Eli Wilchek

Managing Partner
Areas of Expertise:

Eli Wilchek is among the lead attorneys in Israel specializing in planning and zoning law, as well as the municipal field (local authorities). He represents various major institutions and leading businesses in these areas, and also serves as the permanent legal counsel for several local committees and local authorities. In addition, he often provides legal advice and services to a large number of municipalities, planning committees, public bodies, contractors, real estate developers, and private individuals.

Professional Experience:

Adv. Wilchek interned with Menachem Alon, Israel Supreme Court Justice, and later for Mishael Cheshin, who subsequently also became a Supreme Court Justice. After four years at the Naschitz, Brandes & Co. law firm, he was appointed as legal counsel to the Netanya Municipality and continued in this role for three and a half years until the establishment of Cohen, Wilchek & Co. Other roles filled by Adv. Wilchek include some four years as legal counsel to the Southern District Planning & Building Committee, and two and a half years as legal counsel to the Tel Aviv District Committee.

Academic Background:

LLB (cum laude, ranked 2nd in class of 120), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1986)
Editorial Team, Mishpatim – Hebrew University Law Review
Admitted to the Israel Bar Association (1988)
LLM, University of Pennsylvania (1989)
Admitted to the New York State Bar Association (1990)


“Admissibility of Evidence Obtained Abroad in Violation of the Wiretap Law,” Mishpatim 16, 462-481 (May 1987)
“The Surrogate Mother,” Mishpatim 17, 534-570 (November 1987)
“Revaluation of a Statutory Amount Paid on Time,” Hapraklit 41, 195-207 (July 1993)