Case Against Notorious Real Estate Developer Suki Ben Zion Recognized in Leading Israeli Newspaper

Shiboleth attorneys Moty Ben Yona’s and Joshua Levin Epstein’s New York proceeding to monetize a $4.5 million Israeli judgment against notorious New York real estate developer Suki Ben Zion was featured in Israel’s leading finance newspaper — Globes.  The Israeli Supreme Court denied Suki Ben Zion’s appeal of the Israeli District Court’s judgment entered against him in the amount of $4.5 million and the Israeli District Court judgment was affirmed and upheld on July 19, 2017. Our firm is working with our Israeli counterparts Eitan Erez and Yoav Ben Porat of the Israeli law firm, Eitan S. Erez & Co., to have the Supreme Court of the State of New York recognize and enforce the $4.5 million Israeli judgment.

The article in Globes (in Hebrew) can be seen here http://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1001198018#from=iphone.app

 

Shiboleth LLP is Proud to Announce Alon Harnoy, Moty Ben Yona, Alexander Bau, and Joshua Levin-Epstein as Super Lawyers for the Year 2017

Shiboleth LLP is proud to announce that Managing Partner, Alon Harnoy, has been selected to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers List as a Top Rated International Attorney and Partner, Moty Ben Yona, to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers List as a Top Rated Real Estate Attorney. In addition, Shiboleth LLP is pleased to announce that Partner, Alexander “Sasha” Bau, and Joshua Levin-Epstein have been selected to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. Each year up to 5 percent of lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers and 2.5 percent are selected as Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.

Founding Partner of the firm, Amnon Shiboleth said, “We at Shiboleth are honored to once again to be recognized by Super Lawyers for our dedicated lawyers who are leaders in their respective fields of practice. This testimonial shows once again that, as we have done since 1976, Shiboleth LLP continues to provide our global clients with world class professionals to service their legal needs. We have had no doubt of their success here at Shiboleth and we are thrilled that Super Lawyers recognized their accomplishments as well.”

 

Spotlight on Judge Ritholtz

Justice Martin E. Ritholtz is the focus of this edition’s Attorney Spotlight.

Shiboleth is very pleased to welcome Justice Ritholtz as Special Counsel for the firm’s Litigation Group. Justice Ritholtz has had an impressive career, initially a judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York, he retired two months ago from 16 years of service as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Queens County.

During his tenure, he presided over the compliance part, where he supervised discovery over all the civil cases filed in the Queens County Supreme Court. He also conducted jury trials and non-jury trials. Before he retired, he also served as a Commercial Division Justice, dealing with complex litigation matters, and rendered many learned, published decisions.

Justice Ritholtz also possesses a strong background in Patent Law. Thus, while he was a law student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he clerked in the Israeli Patent Office, and later on with patent specialist Amnon Goldenberg of S.Horowitz & Co in Tel Aviv. Moreover, what distinguishes him from his peers is his religious background. In 1970, he was ordained a Rabbi after studying in Israel. His rabbinical education has contributed to him becoming a fairer and wiser judge.

Justice Ritholtz is a member of both the New York State Bar and Israeli Bar. Joining the firm, Justice Ritholtz said, “As a retired Supreme Court Justice, who, inter alia presided over commercial matters, it is a privilege to join the Litigation Team as Special Counsel in a firm with branches in both New York and Tel Aviv. True to its reputation, Shiboleth affords its impressive array of corporate clients with a high standard of excellence, professionalism and sophisticated representation.”

Amnon Shiboleth, founding partner of the firm, said Ritholtz “comes with a lot of credibility and is in a unique position to eventually practice in both Israel and New York.”

 

Joshua Levin-Epstein Gives Presentation for NYCLA Foreign Law Committee

On February 21, 2017, Joshua Levin-Epstein lectured before the Foreign and International Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association on the topic of the enforcement of foreign money judgments.  His presentation provided a practical overview for practitioners on the procedural and technical entry of the money judgment and service in accordance with the relevant procedural rules, the identification and location of the judgment debtor’s assets, and the enforcement of the judgment against the judgment debtor’s real and personal property in accordance with the relevant legal rules.

 

Special Industry Innovators Hosted by Shiboleth LLP, Bank Leumi, Feature Forward, Inbar Haham, C-Bridge Capital Partners, and Lifion by ADP

Shiboleth LLP hosted a special Industry Innovators in partnership with Bank Leumi, Feature Forward, Inbar Haham, C-Bridge Capital Partners, and Lifion by ADP. The event featured an exclusive investor panel and a unique lineup of companies including Aquant.io, GreenScreens, Toonimo, and Unpakt.

Photos from the evening can be found by clicking the link below:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/shibolethllp/albums/72157682951570006

More information on each of our presenters, investor panel, and hosts can be found at http://www.harnoy.com/