Amir HalevyFounding Partner
Amir HalevyFounding Partner
Amir is a founding partner at the law firm of GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co.
Amir Halevy has extensive experience in the fields of technology and venture capital, representing numerous Israeli startups, enterprises and venture capital funds.
He represents publicly traded companies both in Israel and the U.S. and had been involved in IPO’s in Israel, U.S. and UK, as well as in securities litigation matters in Israel. Amir played an instrumental role in the adoption of legislation and regulations that affect investments in Israeli technology companies.
Amir also counsels family held enterprises with regard to the day to day operation of their businesses and the transfer of control from one generation to the next. He advises individuals of high net worth regarding their estates, trusts and succession planning. Amir is qualified as a STEP Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). In addition, Amir serves as a member on the Advisory Committee to The Raya Strauss Center for Family Business Research at the Koler Business School, Tel Aviv University.
Amir counsels international investment banks in connection with their activities in the Israeli and international markets, and has extensive experience in advising international wealth management firms in their activities in Israel or with Israeli clients.
Together with Gene Kleinhendler, Amir is the co-author of “ISR International Securities Regulation, Israel Section,” published by Oceana Publications, Inc. He lectures on topics related to Family Businesses as part of the “Lahav” program at the Koler School of Business at Tel-Aviv University and in the past at the Executive Training Program at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, he also lectures on topics related to high tech and foreign public offerings at the MBA program of the Hebrew University and in the past at the Technicon Industrial Engineering Department.
Memberships and roles:
- Member of the Executive Committee and the Legal Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
- Chairman of the Israeli Council for Voluntarism.
- Board member of the Atalef Foundation for the Israeli Navy Seals Unit
- Member of the Board of the JFN – Jewish Funders Network (2008 – 2014).
- One of the founders, past Chairman of the Board and board member (2009-2019) of “Vehadarta” – a charity focused on the advancement of the status of the elderly
- Chair of the audit committee – Taub Center for Social Policies Studies in Israel.
- Member of Jdocu – Photographers Group, which documents Jewish communities around the world, and donates the proceeds from the sale of their publications to social projects within those communities
- Chair of the Audit Committee – Tel Aviv-Jaffa Academic College.
- Member of the board of directors and head of the Standards and Ethics Committee of IATI- Israel Advanced Technology Industries from (2002 – 2012).
According to Chamber Global 2019 “Amir Halevy of Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co advises high net worth clients on estates, trusts and succession planning. A peer describes him as “one of the best lawyers in Israel,” and another source agrees that “he is an excellent lawyer.” A further interviewee notes that “he is also very good on the family governance side.”
According to Chambers Global 2018 “Amir Halevy is a highly knowledgeable practitioner with a wealth of expertise in the technology field. Sources describe him as “experienced, composed and practical with good judgement and flexibility.” He represents both domestic and international clients.”
In 2020, Chambers High Net Worth reports that “He is a strong and reputable private client lawyer,” “He understands what clients in this area are concerned about and takes time to fully understand all these concerns. He advises them in their best interest.”
CityWealth Magazine, a leading guide for professionals in the Private Wealth field, chose Amir as one of a handful of prominent attorneys in the field of private wealth in Israel for 2016. The magazine chose to honor him again in their 2020 edition, saying that Amir is “a professional lawyer, honest, smart and decent”.
In addition, Amir has also been recommended by “Legal Experts EMEA 2012” in the fields of Banking & Finance and Capital Markets.
Amir Halevy joined Gene Kleinhendler in 1986 with the formation of Kleinhendler and Halevy. He served as Managing Partner of GKH from January 2001 to December 2009.
Amir is an 11th generation Jerusalemite, and his ancestry can be traced back to 1732. He is married to Sandra and has three children and four grandchildren.
LL.B., Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1978
Israel Bar Association,1979
STEP-Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (U.K.)
International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists(Member, Executive Committee, 1988-2007)