Israel, China, Japan, Europe, and Latin America.

Joey also dedicates himself to pro bono work in which he represents United Hatzalah, an international first response organization, the global WIZO organization, and other global charities.


  • Equity investments
  • Venture financing
  • Technology transactions
  • Real estate investments
  • Strategic acquisitions
  • Distressed transactions
  • Israel practice 
  • Asia practice



  • Advised ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) as part of their acquisition of Israeli valve manufacturer Habonim.
  • Represented Volvo in an investment in Upstream Security Ltd., an Israeli company that develops cloud-based cybersecurity solutions to the automotive industry.
  • Represented Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, the venture capital arm of Wells Fargo & Co and a specialized capital provider in its investment in the Israeli company EarlySense.
  • Represented Canon in their acquisition of Israeli video analysis company BriefCam (media coverage)
  • Represent Harel Insurance Ltd. on a variety of real estate, private equity and financing transactions in the United States.
  • Represented Clal Insurance in an investment into Carr Properties.
  • Representation of Aqua-Spark, in their investment into the Israeli-based aqua-culture start-up Biofishency.
  • Represented Armat Group as part of a Series B investment in a Delaware corporation, which has an Israeli subsidiary (ProoV Inc.)
  • Represented Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in its cross-border M&A transactions.
  • Represented Amadeus IT Group, S.A. in several M&A and venture capital transactions in Israel, Europe and the U.S.
  • Represented Nevada Sea Dream, in a $60 million fish-farming/aquaculture project in Nevada, based on Israeli water technology.
  • Represented Sea Dream Fisheries Ltd. in co acquisition of Bell Acquaculture LLC, a $150 million fish farming facility in Delaware County, Indiana.
  • Represented Infinity AR, an augmented reality technology company, as part of a VC series C, in which Alibaba is to invest $18 million.
  • Represented Pitango, a leading Israeli venture capital funds in an investment in an Israel- based IOT startup Neura.
  • Represent iintoo, a global social fundraising platform, in launching into the US market by providing it with US regulatory advice regarding US securities laws and broker deal regulations.
  • Assisted US real estate developer in creating programmatic joint venture together with two of Israel’s largest investment houses – Psagot and Poalim Capital Markets.
  • Represent several major Israeli insurance companies and pension funds in real estate joint ventures and private equity investments in the U.S.
  • Advised Intercontinental Exchange Group on its $350 million acquisition of Super Derivatives, Inc.
  • Advised the Delek Group with its $220 million sale of its U.S. property & casualty insurance business. (Hebrew).
  • Represented AGS, a subsidiary of Apollo and leading supplier of slot machines and other gaming equipment, in its acquisition of RocketPlay, an Israeli social gaming company. (Hebrew).
  • 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.
  • Advised Mekorot, Israel’s national water company, with respect to foreign infrastructure projects.
  • Advised Nomad Holdings Ltd. (LSE: NHL), a SPAC focused on acquiring a company with a nexus to Israel or the Middle East, in its $500 million initial public offering. (Media Coverage); (More Media Coverage). 
  • Advised Israeli semiconductor company with its $200 million sale to a large multinational corporation.
  • Advised U.S. Fortune 500 company in its first ever transaction in Israel, a $250 million acquisition of an Israeli network equipment manufacturer.
  • Advised multinational Israeli real estate company in unwinding its significant equity and loan position in a resort hotel project in the Far East.
  • Advised the VC investors and board members in the sale of portfolio semiconductor company to a U.S. corporation.
  • Advised major Mexican media conglomerate in its investment in a U.S. Spanish language media network.
  • Advised a major bank in workouts of large failed loans in the building materials industry and a landmark hotel project in the Bahamas.
  • Advised consortium of private investors in their acquisition of a famed NBA sports franchise previously owned by a major U.S. media company.
  • Involved in numerous transactions for a large U.S. online Travel Company in its investments in its Chinese majority owned subsidiary and other investments in China.
  • Advised new VC investors in a series B investment round in an Israeli high tech company.
  • Advised Israeli Security Company in its potential reverse merger with a Nasdaq-listed company.
  • Advised target companies in hostile transactions and general takeover preparedness.
  • Advised on multiple portfolio company acquisition and financing transactions for a large New York based private equity fund.
  • Advised on acquisition, bond offering and first-lien bank financing in connection with purchase by U.S. private equity investor of an industrial business in Poland.
  • Advised consortium of real estate lenders in out-of-court restructuring of Las Vegas hotel group, resulting in taking the equity and extending new first-lien and second-lien loans.
  • Summer Clerk, Hon. Thomas L. Ambro, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2004

Recognition & Leadership

  • Ranked, Dun’s 100 (Israel), Hi-Tech, 2022
  • Listed, Chambers Global, 2022-2023
    • Corporate/M&A, Experts Based Abroad - Israel, 2022-2023
    • Corporate/M&A: International Firms - Israel, 2022-2023
  • Ranked, Chambers and Partners, Corporate/M&A (Desk based Abroad in USA), 2016-2022
  • Thomson Reuters’ ALB Middle East Law Awards
    • Shortlisted, Managing Partner of the Year, 2021 
    • Shortlisted, Israeli Law firm of the Year, 2021
  • Ranked, Dun’s 100 (Israel), M&A, 2021-2022
  • Recognized, Thomson Reuters – MENA Super 50 List, 2021-2022, only Israel-based attorney to be listed
  • Recognized, LegallyIsrael100, “Prominent Individual”, 2021
  • Ranked, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, M&A (Volume & Value)
  • Ranked, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, Litigation
  • Ranked, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, Capital Markets
  • Ranked, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Ranked, BDICode 2016-2021 (Israel), International Commercial - Outstanding Leaders
  • Ranked, BDICode 2021 (Israel),Hi-Tech – Prominent Team
  • Ranked, BDICode 2016-2020 (Israel), M&A – Prominent Team
  • Ranked, BDICode 2019-2020 (Israel), Commercial – Prominent Team
  • Ranked, Dun’s 100, 2016-2022 (Israel), International Commercial – Prominent Team
  • Ranked, IFLR1000, Corporate & M&A, Israel, Other Notable, 2016-2020
  • Recognized, The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa > Israel: Commercial, corporate and M&A, 2017
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School
    • Senior Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
    • First Place, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition
  • A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard College
  • New York
^ Attorneys in the Tel Aviv office do not practice Israeli law.
  • Hebrew, Fluent
  • Arabic, Fluent
  • French, Conversational