Isaac Molho is the managing partner and head of the firm. With more than 50 years of experience in various fields of law, he is a leading expert in commercial law, corporate law, restructuring and insolvency, telecommunications, copyrights, intellectual property, and complex litigation cases.
Adv. Molho, one of the leading lawyers in Israel, specializes in many areas of practice; principally in business and corporate law, company rehabilitation and liquidation, telecommunications, copyright protection, intellectual property, and complex litigation.
Among the many important matters he has handled is his victory in the major landmark case regarding copyright law in the Dead Sea Scrolls case for which he received broad academic and public acclaim in the field of copyright law both in Israel and abroad.
In addition, Adv. Molho has a wealth of experience representing clients ranging from large corporations and institutions to individual businessmen, both local and foreign entities, and conducting complex commercial negotiations.
In the last several years, Adv. Molho’s expertise in insolvency laws has been most notable.
Since 2007, Adv. Molho serves as Special Administrator of one of Israel’s largest real estate and construction groups – the Heftsiba Group – comprised of 26 companies, which is now involved in various liquidation proceedings. Heftsiba’ collapse was one of the greatest insolvency matters ever seen in the State of Israel, involving more than 4,500 families who had purchased apartments in dozens of housing projects throughout Israel. Adv. Molho, with the assistance of a team of partners and associates of the firm, brought about a series of arrangements with the banking establishment in Israel which enables the successful completion of the housing projects and the purchasers to retain their rights in the properties.
For the last several years, Adv. Molho has also acted as Special Administrator of Karta Central Jerusalem Development Company Ltd., the first government-owned company to undergo liquidation proceedings. Under Isaac Molho’s direction, and aided by a team of attorneys and experts from the firm’s partners and associates, the company’s property was upgraded and a tender was held for the sale of all the Karta assets, including the parking lot, and its 30% portion of the Mamilla shopping center, for an amount upward of NIS 300 million.
Previously, Adv. Molho had acted as the liquidator of the non-profit Or Hadash Association’s building project in Ashdod, in which he devised a series of successful arrangements, whereby a large and multi-faceted building project (around 600 housing units) in the city of Ashdod was successfully rescued, and the unsecured creditors were able to receive payment in excess of 60% of their debts.
Among Adv. Molho’s many activities outside of the firm, he serves in various public capacities, including as Chairman of the Board of the Israel Museum, considered as the National Museum of the State of Israel; as Honorary Consul-General of Austria in Jerusalem; as a member of the International Board of the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute; and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
During Benjamin Netanyahu’s first period as Prime Minister (1996-1999), Adv. Molho – at the request of the Prime Minister – voluntarily fulfilled various special assignments on his behalf. These included acting as the Prime Minister’s personal envoy, and as chief negotiator on behalf of the Government of Israel to the leadership of the Palestinian Authority and its former Chairman, Yassir Arafat, under the auspices of the United States, which led to the execution of the “Hebron Agreement” and the “Wye Agreement”.
Adv. Molho published several legal articles on telecommunications and computer law. Among his publications are “Panel Discussion, Erwin Shimron Memorial International Symposium, on Computer Law, Israel Law Review 23 (1986), 21 Publications” and “Legal Aspects of Satellite Broadcasting in Israel, Hapraklit 40 (1992) 287” (along with his Partner, Adv. Dov Abramowitz). In past years, Adv. Molho, together with his Partner, Adv. Orrin Persky, published an article on stock purchase warrants and their effect on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.