Russell D. Mayer is senior partner and a founding member of Livnat, Mayer & Co., in Jerusalem (Israel). Born in New York, USA, Mr. Mayer received his JD degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University in 1981. Before Mr. Mayer moved to Israel in 1990, he served as in-house counsel for major money center commercial banks for over eight years. Mr. Mayer served as an associate at a large law firm in Tel Aviv until the formation of his firm in 1998.
Mr. Mayer writes extensively on various subjects in international periodicals as well as local magazines on diverse areas of law. He is a lecturer on legal matters for various organizations charged with assisting immigrants to Israel. Before moving to Israel, he was an active participant in the committee instrumental in drafting revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code with respect to payment systems. Mr. Mayer specializes in international corporate and commercial matters, banking and insurance regulation, privacy law, joint ventures, finance and trade as well as labor law matters, and real estate transactions. He regularly advises a number of foreign embassies and governments with respect to local Israeli law. Mr. Mayer is a member of the Israel Bar, the New York State Bar and the New Jersey State Bar and is a member of the Israel Bar Association’s Committee on Intellectual Property as well as its Banking Law Committee. He is fluent in Hebrew and English.