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|Founded||Jerusalem, Palestine (1921)|
|Headquarters||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Senior Partners — Tal Band, Alex Hertman, Yehoshua Horesh, Ruth Oren, Asgad Stern.|
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S. Horowitz & Co. is one of Israel’s largest law firms, with over 150 fee-earners, many of whom are multilingual and have qualified and practised as lawyers in the US, England and South Africa. Its offices are in Tel Aviv. The firm specializes in high end corporate and commercial legal practices. It was ranked as Israel's overall leading law firm by the Practical Law Company "Which Lawyer? 2005" guidebook.
Founded in 1921, S. Horowitz & Co. is the oldest and longest-established law firm in Israel.
Cambridge-educated barrister Shalom Horowitz (1880-1956) arrived in Jerusalem in 1922 and immediately joined the law firm of British barrister Harry Saker, which had been established a year earlier. When Saker returned to England in 1929, he left the firm to his erudite colleague, by then one of the most active and admired lawyers practicing in the country before the establishment of the State. In 1933, Abraham Levin joined as a partner, and the firm became S. Horowitz & Co.
Many of S. Horowitz & Co.’s first clients were British companies engaged in business activities in the British Mandate. However, the firm, whose office was located next to the old courthouse in the Russian Compound, quickly became involved in the process of nation-building. Shalom Horowitz advised on the establishment of Israel’s most prominent institutions, including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Hadassah Medical Center, the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Israel Electric Corporation, the Israel Lands Authority and the Jewish Agency. He was soon engaged in the country’s first natural resources, energy and infrastructure projects, including the Dead Sea Quarries and the Naharaim Power Station in the northern part of Israel. In what would be the first of many of the firm’s negotiations with the Israel Lands Authority, Horowitz obtained the authorization to lease the former swamp lands of the Hula Valley for agricultural use.
In the 1940s, the firm opened its first Tel Aviv office. Around this time, Shalom Horowitz retired, and the management of the office was taken over by Abraham Levin.
In 1965, Amnon Goldenberg joined the firm. Like Shalom Horowitz, he had been educated in England.
In 1986, the firm moved to its own building, S. Horowitz House, where it remains to this day.
- http://www.legal500.com/firms/12300-s-horowitz-co/offices/13930-tel-aviv/profile, retrieved on December 6, 2012
- Oledimmah, Laurena (2005-11-16). "Which lawyer? Israel". Practical Law Company. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
- Company profile, Lex Mundi website, retrieved on January 16, 2007.