About Jay Hait
Jay has been practicing law in the U.S. and Israel for over twenty years and is licensed in Israel and New York. He is also a licensed mediator.
He made Aliyah with his family in 2004 and maintained his Securities practice in New York, by flying back and forth between the two countries. Unfortunately, Jay went through an ugly divorce himself, with litigation in both the United States and Israel. He was eventually awarded custody of his three minor children and has since remarried.
His personal experience with the legal system in Israel, coupled with knowing there was a better way to navigate family law issues, was the impetus for opening a practice in Israel focusing exclusively on Family Law.
While Jay and his team have always assisted with wills and estates, he saw through his own parents’ Aliyah experience that much more was needed to support seniors and those from western countries, in particular. So, five years ago Jay opened a new Elder Law Division of his Family Law Practice.
Jay’s mission is to change the dynamic of how people are represented and treated by their attorneys throughout the legal process. He believes that family is the most important institution we have and does everything he can to protect his clients and their families no matter what their legal issues are.
Jay’s personal experience, extensive knowledge of Western Law and deep understanding of the intricate Israeli Family Law system, has given him a unique set of skills to help his clients through divorce or planning for retirement. Jay is patient and kind. He and his excellent support staff empower and support their clients through their legal challenges so they can move towards building a happier future for themselves and their families.