Legally Israel 100

31 New York-based law firm, Herrick boasts a vibrant Israel practice group that is an integral part of the firm’s broader global experience. Connected with major Israeli law and accounting firms, the 12-lawyer group is recognized by IsraelDesks rankings for a depth and diversity of experience in the real estate sector. Co-chairing the firm's Israel practice group is Real Estate partner Yariv Ben-Ari, who acts for real estate lenders, trustees, servicers, owners, operators, developers and contractors on a variety of sophisticated matters. An Israeli-American, he also helps foreign developers and investors in their U.S. real estate transactions, as well as U.S. clients seeking outbound investments in Israel. He and the team advised Migdal Insurance Company Ltd. in its potential USD 200 million investment in a joint venture to acquire multifamily complexes in specific strategic regions of the U.S. The team also represented Harel Insurance in the purchase of a portion of a USD 600 million construction loan made to SL Green and secured by a first mortgage on a prime Manhattan property, as well as the client’s participation in a USD 191 million construction loan to build two high-rise luxury multifamily towers in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Israel Canada Hotels is also working with Herrick on establishing a hotel platform in the U.S. Visit: IsraelDesks page Howard Kennedy is recognized for its strong track record of advising Israeli clients, especially in relation to real estate. London-based and Hebrew-speaking Charles Maxwell heads the team and is supported by a network of strong connections. The firm’s Israeli clients are made up of high-net-worth individuals and families, entrepreneurs and corporates, and last year’s workload includes a string of high-profile real estate matters, especially for a flagship Israeli investor and property developer client. The firm also advises Ashdod-headquartered Nofar Energy, which is developing the UK's largest planned battery energy storage project, with construction costs estimated at more than GBP 214 million. Focused exclusively on disputes and investigations, Kobre & Kim enjoys a commanding reputation for representing Israeli clients in cross-border disputes involving Israel, the U.S., Europe, Asia and other jurisdictions. The team provides offensive and defensive strategies and crisis management strategies to ultra-high-net-worth individuals involved in complex international government investigations and other disputes Kobre & Kim Howard Kennedy Herrick Feinstein