The Firm’s Team
As is fitting for a leading boutique-sized firm, the Firm’s team has been carefully selected and is a full partner in the client’s handling, while Adv. Keynan is involved and closely monitors every issue handled by the Firm. The Firm’s meticulousness in keeping abreast of emerging professional matters is uncompromising, as is the protection of its client’s interests and rights.
The Firm’s Clients
Among the Firm’s clients are business people, professionals, public officials, foreign residents, institutional entities and companies. Over the years, the Firm has built up an excellent professional reputation, building on the manner of its representation and professional creativity which has made it a leader in its field.
Adv. Uri Keynan – Milestones
In 1996, Adv. Keynan qualified, and in 1997 founded the Firm that he now heads. Over time, he has represented clients and headed up defense teams in some of the largest and most complex court cases on record and to his credit has been involved in precedent-setting cases, and some of the most significant verdicts ever handed down. Adv. Keynan has filled several public positions, including:
• Member of the Criminal Matters Committee of the Israel Bar Association, from 1999 to 2003.
• Deputy Chairman of the Criminal Matters Committee of the Israel Bar Association (Tel Aviv and Central District), September 2007.
• Acting Chairman of the Criminal Matters Committee of the Israel Bar Association (Tel Aviv and Central District), February 2009.
• Member of the Israel Bar Association (Tel Aviv and Central District Committee), June 2011.
• Chairman of the National Criminal Acts Forum of the Israel Bar Association, November 2011.
• In 2015, Adv. Keynan was elected acting head of the Israel Bar Association.
Academic Endeavors and Excellence
Adv. Keynan lectures at diploma-level professional development courses and symposiums and also edits the “Pen and Criminal Acts” Journal published by the Israel Bar Association. He lectures at the Judge Sussman Advanced Training Institute for Judges, is a staff member at the Law Studies Center of Kiryat Ono, lectures at the School for Legal Practices, where he is also a staff member, serves as Academic Coordinator at the Practical Law School, and is a member of the Steering Committee of Netanya College’s Program for Excellence.
Quality and Professional Service
One of the most prominent features that identify the Firm is the quality and personal attention that each of its clients is afforded. Every topic and every client receives professional and individual attention, with the handling being tailored to the client’s specific needs. Being niche-sized, it allows the staff to supervise and to maintain direct contact with the client and thus maintain a level of representation and handling of clients at the highest standards.
Providing Services to Leading Law Firms
The Firm maintains working relationships with leading law firms in Israel and worldwide, and provides legal services and counsel to their clients in the field of white-collar crime. This enables the partners at leading law firms to approach the Firm to obtain the best service required for their clients.
Main Areas of Expertise
Counsel Before and During Interrogation – the Firm accompanies its clients during interrogations, providing counsel during interrogation or obtaining legal opinions before the interrogation process.
Hearings and Motions to Close Criminal Case Files – before the issue of an indictment in preliminary hearings, the Firm represents its clients before the various indictment entities during the hearing process. Correct and professional management of the preliminary hearing process can sometimes lead to closure of the criminal file. In addition, the Firm handles motions to close criminal case files.
Disciplinary Processes – The Firm represents attorneys before the Disciplinary Tribunal of the Israel Bar Association, as well as representing other professionals who are subject to various disciplinary tribunals (the Public Servants Tribunal, the Ministry of Health Tribunal, etc.).
Motions for Closure of Criminal Files and Changes in the Motive for Closure – the Firm handles motions to delete criminal records, closure of files, change in the motive for the closure of criminal files and, as required, lodging appeals in the matter.
Representation in indictments at all judicial instances – representing clients in indictments and appeal procedures throughout the white collar crime transgression field.
Foreign clients and extradition processes – the Firm provides services to foreign residents as well as in processes of extradition brought by foreign governments, as well as by the State of Israel.
As part of the criminal and administrative processes, the Firm handles, inter alia, tax cases, planning and constructions cases, extradition, bribery, money laundering, fraud and breach of trust, sexual harassment and many other issues within the white-collar crime field.
Adv. Uri Keynan has represented and represents clients in the most difficult criminal cases ever deliberated in the courts and has been involved in many of the most important precedents and verdicts. Because of his experience and expertise in the economic field, Adv. Keynan also acts as an arbitrator and mediator in various business arbitrations.
Community Oriented Activities
The Firm volunteers by lecturing at various schools to children with learning disabilities, as well as lectures to teens on law and good citizenship.
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