Senior Partners: Menachem Tulchinsky, Doron Stern, Isaac Marciano, David Cohen, Amir Levitski
Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers (including partners): 51
Offices: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Beer Sheva
Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. was founded in 1995 by Menachem Tulchinsky and Doron Stern and is a leading firm in commercial law. Since its establishment, the firm has become renowned for its know-how, expertise and excellence in commercial transactions. Having built and maintained intimate working relationships with its clients, the firm today represents major commercial clients at the forefront of the Israeli and world economy, from Israel, North America, Europe and the Far East and enjoys a close relationship with leading law firms throughout the world, enabling the provision of seamless international legal services.
The firm represents Israeli and international companies, investment funds and multinational organisations as well as smaller business entities and private clients. The firm assists clients in executing complex and innovative financial transactions, including private placements and public offerings in local and overseas markets, and has been involved in some of the largest commercial transactions in Israel ranging from the acquisition of private companies through cross-border mergers, acquisitions and sales of assets between public companies.
The firm gives all clients, large and small, personal, quality and uncompromising attention. The firm has branches in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Beer Sheva, which provide an accessible response to clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate, M&A, Securities:
The firm provides the full spectrum of commercial legal consultancy services to corporate clients, including in matters of securities and corporate law, and has been involved in a wide range of large scale capital raising and M&A transactions around the world, including some of the largest to occur in Israel. Venture Capital & Private Equity: The firm has extensive experience in acting for VC funds, both in their investments in companies, and in advising them regarding the structure and internal management of the fund, and the firm counsels its clients on all aspects of company management and financing.
The firm has extensive experience and a deep knowledge of IP and biotechnology – from the initial research phase, through commercial agreements and licensing, to cooperation agreements with large companies in Israel and abroad. The firm has a special department specialising in IP litigation.
The firm considers the taxation sector as central. The firm’s advice to clients stresses various aspects including international taxation in complex transactions, consultancy on income tax, capital gains tax, real estate and other tax matters. The firm also handles various civil and criminal tax appeals.
The firm counsels Israeli and multinational companies in the field of environmental law, including governmental regulation, crisis management and representation in administrative, civil and criminal procedures. The firm’s environmental law department represented the Ministry for Environmental Protection for many years and provides clients with complete solutions.
Commercial Litigation & Handling of Disputes & Crises:
The firm specialises in crisis situations, disputes and complex litigation supported by a team of lawyers both in and outside the court system at all levels, including arbitration and mediation. The firm has extensive and proven experience in commercial disputes and various tax cases.
The firm is engaged mainly in the commercial real estate sector and handles all aspects of a wide range of transactions. The firm supports many real estate developers in Israel including in setting up residential neighborhoods, industrial zones and commercial centres, while handling the full range of legal issues related to establishing these projects. The firm has extensive experience in supporting hotel projects including financing, construction, management and sale agreements.
The firm has extensive experience advising both local and multinational pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the licensing, development and commercialisation of many innovative pharmaceutical preparations and medical devices. The firm is well equipped to address the complex intellectual property aspects of such transactions as well as the legal implications of emerging regulation in this dynamic field.
The firm’s labour law department counsels a variety of clients, including some of the leading and largest companies in their respective fields. The department provides on-going legal support in various aspects of labour relations, including establishment of organisational workforces, setting policies, procedures and guidelines, providing support during organisational changes and employee lay-offs, providing comprehensive legal opinions on labour relations, managing the progress of procuring permits from the Ministry of Economy, and handling dispute resolutions, including litigation in labour courts and arbitral proceedings.
The firm has been representing technology incubators supported by the Office of the Chief Scientist for many years and has accrued unparalleled experience in all elements of this highly specialised area, from formation, applications to the OCS, advice on operations, investments, ongoing representation of incubator companies and follow-on investments.