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Eran Balint

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Shibolet & Co. with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co.

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Partner. With over 20 years’ legal experience, Eran has handled some of the most complex and largest industrial, commercial, retail and residential projects in Israel. Eran handles all legal aspects of sophisticated real estate matters for some of the most significant Israeli and foreign investors and companies in the real estate market – many of Eran’s transactions have a cross-border investment dimension. Eran has vast experience in complex combination transactions and accompanying purchasing groups (“buyers groups”), and in evacuation and construction transactions (‘Pinui-Binui’) and agreements according to the national outline plan 38 (‘TAMA 38′ – the national overall plan for reinforcing existing buildings against earthquakes) and the national outline plan ‘TAMA 38/2′). In litigation, Eran efficiently and effectively assists his clients to resolve complex property disputes between interested parties, including landlords, tenants and developers – where required. Eran’s broad expertise includes accompanying holding groups, planning and development, construction, financing, complex acquisitions, disposition transactions, restructuring, land use and zoning ordinances, leasing, sales and purchases, property disputes and real estate-related taxation issues, and other areas. Eran’s clients include leading Israeli and foreign owners, lenders, buyers groups (“purchasing groups”), construction companies, developers, institutional lenders, entrepreneurs, public and private companies, tenants and landlords.


Hebrew and English


Israeli Bar Association


Reading University, England (L.L.B., 1989)


Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

The real estate team at Shibolet & Co. with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co. has a broad client base, including real estate companies, investors and purchasing groups, municipalities, and landowners. Two key figures in the team are Eran Balint and Yair Salomon, who are acting for Rozio Group, one of the country's largest purchasing groups, in relation to two major residential projects. The duo is also advising Seminar Hakibutzim on the development of a 30,000 sqm campus as part of a combination project in Tel Aviv. Also of note, the team is advising a consortium of American investors on a major tourism and commercial real estate project at Bat Yam beach, which will deliver a hotel and resort units and a commercial centre totalling roughly 54,000 sqm. The practice group has also assisted Tel Aviv Municipality and The Municipality of Jerusalem with its role in a number of residential and commercial developments.

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Real estate: urban renewal

Within: Real estate: urban renewal

Acting for entrepreneurs and apartment owners, Shibolet & Co. with Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co. is involved in several large-scale evacuate-rebuild projects as well as a litany of TAMA 38 projects in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Herzliya and elsewhere. Key figures in the team include Eran Balint and Yair Salomon, who are advising a prominent real estate company on a project in Jerusalem for the demolition of 138 residential units and the subsequent construction of roughly 500 new units. The duo is also acting for the apartment owners in relation to a project for the construction of 435 housing units is Ramat HaSharon. Additionally, the team has experience acting for purchasing groups, including recent advice to Rozio Group regarding the construction of 60 housing units in a prestigious area of Jaffa. Other notable developer clients include Gurkan Real Estate and Kedar Mivnim.

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