Gee-Goldman,Erlich,Edelstein,Avigad & Co.
Amitai Erlich

Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein, Avigad  & Co.’s commercial department serves a variety of corporations and companies, including the industrial sector, commerce, services and high-tech. The department’s advocates accumulated many years of experience counseling all types of business entities, including public companies, government-owned corporations, private companies and different types of partnerships. The department’s legal services spread out over many practice fields, including corporate law, labor law, trusts, banking and funding, tenders and debt restructuring. The well experienced professional advocates of the commercial department provide ongoing counsel for each in the corporate life cycle, as well as protecting the corporation’s business and financial interests from competitors and business partners. The department has close cooperation with parallel law firms abroad, enabling efficient promotion of overseas transactions and various business steps.

The firm provides its business clients with ongoing personal counsel regarding all their business life cycle. The department’s advocates provide ongoing legal services for corporations, including commerce-rated counsel as well as the contractual array between the corporation and other companies or clients. The department supports the corporation’s core activities, including merger and investment agreements, partnerships, dissolutions and termination of business activity within the corporation.

The commercial department contains a unique labor law niche, including employment agreements, employees’ incentivisation programs, retirement agreements and labor courts representation. In addition, the department provides comprehensive legal counsel to startup companies, from the initial idea to capital raising, including establishing the company, founders agreements, investments and allocations. In addition, the department handles foreign and domestic M&A transactions.

Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein, Avigad  & Co. is among Israel’s leading law firms handling this unique practice area. The department’s advocates specialize in assets protection and management, assets purchase, domestic and international taxation, establishment and management of family trusts and other entities for commercial and charity purposes, charitable trusts, foreign corporations, inheritance and general legal counsel, all for the purpose of protecting and managing the clients’ assets in the most efficient manner. The department provides personal legal counsel to multinational and wealthy families concerning their financial interests throughout the globe. The focus of the representation is put on improving each and every aspect of the family wealth management, including future planning, in order to reduce risks and enhance profit in assets and estates.

The department’s knowledgeable and service-oriented advocates tailor a personal solution for each and every client, with evident ingenuity and creativity. The legal counsel is enriched by the advocates’ numerous personal connections with leading professionals in Israel and abroad, cultivated over years of legal cooperation, as well as with prominent foreign and domestic financial institutions.

With close advocate-client relationships and deep understanding of the clients’ needs, the department serves all types of multinational clients and assets, applying a multidimensional approach of in-depth theoretical knowledge combined with hands on experience.

Endowed with rich multidisciplinary knowledge, the department’s advocates apply various integrative tools and create ad hoc synthesis of different legal contexts, improving all aspects of family wealth management.

In compliance with the firm’s vision of constituting a one stop shop for legal and business counsel, the firm offers its clients with a package of supplementary non-legal services. The firm’s network includes alliances with asset management agencies, affiliations with financial consulting bodies and connections with leading capital market and banking experts.

Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein, Avigad & Co. operates one of Israel’s prominent real estate departments. Its advocates specialize in a diverse range of the real estate practice, including planning and construction, real estate taxation, funding and registration. The department has a unique expertise in complex real estate transactions, residential construction, commercial centers, offices and hotels. The breadth of the department’s expertise enables it to provide comprehensive legal counsel, from the project’s birth to its final completion. The department provides legal counsel covering all forms of business transactions, inter alia, combination transactions, acquisition groups, agricultural lands’ change of designation, building associations, expropriations, evacuations and tenant’s protection, transactions in evacuation-building sites and NOP (national outline plan) 38 transactions. The real estate department at Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein & Co. constitutes a significant share of the firm’s legal work, and works synergistically with the other department at the firm. Using their in-depth and multidisciplinary experience, the department’s advocates tailor a comprehensive solution to every client, consistent with his business needs and objectives. The department provides counsel throughout all phases of the transaction, from the initial planning to the execution and final registration. The department’s advocates are distinguished by their first hand acquaintance with the business world and professionals from all disciplines, which enables them to provide first rate legal counsel. The real estate department operates in close cooperation with the firm’s departments, supporting, inter alia, the family wealth department in locating investment channels, as well as handle real estate transactions for other departments’ clients. The real estate department provides counsel regarding complex and high profile real estate transactions, serving clients from a broad spectrum including entrepreneurs, contractors, investors and leading Israeli corporations. A significant part of the department’s actions is directed towards the international arena. Using the firm’s network of foreign real estate experts, the department promotes a variety of real estate investments worldwide, enriching their business potential by using the best planning and taxation strategies. In addition, the department serves foreign residents in managing their investments and assets within Israel.

Practice Areas

  • Real estate
  • Entrepreneurship and projects
  • Planning and construction
  • Real estate taxation
  • Financing
  • Commercial law
  • Family wealth management

Education
LL.B., Bar Ilan University (1994)
LL.M., Bar Ilan University (2000)

Bar Admission
Israel, 1995

Adv. Amitai Erlich is a founding partner at Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein, Avigad  and Co. for nearly 20 years. Amitai is head of the firm’s real estate department, and specializes in entrepreneurial and project management, planning and construction, taxation law, financing, commercial law and family wealth management.

Amitai’s main practice area is real estate, while providing legal advice to entrepreneurs and private individuals as well as some of Israel’s biggest construction companies and contractors.
His in-depth experience includes counseling to entrepreneurs regarding rezoning land’s designations, initiating projects, NOP (national outline plan) 38, acquisition groups, taxation issues, asset management for foreign residents, commercial real estate, residential real estate and hotels.

Amitai is knowledgeable and well experienced in handling real estate issues abroad, among others, real estate investments in Europe, legal counsel for entrepreneurs operating abroad and representation of foreign residents with real estate assets within Israel, as well as big scale projects across the country.

In addition to his real estate expertise, Amitai plays an active role in the firm’s commercial legal counsel. Amitai handles high profile transactions, and provides ongoing counsel to a variety of corporations, inter alia, real estate, infrastructure, industry and trade, hi-tech and banking.
Amitai also takes part, in cooperation with Adv. Amir Goldman, in providing ongoing counsel and planning for the firm’s family wealth management department.

In addition to his broad legal expertise, Amitai maintains tight relationships with numerous professionals and experts related to his practice areas, including financing, taxation, planning and construction, marketing, regulation and execution, bankers, investments advisors etc.
Amitai’s deep understanding within his professional practice, combined with his extensive network of professionals, enable him to provide inclusive services of both legal and business counsel.
These features create deep confidence with Amitai’s clients, who allow him to manage their complex projects with utmost certainty and trust. Many of Amitai’s clients are foreign residents unfamiliar with the Israeli market and unable to manage and monitor ongoing business activity, utilizing his know-how skills to their fullest extent.

Amitai’s services are characterized by personal and friendly approach, highlighting the client’s interest and needs. Amitai sees his professional role as a transactional promoter, who promotes the client’s business flow, rather than complicating the transaction.
His close and loyal relations with his clients, combined with total commitment for their interest during each phase of the representation, ensure them that their business lays in good hands.

Amitai interned in M. Seligman & Co. where he met Adv. Amir Goldman who was his fellow intern. Having completed their internships, Amitai and Amir founded Goldman Erlich & Co. law firm.

In addition to his professional work, Amitai is a director in The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research. Amitai served in the IDF at the Golani Infantry Brigade and at the Medical Corps, and currently serves at the rank of Major in reserve duty. First and foremost Amitai is a family man, and is fond of music, reading and nature hikes.

Languages
Hebrew and English