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Seasoned attorney expertise: int'l tax, commercial contracts & pharma

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 19004, United States
January 24, 2018

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(215) ***-**** *** Highland Circle, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 WORK EXPERIENCE

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., Horsham, PA 2006- Present Senior Director, Associate General Counsel

• Negotiate and draft license and acquisition agreements (among others) with all customers in Teva’s supply chain, including wholesale, retail and hospitals and vendor/supplier.

• Serve on a pre-closing team on numerous international M&A deals, including Actavis Pharma (2016; $40.5B), Cephalon (2010; $6.8B) and Barr Pharmaceuticals (2008; $8.9B).

• Provide tax consultation on transfer pricing matters.

• Manage external consultants, including outside counsel, tax and financial advisors.

• Serve on a generics promotional material review team to ensure regulatory compliance.

• Serve as lead counsel for company’s sole biologic vaccine. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Petah Tikva, Israel 1998-2006 Tax Director

• Entrusted with the management of the tax and financial planning for the entire corporate group,

• As part of a team, planned and implemented tax structure for high profile M&A deals, including Sicor Inc. (2003; $3.4B), and Ivax Corp (2006; $7.4B), while delegating less complex tax issues to junior attorneys/ outside counsel.

• Established a substantive tax presence for various tax haven jurisdictions as part of M&A planning. Arthur Andersen, Tel Aviv, Israel 1995-1997

Senior Manager

• Managed the firm’s international tax department, structured and implemented the inbound tax planning for Oracle’s major investment and Intel’s multi-billion-dollar investment in Israel, in addition to numerous other multinational transactions.

• Structured complex commercial deals, with a focus on income tax aspects of both inbound and outbound investment. Israel Ministry of Finance, Jerusalem, Israel 1991-1995 Director, International Tax Agreements & State Revenue Administration

• Negotiated international tax treaties with numerous countries, including Japan, China, India, Russia, France & Spain, among others, and amended the current tax treaty with the United States.

• Devised and executed agreements to avoid double taxation by (i) reducing Israeli withholding taxes on dividends, interest and royalties;

(ii) reducing the rate at which capital gains sourced in Israel are taxed abroad, or by exempting them altogether; (iii) granting a credit or exemption for taxes paid in the country of the source and (iv) exempting or reducing the rate tax on a plethora of other categories of income or capital.

Herzog, Fox & Neeman, Tel Aviv, Israel 1988-1989


• Associated with a top-tier Israeli firm and specialized in international and domestic tax and corporate planning, including the financing and tax planning for Koor Industries’ restructuring and the Jerusalem Mammilla urban redevelopment project, now a major commercial hub in the city center.

Chadwell & Kayser, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois 1986-1987 Associate Attorney

• Worked with clients on a variety of income tax issues that were affected by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, including corporate liquidations, deferred compensation and the taxation of state and local bonds. EDUCATION

New York University School of Law, New York, NY

LLM (In Taxation) received 1986

Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Juris Doctor, received 1985


Member: Dean’s List

Recipient: DeLove Scholarship

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Arts, High Honors, received 1982


Pennsylvania, 2010 (In-house counsel); Israel, 1990; Illinois, 1985

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