The Firm’s offices are in Tel Aviv’s Azrieli Center, in the heart of Israel’s business district. The partners and attorneys work in teams with members of the various departments, in commercial law, corporate law, intellectual property, commercial and administrative litigation, arbitration and mediation, constitutional law, real estate, planning and construction, project financing, hi-tech and bio-tech, international transactions, tenders and labor law.
The Firm has unique expertise in constitutional and administrative law, including petitions to the High Court of Justice. Attorney Gilead Sher, who heads the Firm, specializes in international negotiations, whether business or political; commercial law; administrative and constitutional law; and litigation.
Attorney Sher served as Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s Bureau Chief and was one of the leaders of negotiations with the Palestinians between 1999 and 2001, including negotiations that led to the Sharm el-Sheikh Agreement, the Camp David Conference and the Taba talks. Attorney Sher was also a member of the Rabin Government’s 1995 Interim Agreement delegation. Alongside his legal and business work, Attorney Sher deals with political-security issues, and the promotion of peace in various frameworks.
Commercial and Corporate – The Firm provides ongoing legal guidance to international and local companies in various commercial law areas. This support is reflected in, inter alia, partnerships, corporate formation, investment agreements, executive compensation, fundraising, acquisitions, government grants, knowledge transfer, international clients and agreements, intellectual property and technology.
Real Estate, Planning and Construction – The Firm is ranked as a prominent leader in real estate ratings. Attorney Rimon Tahlami, the Firm’s Managing Partner, specializes in complex real estate transactions, combination transactions and projects in Israel and abroad. The department he heads provides a full-service framework for entrepreneurs, contractors as well as buyers and investors in income-yielding commercial real estate, as well in the construction, acquisition, sales and rental fields. The Firm works with its clients from the planning and development stages, marketing and sales agreements, income-yielding real estate, provides legal assistance to contracting companies, urban renewal procedures, planning and construction (Claims under Section 197), registration and classification of contractors, land sharing and real estate litigation.
Administrative Law, Tenders and Project Financing – In administrative law, the Firm counsels public bodies, including municipalities and municipal entities. In this context, the Firm works with the various forums of these organizations, such as executive management, elected management bodies, and tender committees. The Firm has in-depth knowledge of municipal entities, government and mixed-government companies, municipal corporations and quasi-municipal corporations and deals with regulations that apply to these entities in their unique legal fields. The Firm also offers administrative litigation vis-à-vis tenders, planning and construction, and class actions against municipal bodies.
Commercial Litigation – The Firm has extensive experience in a variety of large-scale complex cases. The clients that the Firm represents in litigation are large and well-known. The Firm offers its representation in all civil and administrative instances, including the courts, arbitration proceedings (including international), mediation and quasi-judicial proceedings. In addition, representation in commercial claims, second opinions in the appeal stage, unique temporary remedies, real estate claims, local authorities, class actions, libel cases and character defamation.
Labor Law – The Firm provides diverse and complex legal advice in labor law, from workers’ lawsuits against their employers to complex collective disputes. The Firm counsels individuals, as well as representation in labor courts and other judicial instances.
Among the Firm’s Clients and Legal Consulting Work – Past and Present
Elezra Group, Israel Land Development (“Hachsharat Ha’Yishuv”), Afridar, Hachsharat Insurance Company, Albar, Solel Boneh Infrastructures, Almog Psagot Urban Renewal, A. Epstein & Sons Ltd., Gadish Engineering Company, Kol 1-One Voice (“Darcheni Yotzi’im Le’peula”), Shenkar – Engineering, Design and Art, University of Haifa, INSS (“Institute for National Security Studies”), Israeli Architects and Urban Builders Association, Anima Biotech Ltd., Strigo Ltd., B.S.T. Construction, Molad-The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy, as well as various hi-tech and biotech companies.
The Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Transport.
The Municipalities of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Be’er Sheva, Nazareth, Rishon Le’Zion, Ashdod, Rahat, Ar’ara, the Neot Hovav Industrial Council and Fureidis.
The Jerusalem Light Rail Project, Tel Aviv Suburban Railway Project – Petah Tikva – Kfar Saba, Ayalon Highway, Tel Aviv Light Rail Project, the Cross Israel Project, BOT Tenders for water desalination projects, the Israel Center for Energy and the Environment, water purification facilities and more.
The Association of Foreign Journalists in Israel, writers, poets, artists, public and senior figures.
The Firm has received accolades, including from the Israel Bar Association. The Firm has represented the family of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit and has counseled the “Bizchut” organization since its formation. As well, the Firm counsels other civil non-profit organizations such as the Israeli Civil Rights Association, the Eliphelet Association, the Blue and White Association, the Women for Peace Association, the Prisoners of War Association, the Soldiers Battle Shock Victims Association, the Battalion Commanders Forum, the Division Commanders Forum and the Military Reserve Pilot Forum.
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Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Higher Education, Real Estate and Project Financing
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Real Estate, Urban Renewal and Infrastructures
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Civil Litigation and Labor Law
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