Board Member, Activist & Equity Investment Practice Chair Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
Steve is a nationally recognized corporate and securities lawyer who counsels clients in the areas of proxy contests and mergers and acquisitions. He spearheaded Olshan’s Activist & Equity Investment Practice more than 20 years ago and is one of the leading lawyers advising hedge funds and investment partnerships on activist situations in the US and worldwide. Steve advises clients in negotiating mergers and acquisitions and hostile takeovers of public companies.
The Deal Pipeline recently recognized Steve as one of the “best–known names” in shareholder activism and as one of the two leading lawyers representing activists in the US. Reuters highlighted Steve as a “go–to” lawyer for activist investors and Olshan as one of the top firms that “dominate the activism market”. Additionally FactSet SharkRepellent named Olshan’s Activist & Equity Investment Practice as the top-ranked legal advisor to activist investors.
Steve is quoted as an industry expert in notable media publications and lectures at various corporate and securities law conferences, including distinguished activist panels. Steve is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, has consistently been named to New York Super Lawyers since 2006 and is Martindale-Hubbell AV ("Preeminent") rated.
Dr. Shimon Shapira
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr. Shapira is the former Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the liaison between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Shapira is a Partner & Director in "Dover Tower Energy", where he spearheads the establishment of a power station that will produce electricity from natural gas in the Israeli-Jordanian free-trade zone. Dr. Shapira was the Assistant to the Chairman of the Board at
The Israel Land Development Company ("Hachsharat Hayishuv") and the Director General and Founder of Maariv Online (NRG). In addition, Dr. Shapira previously held director positions in The Israeli Credit Insurance Company, Maariv newspaper, IES Technologies/Omega and 3-Pen Technologies.
A retired Brigadier General from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Dr. Shapira served as the Military Secretary to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after serving as the Deputy Military Secretary for Intelligence to the late Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin and to the late Prime Minister Shimon Peres. He was also the head of the Strategic Planning Division in the IDF General Command.
Dr. Shapira holds a Ph.D. and M.A. (summa cum laude) in Middle-Eastern Studies from Tel-Aviv University and is a Senior Research Fellow in the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Dr. Shapira has an extensive record of public involvement and entrepreneurship, and has developed personal and significant relationships with the Israeli leadership over many years.