Lipa Meir & Co. is one of the leading law firms in Israel. The firm offers a full range of civil, corporate and commercial legal services, and provides a comprehensive and top quality framework of legal services to both domestic and multinational clients, while always providing its clients with service that is personal, professional and creative.
Personal attention is our forté
Lipa Meir & Co. was founded by Dr. Lipa Meir in 1987. For three decades the firm has been involved in extensive and significant legal enterprise, and is proud to lead in a wide array of legal fields. The firm has grown and expanded steadily since its inception and, despite its size, is meticulous about preserving its character as a firm providing personal attention and dedicated service to each one of its clients. The personalized attorney-client relationship is based on a recognition and responsiveness to each client’s unique concerns and requirements.
Professionalism sets the tone
The firm’s reputation and success derive from our legal team’s consistent adherence to quality and professional standards. The firm is currently comprised of 80 attorneys, of which 45 are partners and 20 interns. The firm focuses on building a dedicated core of professionals whose principal philosophy is to serve as advocates to the clients of the firm and ensure their success within the Israeli and international business environments. Consequently, since its formation, the firm has been at the forefront of the business and legal developments in the State of Israel and members of the firm are continuously active in legal matters affecting individuals and companies from the United States, various European jurisdictions, Asia, Latin America and many other jurisdictions.
The firm is committed to and routinely delivers legal services of the highest quality, in a prompt and cost effective manner, and by striving to expand the areas of expertise and specialization it can offer to its clients, thus serving as a full-service “one-stop-shop”. The synergy between the various departments enables the firm to style a creative and unique legal response for each client – one that fits their needs right down to the smallest detail. As a ‘one stop shop’, we provide confidence and peace of mind to our clients, who appreciate having under a single roof all the legal services they may need, always delivered to a standard of excellence.
Rely on the most skilful hands
The firm operates through seven key departments, dedicated respectively to Commercial Law; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; International Department; Cross Border – Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking & Finance Department; Real Estate and Finance; Real Estate, Hotels & Leisure Department; Employment Law;Each department comprises partners and leading attorneys with the education, expertise and extensive experience particular to their department. In addition to the legal work performed by these departments, the firm also holds sub-specialties in many fields.
A repertoire of success
Over the years, the firm’s members have contributed to many major transactions affecting the Israeli economy. The firm served as counsel in numerous significant international and domestic deals, transactions and litigation cases, such as the debt restructuring of the largest HMO in Israel, the largest cooperative restructuring in Israel, major and cross-the-board debt reorganization schemes, several well publicized acquisitions of publicly traded companies where the firm served as buyers’ or sellers’ counsel, IPOs, state-of-the-art financial product (Wall Street Type) investments, representation and rendition of advice to international and local clients (including the State) in large-scale national infrastructure transactions and projects, e.g. the sale of trains, power plants/turbines/solar energy installations and desalination plants and securing franchises from a number of international brands in the retail business.
Today, the firm’s commitment to providing the highest quality legal services has earned it the reputation of one of the country’s most reputable business law firms.
corporate and financial institutions and individual entrepreneurs alike – seeking innovative solutions and legal structures continue to turn to Lipa Meir & Co. for effective legal counsel in a rapidly changing business environment. The firm strives to be on the cutting edge of significant trends and developments in the business world including advanced technology and manufacturing, taxation, e-commerce, Intellectual Property and Internet law, global telecommunications and large-scale infrastructure transactions and projects. Many of the firm’s clients are active in national as well as international markets. The firm’s diverse client base includes both, private and public companies, prominent banking and financial institutions, investment houses, the largest HMO in Israel, insurance companies, multinational corporations, leading Israeli companies in the business of retail and wholesale distribution, technology and computers, telecommunication, media, PR, infrastructure and energy, land development and construction corporations, utilities and real estate, as well as governmental and other corporate entities, authorities, public bodies and Kibbutzim. The firm has also earned the recognition of leading domestic and international legal ranking guides, such as: Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 , IFLR 1000, WTR1000, BDI and Dun’s 100.