Attorney Doron Kochavi was born in Tel Aviv in 1951 and has been practicing law in Israel for over 30 years.
Mr. Kochavi received his B.A. in Sociology in 1976 from Tel Aviv University followed by a degree in Law in 1979. In 1982 he earned a combined degree from Tel Aviv University in Law and Business Administration and began his career as a legal intern in the District Court of Tel Aviv under Judge Lowenberg.
Mr. Kochavi represents clients in the areas of Israeli real estate and property law, real estate development, commercial law, bankruptcy and litigation. Mr. Kochavi’s clients include private and publicly traded companies and individuals in the fields of construction, manufacturing, real estate development and high-tech equipment and components. He also represents foreign investors and companies in a variety of personal and business activities including tax matters and estate planning.
Mr. Kochavi has acted as a court appointed trustee in the development of the public areas of north Tel Aviv. He is a trustee for in excess of 200 rights holders in the Gush Hagadol real estate development in Tel Aviv and is actively involved in real estate development in various areas of Israel.
In addition to his law practice Mr. Kochavi was an advisor to the Knesset sub-committee on exposing the Israeli market to imports and in 1994 he was appointed by a statutory committee of the Finance and Agricultural Ministries as a rehabilitator of more than 40 “moshavim” (cooperative settlements) with the authority of a District Court judge.
In 1997, Mr. Kochavi was one of founders of the partnership between Tel Aviv and Los Angeles and served as a member of the Steering Committee and as the chairman of the Tel Aviv Education Committee of the Tel Aviv-Los Angeles Partnership until 2003.
Mr. Kochavi has also been active in public activities throughout his life. After his army service he was appointed as a manager of one of the neighborhoods in north Tel Aviv (Hadar Yosef) with the support of Tel Aviv Mayor Shlomo “Chich” Lahat. In the 1980’s Mr. Kochavi was also a member of the board of the Israeli Forum.
Mr. Kochavi’s philanthropic activities are numerous including his positions as secretary and board member of his family’s charitable foundations – The Buchman Heyman Foundation (Israel) and as a board member of The Herb and Sharon Glaser Foundation (Israel). He is also the Trustee of The Ohela Foundation which supports talented young actors at the start of their careers. Mr. Kochavi was the founding chairman of the “Friends of Ghetto Fighter’s House”, is a member of the board of the “Friends of the Diaspora Museum” located on the Tel Aviv University campus and is a member of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University. He is also the chairman of the steering committee of the “Friends of Mercaz HaMusica” in Jaffa.