Joseph Z. Hellerstein

Joe has a diversified practice, which covers a wide range of international law.  Joe’s practice is client driven in that his clients, based on personal relationships and attention, rely on Joe’s guidance through business ventures, corporate transactions, dispute resolution and to provide general corporate advice in connection with all Israeli business ventures.

Joe represents US companies involved in international commercial disputes in both Israeli courts and arbitration proceedings.  Because Joe started his career as a New York litigator, he has the unique ability to bridge the gap between US litigation counsel and the Israeli litigation proceeding, so US counsel can closely follow the proceeding and provide strategic input.

Joe is also an experienced transaction lawyer representing both companies and investors in a wide range of financing transactions involving debt and equity. Joe also represents both acquirers and targets in cross-border M&A transactions, with particular experience in representing US acquirers of Israeli companies.

After practicing in the US for five years at Hogan Lovells and Stroock, Joe moved to Israel in 2001, practiced at Yigal Arnon for five years and then joined APM as of Counsel. 




  • New York Bar Association (1996)
  • Israel Bar Association (2003)


  • Fordham University School of Law (JD, 1995)
  • Cornell University (BA, 1992)


  • English and Hebrew