‘Gail Etzion’s exceptional thinking and approaches to overcome complicated challenges in a simple but professional way is extraordinary. Her ability to communicate complex law structures in a simple manner builds trust and comfort.’
The Legal 500
Gail Etzion is a partner at M. Firon & Co. and heads its high-tech and startup practice.
Ms. Etzion is one of the leading attorneys in her field in Israel and has an in-depth understanding of the connection between the worlds of law and business technology. Her extensive experience includes the representation of leading market players in a wide spectrum of business activities.
In addition to her expertise in the Israeli legal arena, Ms. Etzion is also admitted before the bar in California and has unique expertise in high-tech, which she acquired during the course of her years working in Silicon Valley in the US in the leading US law firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
Ms. Etzion’s expertise includes providing support to her clients in all manner of transactions, from regular and ongoing representation through the most complex strategic events. In addition to her work in other practice areas, Ms. Etzion has special expertise and experience in handling complex mergers and acquisitions; raising funds during all investment rounds and from all manner of financing sources; as well as consulting on shareholder agreements, commercial engagements, and complex licensing agreements.
Ms. Etzion also has extensive experience in representing all types of clients in the field of technology and investments, including entrepreneurs, high-tech companies, and biotechnology companies – at all stages of their lifespan from establishment and up through their “exit.” Similarly, Ms. Etzion has experience in representing venture capital funds, including during their establishment and operation phases.
Additionally, Ms. Etzion has experience in representing various types of investors, both foreign and Israeli, including venture capital funds, private investors, institutional investors, strategic investors, as well as acquirers in M&A transactions.
Alongside her acumen in the Israeli technology market, Ms. Etzion has an in-depth understanding of and rich experience in the international arena. This unique experience gives Ms. Etzion the ability to represent foreign companies in acquiring companies in Israel as well as assist technology clients and foreign investment funds in their activities in Israel. Ms. Etzion is renowned for her ability to successfully represent her Israeli clients in their business activities around the globe, including in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Leveraging her practical experience, Ms. Etzion is also a lecturer and mentor for entrepreneurs in various fields.
LL.B., the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1995
ISRAEL BAR ASSOCIATION, 1996
CALIFORNIA BAR ASSOCIATION, 1998