|Line of Business:||Real Estate, Commercial Law, Execution, Representation of Local Authorities|
|Address:||125 David Tuviyahu St., Grand Canyon Mall, Be’er Sheva
Ha’Arba’a St., Hajaj Towers, Tel Aviv
Adv. Chen Avitan
Founder and Owner
Chen Avitan, Law Firm
About Chen Avitan, Law Firm
Chen Avitan, Law Firm is a leading firm in counsel, support and legal representation for public authorities’, commercial corporations and private clients. The firm was established in 2000 by Adv. Chen Avitan, an experienced lawyer with more than 20 years in the legal profession. Nowadays, the firm is considered to be the largest law firm in southern Israel, from Ashdod to Eilat. The firm currently includes 15 lawyers and constantly grows organically. The firm associates are carefully selected by Adv. Avitan and they combine interpersonal skills with first-class legal and professional capabilities. The firm’s headquarters is located in Be’er Sheva and an extension is operating in Ha’Arba’a St., Tel Aviv (Hajaj Towers).
The Firm’s Creed
As part of the firm’s core values, each and every significant document and matter is reviewed by several lawyers including, Adv. Chen Avitan, who is involved in each and every case. The firm champions the provision of the best and most appropriate service for every client, with personal customization for its specific needs and requirements. The firm is renowned as a professional firm which achieves excellent results for its clients. In light of the firm’s size and the diverse matters it handles, its lawyers conduct fertile brainstorming for every case, which leads to extensive creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, as to guarantee that the clients receives a comprehensive, creative and multi-disciplinary solution. This professional synergy, with an emphasis on the multi-disciplinary collaboration and the longstanding experience that each of the lawyers brings to the table, brings to light the firm’s professional strength for the benefit of its clients.
Adv. Chen Avitan, Founder and Owner
Adv. Avitan has more than 20 years of professional experience. He interned for the Hon. Judge Baruch Azulai in the Be’er Sheva District Court. Afterwards, he joined the firm of Adv. Daniel Gartner (Dec.) and acquired professional experience in labor law, administrative law, local authorities, public tenders, corporations and real estate. The firm has been serving for years as the legal counsel of numerous local authorities, including: The regional councils of Neve Midbar and Al Qasoum and the local councils of Kuseife and Ar’arat an-Naqab. In addition, the firm provides legal services for other local authorities, including the Be’er Sheva Municipality and more. Adv. Avitan has two LL.M. degrees, from Bar Ilan University and from Tel Aviv University (in cooperation with Berkeley University).
The Firm’s Clientele
The firm provides diverse legal services for clients across Israel including: The Mei Sheva and Neve Midbar water corporations, The municipalities of Be’er Sheva, Rahat and Eilat, the councils of Mizpe Ramon, Al Qasoum, Neve Midbar and Kuseife, The Economic Company for the Development of Be’er Sheva, The Israel Teachers Union, The Lahav Group, The Sde Boker Education Center, Mikve Yisrael, numerous construction companies and more.
Selected Practice Areas
Support for Local Authorities: The firm’s lawyers serve as the legal advisors of several local and regional authorities, and in this framework provide the comprehensive legal service that the authorities require for their day-to-day operations – from participating in the meetings of the authorities’ committees, through legal opinions for various matters and up to drafting contracts and tenders and representation in courts on matters such as municipal tax, planning and zoning and appropriations.
Representation of Government Ministries: The firm serves as an external prosecutor for the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Services, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Defense and The Ministry of Justice. In this framework, the firm manages many hundreds of legal and administrative proceedings, on labor law enforcement, foreign workers, overpricing, hazardous materials and toys, standardization and more.
Labor Law: The firm has a large labor law department which drafts employment agreements and represents employees and employers in various labor law claims and also in collective disputes. The firm specializes in representing employers including business and commercial entities, statutory corporations, public authorities (including the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Labor) and private employers. The firm’s clientele in this area includes government companies, local authorities, government ministries, private employers and employees.
Civil Law and Litigation: The firm has been representing in a wide variety of civil law matters, including labor law, contracts, tenders, companies and corporations, insurance, torts, real estate, commercial law, both local authorities and private entities, including the preparation of legal opinions and legal counsel. In this framework, the firm annually prepares hundreds of contracts and tenders, which is express and respond to the clients’ needs, the legal provisions and the latest rulings. Such contracts include real estate and rent contracts, service provision and goods purchase contracts, and contracts concerning construction, environmental protection and more.
Collection and Execution: The firm has vast experience in this area, and has been representing, inter alia, water corporations, local authorities and other economic entities such as Melisron Ltd. (Grand Canyon Mall), private factoring companies, various contractors and more. The firm regularly handles administrative collection in general and legal collection in particular with an emphasis on collection proceedings in local authorities. The firm has a direct communication interface with the Execution Chamber’s systems, including the legal software that is required for the collection services and an update mechanism for the latest rulings and legislation in this field.
Family Law: The firm represents clients for all aspects of family law, including divorce, alimony and child support, child custody, common law spouses, wills, inheritance, estates, division of properties, receiverships, real estate, appeals, joint parenting proceedings, wills objections and heir agreements.
Real Estate and Lands: The firm is considered to be a leader in this area and it represents some of Israel’s largest construction companies as well as local authorities and private clients. The firm provides clients with an umbrella of services that includes registration of multi-occupancy houses, purchase and sale, construction services and partnership agreements, breakup of partnerships, asset-swap and urban renewal agreements and more. It should be noted that the firm has been providing real estate services for the Be’er Sheva Municipality and its Economic Company, the sale and registration of lots. In addition, in the past 7 years the firm has been serving as a rights-registration company for numerous construction companies.
Environmental Protection and Business Licensing: the firm has been supporting businesses in receiving business licenses in accordance with various environmental standards, including petitions as necessary.
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