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Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co completed several high-value land and real estate transactions for investment funds and developers in 2016. Amir Chen received a significant instruction from the Chinese government regarding a land purchase in Tel Aviv.

The ‘world-class’ group at Goldfarb Seligman & Co. is jointly headed by Levy Amitay and Avi Arad, who recently handled the establishment and subsequent leasing arrangements of office spaces for technology companies such as Google. Dubi Zoltak, who is ‘an excellent attorney and valuable adviser’, specialises in international real estate projects and investments.

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Shiran Ben Ezra, Law Firm

Shiran Ben-Ezra established the eponymous law firm in 2009. It is a bespoke law firm. Its two main areas of activity are: the real estate sector, handling transactions and complex projects; and the civil and commercial fields – contract law, company law, etc. Since its foundation, the firm has developed and established itself impressively in the fields of its expertise. The firm provides high-quality professional services through a team of skilled lawyers. Its guiding principles are personal attention to each client and a constant striving to realise its clients’ goals.

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Gornitzky & Co. advises real estate companies and investment groups on commercial property. Eyal Marom jointly heads the practice with Shlomo Cohen, the latter of whom advised Melisron on several high-value land purchase and lease transactions.

Filled with first-class lawyers’, Herzog Fox & Neeman’s department is subdivided into five specialised groups: real estate, planning and construction, municipal tax, urban renewal and purchasing groups. Moshe Hardi advised a real estate fund on a NIS145m land purchase on the Tel Aviv boardwalk. Ariel Flavian and Sharon Petel are recommended.

In addition to handling various residential projects for Azorim Construction, Yigal Arnon & Co’s Amalia Meshi has acted for international real estate developer RFR Holding through every stage of a luxury hotel development in Jaffa. Hagit Bavly’s clients include Azrieli Group. Lee Maor was promoted to partner.

Berkman Wechsler Bloom & Co Law Office acts for some of Israel’s largest construction companies and real estate investment groups. Ari Wechsler heads the department, which advised a consortium of real estate companies on a multibillion-sheqel residential and commercial project in Tel Aviv. Eran Orbach is recommended.

Hamburger Evron & Co. Law Offices & Notaries acts for banks, developers and engineering companies. Assaf Englard and Dor Shacham are advising Leumi Bank and Mizrahi Tefahot on the financing of a NIS2.75bn mixed-use development in Tel Aviv. Haim Waintrob and Amnon Sorek are key contacts.

Mainly working for developers, M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries has strengths in contractual matters and real estate negotiations. Itzhak Narkiss and Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky have been acting for an Israeli inter-ministerial committee and the government’s housing rental company regarding the development of affordable housing throughout Israel.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Officescombines commercial advice with real estate litigation as well as any other firm’. The team is acting for Acro Real Estate on the establishment of mixed-use spaces in the centre of Tel Aviv. Hanni Avinery heads the team, which includes Alon Yoeli, who is ‘one of the best real estate litigators in Israel’.

Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co. specialises in working for developers on large residential projects. Sigal Shapira heads the department, which has acted for a number of joint ventures on the development of urban renewal projects, and also handles litigation.

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates has ‘in-depth knowledge of the Israeli market and its regulations’. Avi Ben-Yaacov heads the team, which acts for all of the country’s leading banks in a range of real estate matters, including litigation. Africa Israel Group and REIT 1 are also key clients.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co’s department focuses on large residential projects, handling transactions, contracts and litigation. Amir Amar is advising Azorim Building on various agreements for the Neve Gan luxury residential tower project.

Managing partner Avi Porten leads the real estate group at Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co., which is active for investors and holding groups. Ishai Itsikovich specialises in urban renewal projects, and acts for New Hope.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s ‘dedicated and professional’ team excels at real estate finance, lease and purchase agreements, and general property transactions. Eldad Koresh heads the department, which includes Moshe Matalon and Anat Sterenlib-Molkho, who specialise in international real estate and domestic mandates, respectively.

Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein, Avigad & Co. assists private investment groups in their real estate ventures, domestically and abroad. Recent work includes acting for Caesarea Investments in a NIS300m mixed commercial and residential project in Jaffa. Ori Avigad joined the firm from Lipa Meir & Co and Amitai Erlich heads the practice.

Lipa Meir & Co’s department advises real estate companies and entrepreneurial groups, including on outbound cross-border transactions. Practice head Israel Aziel handles all areas of real estate law, including municipal taxation and litigation.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is involved in all aspects of Tama 38 projects, having acted for N.S.A., which organises whole neighbourhoods for urban renewal. Shmuel Lechner acted for The Government Companies Authority on the sale of 18,500 acres of land.

S. Horowitz & Co’s department is active in transactional matters and disputes. Avigail Kastiel heads the practice, which has been acting for Weizmann Institute of Science on the development of a science park and the purchase of a stake acquisition in another park from Africa Israel Group.

Shibolet & Co is acting for Mivnei Ta’asia & Mlacha on the NIS2bn repurposing of a former industrial site for residential redevelopment. The department regularly advises real estate companies and buyer collectives. The practice co-heads are Eran Balint, Michal Gottesman-Barak and Yair Salomon.

Yehuda Raveh & Co.’s developer-oriented practice is led by Uri Yamin, who has been acting for Alrov Properties and Lodgings on the development of a commercial and cultural complex at the edge of Jerusalem’s Old City.

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. Advocates’ team is led by Daphna Fuchs, who advises investment groups and development companies on sale and purchase transactions and lease arrangements.

Yossi Miller’s boutique firm, Miller & Co. Law Office, handles all aspects of commercial and residential projects and property sale or purchase. Recent disputes work includes representing a group of private individuals in a case against an Israeli bank arising from a real estate scam.

Miron, Bension & Prywes’ ‘creative, elegant and innovative’ team handles real estate litigation and transactions for property owners, investors and developers. Itzchak Miron has ‘an intimate understanding of the legal system’, and is experienced in international mandates.

Jointly headed by David Magriso and Ofer Zuzovsky, Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co., Advocates & Notaries’ team acts for entrepreneurial groups with interests in residential projects. Clients include Gindi Holdings, Gabay Group and Ashtrom.

Hadar Tal heads the team at S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries, which acts for clients such as U. Dori Group and its affiliates, primarily in relation to residential projects.

Steinmetz, Haring, Gurman & Co.’s department is led by Daniel Haring and focuses on real estate transactions. Other recent work includes acting for Carasso Real Estate on a multi-party development of four commercial centres.

Tik, Gilad, Keynan, Blacharski – Law Offices has acted for Africa 38 on a number of Tama 38 projects and has been advising A. Luzon Real Estate on the national affordable housing project. Erez Tik has handled various land transactions.

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. manages real estate interests for investment and development funds, as well as those of private individuals. Menachem Tulchinsky and Yossi Ratnovsky are retained as outside general counsel for Caesarea Edmond Benjamin de Rothschild Development Corporation.

Yaacov Salomon, Lipschütz & Co. handles sale and lease transactions for clients with interests in commercial real estate. Hanoch Morgenstern and Ofer Schweizer jointly head the group.

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