ZEK has a strong presence in Israel dating back approximately twenty years.

Many of the Firm's attorneys have significant Israeli ties. Some have lived in Israel for many years, others visit Israel many times every year, and multiple attorneys are conversant in Hebrew. In March 2013, ZEK was the very first law firm to be officially certified as a “foreign law firm” in Israel by the Israeli Bar Association.

Given ZEK’s experienced staff of attorneys working with Israeli clients, reduced fee structure and deep appreciation and familiarity with Israeli business and culture, ZEK is the premier law firm for Israeli clients with sophisticated U.S. legal needs. ZEK’s Israel team is comprised of senior attorneys with impressive working experience with Israeli clients, in areas that are in demand by Israeli businesses and individuals. ZEK has assisted Israeli clients, ranging from some of Israel’s largest corporations to high net-worth individuals and start-up companies, in numerous U.S. legal matters including (among others):

  • Banking (including regulatory filings in the U.S., regulatory advice, and bank lending transactions)
  • Commercial and Corporate Dispute Resolution (including U.S. and cross-border litigation, arbitration and mediation, expert opinions and witness testimony on U.S., law, 28 USC § 1782 and U.S. discovery proceedings, responses to third-party subpoenas, and e-discovery issues)
  • Compliance and Regulatory Issues (including AML, OFAC, FCPA, ADA, and broker-dealer)
  • Corporate and Securities Law (including SEC and other corporate filings in the U.S., assistance with M & A transactions, SOX, and corporate governance issues)
  • Complex U.S. and Cross-Border Commercial and Contractual Agreements
  • Copyright and Trademark
  • Cyber Security and Cyber Insurance
  • Hi-Tech (including formation of U.S. Business and guidance on U.S. Operations)
  • Labor and Employment
  • Real Estate (including financing, investments, acquisitions and leasing)
  • Restructuring and Bankruptcy
  • Wills and Estates

The Firm is well versed in helping foreign clients navigate the growing Israeli market. ZEK has forged close relationships with leading businesses and law firms throughout Israel. ZEK utilizes its deep Israeli network for the mutual benefit of ZEK’s clients and Israeli contacts, including advising and assisting international contacts that are looking to expand their operations and business into Israel or seeking Israeli legal counsel for representation in Israeli legal matters. ZEK operates its Israel Practice through Zeichner Ellman & Krause P.C. and does not practice Israeli law.

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