The Bar-On, Cohen Law Firm was founded about 25 years ago, in 1993, by the two partners – Adv. Vered Cohen and Adv. Ra'anan Bar-On. Over the 25 years since its establishment, the Firm has realized the vision of the two attorneys and serves as a distinctly "boutique" law firm. The legal support is provided personally by the partners, acting as a team, in each of the case files and matters handled by them.
Advocates Bar-On and Cohen have gained a high reputation as first-class attorneys, and their clients benefit from working with them at close quarters and receiving their shrewd legal support, while realizing the professional and value-based concept that is unique to the Firm. Both Adv. Bar-On and Adv. Cohen not only "use their heads," but also put their hearts and souls into the job. They are known for their dedication to the case files that they handle, and for their perception of the person behind the case file. The attorneys believe in providing professional, intensive, dedicated, reliable, meticulous, effective and value-driven legal service, with professional and moral integrity. They fear no man but only the fear of Heaven above.
Advocates Bar-On and Cohen set up their successful legal practice from scratch, acquired an impressive roster of clients and accomplished a great many professional achievements. The Firm excels in the field of litigation in all judicial proceedings as well as in arbitration, mediation processes, planning and construction committees, etc. The Firm handles legal fields such as business commercial law, class action suits, financial, contractual and tort legal actions, defamation and privacy protection, building deficiencies, medical malpractice, personal status, real estate, etc. The Firm also deals with criminal cases in all matters of planning and construction laws, white collar crime and private criminal complaints. The Firm chooses cases based upon the inherent legal interest of the case. Thus, Advocates Bar-On and Cohen do not hesitate to reject taking on a case if they do not believe in it. On the other hand, they will not hesitate to take on an apparently "lost cause" case and come up with a creative way to solve it, based on out-of-the-box thinking. The attorneys are celebrated for their ability to "grasp the case", both from its intricate details as well as from a helicopter view, with the handling of the case embodying the selection of an intelligent strategy and examining the final move in the case even before the first move has been made.
The professional service is provided based on brainstorming by the partners, with a view of the needs and interests of the client, and the implementation of original thinking appropriate for the client.
Thus, a number of important legal precedents can be attributed to Advocates Bar-On and Cohen, in each of the wide range of fields of activity undertaken by the Firm. The banner of successes of the Firm is embroidered with special and interesting cases, the majority of which created real milestones in Israeli jurisprudence. Thus, for example, precedents on the subject of frozen embryos, theft of sperm, planning and construction, defamation, personal status, medical malpractice and many others.
Since the first case file was taken on about 25 years ago, the Firm has benefitted from an exceptional client roster. The Firm represents both private individuals, including judges and public personalities, as well as some of the largest companies in the market.
It is well known in the industry that contending with cases in which the opposing party is represented by Advocates Bar-On and Cohen is most arduous, and that they will take any legitimate and legal steps on behalf of their clients. The attorneys are known far and wide as excellent professionals in all strata of the profession. This includes success in wrapping up complex transactions and reaching excellent compromises for the benefit of their clients, both in superb cross-examination that leaves no stone unturned, and in conducting high level legal hearings. Many case files are successfully settled out of court by means of compromise agreements, to the satisfaction of the clients. Adv. Bar-On and Adv. Cohen are frequently invited to give lectures to various audiences on a range of legal topics. The attorneys are acclaimed as lecturers who rivet their audiences and their lectures are billed as "standing room only".
The Firm and the partners, Advocates Bar-On and Cohen, are ranked, by ranking companies is Israel and internationally, as outstanding leading, known and prominent law firm in Israel, in particular in the field of litigation – court room hearings, family law and insurance and tort laws, including medical malpractice. The Firm occupies the entire north-west floor space on the 53rd floor of the Moshe Aviv Tower in Ramat-Gan, and presents a spectacular panoramic view of the Mediterranean coast and breathtaking sunsets. The attorneys carefully selected this location in order to provide all the office staff with a pleasant work environment, during their countless hours of work in the office, from morning to night.
Pro Bono Case Work
Pro bono cases handled by Advocates Bar-On and Cohen, as a contribution to society and to the public, are afforded special attention, employing the most expensive resources of the Firm – time and reputation. Due to the mission statement of giving to others, the attorneys select many cases in which they provide excellent legal handling – free, gratis and for nothing, in order to assist in alleviating legal anguish on the part of those who cannot afford to pay for their services. These cases are particularly enjoyed by the attorneys, precisely because the giving involved is unconditional and free of charge.
Adv. Vered Cohen: 50 years of age, a mother of four children, a graduate of the Amana Religious Seminary for Girls. She completed her law studies at Tel-Aviv University and frequently lectures in legal matters that interest the public. Adv. Cohen published the novel "Private Justice", which was inspired by one of the cases handled by Advocates Bar-On and Cohen. The book was very successful and garnered a great deal of public interest.
Adv. Ra'anan Bar-On: 56 years of age, an outstanding graduate of the practical stream at the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa. An officer in the Israel Defense Force (in regular and reserve service), he completed his bachelors and master's degrees in law with honors, is currently completing his doctorate degree in law and lectures on law related topics at various forums. Adv. Bar-On holds a number of posts at the Israel Bar Association, including as the Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Council for the appointment of judges to courts in Israel. In addition, Adv. Bar-On serves as a judge (Court President) in the Disciplinary Court of the Bar Association. Adv. Bar-On's name precedes him as a gifted attorney, who specializes in litigation in particularly complex cases. Adv. Bar-On resides in the Kiryat Ganim suburb of Ra'anana, is married to a senior physician and has 4 children. He is an expert in Martial Arts and in operational pistol shooting, likes long distance running, participates in marathons and routinely takes part in a wide range of sporting activities.