Mitchell C. Shelowitz

Mitch Shelowitz

Practice Areas

Corporate & Commercial Contracts
Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
International Business
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

About Mitchell

Mitchell C. Shelowitz is a business lawyer with more than 19 years of experience representing U.S. and international businesses in the full range of corporate and commercial legal matters – from corporate deals to dispute resolution.  He was named as a New York Super Lawyer in 2010 for the fourth time, being recognized as one of the best business lawyers in New York City, and placing him in the top 5% of the profession. 

Mitch has multi-industry experience representing clients in the venture capital, technology, telecommunications, Internet, software, healthcare, biomedical, homeland security, wine, food and restaurant, cosmetics, music, film, consumer brands, banking and insurance industries. 

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Areas of Experience

  • Investment transactions representing investors, portfolio companies and entrepreneurs
  • Complex telecommunications, technology, software, media and Internet transactions
  • Food, beverage and restaurant transactions
  • Complex commercial and intellectual property licensing agreements
  • Corporate and intellectual property disputes and litigation

Awards & Recognition

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Governors, Jerusalem College of Engineering, 2009-Present
  • Member, Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, 2006-Present
  • Associate Member, New York State Restaurant Association, 2007- Present
  • Member, Danish-American Chamber of Commerce (New York), 2008 - Present
  • Director, Visionary Media Company, 2008
  • President and Founder, Association of Corporate Counsel Israel (ACCI), 2000-2004
  • ACC International Legal Affairs Committee, Israeli Liaison, Executive Committee, 2003-2004
  • Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, Israel Chapter, New York State Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice, International Division, 1999-Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Contract Law, University of East London School of Law (Haifa, Israel Campus), 1999

Lectures, Publications & Articles

Lectures

  • Led Venture Capital Presentation on July 21,2011.
  • Speaker, StartupAlpha.com, Dealmakers Forum: Investment Outlook 2010 - Private Equity, Wall Street & DC, New York, NY, January 20, 2010.
  • Moderator, FundingPost’s Fifth Perfect Venture Conference, Venture Capital & Angel Investment Considerations for 2009 & 2010, New York, NY, November 12th, 2009.
  • Speaker, SA Special Event Series, “Venture Capital Term Sheets 101:  Understanding Critical Terms of Your Early Stage Venture Deal,” New York, NY, October 21, 2009
  • Speaker, C-Squared Breakfast Series, Term Sheets, Letters of Intent, and Memoranda of Understanding, Williams Club, March 10, 2009
  • Speaker, SA Business Briefing Breakfast Series: "Business Self-Defense 101: Hiring Sales Representatives and Consultants – How to Avoid Being Held Hostage to Unearned Commissions and Unreasonable Demands,” New York, NY, January 28, 2009.
  • Moderator, FundingPost’s Fourth Perfect Venture Conference: “Negotiating Term Sheets & Exit Strategies,” New York, NY, November 4th, 2008.
  • Speaker, SA Business Briefing Breakfast Series: “Business Litigation 101: Your Business Has Just Been Sued – An Essential Guide to the Critical Realities and Decisions in the First 48 Hours,” New York, NY, October 29th, 2008.
  • Speaker, SA Special Event Series: “Buying and Selling Your New York City Restaurant: Your Top 10 Ingredients for Success,” The New York State Restaurant Association, New York, NY,  September 17th, 2008.
  • Speaker, SA Business Briefing Breakfast Series: “Deal Making 101: How to Lock in the Key Terms of Your Deal, While Retaining Flexibility - Is the Back of a Napkin Good Enough?” New York, NY, July 30th, 2008.
  • Speaker, SA Business Briefing Breakfast Series: “Employer Self Defense 101: How to Prevent Employee/Consultant Theft of Company Secrets,” New York, NY, May 28th, 2008.
  • Speaker, Second Annual Israeli International Franchise Conference: "Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Launch Your Israeli Brand in the U.S.," Israel Exhibition Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, October 25, 2006. 
  • Organizer; Moderator; and Speaker, Second Annual Israeli Wine Export Conference: "How to Sell Israeli Wine Successfully in the U.S.," Israel Exhibition Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 15, 2006.
  • Lecturer, Corporate Lawyering: Incoterms 2000 and Revenue Recognition, University of Pennsylvania, Dickinson Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 2005
  • Speaker, Effective Outsourcing for Israeli Companies, Association of Corporate Counsel Israel Power Dinner, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2005
  • Organizer and Moderator, 2005 Israeli Wine Export Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 2005
  • Moderator, Investing in Israel Conference, The Wall Street Transcript, New York City, June 2005
  • Speaker, Successful International Sales: What Every Business Should Know About Incoterms 2000 and Revenue Recognition, CLE Program, Rochester, New York, May 2005
  • Speaker, Preparing for Your Next Big Deal, Israel-America Chamber of Commerce Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, April 2005
  • Host, U.S. Israel Venture Summit, YoungStart-Up Event, New York City, March 2005
  • Panelist, International Business Transactions, Minority Corporate Counsel Association Annual Event, Chicago, IL, March 2005
  • Speaker, Legal Challenges in Entering the U.S. Market, BioLog Innovation Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, November 2004
  • Panelist, Successfully Doing Business Internationally, Association of Corporate Counsel America Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2004
  • Speaker, What Every In-House Counsel Should Know About Protecting Intellectual Property with Non-Disclosure Agreements, Association of Corporate Counsel Europe 2002 Annual Conference, Versailles, France, June 2002
  • Speaker, Florida - Israel Institute Conference on Florida-Israel Business: The Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Israel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 1998

Cited in US and International Publications

  • Cited, Israel's Vintners Seek to Increase Exports to U.S., Entree Magazine, V.13; N. 2, September 2006
  • Cited, Globes (print and on-line; Hebrew and English), "US-based Israeli Execs Help Young Companies Reach Market," December 2005
  • Cited, Daily Maily (Hebrew), "Israeli High-Tech Execs Help Israeli Companies," December 2005
  • Cited, Jewish Exponent, "Drink to Life, To Israeli Wines!" December 2005
  • Cited, "Israeli Wine Industry Hears 'Voices from the Market,'" Wharton Global Consulting Practicum WGCP Connect Newsletter, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, August 2005
  • Cited, Israelwines.co.il, Israeli Wine Export Conference, various articles, July 2005
  • Quoted, The Daily Deal, "Israeli VC Scene on the Rebound," February 7, 2005
  • Cited, Jerusalem Post, "5764: The Year Investors Came Back," September 24, 2004
  • Quoted, The Jewish Star, "Doing Business With and For Israel," September 10, 2004
  • Quoted, Corporate Counsel Magazine, "The Great Rapprochement, Foreign Companies Pushed the SEC to Soften Some Sarbanes-Oxley Rules - and Half-Succeeded," April 2003, p. 72
  • Cited, Globes Online, "American Corporate Counsel Association Israel to Hold Conference in Herzliya," May 25, 2003
  • Cited, Maariv (Hebrew), Special Business Supplement, "Lawyers and More," May 20, 2003
  • Cited, Corporate Counsel Magazine, "This Year in Israel, 'Silicon Wadi' Lawyer Gets ACCA's Nod to Set Up a Branch," March 2001, pp. 20-22
  • Cited, American Lawyer, "Hearsay," March 2001, p. 20
  • Cited, Law.com, "This Year in Israel," March 2001

Articles

  • Author, "NDA's: How to Avoid The Perils of Overnegotiating," ACC Docket 21, no. 9, October 2003, p. 76
  • Author, "On the Threshold of Change: Israel's Television Broadcasting Industry," Israel High-Tech Investor Magazine, Summer 1999, p. 54
  • Author, "Israel's Venture Capital Boom," The Charlotte Jewish News, March 1999
  • Author, "Israeli Business and the Year 2000 Bug," San Diego Jewish Times, March 18, 1999
  • Author, "1998: An Exciting Year for Israeli Business," Las Vegas Jewish Reporter, December 25, 1998
  • Author, "Israel's Telecommunications Revolution," Palm Beach Jewish Times, November 6, 1998
  • Author, "The Attorney-Client Privilege in a High-Tech World: Are Wireless Conversations with Your Attorney Protected from Disclosure?" Long Island Magazine, July/August 1997
  • Author, "Clients Have No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Wireless Conversations with Their Attorneys," The Daily Record, June 25, 1997
  • Author, "Attorney-Client Privilege and Wireless Communications," New York Law Journal, February 3, 1997
  • Author, "FTC Cracks Down on Coercive Pricing and Distribution Policies," Long Island Business News, July 29, 1996
  • Author, "Expanding the European Workplace," Legal Times, International Law Supplement, April 12, 1993
  • Co-Author (with Mr. Hubert Andre-Dumont), "The Amendment of Directive 71/305 and the Coordination of Procedures for the Award of Public Works Contracts in the Countries of the European Community," Vol. 7 International Construction Law Review 5 (London), 1990

Education

  • J.D., Touro Law Center
  • B.A., Biology and Business, State University of New York at Albany

Languages

  • Hebrew

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Israel

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

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