Experience and Background
Oren Heiman is a Partner at the firm. His practice focuses on commercial law; including corporate, mergers & acquisitions, corporate financing, contracts, intellectual property; litigation and commercial real estate.
Oren grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, moved to Israel at the age of 9, and lived in Israel for 20 years before moving to New York in 1998. He began his legal career as an intern and young attorney at Haim Zadok & Co. and Carmel Naftali, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, labor law, intellectual property law and real estate for clients in high-tech, diamonds, and professional sports. After three years of practice, Oren moved to New York and worked as an associate at Shiboleth, Yisraeli, Roberts & Zisman LLP. In May 2002, Oren established his own firm, the Heiman Law Group P.C., which merged with Shiboleth in January 2006.
Through his experience in both negotiating and drafting legal agreements and leading extensive commercial litigation and arbitration, Oren gained a strong and comprehensive understanding of business law. He frequently appears in State and Federal courts, arbitrations and mediations representing plaintiffs or defendants or serving as a professional neutral. Oren has become a constant well-known source for legal and business advice to Israeli executives in New York in professional fields, predominantly in high-tech and real estate but also in retail, diamonds, publishing, banking, hospitality, fashion, and e-commerce, with a reputation for professionalism, confidentiality and reliability.
Oren is actively involved in the Israeli business community and is proud to be a founder, supporting member, executive and/or board member in over a dozen organizations including Elem, American Friends of Rabin Medical Center, Israeli Business Circles, Dor Chadash, New Israel Fund, Israeli Venture Network, American-Israeli Chamber of Commerce, Larger than Life (the Israeli ‘Make a Wish’ foundation), Tel Aviv University Alumni, and the American Friends of the Israeli Opera. Oren is a co-founder and co-chair of Tevel, the first Israeli Angel Club in the US and taught negotiation, mediation and arbitration seminars in Shollem, the Center for Arbitration and Mediation for Israelis in New York. He also founded and serves as the chairperson of Moatza Inc., the umbrella organization of the Israeli community in the NY Metro area, representing the estimated 150,000 Israelis in the tri-state area. Oren has maintained a periodic legal column in every significant Israeli publication in North America since 2001. In 2013, Oren launched the Shiboleth Seminars lecture series and presents lectures in respect to entrepreneurship and business law.
Oren is an enthusiastic snowboarder, pilot and long-distance runner, an avid opera fan and a frequent producer of social events aimed at bringing together Israeli businesspeople.
Oren is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Israel Bar Association.
• Graduate of Tel Aviv University from which he received an LLB degree and an LLM degree in international business law
• Graduate of Columbia University and the London Business School’s joint Global Master of Business Administration (MBA) program