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Pearl Cohen Elects Nine New Partners

Firm News / Jan 13, 2015

Pearl Cohen has elected nine new partners, bringing the firm’s worldwide partnership to 52. Effective January 1, Yom-Tov Abadi, Yitzchak Chamudot, Michelle Deng, Tal Kaplan, Brendan Mee, and Sagit Sazgar have been promoted to partner, while Meny Broid joins the firm as a lateral partner.

Yom-Tov Abadi established and heads the Tax Group in Pearl Cohen’s Tel Aviv office. As a former member of Deloitte Israel, he has extensive experience representing and advising individuals and private and public companies in matters of strategic tax planning; corporate organization; business efficiency; restructuring transactions; mergers and acquisitions; VAT, real estate taxation and pension taxation.

Meny Broid is a member of the Corporate and Licensing Groups in Pearl Cohen’s Herzliya office. Born in Mexico and fluent in Spanish, he specializes in commercial and corporate law, joint ventures, corporate acquisitions and European and Horizon 2020 consortiums. His practice focuses on providing advice to industrial groups and academic institutions.

Yitzchak Chamudot is a member of the Corporate and Licensing Groups in Pearl Cohen’s Tel Aviv office. In addition to advising corporate clients on day-to-day legal matters, he represents technology companies from the IT, medical and clean tech sectors in a wide range of commercial, licensing and corporate transactions.

Michelle Deng, Ph.D. is a member of the Life Sciences Group in Pearl Cohen’s Boston office. Her practice focuses on IP development and management in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Michelle also counsels clients on U.S.-China cross-border IP issues.

Tal Kaplan is a member of the Internet, IT & Copyright Group in Pearl Cohen’s Herzliya office. He is a transactional and litigation lawyer specializing in copyright infringement issues, domain names and cybersquatting matters, copyright licensing and other aspects of the law relating to computers, the Internet and information technology.

Brendan Mee is a member of the Patent Group in Pearl Cohen’s New York office. He is a patent and trademark attorney specializing in patent prosecution, IP strategy and portfolio management in a wide array of technologies including life sciences, medical devices, complex mechanical systems and chemical processing.

Sagit Sazgar is a member of the Corporate and Employment Groups in Pearl Cohen’s Herzliya office. Bringing her unique experience with issues encompassing both employment and intellectual property law, she advises multinational and leading Israeli high-tech companies on all aspects of employment law issues.