Our Commercial Litigation Group, with attorneys in Israel and the U.S., has significant depth of experience with corporate and business litigation, including real estate-related litigation. The group’s litigators are nimble enough to dispatch small matters swiftly and efficiently, and seasoned enough to handle larger and more complex litigations, in either country. Our litigators have appeared in every type of tribunal, from local tax and planning appeal committees to the High Court of Justice.
Our litigators in Israel and the U.S. work closely with Pearl Cohen’s Corporate and Commercial Groups on behalf of our clients that range from technology start-ups to large multinationals. The Group’s litigators have successfully handled cases involving securities litigation, including proxy disputes, litigations over disclosures in public offerings and ongoing statements, corporate reorganizations and creditors’ rights. The Group also has significant experience with contract, royalty and other commercial disputes in each country, as well as disputes involving founders and investors in technology and other companies.
In addition, our litigators in Israel have developed a subspecialty in matrimonial law, handling the commercial aspects of high profile divorces involving billions of dollars of assets worldwide.
Real Estate Litigation
The Commercial Litigation Group also has extensive experience representing financial institutions, holding companies, and private clients in real estate-related matters.
Our litigators have years of experience handling a wide variety of real estate matters, including: construction disputes and schedule delay claims, requests for permanent or temporary injunctions (as well as their revocation); enforcement procedures; and requests for declarative relief. Specifically, the Group has extensive expertise in compensation claims for land expropriation, and in the submission of objections and claims with regard to harm to rights pursuant to the approval of urban plans under section 197 to the Israeli Planning and Building Law.
In the U.S., our growing real estate litigation practice is well-staffed with general litigators and real estate specialists and is able to take full advantage of the expertise of both groups of attorneys to achieve the best possible results for the client.
Restructuring, Insolvency and Rehabilitation
Working closely with our Corporate, Employment and Tax Groups, our commercial litigators bring the know-how to advice on a wide range of restructuring, insolvency and rehabilitation matters from financial and corporate to real estate cases, both in voluntary and involuntary cases. We consult distressed companies, their boards of directors and sponsors, advising lenders, investors, servicers, secondary debt investors, hedge funds and private equity houses, as well as financial advisers, turnaround specialists and insolvency practitioners. Litigators from our Israel group have been nominated as temporary and permanent officers of the court (liquidators, receivers, trustees) and have advised on various matters, including:
- Reorganization of distressed businesses;
- Reorganization of companies’ capital;
- Creditors arrangements;
- Collection framework;
- Loan and debt restructuring proceedings;
- Forced asset sales;
- Bankruptcy litigation;
- Receivership proceedings;
- Consent solicitations.