Herzog Fox & Neeman is the law firm of choice for charities, non-profit organisations and NGO’s, as well as family foundations and high net-worth individuals from around the world seeking to establish operations in Israel. The group is advises private individuals, other professional advisors, lawyers and others to address needs in this sector.
The Charities, Non-Profits and NGOs group at HFN provides advice to a diverse range of non-profit entities registered in Israel (such as charitable companies, endowments and Amutot) and to the full range of entrepreneurs and founders of non-profit entities in Israel, many of them foreign citizens and 501(c)(3) organisations that wish to be active in Israel. The group provides full legal support to such entities, amongst them charities, religious institutions and colleges, including assistance in registering with regulatory and tax authorities and advising on day-to-day operations and the role of the officers of the organisation.
The group is adept at finding creative solutions to the problems facing these organisations as part of their activities, including providing advice during in-depth inquiries from the relevant authorities in Israel, restructuring and winding down.
Recent matters include:
Acting for a U.S. church in establishing an Israeli charitable company as a subsidiary
Acting for a Jersey Trust in establishing an Israeli charitable company as a subsidiary
Advising on the transfer of operations of an Israeli charity to a newly incorporated special purpose charity
Acting as liquidators in a complex charity liquidation
Advising a family foundation on its investment policy and proper management of the foundation
Advising a major Israeli charity on the worldwide reorganisation of operations of the family of charities of which it is a part
Advising on the reorganisation of the board of trustees and management of a college in Israel
The Charities, Non-Profits and NGOs group is led by Asher Dovev.