Bill Nusbaum named to Virginia Israel Advisory Board

by | Jul 12, 2019 | Uncategorized

Bill Nusbaum.

Richmond, Va.—On behalf of the Virginia House of Delegates, Speaker Kirk Cox has named Bill Nusbaum to the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB). Nusbaum is an attorney with Williams Mullen.

VIAB is a government agency that helps Israeli companies locate and grow their U.S. operations in Virginia and to team up with Virginia businesses to provide innovative Israeli technology. VIAB seeks to leverage synergies between Virginia and Israeli businesses to increase direct foreign investment in Virginia, bilateral trade, and lasting partnerships, focusing on manufacturing, maritime, military-related, and agribusiness industries.

Dov Hoch, VIAB executive director, says, “I look forward to working with Bill on Commonwealth-wide economic development undertakings like the Israel Virginia Defense Contractors Partnership Program which he advised on and participated in, as well as the VIAB Maritime Program which will bring port and shipping related Israeli companies to the Hampton Roads region.”

Nusbaum is a partner in Williams Mullen’s Finance and Real Estate Section. For 39 years, Nusbaum has represented clients in commercial real estate transactions, economic development incentives, tax-exempt housing, industrial development and qualified 501(c)(3) bonds, hospitality transactions and alcoholic beverage licensing. His experience includes the representation of owners of shopping malls, strip shopping centers, apartment projects, hotels, and office parks in development, leasing, and management matters. He also has represented both localities and prospects in economic development projects.

Nusbaum has served on numerous boards and held prominent positions with many associations and committees throughout Hampton Roads and statewide. He is a past president and honorary life director of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, past chair of the Hampton Roads Workforce Council Board, past chair of the Virginia College Building Authority, past chair of the Virginia State Bar Real Property Section, and past chair of the Norfolk City Democratic Committee. He currently serves on the Norfolk Airport Authority Board of Commissioners, the Virginia PACE Authority board of directors and Tidewater Community College’s Workforce Solutions Advisory Committee and is a Community Senior Fellow of Norfolk State University’s Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College.

In the Jewish community, Nusbaum is a former president, honorary director and trustee of Ohef Sholom Temple, a former vice chair of the Virginia chapter of the Anti-Defamation League, a long-time member of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Community Relations Council, a former co-chair of its Legislative Committee and a regular participant in Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day.

Williams Mullen is a regional, full-service law firm with more than 230 attorneys in offices across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C.