Firm Bios

L. Marc Zell, born Washington D.C., 25 February 1953.  Bar Admissions:  ; Maryland (1977); District of Columbia (1978);  Virginia (1982); U.S. Supreme Court (1982); Israch Chamber of Advocates (1987); United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Fourth, District of Columbia and Federal Circuits; U.S. Tax Court and various district and bankruptcy courts. Pro Hac Vice Admissions:  New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas).  Education: Princeton University (A.B. Germanic Languages & Literatures – Linguistics, 1974); University of Maryland (J.D., with honors, 1977); candidate for LL.D. (Hebrew University);  Author, with D. Tauber, “Israeli Commercial Arbitration Law,” in Bonsal, International Commercial Arbitration Law (to be published 2011); with G. Shoshany & N. Lamm, “Israel Intellectual Property Law,” in World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies: Laws with Commentary (Oceana & Oxford Univ. Press 2010); with C. Sherer, “Israel,” in International Mergers & Acquisitions Due Diligence (ABA, 2005); S. Shnyder, “Palestinian Right of Return or Strategic Weapon: A Historical, Legal and Moral-Political Analysis,” 8 NeXus J. 77 (2003);  with C. Rubin, “Israeli Public Procurement Law” in International Government Contract Law  (Oceana 1999); with S. Shnyder, “Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the United States,” Israel Export Institute (1999) [Hebrew and English]; with B. Goldberg, “Israeli Intellectual Property Law,” in D. Campbell (ed.) International Protection of Intellectual Property, (Salzburg, 1995); with G. Miron, “Israel Restrictive Business Practices Act of 1988,” International Merger Law Journal, (1992); “Constitutional Aspects of State Regulation of Low-Level Nuclear Wastes,” in H. Greene, Energy Law Series, (Callaghan 1980); “International Government Procurement Law Materials,” Federal Publications, 1986.  Lecturer, International Government Procurement Law, Federal Publications, 1981-1986. Editor, Maryland International Trade Law Journal (1976 – 1977); Director and Trustee:  Ariel University Center (2007 to date); “On Daniel Levy’s ‘President Obama, the United States and the Middle East,” in 3 Israel J. of Foreign Affairs 173 (2009); “Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize:  A Premature, Misplaced Act,” Jerusalem Post, 12 Oct. 2009; “The Extermination of Podlasie,” translation from Yiddish into English of Holocaust Memoirs of M.Y. Feigenbaum’s Podlasie in Umkum (1995); “Massacre at Oranien,” translation from Hebrew into English of Holocaust Memoirs of T. Zelikovich’s Rishon l’Tevach, (Ranaana 2005); Director:  Encore! Educational Theater Company, A.R. (2006- date); Counsel:  Koby Mandel Foundation; Yuri Shtern Foundation; Fellow:  Center for International Legal Studies (Salzburg, Austria); International Legal Practice Adviser: John Marshall School of Law; Co-Chairman:  Republicans Abroad in Israel; Member, American Bar Association, Sections on International Law, Business Law and Litigation; Legal Forum for the Land of Israel; Former Member Board of Directors:  Jewish Agency, Real Estate Participations Ltd.; Bank Idud; Willifood International Ltd. Chairman, Israel Community Development Foundation.  Founding Member and Shareholder, Feith & Zell, P.C., Washington, D.C., 1986 – 2001);  Partner and Chairman, International Department, Balter, Guth, Aloni & Co., (1991-1999); Founding Member and Shareholder, Topf, Zell, Goldstein & Handler, P.C. (1981 – 1986);   Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman, Washington, D.C. (1978-1981).  Law Clerk, Hon. Irving A. Levine, Court of Appeals of Maryland (1977-1978).  Languages:  English, Hebrew, French, German, Italian, Russian, Dutch and Yiddish. Areas of Concentration:  Corporate law and finance; securities law; intellectual property law and high-tech; internet and computer law; government procurement law; competition law.

Jeffrey E. Michels, born New York, New York, 20 November, 1963; admitted, 1990, New York; 1992, United States District Court, Southern District of New York; 1992, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York; and 1999, Israel. Education: Union College (B. A., Economics, 1986); Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1989).  Assistant District Attorney, The New York County District Attorney’s Office, 1989-1991; Senior Associate, Litigation Department, Leahey & Johnson, P.C., New York City, 1992-1997. Israel: Goldfarb, Levy, Eran & Co., 1998-1999; Associate, Balter, Guth, Aloni & Co., 1999.  Languages: English and Hebrew. Areas of Concentration:  Corporate law; commercial law; transnational litigation and arbitration.

Jeremy Cohn, born London, England, 25 March, 1964; admitted, 1991, Israel.  Education: Balliol College, Oxford University (Williams Exhibitioner, 1982; B.A. (Hons.), Jurisprudence, 1985).  Author: Articles and Reviews in Hebrew for several Israeli tax journals.  Lecturer: Tax Law and Commercial Law, Israel Bar, 1991.  Law Clerk to Justices Orr and Netanyahu, Supreme Court of the State of Israel, 1989-1990; Law Clerk to the District Attorney for Jerusalem and the Southern Region, 1990-1991; Assistant Legal Advisor, Israel Income Tax Commission, 1991-1995; Specialist Consultant, Taxes, Trusts and Estates, Criminal Litigation, 1995.  Military Service: Commissioned Officer, Israel Defense Force, Reserves.  Languages: English, Hebrew, German and Yiddish.  Areas of Concentration:  Taxation; international tax planning; trusts and estates; tax litigation.


Noam B. Schreiber, born New Jersey, made Aliya in 2001. Admitted, 2012, Israel Bar. Education: Yeshivat Har Eztion, 2001-2006; Hebrew University (B.A., International Relations & Middle Eastern Studies, 2009); Ono Law School (L.L.B., 2010). Lecturer: International Humanitarian Law, 2009-2011, Ono Law School. Languages: Hebrew, English, Arabic.  Areas of Concentration: commercial litigation; real-estate Law; intellectual property law and copyright litigation; internet and computer law; government procurement law; competition law; administrative and constitutional Law.


Sheldon Schorer, born Ulm, Germany, 1948, admitted, 1973, New York; admitted 1973, United States District Court for the Southern District and Eastern District of New York, admitted 1981, Israel..  Education: Yeshiva University (B.A. 1969); Yeshiva University (B.H.L. 1969), Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Boston University School of Law, New York University (J.D., 1972); New York University (LL.M. Taxation, 1979), Editor, New York University Journal Of International Law & Politics, Author of Note, “Tariff Surcharges and Article II of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade”, 5 New York University Journal of International Law & Politics 341 (1972). Attorney, Frankle & Greenwald, New York, 1973-1976, Attorney, Ofer & Freitag, Advocates Tel-Aviv, Lecturer in Law, The College of Management School of Law, 1995-present, Lecturer and Manager, New York State Bar Review Course in Tel-Aviv, 1999-present. Languages:  English, Hebrew, Yiddish and French.  Areas of Concentration: Commercial law; real estate law, family law, U.S. labor law, local and transnational litigation and arbitration.

Adir Aronovich, born in Tallinn, Estonia 2 June, 1947; Education: Tartu University Law School (J.D., 1976); Central Patent Institute, Moscow (Patent Systems, 1978); New York Law School (LL.M., 1984). Attorney, Intellectual Property Department, Estonian Academy of Science, 1972-1979; Attorney, Legal Department , Estonian Ministry of Lumber Industry, 1979 – 1982; Legal counsel, Estonian Ministry of Agriculture, 1978 – 1982;      Law Library, New York Law School, 1983-1984;  Sandler & Greenblum, 1984-1989;  U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1989.
Languages: English, Russian, Estonian, German, Yiddish.  Areas of Concentration: Commercial transactions and contract law, Real estate law, Intellectual property law.

Neil J. Saltzman, born New York 1968; admitted 1999, Israel; admitted 2003, New York. Education: University of Chicago (B.A., 1991), Hebrew University, Jerusalem (L.L.B., 1998). Law Clerk to Chief Justice Stephen Adler of the National Labor Court of Israel, 1998-1999; Partner, Saltzman and Freedman, Jerusalem, 1999-2003. Languages: English, Hebrew. Areas of Concentration: Civil litigation; transnational bankruptcy and insolvency law; employment law; transnational family law.

Howard B. Linett, born Derby, Connecticut, 1949; admitted, 1982 Connecticut; 1990 District of Columbia; 1997 Israel.  Education: Lafayette College (B.A., Government & Law, 1971); University of Massachusetts (M.S., Labor Studies, 1973); University of Bridgeport School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1982).  Author, “Bad Cases Make Bad Law: Markham v. Geller,” 11 JOURNAL OF LAW & EDUCATION 557 (1982); “Banks and Collective Bargaining: The ‘Appropriate Bargaining Unit’ Question,” 100 THE BANKING LAW JOURNAL 804 (1983).  Lecturer:  Legal Skills/Negotiations and Contract/Land Law, East London University School of Law, Haifa Branch (1999).  Mediator and Coordinator of Cross-Cultural Mediation Cases, Jerusalem Mediation & Arbitration Center of the Jerusalem Institute for Israeli Studies (1998-2001).  Partner, Linett and Walsh, Connecticut, 1982-1989; In-House Counsel, National Postal Mail Handlers Union, Washington, D.C., 1989-1990; Attorney/Contract Administrator, Representation Department, Airline Pilots Association, International, Washington, D.C., 1990-1995;  Israel, Legal Intern, Office of General Counsel, Histadrut Trade Union Department, Jerusalem, 1996-1997.  Areas of Concentration: alternative dispute resolution; collective bargaining; import/export regulation and firearms law.

Abdul Bari Barakat, Vice President for International Marketing and Business Development, Resident in Amman, Jordan.  Not admitted to the Bar;  Education:  London School of Economics (BSC, Economics and Political Science; additional study towards Masters in Political Science, 1974 -1977); Centre of Economic and Political Studies, London, England, (Diploma, Internationals Relations,  1972- 1974). Senior Consultant for Middle Eastern Affairs:  ABI Financial Group (2008 to date);  Middle East Representative:  Canine Associate International (2005 – 2007); Vice President, Commercial Capital USA (1998 to 2007); Consultant on International Trade: Barakat & Associates (1994 -1997); Intermark, Inc. (1992 – 1994); Waterman Associates, Inc. (1990-1993); Barakat Walker Resource Defense Development International (1983-1989); Barakat Co. Ltd. (1977 – 1983); Founder and President:  Research and Management International (1983-1988); Employee:  London Stock Exchange (1973 – 1977).  Languages:  Arabic, English, French.

Andrew (Avraham) Gareleck, born in Buffalo, New York, 1964. Admitted in New York, 1993. Education: Université de Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne (Maîtrise en Droit International et Européen, 1992); Vermont Law School (J.D., 1990); University of Denver, College of Law/Graduate School of International Studies, Editor, Denver Journal of International Law and Policy (1989-1990); University of Michigan, Ann Arbon (B.A. in Political Science, 1986).  Experience: Founding Partner, LexTech Associates, Lyon, France and Buffalo, New York (1999 to present); Attorney, Ernst & Young Société d’avocats, Lyon, France (1996-1999); Attorney, Soulier & Associés, Lyon, France (1994-1996); Associate Attorney, Richard K. Bernstein Associates, P.C., New York, New York (1993); Legal Intern, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Investigations, Washington, D.C (1989) and Israeli Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Foreign Relations Division, Jerusalem, Israel (1988).  Lecturer: E.M. Lyon, Graduate School of Management – Mastère en Juriste Manager International; Université Lumière Lyon 2, Faculté de Sciences Economiques et de Gestion; Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Faculté de droit, LL.M. in International and European Law; INSEEC Masters & MBA, Lyon, France; Université Catholique de Lyon, ESDES – Commerce et Management. Publications: Truth, Justice and Peace: Restructuring the United Nations Security Council, August 2003, published by the World Jurist Association; Termination of Employment Contracts in France, August 1995, published by the World Jurist Association. Areas of Concentration: Immigration, Corporate, Contracts. Languages: English, French, Hebrew, and Spanish.