Schwartz Narkis & Co., Attorneys At Law
Civil and Criminal litigation and dispute management
|Line of Business:||Civil and Criminal litigation and dispute management|
|Address:||5 HaHilazon St., Granit House
Ramat Gan 5252269
7 HaRav Kook St., Jerusalem 9410160
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About Schwartz Narkis & Co., Attorneys At Law
Schwartz Narkis & Co., Attorneys At Law, one of Israel’s leading firms, specializing in civil and criminal litigation and dispute management. The firm was established in 2005 by Advocates Schwartz and Narkis, renowned authorities in civil-commercial law and litigation.
The firm’s expertise stems from its litigation experience, including the integration of various new content worlds into juridical claims. The firm is reputed in private and civil-commercial law; class actions; corporations; personal status; criminal and white collar offences; public and media law; libel; consumer law; ; cyber and intellectual property; aviation law; planning and zoning law and urban renewal; and human rights. The synergy between the partners, with one focused on interpersonal relations and the other on intellectual development, leads to the firm’s unique strengths and successes. The firm is headquartered in Tel Aviv with an office in Jerusalem and a Chinese Desk, which provides diverse legal-business services Chinese and Israeli citizens and companies. The coop-eration also includes academic litigation knowledge exchange and management of innovation and entrepreneurship conventions and forums. The firm won, in 2012 and 2020, the tender for the insuring governmental company “Inbal”, and provides legal defense to various public officials including police and government officials. It serves as legal counsel of the Ashdod Port management since 2015 and as the Israel Railways Counsel since 2018. Since 2018, the firm has been serving as the legal counselor of Pen-sioners Organization of the Makefet, Egged and Nativ Fund.
The firm emphasizes the values of personal, professional and confidential service, professional excellence and thoroughness, while applying an innovative approach and utilizing various tools, including media management. Advocates Schwartz and Narkis believe in constant growth and in-house litigation training and serve as academic lectures on litigation, negotiations and torts, and publish newspaper col-umns. They often serve as commentators in the written and broadcasted media, and as media publicists for legal-social issues. Starting 2020, the firm has launched a series of Podcasts for the Israeli public broadcasting corporation called “Retrial”, discussing law and history. In addition, Schwartz and Narkis are currently writing a book over the theory of litigation while reviewing constitutive cases and affairs they handled.
The Civil-Commercial Department: specializes in the management of monetary and civil claims, torts and medical malpractice, contractual claims, banks law, urgent interim orders proceedings, including injunctions and foreclosure requests. The firm also litigates business disputes in courts, mediations and arbitrations, and negotiations. The firm supports clients vis-a-vis banks, financial systems, and government officials. The firm also accompanies real-estate entrepreneurs and handles construction, urban renewal (Tama 38), and provides comprehensive services while hiring various consultants. The department also practices aviation law, from the representation of air crew members vis-à-vis the Civil Aviation Authority to representation in aviation infrastructure planning issues and aircraft purchase agreements.
The Criminal and Disciplinary Law Department: provides legal counsel for a wide spectrum of offences, including criminal, anti-trust, tax, money-laundering, capital markets and securities, environmental protection, licensing (including planning and building), military and executives and officers offences. The firm participated in some of the most publicized affairs in Israel.
Cyber and Intellectual Property Department: handles Cyber Law, Intellectual Property and Privacy Law, and handles technology, communications, new media, copyright law, trademarks and patents.
Department is accompanied by the consultant attorney Dr. Moti Zwilling, (P.H.D in computational biology) cyber expert,provides a variety of legal services: cyber regulation fields, risk as-sessment,intellectual property registration, applications and technology registration and accompanying start-up ventures, Content Management, agreements distribution in digital media, Enforcement and prevention of infringements of intellectual property and Litigating hand in hand with the criminal justice litigation department.
Media and Libel department: Marked by the Dun&bradstreet Dun’s 100 handles various media issues, represents and counsels mainly newmedia corporations. Department is well known for some of it’s high profile cases at the past two decades.
The Labor Law Department: represents in a variety of tribunals, including the labor courts, the disciplinary court, and governmental authorities, and supports and counsels employers, corporations and employees in pre-termination hearings. The firm provides preventive counsel to corporations and employers under the Sexual Harassment Prevention Law and also in various administrative proceedings.
The Family, Civil Status and Family Capital Management Law Department: supports individuals and families in various legal proceedings, and represents in separation and divorce pro-ceedings, custody and visiting arrangements, child support, and complementary proceedings, and in inheritance and wills matters. The firm provides unique solutions to family-disputes related business and financial issues. The department works out of a deep sense of responsibility and a broad perspective of the parties’ well-being in the core family.
The Banking and Finance Law Department: Corresponds with banking entities and capital assets managers, represents vis-à-vis banking corporations in disputes and in business credit solutions issues.
Tax Department: The department works in collaboration with Advocate, Nava Hans, a tax authority veteran, and provides a variety of services in the areas of civil and criminal taxation: income tax, VAT, customs and provides professional opinions and accompanies voluntary disclosure proceedings; ransom proceedings; Objections; assessment hearings; and appearing before the courts in tax appeals.
Training and Consulting: the firm cooperates with NEST – NEgotiation STrategies, Adv. Schwartz is a team member of NEST, A content advisor and professional negotiator, and lectures in the company’s training program. The firm constructs customized programs, with theoretical background, simulations and post-discussions, and provides a risk management package where it maps the legal risks, prepares a work plan with personal support and coaching for officers, executives workshops and ongoing support for unusual events which may develop to legal risk. The firm coaches and counsels corporate professionals who are about to testify in various tribunals. The firm’s clients include Israeli and international companies and their officers, and individuals.
In 2020, the firm launched a new service – a “bulletproof vest” legal risk management in the construction and civil engineering industries, while using expert services for managing engi-neering risks and harnessing IT technologies for process management.
Academy and Education: Advocates Schwartz and Narkis educate, teach students, lecture in the academy and train litigators, while imparting and reinforcing skills. They head the Ono Academic College’s Litigation Clinic. Adv. Schwartz is a TA in criminal law in the Ono Academic College, and lectured on legal ethics in the Israeli Bar’s economic company. Currently teaches litigation in the Israeli Bar facilities And is a guest lecturer in various forums and academies. They lecture in NEST’s “Practical Negotiations” training program, and teach litigation in the Bar’s training program. Their advanced academic studies in Archeology, History and Civil and Light Aviation serve as another pillar of the constant learning which characterizes the firm.
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