Meital Stavinsky

Partner and Foreign Legal Consultant (Not Authorized to Practice Florida Law)
Meital Stavinsky


Meital Stavinsky is a Miami and Washington, D.C., attorney, member of Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group and co-chair of the firm's Israel Practice. Ms. Stavinsky is a partner and foreign legal consultant (not authorized to practice Florida law). She focuses her practice on business and government relations, with a particular emphasis on Israeli emerging and advanced technologies companies. Ms. Stavinsky assists Israeli companies seeking to enter the U.S. market and expand their operations in the United States. In her work with innovative companies, Ms. Stavinsky advises advanced technologies companies that provide a beneficial social or environmental impact in the areas of innovative AgriFoodTech, advanced manufacturing and clean technology. Among Ms. Stavinsky's notable clients is the State of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this role, Ms. Stavinsky provides basic legal services throughout the U.S. to Israel's diplomatic and consular missions in the U.S.

In addition, Ms. Stavinsky has worked on a wide range of U.S. congressional and federal legislative matters. She has experience with various federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Stavinsky provides strategic and policy advice to technology clients. She has helped her clients impact agriculture-related legislation, including in connection with among others, the Farm Bill and the U.S. Department of Defense Appropriations Act.

Ms. Stavinsky is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). She has a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as the LEED rating system.

Admitted to practice law in New York, District of Columbia and Israel only.

Featured and Quoted Publications

  • "High Tech Ties: The Links Between Miami and Israel's High Tech," Global Miami Magazine, November 8, 2022
  • Most Influential Business Woman, South Florida Business Journal, 2020
  • "Women Engineers in a Male-Dominated Environment: How to Advance Your Career Path in the AgriFoodTech Industry," TheMarker High-Tech Blogs, January 5, 2020
  • "Women entrepreneurs learn to believe in themselves, take risks and not be afraid of failure," People & Computers Magazine, November 12, 2019
  • "The Dollar Challenge: Israeli Companies Relocating to the U.S.," Israel Defense Magazine, November 11, 2019
  • "FDA scruples on CBD hit cannabis sector," Globes, June 2, 2019
  • "Israel Taps Holland & Knight for US Diplomatic Representation", The American Lawyer, April 29, 2019
  • "Circumcision, Pregnancy and Menopause: Women Discover the Properties of Cannabis," TheMarker, April 3, 2019
  • "Watch: Women Entrepreneurs: how to saw a change and why join happy hour after work?", Sowing Seeds of Change MeetUp, (Hebrew), TheMarker MeetUps Blogs, February 17, 2019
  • "Harvest the Billions: the Israeli High-tech is no longer Afraid of Cannabis", (Hebrew), TheMarker, February 17, 2019
  • "Building Ties," Florida Trend, September 28, 2017
  • "More on Meital," Politico, March 22, 2017
  • "Holland & Knight Poaches Stavinsky," Politico, March 21, 2017
  • "Israel Practice Leader Moves to Holland & Knight from Greenberg Traurig," Daily Business Review, March 21, 2017
  • "Lobbying World," The Hill, March 21, 2017
  • "School Brings Together Women Technology Leaders to Share Insights on Innovation," University of Miami School of Business Administration News, November 12, 2015
  • "Meital Stavinsky – Alumni of the Month," TAU Law Alumni Association, October 2015
  • "Discussing Israeli Water Technologies," South Florida Sun-Sentinel, September 21, 2015
  • "Israel's Tech and Startup Success: What Can Miami Learn?" The Miami Herald, March 29, 2015
  • "Israeli Lobbyist Aces Washington's House of Cards," Haaretz, December 7, 2014
  • "7 Tips for Israeli Companies: How to Make Lots of Money in the US," (Hebrew), The Marker, December 4, 2014
  • "Be Good to Green," Yahoo! Finance, September 15, 2014
  • "Florida's Ties to Israel: Florida is Stepping up Efforts to Attract Israeli Firms," Florida Trend, September 18, 2013
  • "About Laws and Businesses," Yedioth Aharonot: Yedioth America, August 8, 2013
  • "About Laws and Businesses," (Hebrew,) Ynet, August 8, 2013 
  • "Expert: Bring US 'Clean Cities' program to Israel," The Jerusalem Post, December 28, 2012
  • "Opportunities in the US for Israeli Cleantech Companies," Globes, April 5, 2009


  • Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, LL.M., Computer and Internet Law
  • Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, LL.B.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Israel
  • New York
  • Jewish American Heritage Month Committee, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Agri-Women
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Ag Innovation Advisory Workgroup
  • American Friends of Tel Aviv University Alumni, Florida Chapter, Co-Chair
  • American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Washington Club
  • American Jewish Committee, Greater Miami and Broward Chapter, Board Member
  • Dream in Green, Board Member
  • Beacon Council International, Advisory Committee Member
Honors & Awards
  • Most Influential Business Woman, South Florida Business Journal, 2020
  • Israeli Defense Forces' Intelligence Corps, Classified Duties, 1989-1991
  • Yedioth Ahronoth, Legal Correspondent, 1997-2000


Speaking Engagements