Commercial and Contract Law

Our law office provides comprehensive legal support for companies and investors, representing the interests of foreign partners in Israel.

Бизнес-юрист в Израиле
Адвокат для бизнеса

Business Attorney

It goes without saying that for effective and, most importantly, safe business development, a private entrepreneur and a company must take into account all the nuances of commercial law in their operations. Often, even with an in-house lawyer, Israeli and foreign companies work with private law firms, allowing them to avoid legal troubles and conflicts, establish relationships with governmental bodies, and increase business profitability by strategically navigating legal and tax matters.

Our law office provides comprehensive legal support for companies and investors, representing the interests of foreign partners in Israel. The business lawyers in our office, being licensed attorneys, are familiar with both Israeli and Russian mentalities and the peculiarities of conducting business. This allows them to effectively interact with clients and contractors of their principal to achieve set goals and to shield them from risks at all stages. The economic aspect and security of your business ultimately depend on competent legal support.

Due Diligence (Дью Дилидженс)

Contracts, Due Diligence, and Legal Transaction Support

Israel features a unique legal system that incorporates elements of both the civil law tradition (Roman-Germanic) and the common law tradition (Anglo-Saxon), as well as components of Jewish religious law and Ottoman legal codification.

Judicial practice plays a significant role in legal regulation.

Israeli contract law shares many similarities with the norms adopted in European countries (although Israeli contracts are much more concise), but this similarity does not guarantee the simplicity of their interpretation. To work in Israel, especially on matters of contract law, it is necessary to have extensive experience in conducting business or providing legal support for businesses specifically in Israel. Paying close attention to details, drafting, and discussing each clause of a contract is critically important, considering that disputes are often resolved through pre-trial procedures, which is only possible with a very clear, unambiguous contract text. Our office’s lawyers will draft the contract in such a way as to maximize protection of your interests and will take full legal responsibility for overseeing the transaction, ensuring strict adherence to all terms of the agreement and the principal’s interests.

When planning transactions involving asset purchases and sales, we provide our clients with comprehensive expertise covering legal, financial, and tax aspects. Our Due Diligence specialists will examine and assess all aspects of the transaction to ensure that the client gains a full understanding of the risks and opportunities for optimizing the deal’s value and the object of purchase or investment itself. We are ready to engage in the process at any stage of preparation and execution, providing reliable support and interdisciplinary expertise.

Nominee Director

Often, new repatriates open companies and start operating them but are not yet ready to relocate their center of life to Israel. There is another nuance for companies with foreign capital: one of the peculiarities of Israeli banking services is that banks often agree to open accounts and accept transfers for companies only if the director not only holds Israeli citizenship but also permanently resides in the country. For such cases, the role of a nominee director is indispensable. Of course, it is important to choose a candidate for this position with expertise in corporate governance, tax accounting, and the peculiarities of document management in the country. An Israeli lawyer, more than anyone else, can provide the necessary competencies and ensure confidentiality, drawing on their knowledge of legislation and experience in representative work.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Due Diligence?

Due diligence is the process of systematically investigating and evaluating a business opportunity or transaction before finalizing a deal. It involves gathering relevant information and thoroughly analyzing various aspects of the opportunity to assess its risks, potential benefits, and overall viability. Due diligence can cover a wide range of areas, including financial, legal, operational, and regulatory aspects, depending on the nature of the transaction. The goal of due diligence is to ensure that all parties involved have a clear understanding of the opportunity and its associated risks before proceeding with the transaction.

How to open a company in Israel?

To begin, it is necessary to consult with a lawyer/accountant to choose the legal form of the company based on its goals and objectives. Subsequent actions will vary depending on whether the company is an “Esek Patur” (exempt business), “Esek Murshe” (registered business), or “Hevra Ba’am” (LLC). Opening an “Esek” requires the participation of an accountant (bookkeeper), while establishing an “Hevra” necessitates the drafting of articles of association, registration of the company name and trademark, which requires the mandatory involvement of a lawyer. Next step is registration with the tax authority and the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi).

What is the role of a business lawyer in commercial law?

A business lawyer provides legal support in conducting commercial activities, assists in developing strategies, tax planning, and interacting with government agencies, ensuring the legality and efficiency of business operations.

About us

The office provides legal services in the field of immigration, family, commercial and labor law, conducts real estate transactions, develops individual solutions for businesses and individuals, and provides legal support to Israeli and international companies. Our lawyers regularly participate in the work of specialized commissions at the Chamber of Lawyers of Israel and the Knesset, create judicial precedents, improve regulatory mechanisms in various areas of law, provide advisory assistance to official representative offices of foreign states and significant public organizations located in Israel and abroad.

Адвокат Алекс Зернопольский
Alex Zernopolsky
Office Owner, Advocate, Human Rights Defender
Анна Мхитарян
Anna Mhitrian
Advocate, Leading Lawyer
Юлия Баюла
Yulia Baula
Advocate
Шмуэль Полищук
Shmuel Polyshuk
Head of Repatriation and Investment Department
Irena Rosenberg
Advocate, Manager of Expert Visas department
Nechama Ovadia
Advocate, Manager of Expert Visas department
Эрнест Шварцман
Ernest Shvartsman
Advocate
Юрий Дойч
Yuri Deutsch
Advocate, Notary
Яна Белла Вальдберг
Yana Bella Waldberg
Director of Strategic Communications
Екатерина Сизонова
Kateryna Syzonova
Repatriation Expert
Olga Leznik
Senior Customer Service Specialist
Валерия Давидова
Valeriia Davidova
Administrator

Reviews

Олег Барбаков

Oleg Barbakov

I want to thank the team of professionals of Alex Zernopolsky! They helped my son in obtaining Israeli citizenship! The work was done in a timely manner, all obstacles were overcome, and the results were excellent! The staff themselves are responsive, kind people, always ready to help with any request! It’s a pleasure to work with them! Thank you to Alex for the help and to his entire team: Anna, Valeria, and Yana! I wish them health, and I’m confident that they will continue to help people for a long time!

Мири и Сергей

Miri and Sergey

We are a couple who came to lawyer Alex Zernopolsky after numerous rejections from the Ministry of Interior, during the process of obtaining citizenship for my husband. We had faced a very unpleasant experience and were literally shaken by repeated encounters with officials who were insensitive to people’s feelings, and their comments were inappropriate, to put it mildly. After turning to the Ministry of Interior, Alex and lawyer Anna from his office, who were always ready to listen to us and always there for us, my husband finally received citizenship a week ago. This happened thanks to the professional and humane approach of Alex Zernopolsky’s law firm. We are very happy that fate brought us together and we can recommend this office to everyone who wants to feel at home, and the lawyers will take care of your interests. This is the best that exists in today’s market in Israel. Alex delivers on what he promises, one hundred percent.

Victor Vakhshtayn

Victor Vakhshtayn

A lawyer in Israel is not a luxury, but a guide through the bureaucratic hell that is the state apparatus. However, it’s hard to call it an apparatus because none of the circles of hell exchange information with any other, ordinary demons have far more authority than their superiors, and sinners can appeal to the law – earthly or heavenly – as much as they like, but in every district office of hell, there is an ‘internal instruction’ that contradicts each law. (And then another one that contradicts the previous one.) In the end, laws come and go with each government, but the demons stay at their cauldrons for generations. Perhaps this system was invented by the founding fathers themselves to prevent the usurpation of power in the future. Try to build totalitarianism in a country where every street-level bureaucrat is, at heart, an anarcho-syndicalist. Therefore, going to court in Israel is not a challenge to the state, but a normal way to start a dialogue with it. It’s all like at the market: if you don’t bargain, you don’t respect. If you don’t sue, it means you don’t acknowledge. So an Israeli lawyer is always a bit more than just a lawyer. He combines the skills of Virgil, a stalker, a dramatic actor, a social worker, an ethnographer, and a psychotherapist. At least, a good lawyer does. I was incredibly lucky with my lawyer. With Alex Zernopolsky, we not only won the case. I found thirty new research topics – so fascinating was the structure of the Israeli bureaucracy ‘from the inside’. Now we will write in co-authorship.

Maxim Katz

I personally use the services of this law firm, and when someone from our team needs some help, we turn to Zernopolsky. So I am happy to recommend him.
The office of Alex deals with any issues in the field of immigration law in Israel: repatriation, legalization of family members, proof of paternity and kinship through DNA, and any complex cases.

Alexander Kanevsky

I express my immense gratitude to the team at Alex Zernopolsky Law Office and personally to Alexander for helping me with my issues in Israel. Everything was done within the agreed time frame and at a high professional level. In every matter, I felt careful guidance, foresight, and human participation. I am very satisfied with the cooperation. I recommend!

Alyona Rozinova

I want to thank Alex Zernopolsky for the competent legal advice and sensitive support on the issue of repatriation. Alex and his team were always in touch, delved into the essence of the problems, and promptly offered solutions. I also note the politeness and respectful attitude towards the client.

Михаил Пелливерт

Mikhail Pellivert

Not an advertisement, but a recommendation! I don’t know how often you have legal questions about various aspects of life in Israel, but I’ll venture to guess quite frequently. Pay attention to the channel (https://t.me/pravo_israel) of lawyer Alex Zernopolsky, – you will learn a lot of useful and instructive things. Here, for example, is a list (https://t.me/pravo_israel/129) of countries you can enter without a visa with a laissez-passer. In short, I sincerely recommend subscribing.

Роман Супер

Roman Super

In Israel, where every third person calls themselves a lawyer, it’s really not easy to find a good one. A childhood friend introduced me to the office of Alex Zernopolsky in 2015. And since then, if any legal issues arise (and they do often in Israel), I go to Alex. All the intricacies and details about repatriation and the post-repatriation period. Family reunification problems. Labor conflicts. Difficulties with banks. Gay marriages. Traditional marriages. Certificates. Apostilles. Notaries. Passport. Laissez-passer. Driver’s licenses. How to bypass 5 windows in two weeks, not two months. How not to go crazy dealing with the immigration service. And millions of other problems in a country where bureaucracy isn’t very friendly to people — that’s for Alex and his guys. And if you find other lawyers in Tel Aviv who respond to messages and calls on the first try, let me know. So far, I’ve only encountered such luxury in Israel here.

Kateryna Popovych

We turned to the office of lawyer Zernopolsky with a rather complex case. And, to be honest, we were quite skeptical about lawyers based on unsuccessful experiences of cooperation with lawyers in the past. But Alex dispelled all our doubts from the first meeting and showed how real professionals work. Throughout our cooperation, we did not worry about anything, Alex was always in touch and clearly answered all our questions. I highly recommend the law office of Alex Zernopolsky. Without exaggeration, he is the most professional lawyer you can trust! I express my great gratitude to the law office of Zernopolsky, and in particular to you, Alex.

Владимир Браиловский

Vladimir Brailovsky

We are grateful to Alex Zernopolsky for his significant help in our difficult situation. We were denied citizenship three times, but thanks to Alex and his firm’s efforts, we obtained a residence permit and are confident that our problem will be fully resolved soon.

Anastasiya Porokhnia

I want to say thank you to Patrick Yuri, who handled our case. Pleasant, diplomatic, and most importantly: Competent! I recommend!

Olga Melentyeva

I want to thank Alexander for his very good work. This is a person who really does his job 100%. If you turn to him for help, believe me, you will never regret it, no matter what country you live in. There is never any deception here. I was very satisfied with his work. Thank you

Elizabeth Kondratenko

My husband and I turned to a law firm because we encountered serious problems with the STUPRO procedure at the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Holon regarding the affiliation of my minor daughter from my first marriage. I want to express my immense gratitude to the lawyers who accompanied and resolved issues in our case, especially I want to thank Yuri Patrick, who approached the resolution of our issue very professionally and responsibly, and as a result, my daughter and I finally received the documents after a long ordeal. The only thing I regret is not turning to this law firm earlier. Many thanks to the company for the work done!!!

Roldugin Andrew

I used the services of Alex Zernopolsky’s office in a rather complex issue. I am very impressed with the competence and professionalism in the matter of repatriation, by proving kinship through a DNA test. Now Alex is handling the legalization of my spouse in Israel. Thank you for the support and accompaniment!

Olympiad Zabrodin

My impressions of Alex Zernopolsky’s office are the most wonderful! When I had to urgently address a very delicate issue, after an unsuccessful attempt with another lawyer, I won’t mention his name, I was initially not too confident. And as it turned out, it was in vain. In Zernopolsky’s office, they treated my request very delicately and attentively. And to my surprise and satisfaction, everything was resolved quite quickly. They always accompanied us, especially since I am not good with the language. They were with us until the last moment. For that, I am immensely grateful. I wish that others will be as lucky as we were. Prosperity and good luck to this office!

Liberty Lucky

We would like to express our gratitude to Alex Zernopolsky and his team for their coordinated and prompt work in solving our issues. There were many issues, as well as tasks requiring an individual approach, which Alex handled excellently. Almost 24 hours a day, the specialist’s help is immediately available.

Avi Yosipov

My wife Victoria and I are clients of Alex regarding family reunification in Israel. We received excellent service and most importantly – citizenship for my wife!

Victoria Kalinina

I am very satisfied with the work of the law firm. Here you are welcomed warmly and as great professionals, they help to solve almost all your problems. They helped me and my husband competently and professionally resolved all our issues related to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. And for a reasonable fee. Many thanks for that. I recommend this law firm to everyone who has similar problems. They will definitely help you here.

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Andrew Tsaran

Highly recommended professional attorney office. Dedicated service, timely responses, amazing conduct in the court. Used their service several times over the years.

Albert Revzon

I would definitely recommend adv. Zernopolsky Alex and his team to help you in a wide variety of situations, concerning the social and immigration issues. All my requests and questions got fast and professional responses. Moreover, it is nice when there is a warm personal touch in communication.

Michael Kushniriov

I highly recommend the law office of Alexander Zernopolsky, personal attention to clients, extensive experience.

JR Rosenberg

Good service. Always in touch. Quick resolution of issues. I have been working with Alex Zernopolsky for many years and am always satisfied.

Oleg Mikhailichenko

Professional and honest lawyer.

Igor Vainshtok

I have been working with Alex Zernopolsky for over 2 years. Highly qualified team, attentive customer service, creative approach. Satisfied with the interaction.

Nikolay Anikin

Thank you for the help! Everything went at the highest level. Professionals in their field and very attentive to their clients. We were pleasantly surprised by the courteous attitude and performance. They help to solve issues that arise beyond the contract.

Alex Massover

The most experienced lawyer delves into the nuances of the problem, approaches it with soul. They brought our case to success!

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Igal K

I want to thank Alex Zernopolsky for the professional consultation and help with the complex issues that we couldn’t figure out on our own. We read through chats and channels and almost made mistakes. Thank you guys for the help!