|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 estab-lished in 2000 by Adv. Chen Avitan. The firm integrates several practice areas and is considered to be the largest law firm in southern Israel (Ashdod to Eilat). The firm currently includes 14 lawyers and continues to grow constantly. Its lawyers are re-quired to meet first-class personal and professional standards and all of them work day and night for the success of the legal handling and the clients’ satisfaction. The firm’s headquarters are located in Be’er Sheva and it has another branch in 28 Ha’Araba’a St., Tel Aviv.
The Firm’s Creed
As part of the firm’s core values, every significant document and matter is reviewed by several lawyers including, Adv. Chen Avitan, who is involved in every case. The firm champions the provision of the best and most appropriate service for every cli-ent, 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 and combine their specializations and sub-specializations for every case, which leads to extensive creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, as to guaran-tee that the clients receive a comprehensive, creative and multi-disciplinary solu-tion. This professional synergy, with an emphasis on the multi-disciplinary collabo-ration and the cumulative experience of the lawyers, brings out the firm’s profes-sional 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. Afterward, 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 authori-ties, and provides external legal services for other local authorities. In addition, Adv. Chen Avitan serves as the general counsel of governmental and municipal compa-nies and is certified by the Attorney General to provide legal services to various gov-ernment ministries. Adv. Avitan has two LL.M. degrees, from Bar Ilan University and 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, Ra-hat and Eilat, the councils of Mizpe Ramon, Al Qasoum, Neve Midbar, Kuseife and Ar’arat an-Naqab, The Economic Company for the Development of Be’er Sheva, The Israel Teachers Union, The Lahav Group, The Sde Boker Education Center, The Israel Consumer Council, 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 in every area of the authority’s operations including municipal tax, administrative law, planning, zoning and appropriations, real estate, labor, civil/commercial law and collection.
Representation of Government Ministries: Adv. Chen Avitan and other lawyers from the firm serve as external prosecutors 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 the 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, governmental companies 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 and their water corporations. 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, the breakup of partnerships, asset-swap, urban renewal agreements, appropriations, allocations 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. As of March 2020, the firm was selected to be the permanent external legal counselor of the Be’er Sheva Municipality for real estate law matters. 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 following various environmental standards, including petitions as necessary.
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