Tom Joshua Azar
The firm prides itself on its exceptionally close relationships with its clients, granting them comprehensive legal services with a personal touch. We feel that a good advocate fully identifies with his clients’ needs, shares their moments of happiness, strives to relieve their sorrow, while prioritizing the client’s interests above all. Our diverse yet integrative practices enable us to provide holistic and synergetic legal counsel, observing each case from all angles. Our clients enjoy “preventive legal medicine”, using our ability to anticipate problems and provide advance solutions, thus enhancing their confidence and peace of mind. We emphasize quality and professionalism of our advocates, and encourage collaboration between different departments. Each legal department is manned by talented and experienced advocates in their respective fields, working in full synergy. Our firm fosters a family spirit, while vigorously maintaining the highest professional standards.
Our firm serves a variety of Israeli clients, including leading construction companies, entrepreneurs, investors, real-estate owners, banks, insurance companies, funds, corporations from the pharmaceutics, diagnostic trade and service fields, and other private entities. The firm also provides foreign residents and corporations with extensive representation regarding their assets and wealth within Israel. The professional multidisciplinary services granted to our clients, given with a genuine personal touch, have earned the firm a reputation of credibility and professionalism among clients and colleagues alike.
Our Practice Areas
Real-Estate – The firm is considered one of Israel’s leading law firms in real-estate matters. The department possesses diverse in-depth experience handling planning and construction and real-estate issues, and provides its clients with comprehensive solutions in these practices, including taxation and funding. The department regularly represents entrepreneurs, contractors, investors and companies involved in high profile real-estate transactions in Israel and abroad. Among others, the firm specializes in complex real-estate transactions, combination transactions, acquisition groups, owner-builder associations and urban renewals. The firm’s clients enjoy well-rounded services, combined with business consulting based on a wide network of professionals.
Litigation – The firm provides comprehensive representation throughout all legal instances. The firm’s clients are represented with evident commitment and professionalism, while pursuing the client’s genuine objectives.
The department represents both clients seeking long term legal counsel and occasional ad-hoc clients, in initiation of proceedings and defense. We strongly encourage creativity, innovation and professionalism; our litigators possess the right combination of strategic planning on one hand, and making necessary adaptations according to the case’s unique characteristics on the other. The department represents clients in all legal disciplines, including contract law, tenders and insolvencies. Unique and comprehensive representation is given to clients in the fields of real-estate, private property and real-estate taxation, supporting all their commercial and court-related needs, all in close cooperation with the firm’s real-estate department.
Finance and Banking – The firm provides a myriad of services to leading creditors including: banks, insurance companies, funds, financial institutions and borrowers, including: public companies, private companies, partnerships and initiatives involved in large-scaled transactions. The firm covers all aspects of financing and collaterals, such as senior debt loans, bank loans (including construction and B.O.T loans), equity financing and mezzanine loans, securities creation, syndication and creditors agreements. The firm has vast experience in all finance activities, such as real-estate financing, energy and infrastructure financing and any other commercial loans.
Family Wealth Management – The firm is considered among Israel’s prominent law firms in this field. Utilizing creativity, multidisciplinary expertise and a broad network of professionals, the department’s advocates produce effective solutions for family wealth management, all in a service-oriented fashion. The department offers its clients a broad spectrum of solutions regarding international tax planning, safeguard of multinational assets, reducing risks and enhancing profit in assets and estates, domestic and international. The department supports, inter alia, the establishment and management of trusts and foreign companies, and manages purchase and holding of assets. Among the department’s clients are Israeli and foreign citizens, entities and trusts for family wealth management, donations and charities.
Commercial Law – The firm represents a wide range of corporations and companies, providing them with ongoing legal counsel and representation regarding unique events in a company’s life cycle, alongside labor law legal advice. The department’s clientele is comprised of corporations from various fields and disciplines, including public companies, government-owned companies, private companies and partnerships. Pursuing comprehensive yet personal service, the firm supports its clients in every business step, utilizing its specialization in counseling startup entrepreneurs from the initial business idea to capital raising. The firm handles all legal aspects of establishment of companies, including founders’ agreements, investments, allocation of shares and M&A transactions, domestic and international. The integrative counsel provided by the department combines all relevant aspects, including corporate law, labor law, trusts, banking law, funding, tenders and debt restructuring.
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