David Kretzmer - Of Counsel

New York
Tel: 212-486-2400
Fax: 212-486-3099
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David Kretzmer is an experienced international commercial lawyer and litigator with the ability to advise clients as to multi-jurisdictional, multi-language and multi-cultural transactions and disputes.

David has more than 35 years of experience in international litigation and transactions and has concentrated on commercial law, property development and syndication, real estate law, corporate law, contracts, international trade, securities brokerage, investment banking, corporate restructuring and corporate development. He also has extensive experience in structuring trusts for high net worth families and individuals, and in establishing and managing development stage companies.

David began his legal career with the premier law firm Edward Nathan Friedland Mansel and Lewis in Johannesburg, South Africa.  He has since had a wide-ranging legal career in New York, Israel and South Africa, with extensive legal and corporate experience in Europe and Great Britain.  David has represented foreign investors in complex investment transactions and in various forms of international dispute resolution. David also has served as arbitrator or mediator in such disputes.

From 1995 through 2000, David served as a consultant to a New York-based brokerage firm structuring private placements and initial public offerings in the technology and life science industry, involving Israeli, American, European and South African companies.  From 2012 through 2014, David was a United Nations representative of the NGO, the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, in New York and Geneva.

David was licensed to practice law in New York in 2004, he was admitted to practice as an Advocate in Israel in 1981 and has been licensed to practice in South Africa since 1977.  He has practiced law in New York, South Africa and Israel, and was most recently senior partner in the law firm of Kretzmer and Associates PLLC in New York and the senior partner in the law firm of Kretzmer and Associates in Tel Aviv.

David is fluent in English, Hebrew and Afrikaans.


  • University of the Witwatersrand, L.L.B. (1977)


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • Israel Bar Association
  • Side Bar of the Supreme Court of South Africa

Professional Activities/Awards

  • United Nations representative of The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (2012)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Israel Bar Association
  • Israel-Portugal Chamber of Commerce, Vice President