Shimony, Gross & Co.
Civil-Commercial Law, Communication Law, Commercial Litigation, Labor Law, Sports Law
|Line of Business:||Civil-Commercial Law, Communication Law, Commercial Litigation, Labor Law, Sports Law|
|Address:||20 Lincoln St., Rubinstein House, Tel Aviv 6713412|
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About Shimony, Gross & Co.
Shimony, Gross & Co. was founded in 2018 by Advocates Eran Shimony and Oren Gross. Its main practice areas are media and entertainment, commercial litigation, civil-commercial law, labor law, and sports law. Its core underlying value is the provision of optimal service for each client, by their specific requirements and needs.
The firm integrates professionalism and in-depth and broad legal knowledge, with an emphasis on optimal service and full availability. The firm’s founders are directly involved in all of the cases that are accompanied by the firm’s team.
An Organic Experienced Team
The firm currently includes 8 lawyers, of whom 3 are partners – Eran Shimony and Oren Gross, the firm’s founding partners, and Tafat Reif-Kerber, who heads the firm’s labor law department. The firm’s partners are seasoned and experienced lawyers. They, as well as the associates, worked in Israel’s leading law firms before the firm’s inception. Although the firm is a boutique firm, it provides its clients with a service umbrella that encompasses a wide variety of legal fields.
The Firm’s Clientele
The firm represents some of Israel’s largest commercial corporations, and public institutes, in all of its practice areas.
In the framework of the firm’s unique specialization in entertainment law, it regularly represents a multi-channel TV platform and a wide range of broadcasters, producers, authors, and talents, who are recognized in every household in Israel.
Adv. Eran Shimony
Eran is a founding partner, with 20 years of experience as a lawyer. Throughout the years, he handled many diverse legal fields, and in recent years he has been specializing in three main practice areas: entertainment law, commercial law, and sports law. He served as a military advocate in his reserves service, served as a member of the National Natural Gas Authority and serves as an arbitrator in the Football Association’s Arbitration and Mediation Institute.
Eran lectures occasionally to lawyers in various forums of the Israel Bar Association.
Adv. Oren Gross
Oren is a founding partner, with 18 years of experience as a lawyer. He has extensive experience in representing in complex civil-commercial disputes, including in matters of corporations, securities, contracts, class actions, derivative actions, and administrative law, and also in complex inheritance disputes and white-collar offenses. In his years in the profession, he’s made a name for himself as a leading litigator.
In addition, he is one of the founders of the “Bazelet” NGO, which operates, inter alia, in the field of education.
Adv. Tafat Reif-Kerber
Tafat is a partner and has 15 years of experience as a lawyer. She heads the firm’s labor law practice, a field in which she has been working for many years. In the framework of her work, she advises international and Israel companies on a variety of labor-related topics including employment termination, retirement benefits, employee rights, drafting employment agreements, NDAs, bonuses and more.
In addition, Tafat lectures on sexual harassment prevention and serves as an external supervisor for investigating complex sexual harassment cases in workplaces. Tafat has particular expertise in representing local authorities in her practice areas, including in hearings and salary deviations proceedings. Tafat interned in the Tel Aviv District Attorney’s Office (Civil), and continued in the DA’s Office in 2005-07, as an attorney in the Labor Disputes Department. After retiring from the DA’s Office, she worked as a labor law attorney and managed labor law departments in some of Israel’s leading law firms, until she joined SHGR as a partner.
Media and Entertainment
The firm is considered to be one of Israel’s most prominent media and entertainment law firms. It has vast operations in this field and represents some of Israel’s leading household names in the industry, including a range of broadcasters, producers, authors, and talents, in diverse transactions (licensing, production and broadcasting agreements, and more). In addition, the firm supports productions of all types and regularly counsels and represents in legal proceedings concerning copyright and libel matters.
The firm provides litigation services in a wide variety of legal fields, including companies, securities, contracts, class actions, derivative actions, and administrative law, and also in complex inheritance disputes and white-collar offenses. Owing to the firm’s achievements and capabilities in this field, it has been recording an impressive expansion in representing in large and complex legal disputes.
The firm is considered to be a leading sports law firm and it has expertise in both Israeli and international sports law. The firm provides comprehensive support to its clients in this practice area, including litigation in arbitrations, representation of basketball clubs, representation of basketball players in agreements vis-à-vis clubs and support in sponsorships and advertising agreements. Eran Shimony serves as an arbitrator in the Football Association’s Arbitration and Mediation Institute.
The firm provides the umbrella of a comprehensive service for all labor law matters including the drafting of employment agreements, retirement agreements, retirement benefits, employee termination proceedings, pensions, and discrimination. The firm supports companies in mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence, and drafting the employee-related clauses in the transaction’s documents. In this practice area, the firm represents corporations, commercial companies, local authorities, government-owned companies and more.
The firm’s lawyers have many years of experience in handling commercial transactions in a variety of sectors, including investment agreements, distribution agreements, franchise agreements, licensing agreements and shareholders agreements. In this framework, the firm provides ongoing legal services to leading chains in the food and catering sector.
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