Our firm mourns the loss of Adv. Yonatan Friedland who passed away unexpectedly
Adv. Yonatan Friedland specializes in questions of private international law, the enforcement of foreign judgments, and conflict of law issues as they bear upon questions of contract and international estates. He also advises Israeli and foreign companies in admiralty matters. In addition to creating and running a private law firm, Mr. Friedland served for over thirty years as the sole consular representative of the United States of America in northern Israel, an appointment made by the Secretary of State. Under his direction, that consular office in Haifa was the busiest in the world. Mr. Friedland worked with the US Department of State on consular matters, with the Department of Defense on matters concerning the Sixth Fleet, and with the Treasury regarding federal benefits to US citizens. In his consular capacity, Mr. Friedland worked with the Departments of Commerce, Education, and their parallel offices in Israel. Mr. Friedland has been a media presence in the north of Israel concerning US activities in Israel, and a frequesnt lecturer on these subjects. Mr. Friedland has served as founder, board member, and legal advisor to wide spread NGO's in northern Israel active in social welfare and educational projects, including the Fulbright Foundation, The Erez School in Shlomi, the Rubin Music Conservatory in Haifa, the Haifa Foundation, The Ofer School for Autistic Children in Haifa, and the Neve Yosef Community Centers of Haifa.