Barry Levenfeld is one of Israel's leading lawyers, representing Israeli and international corporate clients for over 30 years. Since Barry joined Yigal Arnon & Co. in 1988 and became a partner in 1992, he has represented many leading multinational technology and other Israeli and overseas companies with respect to M&A transactions, and acted for prominent Israeli and foreign private equity and venture capital funds on fund formation and portfolio investments. He also deals in complex intellectual property transactions, including strategic partnering and licensing, in the life sciences, software, semiconductor and other technology fields. In addition, he represents issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings and other securities transactions in Israel, the United States and other countries.
Barry graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1976 and from Harvard Law School in 1980. He holds a Senior Lecturer position at the Hebrew University Law Faculty, teaching high tech corporate finance, and is the author of many professional articles related to M&A, computer contracting, venture capital and life sciences. He also speaks on these issues at conferences and seminars
Barry is a member of the New York Bar (1981) and the Israeli Bar Association (1985).
Barry was born in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to Israel in 1983 where he met his wife Jill. They have four children and one grandchild in Israel. Barry is a Member of the Board of Directors of Pediatric and Adolescent Alyn Hospital in Jerusalem. He is an avid cyclist and has actively organized and participated in Israel's largest charity bicycle ride for Alyn. Barry is the Chairman of the Board of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Israel's leading environmental advocacy group, and a member of the Board of the Immigrant Hotline, an organization advocating for the rights of refugees.
Barry is fluent in English and Hebrew.