Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

Military and Defense Law, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Labor Law

Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices
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Established: 2010
Line of Business: Military and Defense Law, Criminal Law, Administrative Law, Labor Law
Address: 4 Arye Shenkar St., P.O. Box 12565, Herzliya Pituach 4672504
Phone: 972-9-8651112
Fax: 972-9-8651243
Email: [email protected]
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  • Efrat  Nahmany-Bar, Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

    Adv. Efrat Nahmany-Bar

    Owner and Founder

    Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

  • Sharon Zagagi-Pinhas, Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

    Adv. Sharon Zagagi-Pinhas

    Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

  • Mark Pery, Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

    Adv. Mark Pery

    Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

  • Lior Shtelzer, Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

    Adv. Lior Shtelzer

    Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

  • Alon Porat, Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

    Adv. Alon Porat

    Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

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About Nahmany-Bar, Law Offices

The meeting point between criminal and labor law, career management and administrative law is the unique practice area of the boutique firm Nahmany-Bar, one of Israel’s leading law firm in the interdisciplinary field of criminal, military-defense and administrative law. The firm includes a team of five leading lawyers, including former senior officers of the IDF’s legal system, headed by Adv. Efrat Nahmany-Bar (Lieutenant Colonel (res.)), a renowned legal professional with 26 years of experience, who represented countless officials in the security forces, government branches and business sector, including senior officers of the IDF and the security establishment, the prison service, the Israeli police, and executives and senior officials in government ministries, public authorities, academic institutes, private and public corporations, etc.

A Team with Expertise in Military and Defense Law

Alongside Adv Nahmany-Bar, the firm employs Col. (res.) Adv. Sharon Zagagi-Pinhas, the former Chief Military Prosecutor, Lieutenant Colonel (res.) Adv. Mark Pery who served in major roles in the Military Prosecution including Deputy Chief Defense Attorney, Major (res.) Adv. Lior Shtelzer, who served, inter alia, as a military prosecutor and territorial command military defense attorney and represented in various criminal, administrative and disciplinary proceedings in the civil sector, and Capt. (res.) Adv. Alon Porat an officer and commander in a combat unit in his reserve service. The team has vast experience in representing in complex cases with operational and defense aspects, in training accidents, and in defense-related ethical issues.

The firm’s lawyers have the highest security clearance and they represent, among others, security forces personal and in classified affairs in the IDF and the security arms.

Recently, the firm filed a precedential appeal to the high court of justice to enable representation for IDF soldiers in serios disciplinary proceedings. The Israel Bar Association asked to join this appeal as a friend of the court, and after discussing the appeal, a historical ruling was provided to review in which cases representation of soldiers in disciplinary proceedings would be allowed.

Multi-Layered Representation for Officials and Officers

The firm is reputed for its tremendous legal knowledge, first-class litigatory capabilities and longstanding experience in and out of various legal tribunals, in multi-layered representation in cases that include criminal, civil, administrative and intra-organizational-disciplinary issues. Accordingly, it has complete mastery of the intricacies of the internal disciplinary procedures of the IDF, the Israel Police, Israel Prison service, State Officials and the Federation of Local Authorities. The firm also provides services to Tel Aviv University and National Ethics Committee of the Israel Bar Association in this context.

Crises Management

Another prominent advantage of the firm is its capability to explore the deep intra-organizational politics of the system that employs the client and manage the crisis intelligently and sensitively as to enable the official to return to their workplace smoothly when the affair is over. Adv. Nahmany-Bar is a certified mediator, another advantage for solving such crises discreetly and optimally.

Aggressive Litigation Alongside Mediation and Negotiations Skills

The firm has very extensive capabilities and experience both in litigation and in negotiations and is distinct in its ability to match the legal strategy – aggressive and mediatory – for each case.

Representation of Homicide and Sexual Assault Victims

The firm masters the representation of homicide and sexual assault victims. Over the past decade, it represented numerous victims and nowadays it leads the fight to change the policy for disclosing pardon information to sexual assault victims of the IDF: The latter have the right to express their opinion on all aspects of pardon applications of their assailants. However, the IDF’s policy is that the victims must provide “An Opinion in the Dark”, since they gain no access to the pardon applications against the position of the Ministry of Justice. The firm applied to the army to change this policy prior to submitting Bagatz appeal.

Adv. Efrat Bar-Nahmany, the Firm’s Founder

Adv. Nahmany-Bar is the former Deputy Military Defense Attorney, and also served in a variety of senior prosecution roles. She accumulated vast experience and knowledge through appearances in thousands of criminal cases in the fields of military law, administrative law and labor law, including very complex cases. She served as the IDF’s representative in the Knesset for all aspects of the Sexual Harassment Prevention Law, founded the criminal department of the Antitrust Authority. She lectures in the IBA’s Military and Defense Law courses and training, and in seminars of legal professionals in the IDF, and is considered to be a popular interviewee and commentator in the media. She has an LL.B. and an LL.M. (cum laude) from Tel Aviv University.

Publicized Cases

The firm maintains its clients’ discreetness meticulously, yet by nature some of its cases receive extensive media exposure, including:

A revolutionary Bagatz appeal for providing soldiers with the right for representation in disciplinary proceedings: An historical achievement after the Supreme Court ordered the Military Advocate General Corps to review and update their policy.

A precedential Bagatz appeal in the name of a bereaved family with the demand to convert the charge against a shooter to a 2nd degree murder in lieu of the current charge of manslaughter: The Supreme Court, in an extraordinary decision, ordered the State Attorney to review the arguments and reconsider the acusation. Following the hearing – the charges where changed.

Representation of a soldier who is indicted for killing Iad AlHalak in the old cities “Lions Gate” case.

Representing the Israel Bar Association on a principle matter: To what extent can the criminal court criticize the criminal prosecution: An extended panel of 7 judges in the case of Rafi Rotem vs. The State of Israel.

Representing an officer in an elite unit whom the system (and senior commanders) tried to blame for the injury of the fighter Ilay Hayut, who jumped from a vehicle in the framework of training. The comprehensive assistance throughout the investigation and the representation in a long hearing before the Advocate General – led to the closure of the case against our client.

Representing two of the three Nahal fighters who were falsely investigated and arrested because of the resentment of their commander who believed that they are “left-wingers”. They were released with a severe criticism of the military court on the Investigative Military Police and an investigation was opened against the commander.

Bagatz Representation of one Cop in the Um El Hiran Affair.

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