Adv. Persky, a native of the United States, has been living in Israel since 1970. After clerking with the late Supreme Court Justice Yitzhak Cahan, Adv. Persky joined the firm in 1973.
Adv. Persky has substantial experience in advising foreign entities, governments, companies, and investors with interests in
Israel regarding activities and assets in Israel. His expertise ranges from real estate development and transactions to commercial and intellectual property litigation. Adv. Persky also possesses experience in venture capital and hi-tech investments.
Adv. Persky has, for three decades, handled large-scale real estate development projects in various parts of Israel. Adv. Persky also provides counsel regarding the preparation of wills, inheritance proceedings, and trust arrangements, and represents educational, cultural, and charitable institutions. He advises the United States Government in matters pertaining to the American diplomatic and consular facilities in Jerusalem as well as with respect to employment issues.
Adv. Persky has litigated issues concerning diamond industry financing and corporate and real estate issues, including before the District Courts, the Supreme Court, and the High Court of Justice. He currently leads a team litigating a complex biotechnology case for a large group of American investors. In recent years, he has concentrated his litigation activities on technology and biotechnology matters and on IP-related issues, including for large public Israeli companies.
Adv. Persky served, until recently, as the Deputy Chairman of the Israel Bar Association, as the Jerusalem representative on the National Central Committee of the Israel Bar Association, and as a member of the National Council of the Israel Bar Association. Adv. Persky serves as the long-standing chairman of the Bar’s National Clerkship Committee, and until recently as the chairman of the Forum on the Status of the Legal Profession and as a representative of the Israel Bar Association in Israel’s parliament – the Knesset – on matters concerning that Forum. Before his national Bar activities (since 2003), Adv. Persky served as a member of the Jerusalem District and Ethics Committee, and as Deputy Chair of the Disciplinary Tribunal in Jerusalem. Mr. Persky has also served for many years as treasurer of the Yale Club of Israel.
Adv. Persky previously served on the faculty of the Bar-Ilan University Law School, where he developed, together with the dean, a course on legal writing, expression, and analysis.
Recent Significant Activities:
Leads a team litigating an extremely complex biotechnology case before the Tel Aviv District Court for a large group of American investors.
Spearheads the firm’s intellectual property litigation team for foreign and Israeli public and private companies.
Advises the United States Government and the United States Consulate in various fields.
Represents landowners in large-scale real estate developments in the Haifa Bay and Tel Aviv Port areas.