MIAMI (March 21, 2017) – Government relations attorney Meital Stavinsky has joined Holland & Knight’s Miami and Washington, D.C. offices as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Israel Practice. She will also be a member of the firm’s Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group. Ms. Stavinsky was formerly a shareholder and founding member of Greenberg Traurig’s Israel Practice.
“Meital has been a pillar in the Israeli-American business community for many years,” said Lior Haiat, Israel’s Consul General in Miami. “She has helped numerous companies bridge the cultural gap and take advantage of the immense opportunities in both countries. Holland & Knight is very fortunate to have her on their team.”
“In the 15 years I’ve known Meital, I’ve been impressed with her excellent advocacy skills and successful efforts on behalf of her clients,” said Ron Klein, former U.S. congressman from Florida and co-chair of Holland & Knight’s Israel Practice. “Her business contacts and relationships in Israel are unsurpassed. Meital has an outstanding reputation in Washington, D.C., Israel and South Florida. With her help, we look forward to expanding our Israel connections and capabilities so we can better serve our clients.”
Ms. Stavinsky was born in Israel and speaks Hebrew fluently. For the past 15 years, she has advised innovative Israeli businesses that seek to enter the U.S. market or expand their operations in the U.S. She has significant experience providing government relations and business law advice to advanced technology companies that provide a beneficial social and environmental impact in the areas of Agtech, Cleantech and transportation.
“Holland & Knight has one of the most impressive federal lobbying practices in the U.S.,” said Ms. Stavinsky. “The strength of the Washington, D.C. practice combined with the firm’s government and business law capabilities in many key states will be very effective for the innovative Israeli companies that I represent.”
Ms. Stavinsky is a member of multiple organizations that focus on social, environmental issues and U.S.-Israel policy. Among others, she serves as the co-chair of the Tel-Aviv University Alumni southeast chapter, as well as an AJC board member and AIPAC Washington Club member. She is an external advisory board member to National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s and Wells Fargo’s Innovation Incubator (IN2), a program designed to foster innovative environmental technologies; a board member of Dream in Green; and a member of the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment.
Ms. Stavinsky earned LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from Tel Aviv University in Israel. She is admitted to practice law in Israel, New York and Washington, D.C., and is a Certified Legal Consultant with the Florida Bar. Ms. Stavinsky is also certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).
Holland & Knight's Israel Team regularly advises Israeli clients operating in the United States, as well as companies and investors doing business in Israel, on a wide range of legal issues. Earlier this month, the team also welcomed international tax partner Erez Tucner in New York.
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