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

The firm provides a wide variety of legal work to leading creditors such as: banks, insurance companies, funds, financial institutions, and borrowers, such as: public companies, private companies, partnerships and initiatives that consumes credit in large and complex deals.

The firm covers all aspects of financing legal work and collaterals, such as: all kinds of senior debt loans, variety of bank loans, such as construction and B.O.T loans, equity financing and mezzanine loans, securities creation, syndication and creditors agreements.

The firm has wide-ranging experience in all kinds of finance activities, such as real estate financing, energy and infrastructure financing and any other commercial loans.

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. 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.

Areas of Expertise



Real estate and urban renewal

Energy and infrastructures

Entrepreneurship and projects

Commercial law

Undergraduate law degree (LL.B.) from Buckingham University (1993) (cum laude), Graduate law degree (LL.M.) from Buckingham University (1994) (cum laude), Graduate degree in business administration (MBA) from Manchester University (2003).

Member of the Israel Bar Association, 1995

Adv. Ori Avigad is a senior partner at Goldman, Ehrlich, Edelstein, Avigad & Associates, heading the firm’s financing department.

His is mainly involved in financing real estate, energy and infrastructure projects. His clients include banks, insurance companies, financial institutions, capital funds, energy and infrastructure companies as well as private individuals and entrepreneurs and leading contractors and construction companies. Ori addressed various financing issues related to complex real estate projects (including combination transactions, establishing office, residential, commercial and logistic projects, and large urban renewal projects) and to issues related to the energy and infrastructure industry (solar energy, wind turbines and bio-gas).

Ori is a senior partner and essential element within the firm’s real estate department, handling all kinds of transactions and providing commercial advice provided to firm clients.

He is the firm’s liaison on urban renewal issues, legally accompanying “evacuation-construction” and NOP 38 projects (reinforcing construction as well as demolition and building). He also provides legal support for large purchasing groups.

Alongside his extensive expertise, Ori maintains strong relations with a long line of professionals in various fields, including financing, banking, planning and construction, marketing, supervision, execution and taxation.

His deep understanding of the professional practice, backed by his contacts with entities involved in real estate and financing, enables Ori to provide clients with a comprehensive professional response, both legally and in business terms.

Ori provides personal and friendly service, emphasizing his deep loyalty to the clients’ interests and needs.

Before joining Goldman, Ehrlich, Edelstein, Avigad & Associates, Ori served as a senior partner at Lipa Meir & Co. and was previously the Head of Real Estate and Projects in Bank HaPoalim’s legal department.

Ori served in the paratroopers’ and infantry brigade, recently discharged from reserves duty as a major.

Ori is, first and foremost, a family man and an avid music lover who enjoys the outdoors, sports and history.

Ori speaks Hebrew and English.