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Fischer Behar Chen Well Orion & Co is considered ‘one of the top real estate firms in Israel’, and advises many of the country’s most prominent real estate investors, developers and construction companies. Amir Chen’s team has been particularly active for purchase groups in large office building projects. Omri Shilo is also recommended.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.’s real estate team handles commercial, residential and industrial real estate projects from inception to completion. Jointly headed by Avi Arad and Levy Amitay, the department has considerable expertise in real estate taxation and securities. Dubi Zoltak has experience in international real estate investments with a focus on the US.

Gornitzky & Co. acts for prominent investment groups, project developers and constructors. Jointly headed by Eyal Marom and Shlomo Cohen, the team has particular expertise in real estate finance and acted for Bank Hapoalim and Bank Mizrahi-Tefahot in the first Israeli real estate project to utilise syndicated bank financing.

Herzog Fox & Neeman is in ‘the top class of Israel’s real estate sector’. Led by Moshe Hardi, the team is particularly strong in public sector negotiations and has for years had a specialised purchasing practice headed by Amir Peres. Sharon Petel has experience in municipal taxation.

Yigal Arnon & Co has ‘one of the best all-round’ real estate groups in Israel. In 2016-2017, Amalia Meshi advised Azorim Construction on an urban renewal, two residential developments and a mixed-use project and also assisted with the company’s participation in the government’s new housing programme. Hagit Bavly and Hagai Shmueli are other contacts.

Berkman Wechsler Bloom & Co Law Office is highly regarded in the marketplace and is handling some of the highest-profile projects in Israel. Ari Wechsler is advising the consortium of real estate companies involved in Tel Aviv’s headline Midtown project. The team also acts for a highly acquisitive purchasing group.

Headed by Dor Shacham, Hamburger Evron & Co. Law Offices & Notaries advises development groups and banks on residential and office building projects and is considered by one client to be ‘one of the top ten real estate firms in Israel’. Haim Waintrob has expertise in the nursing home sector.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries is a ‘true real estate powerhouse’. The department advises major developers and construction companies on urban renewals and land transactions. Itzhak Narkiss and Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky is acting for the Israeli government’s inter-ministerial committee and rental company in BOO tenders for a national project to reverse housing costs.

Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal Law Offices’ clients are especially impressed by the ‘innovative solutions’ provided by the real estate department. Led by Hanni Avinery, the team is especially active for major developers and real estate investors. Yoseph Cohen is highly recommended.

Tadmor & Co. Yuval Levy & Co. acts for real estate investors and advises developers and development JVs on urban renewal projects. Sigal Shapira assists tenant committees in commercial negotiations regarding several urban renewals.

Outstanding in every respect’, Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates is ‘friendly, professional and accessible 24/7’. Avi Ben-Yaacov provides a ‘world-class service’ to several companies in the Africa Israel Group and also counsels Israel Discount Bank on numerous real estate finance matters.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co provides ‘excellent service’ to real estate companies and contractors in luxury residential and mixed-use real estate projects. Practice head Omer Gadish joined from Cohen Wilchek & Co in 2017. Aharon Barda is also noted.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary’s real estate group is ‘personable, but professional’. Moshe Matalon and Anat Sterenlib-Molkho jointly lead the team, which promoted three new partners in 2017. Clients include Tidhar Urban Renewal.

Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein, Avigad & Co. is ‘nothing short of excellent’. Led by Amitai Erlich, the team acts for major domestic and international investors, prominent construction companies and entrepreneurs in residential and commercial projects, and is also extremely active in urban renewals.

At Lipa Meir & Co, Yariv Shalom advises landowners and real estate companies on the development of major residential and commercial projects. The team is also active in urban renewals. Israel Aziel joined GKH – Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. is involved in urban renewal projects and acts for developers, landowners and purchasing groups. Department head Shmuel Lechner is instructed by The Mivne Group and Industrial Buildings Corporation.

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries is especially sought after by construction companies and contractors and has advised project companies on residential and industrial park developments. Hadar Tal acts for U Dori Group and Amos Luzon Development and Energy Group.

Shibolet & Co. with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co. undertakes work for major developers, purchasing groups and municipalities, such as, respectively, Gindi Ramat Hasharon, Lev Ha’Ir Group and Tel Aviv Yafo Municipality. Eran Balint, Michal Gottesman-Barak, Yair Salomon, David Magriso and Ofer Zuzovsky are key contacts.

Yehuda Raveh & Co.’s Uri Yamin has a wide-ranging practice covering the entirety of a real estate project’s life cycle, from land acquisition to administrative litigation. Yamin’s team has experience in commercial and residential real estate and urban renewals across Israel.

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) is a ‘rising force’ in Israel’s real estate market. The team acts for developers and investors in cross-border projects and urban renewals. Gilad Maoz heads the team, which added Erez Gurion from Goldfarb Seligman & Co..

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co advises entrepreneurs and property owners on land transactions and urban development projects. The ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ Roy Harash heads the team following Daphna Fuchs’s departure.

Acting for real estate companies and private landowners, Eshel, Ashlagi, Rozent - Law Offices has experience in a variety of real estate matters. Eli Eshel has experience structuring purchasing groups.

Acting for entrepreneurs and development companies, Guy Farbman Law Offices is extremely active in the urban renewal space. Guy Farbman is ‘personable and professional’ and has played a lead role in a significant portion of Israel’s completed urban renewal projects.

Led by Yossi Miller, Miller & Co. Law Office provides ‘efficient and professional’ service to property owners and financiers and handles land tax matters for The Government Company for Housing and Rental.

At Miron, Bension & Prywes, Itzchak Miron has acted for project companies, holding companies and municipalities in domestic and international real estate transactions.

S. Horowitz & Co provides a ‘quick and accurate service’ to land rights holders, occupiers and construction companies. Avigail Kastiel works with Minhal Megurim Israel. Amir Caspari is another key figure in the team.

Steinmetz, Haring, Gurman & Co. acts for corporate occupiers, development partners and financing bodies in a variety of matters, including urban renewals. Daniel Harding and Oren Erdman jointly lead the practice.

At Tik, Gilad, Keynan, Blacharski - Law Offices, Erez Tik and Ophir Keynan have considerable expertise in advising leading developers and entrepreneurs on residential and urban renewal projects.

Tulchinsky Stern Marciano Cohen Levitski & Co. has experience in commercial, industrial and residential projects, as well as expertise in hotel real estate. Joint practice heads Assaf Benmelech and Yossi Ratnovsky act for prominent development funds.

Yaacov Salomon, Lipschütz & Co. advises corporate occupiers, real estate companies and financiers on development and purchase transactions. Ofer Schweizer and Hanoch Morgenstern are leading figures in the department.

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