Firm Profile > Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. > Tel Aviv, Israel

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co.
MUSEUM TOWER, 4 BERKOWITZ STREET
TEL AVIV 6423806
Israel

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co.’s practice is complemented by the wider firm’s robust hi-tech offering, and it has an impressive record in representing start-ups in the med-tech and biotech fields. The group also acts for established Israeli and global industry leaders, including Teva and Orbotech. Cross-border work is another strength, particularly in the research area where it advises life sciences clients on license, cooperation and clinical trial agreements with academic institutions in Israel, the US and Europe. Corporate and commercial partner Uriel Barak jointly heads the team alongside Alon Tabak-Aviram, who specialises in international business and technology transactions.

Practice head(s):

Uri Barak; Alon Tabak-Aviram

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. leverages its top-tier life sciences practice to act for pharmaceutical and healthcare companies on corporate and M&A matters, including RedHill Biopharma, Sanara Ventures and Teva. The group is also distinguished by its strong expertise in hi-tech and venture capital transactions. Menachem Tulchinsky heads the Tel Aviv office and is ‘very practical, logical and easy to work with’. David Cohen, who led the firm’s advice to Orbotech on its $3.4bn acquisition by KLA-Tencor, is also noted. Other key contacts include Doron Stern and Alon Tabak-Aviram.

Practice head(s):

Menachem Tulchinsky

Testimonials

The Tulchinsky team maintains a standout Israeli practice, with a consistently strong and dedicated team that achieves the upmost best results for its clients.’

They always put forward a great effort and their expertise in Israeli corporate, and other laws, is very deep and impressive. They are also very practical and very easy to work with. They have been a great partner for us in Israel.’

The Tulchinsky team, particularly Menachem Tulchinsky, always demonstrates a great understanding of Israeli law and are also generally knowledgeable of other relevant laws, like Delaware.’

Menachem is an especially great lawyer and is very practical, logical and easy to work with. He has great respect among other Israeli lawyers.’

Key clients

Orbotech Ltd.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Visionix Ltd.

RedHill Biopharma Ltd.

Jerusalem Venture Partners

Sanara Ventures Ltd.

Advanced Vision Technology (A.V.T) Ltd.

Advanced Dicing Technologies Ltd.

Pendo.IO Inc.

NextNine Inc.

Fingenom Ltd.

Tax Tier 2

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. handles the tax structuring of M&A transactions, advises investment funds on the tax aspects of their investments in companies in Israel and regularly acts for companies seeking to obtain tax withholding exemption certificates in relation to certain transactions from the ITA. Isaac Marciano is notable for his involvement in the firm's recent M&A transactions, in addition to his expertise acting for clients in complex regulatory matters regarding tax withholding applications, tax assessments and many other contentious issues. Elad Mirvis is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Isaac Marciano

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TASE: TEVA)

Orbotech Ltd.

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)

The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation and The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Development Corporation Ltd.

Advanced Vision Technology (A.V.T.)

Fingenom Ltd.

The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

U.S. Venture Partners

XSeed Capital

Advanced Dicing Technology Ltd.

Employment Tier 3

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co.’s employment practice advises a raft of life sciences and hi-tech companies on compliance, transactional and contentious issues. Key clients range from start-ups through to global companies, including Teva, Boehringer Ingelheim Israel and Orbotech. The firm also acts for senior employees on complex employment matters. Group head Michal Markovitz-Blachar has significant regulatory expertise earned during a ten-year stint at the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services.

Practice head(s):

Michal Markovitz-Blachar

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)

Orbotech Ltd.

The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Corporation and The Developmental Company for Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Corporation.

Eyeway Vision Ltd.

Boehringer Ingelheim Israel Ltd.

Mobius Solutions Ltd.

Sam Spiegel Film and Television – Jerusalem

Gidi Bar – Zakay Consulters Ltd.

MUSA – Eretz Israel Museum Tel Aviv

Fingenom Ltd.

Yozma Leumit (Israel Initiative) Association

Wise Ecommerce Ltd.

Lavi Furniture Industries

Sanara Ventures Ltd.

Advanced Vision Technology (A.V.T) Ltd.

Advanced Dicing Technologies Ltd.

Hi-tech and start-ups Tier 3

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. stands out for its experience in multibillion-dollar M&A, the profile of its core client base, and its knowledge of the healthcare, life sciences, medical devices and biotech industries. Of particular note, in 2019 David Cohen helped close the $3.4bn acquisition of Orbotech by KLA-Tencor, a transaction in which he acted for the Israeli target company. Another name to note is Doron Stern, a key adviser to some of the firm's biggest funds clients, including Jerusalem Venture Partners and Sanara Ventures. In addition to its healthcare and life sciences work, team members including Uri Nesher have advised cloud computing and internet start-ups on corporate transactions and commercial agreements with international tech giants. Also recommended are Uri Barak and Alon Tabak-AviramDaniel Chinn left the firm for AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co in December 2018.

Practice head(s):

David Cohen; Doron Stern

Key clients

Orbotech

Jerusalem Venture Partners

NextNine

Pendo.io

Optimove

The National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev

Fingenom

RedHill Biopharma

Eyeway Vision

ConTIPI

AnyClip

Belive Studios

Civan Advanced Technologies

Sanara Ventures and its portfolio companies

Tevel Aerobotics Technologies

Investment and venture capital funds Tier 3

By virtue of its work in the Israeli tech industry, Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. has built up considerable experience in VC financing and investment transactions. The firm also counts two particularly prolific investment managers among its key clients - Jerusalem Venture Partners and Sanara Ventures - and in that context the firm handles various formation matters and provides comprehensive ongoing management advice. Uri BarakDoron Stern and Alon Tabak-Aviram are names to note in the hi-tech and venture capital group.

Practice head(s):

Doron Stern; Uri Barak; Alon Tabak-Aviram

Key clients

Jerusalem Venture Partners

Sanara Ventures

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. is particularly active in acquisitions, disposals, property finance and planning and zoning matters for clients including developers, investors and large companies. Assaf Benmelech specialises in commercial real estate, where he often advises development funds on their investments. Galia Suesskind-Spiegel is very active in real estate sales, having led numerous agreements over the last year. Senior associate Liat Sass  handles Tama 38 projects, combination transactions and commercial litigation relating to real estate projects.

Practice head(s):

Assaf Benmelech; Galia Suesskind-Spiegel

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Migdero (Israel) Ltd.

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP)

The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA)

Advanced Vision Technology (AVT)

Ziv – Chen Hotels Ltd.

M.H. Abu Elaz Installations Ltd.

Nowhere Home Ltd.

Civan Advanced Technologies Ltd.

MUSA – Eretz Israel Museum Tel Aviv

Dispute resolution: local litigation and arbitration Tier 4

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. has expertise in ADR and court litigation, where it acts for major Israeli clients in a variety of commercial contract disputes, tender litigation, tax and insurance-related claims, white-collar crime, and derivative and class actions. Amir Levitski and Isaac Marciano have experience across a wide range of commercial and civil litigation; firm co-founder Doron Stern has extensive experience in corporate, commercial, and tax-related litigation; Assaf Benmelech leads the disputes team in the Jerusalem office; and Uri Corb recently joined as head of the firm's criminal and white-collar department. Jerusalem Venture Partners and The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation are among the firm's key clients.

Practice head(s):

Amir Levitski; Isaac Marciano; Assaf Benmelech; Uri Corb

Testimonials

The attorneys at Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co with whom I have worked are distinguished not only by their superior legal skills, but also by their highest level of personal integrity and complete dedication to client service. I have been very pleased to recommend them without hesitation to my professional colleagues.

Amit Hirsch is one of the finest attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with over the past  years. His legal knowledge coupled with his dedication to his clients makes Amit an excellent lawyer.

Key clients

IBM Israel

The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Foundation

The Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Development Corporation

Electrolux Appliances

Jerusalem Venture Partners

Former officers at Dorot Garlic & Herbs

Environmental Services Company

Shekel Insurance Agency (2008)

Adva Optical Networks

Arke New Gate

Department Name Email Telephone
Company and corporate transactions Menachem Tulchinsky
Company and corporate transactions Doron Stern
Venture capital Doron Stern
Venture capital Daniel Chinn
Hi-tech Gershon Shalom-Winter
Hi-tech Uriel Barak
Dispute resolution Isaac Marciano
Dispute resolution Amit Hirsch
IT and e-commerce Doron Stern
IT and e-commerce Uriel Barak
Labour and employee benefits Michal Markovitz-Blachar
Labour and employee benefits David Cohen
Securities David Cohen
Securities Dafna Achiam Tal
M&A Menachem Tulchinsky
M&A Alon Karniel
Private equity Alon Tabak Aviram
Private equity Uri Nesher
Real estate Menachem Tulchinsky
Real estate Assaf Benmelech
Tax Menachem Tulchinsky
Tax Isaac Marciano
Trusts, offshore and HNWIs Doron Stern
Trusts, offshore and HNWIs Alon Karniel
Intellectual property licensing Amir Levitski
Commercial litigation Amir Levitski
Commercial litigation Isaac Marciano
Hotel management Doron Stern
Hotel management Alon Tabak Aviram
Pharmaceutical licensing and healthcare Gershon Shalom-Winter
Pharmaceutical licensing and healthcare Menachem Tulchinsky
Pharmaceutical licensing and healthcare Alon Tabak Aviram
Environment Doron Stern
Environment Assaf Benmelech
Technology incubators Doron Stern
Technology incubators Ofer Dolinsky
Number of lawyers : 51
English
Hebrew
Contacts : Menachem Tulchinsky (managing partner)
Contacts : Doron Stern (managing partner)
Contacts : David Cohen (senior partner)
Contacts : Amir Levitski (senior partner)
Contacts : Isaac Marciano (senior partner)
Other offices : Beer Sheva
Other offices : Jerusalem