The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
Work +972 3 607 2222
Fax +972 3 607 2220

Ari Wechsler

Work +972 3 6072222
Berkman & Co

Work Department

Head of real estate department.


Adv. Ari Wechsler, one of the founders of the firm and one ofIsrael's senior attorneys, is a senior partner in the firm and stands at the head of the real estate department. He also serves as the firm's managing partner. Adv. Wechsler is considered one ofIsrael's leading attorneys in the real estate field and is regularly recommended by local and international ranking guides in this field. Adv. Wechsler has special expertise in, and is well renowned for his management of, large-scale, complex real estate transactions inIsraeland abroad. Adv. Wechsler accompanies the firm's clients through all stages of the real estate transactions: starting with the formulation of the business concept on a strategic level, the process of examination of the feasibility of the transaction from a legal and planning perspective, coordination of the activities of the team from the real estate department handling all aspects of the transaction, concentration and management of the legal and commercial negotiations, handling various financing solutions for the transaction, and up to the drafting and signing of the agreements and marketing documents relating to the transaction. Concurrently, Adv. Wechsler is involved in the planning and regulatory proceedings, the construction process, the relevant tax aspects, and manages the legal-strategic side of the marketing and sale process of each of the projects being handled by the real estate department. Adv. Wechsler has accrued extensive experience in representing entrepreneurs in a wide variety of real estate transactions including in the residential field (including involvement in the urban planning of neighborhoods and sites), income-yielding real estate – offices, malls, and commercial centers, as well as the construction of factories and public buildings. Adv. Wechsler represents the firm's clients in real estate investment transactions inIsraeland abroad – in Europe, North America andLatin America, and has been involved in transactions of enormous scope entered into by clients of the firm with international entities of the largest in their field. Adv. Wechsler also specializes in providing legal and commercial advice to directors and managers of publicly traded real estate companies, and regularly advises office holders in these companies in their decision making processes in matters relating to transactions, legal disputes, strategic moves in the management of the company, and more. In addition, Adv. Wechsler represents the firm's clients in litigation cases uniquely related to the real estate field, including: commercial and contract disputes, dissolution of partnership in land, legal proceedings regarding real estate taxation and appreciation levy, planning and construction proceedings and the administrative petitions involved in these matters, dissolutions and receiverships, enforcement of encumbrances, consolidations and divisions, registration of land rights, and more. Adv. Wechsler has special expertise in administrative law and he represents the firm's clients in administrative petitions and in proceedings before the High Court of Justice in various matters against governmental authorities, including in the area of tenders, petitions against the Israel Land Administration, planning authorities, and the like.


Hebrew, English.


Member of Israel Bar Association.


LLB from Tel Aviv University, LLM in commercial law cum laude from Tel Aviv University in cooperation with the University of California at Berkeley.


Real estate: transactions

Within: Leading individuals

Ari Wechsler - Berkman Wechsler Bloom & Co Law Office

Within: Real estate: transactions

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.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments in Israel

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to