Cleveland > Israel Business Networking & Panel

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    Join us for an exclusive evening of business networking and insightful discussions. Connect with fellow professionals in the community, while gaining valuable insights from our panelists who specialize in cross-investments between Cleveland and Israel.

    Now more than ever, find out how you can truly make a difference in supporting the business community in our Holy Land by the very people in Cleveland who have already been doing it.


    Mike Stovsky, Benesch • Howard Bobrow, Taft • Tom Sudow, Geshem Venture Fund

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024
    6:00 PM

    127 Public Square, 49th floor

    Cleveland, Ohio 44114

    Couvert: $18

    Light apps and drinks

    About out panelists:

    • Tom Sudows latest work with Israel is as a Partner in the Geshem Impact Venture Fund. His career showcases a deep and long-standing commitment to fostering business ties between Israel and the United States, particularly in the realms of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. His involvement spans several decades and encompasses various roles and initiatives.
    • Mike Stovsky is a partner at Benesch and leads the firm’s Intellectual Property, Technology Deals, Data Security & Privacy, and Blockchain and Smart Contracts practices. He has nearly three decades of experience representing technology companies from start-up to growth stage, middle market to Fortune 50, as well as major regional and national venture capital and private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and as lead outside counsel on technology transactions, intellectual property, privacy and data security, CIPP/US, GDPR DPO, and Metaverse law.

      Mike provides advice and guidance with respect to the protection of trade secrets and other confidential business information, drafts and reviews confidentiality, non-competition, and non-circumvention agreements, and performs due diligence with respect to trade secret and confidentiality issues in the context of technology deals and M&A transactions.

    • Howard Bobrow is a practice group chair and partner at Taft. From start-up through exit, Howard is a trusted advisor to private equity funds, private equity-backed companies, venture capital funds and emerging growth companies. He leverages his vast experience with private equity transactions, early and growth-stage transactions to help position numerous clients for success. Howard’s practice is primarily devoted to mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital.

      As chair of the firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice, Howard counsels private equity and venture capital firms, other institutional investors and angel investors on all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, capital formation and private placements. He regularly represents and advises funds on their organization and formation, the fundraising process, governance matters, investments and compliance with pertinent regulations, such as the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

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