Attracting Israeli Companies to Connecticut Soil
Assisting Innovative Companies With U.S. Expansion
Israel has the highest concentration of startups and research and development centers per capita in the world, and its technology has been heralded for its innovation and ability to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. We are proud that our firm has been a driving force in Connecticut’s efforts to attract Israeli companies over the past five years through our relationships with the Connecticut Economic Resource Center and the University of Connecticut.
One example is our client, H2OFarm, an Israeli company specializing in automated factory greenhouses using the newest hydroponics technology developed in Israel. The growing facility, located in Guilford, Connecticut, uses modern agronomics and technology to maximize plant production and profitability on crop yields grown 365 days a year. The first shipments of lettuce to the East Coast wholesale market began in late 2015; the owners hope to eventually expand the crops to include other leafy greens and herbs.
Our attorneys have handled H2OFarm’s formation and corporate organization, leasing of appropriate farm land and greenhouse, labeling and trademark issues and ongoing corporate matters. We also introduced the company to a network of professionals and potential customers that will assist the company in a successful expansion in the U.S. market.