רחוב קויפמן 4, בית שרבט קומה 13 תל אביב טלפון 6801296, טלפון: 03-5165757, פקס: 03-5165999

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Orna Lin & Co

The law firm of Orna Lin and Co. specializes in all aspects of Labor Law (Collective and Pri-vate Labor Law - representing employers as well as employees), Administrative Law and in representing doctors in criminal proceedings.

Orna Lin founded the firm in January 2003 with the aim of integrating legal work with social action principles. The firm includes a skilled and professional team of 30 employees. The firm's team (most of which received its professional education and training at the firm), puts an emphasis on the provision of unique personal and professional counseling, based on deep, creative, interdisciplinary legal thought, while acting under the banner of professional excellence, thoroughness and devotion to the client. Along the years of its operation, the firm was responsible for a variety of legal precedents, both at the labor courts and at the Supreme Court, some of which led to substantive social changes.

The firm has won the Israel Bar Association and D&B award of "Leader in Pro Bono Activity" for 2010 and 2011.

A special emphasis is also placed in the firm on legal activity pertaining to women's rights and legal activity for promoting equality, and on pro bono legal services which the firm supplies to social organizations and individuals.

The firm's office space was designed by the artist and designer Hila (Lulu) Lin and the architect Hanna Fuad Farah.

 

Areas of Expertise

Collective Labor Law: The firm has extensive experience in the field of collective labor rela-tions, counseling and consulting towards and during collective negotiations, drafting collective agreements and litigation in the field of the collective labor law (injunctions, strikes, lockouts, structural changes and newly formed labor unions).

The employees and labor unions represented by the firm include, inter alia: The Civil Servants Association, The National Lottery, Mishan Center Ltd., The National Medical Employees Un-ion, The States Attorneys Union, The Senior Academic Staff Organizations, the Israel Engineers and Technicians Association, the National Board of Employees Of The Postal Company, Bank of Israel Employees Board, Israel Electric Corporation Employees Union, The Israel Air-ports Authority Academic Employees Union and more.

 

Representation of Business Corporations: The firm has extensive experience in providing online counseling to human resources departments of international and local companies, especially in cases of organizational changes, streamlining, legislative changes and management of litigation cases of international and local companies at the various legal instances as well as at arbitrations and mediations.

The business corporations represented by the firm include, inter alia:

IBM Global Services, Steimatzky Books, Tamir Fishman & Co., Gil Productions Ltd., The National Lottery, Haifa Chemicals Ltd., The Phoenix Insurance Company, Kamor Ltd., Yahel Engineers Ltd., Quintiles Israel Ltd., ImageSet Israel and International, Ayalon Highways Ltd. And Global Hi-Tech companies with branches in Israel and abroad.

 

Serving Individuals: The firm specializes in representing senior employees and officers, both at the stages of negotiations before their admission to work as well as upon their retirement or dismissal, including representation in hearing proceedings, commencing from the initial stages up to representation at all legal instances if necessary (including injunctions and other speedy proceedings). The firm also specializes in the representation of gatekeepers (legal counsels, finance personnel and internal auditors).

 

Pension: The firm has extensive experience in the pension field in general and in handling pension funds and provident funds in particular. The firm manages precedential and large scope pension litigation cases. The firm also advises clients in the field of budgetary and accrued pensions, including the management of pensions collective negotiations and dealings with the Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings Division at the Ministry of Finance.

 

Administrative Law: The firm has extensive experience in filing petitions to the High Court of Justice and administrative petitions against governmental authorities, local authorities and public institutions, including within the framework of protecting human rights and social struggles.

 

Orna Lin - Founder and Owner

Qualified to practice law in Israel since 1981.

LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Completed her internship with Justice Haim Cohen, Supreme Court of Israel.

Between 1981 and 1985 held the position of the legal adviser to The Wage and Labor Agree-ments Department in The Ministry of Finance and to The Civil Service Commission.

Between 1985 and 1991 worked as a lawyer at the law firm of S. Friedman and Co., during which she specialized, inter alia, in medical malpractice lawsuits, labor law and maritime law.

Between 1991 and 2003 worked as a partner at the law firm of M. Seligman & Co., managing the labor law department.

In 2003 founded Orna Lin and Co. Law Offices.

A former chairperson of the Tel Aviv District Committee of the Israel Bar association, and of the National Council of the Israel Bar Association.

Currently serves as the vice-president of the Journalism Council as well as the co-chairperson of the Institute of Continuing Legal Studies of the Israel Bar Association.

Currently holds, and has formerly held, many different roles in public organizations and com-mittees.

e-mail: orna@lin-law.co.il

 

Partners

Tamar Winter-Kamar

Qualified to practice law in Israel since 2000.

Combined LL.B. and BA in business administration (with honors), from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Between 1999 and 2003 worked as an intern and lawyer at the Law Offices of Haim Zadok and Co.

Joined Orna Lin and Co. in 2004, where she specializes in representation of business corpora-tions, officers, and labor unions. Has extensive experience in managing complex litigation cases in the fields of collective and private labor law.

e-mail: tamar@lin-law.co.il

 

Michal Harel (Stein)

Qualified to practice law in Israel since 2003.

LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, LL.M. (with honors) from Tel Aviv University.

Between 2002 and 2003 worked as an intern and as a lawyer at the Law Offices of Haim Zadok and Co.

Joined Orna Lin and Co. in 2004, where she specializes in collective labor law, including con-sulting labor disputes in all stages, advising employee organizations, managing collective nego-tiations and drafting collective agreements. Has extensive experience in managing complex litigation cases in the fields of private and collective labor law.

e-mail: michal@lin-law.co.il

 

Maya Klaiman-Rosenthal

Qualified to practice law in Israel since 2003.

LL.B. from Tel Aviv University.

Completed her internship at the Law Offices of Y. Weinroth and Co.

Between 2003 and 2005 worked as a lawyer in the field of civil litigation at the Law Offices of Shibolet, Israeli, Roberts, Zisman and Co.

Joined Orna Lin and Co. in 2005, where she specializes in provision of day-to-day counseling to business corporations, officers and labor unions in the fields of private and collective labor law and civil-commercial law, as well as in proceedings before the Commissioner of the Wage and Labor Agreements Department in The Ministry of Finance. Has extensive experience in management of complex labor law and Tender Law cases.

e-mail: mayak@lin-law.co.il

 

Barak Calev

Qualified to practice law in Israel since 1998.

LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, LL.M. (with honors) from Tel Aviv University.

Completed his internship at the Tel Aviv District State Attorney's office.

Between 1998 and 2009 served as the legal adviser and VP (in charge of the legal and economy departments), at The Movement for Quality Government in Israel, during which he was responsible for filling many dozens of petitions to the High Court of Justice.

Functioned as an academic coordinator and lecturer for advanced study programs for lawyers, elected representatives and public officers, in the field of administrative law and municipal law.

Joined Orna Lin and Co. in 2010, where he specializes in collective and private labor law, in-cluding consultation and representation of officers serving as gatekeepers (Internal auditors, legal advisers, CFO's) and whistleblowers. Specializes in administrative law, including filing petitions to the High Court of Justice. Has extensive experience in the management of complex litigation cases.

e-mail: barakc@lin-law.co.il

 

Orly Even Zahav

Qualified to practice law in Israel since 2004.

LL.B. from Tel Aviv University.

Completed her internship at the legal department of The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services.

Joined Orna Lin and Co. in 2004, where she specializes in all aspects of the pension field and in collective labor law, including managing collective negotiations and drafting collective agreements. Has extensive experience in the management of complex collective and private labor law litigation cases.

e-mail: orlyez@lin-law.co.il

 

Vered Cainar

Qualified to practice law in Israel since 2007.

LL.B. from Bar Ilan University, L.L.M from Bar Ilan Uninersity.

Completed her internship at Orna Lin & Co.

Joined Orna Lin and Co. in 2007, where she specializes in private and collective labor law, represents and advises employers and organizations in the various legal fields, represents employers in criminal procedures concerning the violations of protective laws, has extensive experience in the management of complex collective and private labor law litigation cases, represents artists and specializes in copyright law and intellectual property.

e-mail: veredc@lin-law.co.il

External Counseling

Adv. Miriam Rosenthal – Formerly Tel Aviv District Attorney, serves as an adviser to the office.