Firms To Watch: Real estate and construction

Ben-Yacov Law Firm demonstrates niche expertise in representing landowner groups on major redevelopment projects.
Real estate is a core practice at Miller & Co. Law Office, which is evidenced by its activity across the full life cycle of matters, including planning, construction and litigation.

Real estate and construction in Israel

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron's deep bench in real estate law translates into a broad practice with strong offerings in planning, construction, real estate related-taxation and litigation. Ranking among the key firms for urban renewal, the group is regularly called upon by leading real estate companies, such as Kardan and Shikun & Binui, to represent them on major projects. Department head Dor Shacham is recognised for his expertise in all areas of real estate law, including planning, transactional matters and litigation. Haim Waintrob sits the administrative law group and has a focus on planning and zoning. Real estate specialist Miriam Donin-Shoob and transactional partner Amnon Sorek are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Haim Waintrob; Dor Shacham; Ronen Yardeni

Other key lawyers:

Miriam Donin-Shoob; Amnon Sorek; Itay Chelouche

Key clients

SHIKUN & BINUI Real Estate + Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy

Kardan Real Estate Ltd.

Rotem Shani

The Meshulam Levinstein Group

Rubinstein Avraham & Co. Building Co. Ltd.

Metropolis (P.A.E) 2011 Urban Enterprises Ltd.

Boaz Gil Entrepreneurship

Zilbermintz and Son Ltd.

Oranim Projects

Shafir Engineering & Manufacturing

Representation of landowners in the most prestigious and highly valued lands in Israel

Beita Real Estate

Taavura Group

Blue square real estate

Azrieli Group

EDF-EN Israel

Netanel Group

The Israel Land Development Company LTD. (ILDC -“Akhsharat Haishuv”)

Yochananof (Nationwide chain of supermarkets)

Reality Investments

Kardan Israel

Work highlights

  • Advised Kardan Israel and Geva Real Estate on a NIS90m acquisition of land, which will include a logistics centre, a server farm, an automatic refrigeration warehouse and a ramp structure, with an estimated investment of NIS800m.
  • Represented more than 100 owners of apartments on Arlozorov Street in Tel Aviv in claims for damages connected to the construction of the Tel Aviv light rail.
  • Represented Shikun Binui Real Estate in several zoning plans in Netanya for the construction of new apartments, commercial real estate and offices.

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) stands out for the breadth and depth of its real estate offering, which was further augmented in 2021 with the hire of a large team from Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary, including its former managing partner and real estate specialist Eldad Koresh. The combined group brings to bear formidable experience across all aspects of large-scale real estate projects and transactions, with strong skill sets in planning, financing, construction and asset sales and acquisitions. High-profile figure Amir Chen is highly sought after for his experience in complex and flagship projects. Anat Sterenlib-Molkho is valued for her 'out-of-the-box thinking'. Other names to note include Efraim Levy, Michal Faktor and Sagi Hammer.

Practice head(s):

Amir Chen

Other key lawyers:

Eldad Koresh; Anat Sterenlib-Molkho; Efraim Levy; Michal Faktor; Sagi Hammer; Vered Tzror Jerasi; Boaz Tavor; Moran Rabbia-Perera

Testimonials

‘They have the biggest real estate team in the market. They understand real estate, not just the law but also the business.’

‘On real estate matters, we have been working with the FBC team for many years. They are very knowledgeable in the real estate sector and, most importantly, they make deals happen. They have a very deep team with excellent lawyers, they are very responsive, and always have the client’s best interest in mind.’

‘In my opinion, FISCHER has the best real estate practice in Israel, with a lot of experience in complex transactions. The firm knows how to lead us through the way to achieve our goals. I have worked with couple of the biggest firms in Israel but there is no compare, FISCHER is a league of their own.’

I have been advised by Adv. Anat Sterenlib-Molkho for many years and have always greatly appreciated her high level of professionalism, ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and ability to bring about a closing of a real estate deal on a tight and often challenging schedule, while fully maintaining our goals and having our interest at heart.

‘Adv. Sagi Hammer is a fantastic lawyer with a lot of knowledge and expertise in all aspects of real estate transactions. He is very well connected with major real estate ‘players’ in the market, including banks and local authorities, which helps in getting deals done. He is experienced in high-value and complex transactions, both commercial and residential.’

‘I work with Sagi Hammer and his team. Hammer is an outstanding real estate lawyer and advisor. He is the classic “deal maker” – business-oriented, highly committed, super talented and wise. Simply a pleasure to work with.’

As legal counsel of a leading real estate company, I have worked with many lawyers in the past and have been highly impressed with Vered Tzror Jerasi. I can attest that she is an exceptional real estate lawyer. She is thorough, dedicated, sees the full picture and yet is very detail-oriented.

Key clients

Gav Yam

Africa Israel Europe

Africa Israel Residence

Allied Real Estate Ltd.

Reit 1 Ltd.

Tidhar Construction Ltd.

Amot Investments Ltd.

Azorim Ltd.

Acro Real Estate Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Real Estate Ltd.

Hanan Mor Group Holdings 2006 Ltd.) Kacham Investments Company Ltd.(

Aura Israel – Entrepreneurship and Investments Ltd.

HKM Group

Landa Group

Tidhar-Harel Menivim Partnership

Yitzik Tshuva Group

Shagrawi Leibovich Development and Building Ltd.

Nevet Swiry

BEZALEL TRADE AND CONSTRUCTION LTD.

Afula Business Center (ABC)

Alami Igal & Co Ltd.

Sonol Israel Ltd. – Sonol Real Estate and Investments Ltd.

ECI Telecom Ltd.

The Silverstein Company

White City Buildings, JTLV Fund and Isrotel Hotels

Gazit Globe Israel Ltd.

Ram Aderet Group

Carasso Real Estate, Ltd.

Azrieli Group

Edmond de Rothchild Foundation (IL)

Union Properties Ltd.

Sufrin Group

Z.F. Building Company Ltd.

The Israel Structure Strengthening Company

The Jewish Agency of Israel

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ORT Israel

Gan Masaryk 2015 Ltd.

Kibbutz Yakum

Kibbutz Ein- Gev

Kata Holdings Ltd.

Talshir Group Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim

United Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Dekel Holdings

B.S.R Engineering and Development Ltd.

Clal Industries Ltd.

CPM Group

Lodzia Rotex Investments Ltd.

WAXMAN GOVRIN PLDHI JERUSALEM BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO. LTD.

Talshir Group Ltd.

IMI Systems Ltd

Tsabarim Entrepreneurship, Development and Investments Ltd.

Zvi Sarfati & Sons Investments & Constructions Ltd.

Finders TMI LTD

Venn City, Inc.

Grofit Construction Company

Wynn Anglo Israel Ltd

Madrid Capital

WILLA CITY 2019 LTD

Win Group

LEADER TOP CAPITAL FINANCE & CONSULTING LTD

SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.

RIETRIGER HERTZLIYA LTD

ADIS MARINA LTD

AKA REAL ESTATE COMPANY

BAT-YAM BEACH CO. ENTREPENEURSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT LTD

CARAVAN

Work highlights

  • Represented the The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in constructing a hi-tech industrial and business park in Jerusalem and subsequently representing the winning bidder in the tender, Gav Yam Land Corporation.
  • Advised Clal Industries, Shikun & Binui Real Estate and Africa Israel Residence on the development, planning and construction of a new neighbourhood in Nesher, at a estimated cost of over NIS3bn.
  • Represented a partnership between Tidhar and Harel on the purchase of contaminated land in Akko, the subsequent rights registration processes at the Israel Lands Authority and the rehabilitation of the land.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.'s full-service real estate practice has an impressive track record in headline-grabbing projects. The group advises on all aspects of major residential, commercial and industrial developments, with notable expertise in urban renewal matters. It also shines in transactions, where it is recognised for its experience in representing real estate companies and investors in the sale and acquisition of real estate assets. Levy Amitay specialises in large-scale projects and transactional matters and recently advised Israel Canada Rem on the acquisition of five plots sold by the Israel Land Authority. Avi Arad is recognised as a market leader for urban renewal matters. Of counsel Ari Wechsler remains active and has strong experience in cross-border issues.

Practice head(s):

Levy Amitay; Avi Arad

Other key lawyers:

Ari Wechsler; Guy Shalev

Testimonials

‘Staff are professional, always available at all hours of the day and according to the needs of the company.’

‘Always offers creative solutions. Control not only the legal aspect but also the business aspect.’

‘What makes the personal team excellent is the caring, willingness to help and extensive professional knowledge including providing workable and correct solutions to the company.’

Key clients

Property and Building Group

Canada Israel Group

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Neve Gad Ltd.

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd. (“Gav Yam”)

Azorim Investments in Development and Construction Company Ltd.

Electra Real Estate Ltd.

Gazit Globe Ltd.

Google (including Waze).

Shufersal Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Real Estate

BIG Shopping Centers Ltd.

Zemach Hammerman Ltd.

Israeli Properties Rental Corporation Ltd. (ISPRO)

Coca Cola Israel (The Central Bottling Company)

PBEL Property Development (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Menivim – The New REIT Ltd.

Meshulam Levinstein Contracting and Engineering Group Ltd.

Amot Investments Ltd.

Abu Yehiel – Building Company Ltd.

Dan Public Transportation Co Ltd.

The Elad Group

Playtika Ltd.

GF Real Estate Group.

Dell EMC Corporation

The Arison Group

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Morgal Investments (Russia)

Profimex Real Estate Management Ltd.

BST Group

Piedmont Enterprises Ltd.

EY Israel, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited

The Hatzi Hinam Group

EFI Capital

S.G.S. Building Company Ltd.

The ILDC Group (Hachsharat Hayishuv)

Representing the developers of the ‘Creation Towers’ project in Tel Aviv: GF Tozeret Haaretz Ltd.; Sufrin Weissberg Tozeret Haaretz Ltd.; Bulthaup Investments Ltd.; Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd.

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Hadera Founders Co. Ltd.

Beyond Real Estate Investments Ltd.

Mivne Group

The winners of the tender for the acquisition of the Old Tel Aviv Central Bus Station: Meshulam Levinstein Contracting & Engineering Ltd., Shikun & Binui Real Estate Ltd.

Lev Haeer Ltd.

The Gabay Group

David Shahar Ltd.

Kadouri (Millennium) Investments & Assets Ltd.

Morad Yehezkel Ltd.,

Netanya on the Sea Ltd.

The City People Group

Rozio Group,

The Avenue Group

ZIM Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

S. Bar Development and Investments Ltd.

B.S.R. Group,

Y-Box

Z. F. Building Company Ltd.

Eshel Israel Urban Renewal Ltd.

Yossi Avrahami Civil Engineering Works Ltd.

Avney Hoshen Ltd.

YUKA Holding 2006 Ltd.

PB Urban Renewal

Kibbutzim College

MyHeritage Ltd.

Marathon Fund

Work highlights

  • Representing Canada Israel Group in all its real estate transactions and projects, worth tens of billions of shekels.
  • Representing Abu Yehiel – Building Company in several real estate transactions over the past year, including in the $130m acquisition of a controlling 62% stake in Arena Group.
  • Representing developers and tenants in dozens of urban renewal projects across Israel.

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. is equipped to act on all stages of a real estate project, with deep expertise in planning and construction, taxation-related matters and litigation — as well as transactional matters. It is routinely engaged to advise on a wide scope of residential, commercial, industrial and hotel projects and acts for some of the largest real estate companies in the country, including Melisron and Gav-Yam Land. Shlomo Cohen heads the real estate and construction department and has an emphasis on commercial, residential and retail transactions. Eyal Marom handles a diverse mix of real estate work, including planning and zoning-related matters. Lior Relevy is noted for real estate finance.

Practice head(s):

Shlomo Cohen; Eyal Marom

Other key lawyers:

Lior Relevy; Shiri Shani; Maya Hoftman; Itai Itzkovich; Yoad Cohavi

Testimonials

‘The team is comprised of knowledgeable, dedicated and hard workers.’

‘At the professional level, the firm covers all the commercial areas and taxes related to real estate. There is an ecosystem of real partnership, the business just works — and works very well.’

‘We value the people, their knowledge and their dedication.’

‘Shlomo Cohen and Yoad Cohavi are two excellent people both work well with the legal representatives of the other party, while being as firm as necessary. They know what points to fight for, and the ones to let go. Yoad is extremely thorough on the small details, and Shlomo never gives up the case!’

‘Head of the Real Estate Department, Adv. Shlomo Cohen and partner Adv. Lior Relevy are first-rate professionals and deal-makers in the full sense of the word, They have extensive knowledge in all aspects of real estate and corporate mergers, and above all have excellent interpersonal skills.’

Key clients

Gishmei Chaim Ltd.

Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd., White City Buildings Ltd.

Gav-Yam Land Ltd.

Melisron Ltd.

Property and Building Corp. (PBC)

Shikun and Binui Real Estate Ltd. Group

Vitania Ltd.

Ofer Investments Group

Dan Public Transportation

Nevo Dory

Tshuva Group; Elad Israel Residence Ltd., Delek Sea Maagan Ltd.

Getter Group Ltd.

Geva Real Estate Ltd.

BST Group Ltd.

Sugat Industries Ltd., Arison Group.

Meitav Dash Provident and Pension Ltd.

Amdocs Israel Ltd.

Clal Insurance Ltd.

Ramat Hovav Power Station

Mikiashvili Family

Work highlights

  • Represented Melisron on numerous matters, including negotiating the sale of approximately 60,000sqm in Phase C of the Vitanya project on La Guardia Street in Tel Aviv.
  • Advised Gav-Yam Land on a string of matters, including on a tender published by the Hebrew University for the establishment and operation of a business park for the hi-tech industry.
  • Represented Vitania Projects and Enterprise Management and Delek Motors on the NIS970m sale of an office tower and another building in the Vitania Tel Aviv project to a company from the Bank Hapoalim Group.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Herzog Fox & Neeman‘s real estate practice has an emphasis on sale and lease transactions as well as municipal taxation. Other core areas of expertise include planning and zoning, construction and urban renewal. Ariel Flavian is noted for urban renewal-related matters, both contentious and non-contentious. He is representing Rayk Group in an urban renewal project in the Kiryat Eliezer Neighbourhood, which involves the demolition of 220 units and the construction of 1000 units. Following the departure of former department co-head Moshe Hardi, transactional specialist Tsouriel Picard now co-leads the group alongside Flavian. The team additionally benefits from an impressive second line of associates, including Rani Hirsh (‘an excellent lawyer‘) and Idan Yehuda (‘quick-thinking and reactive‘).

Practice head(s):

Tsouriel Picard; Ariel Flavian

Other key lawyers:

Sharon Petel; Aviv Parienty; Karin Fried; Alon Abcasis; Eliran Doyev; Rani Hirsh; Idan Yehuda

Testimonials

‘Herzog Fox Neeman gives clients full legal coverage in all legal and business areas This firm is very well known in the market; being a client of HFN gets you serious treatment from the other side.’

‘Herzog Fox Neeman is the largest law firm in the country, boasting lawyers with a wide range of specializations. In practice, we received support and advice even when the main issue was not real estate. For example when the coronavirus pandemic began, HFN examined the consequences for our project. It also helped to find solutions when taxation issues were identified.’

‘The team I work with at HFN is very professional. They have strong expertise in real estate and they are very well known in the real estate market.’

‘Excellent office, provides excellent and professional service, available at different hours.’

‘Ariel Flavian is one of a kind. He is well known in the real estate market by all the key players, when he arrives to a meeting all other parties give him a lot of respect and know that he is the most knowledgeable figure in the area.’

‘The office has a serious urban renewal department with experience in the field. Alon Abcasis is an impressive and knowledgeable person who knows how to manage urban renewal projects. Associate Idan Yehuda is a professional lawyer, quick-thinking and reactive, he demonstrates proficiency in details.’ 

Rani Hirsh is an excellent lawyer. He works with me on daily basis and provides excellent service.

‘The firm’s employees are hardworking, experienced people with excellent interpersonal skills, including Dana Levy, Dan Mandelbaum and Tsouriel Picard.

Key clients

Asden Israel Ltd.

Rapyd Ltd.

Isracard Group.

Wolt Ltd.

Blackstone Private Equity.

Britania Israel Ltd.

Trigo investment group.

Reality Investment funds

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Rotshtein Real Estate Ltd.

Rotshtein Real Estate Urban Redevelopment Ltd.

Ganei Ben Zvi LTD

Nof Engineering LTD

H- Meitar Entrepreneurship Ltd.

A.B. Yuvalim Investments and Properties Ltd.

Assuta Medical Centers Ltd.

Nahalat Asher Limited Partnership.

Vardiya Partnership Ltd;

Kata Group;

Rambam Health Care Hospital – Friends of Rambam

Maar Tzafon Partnership

Israel Electric Corporation Ltd.

Facebook Israel Ltd.

Shlomo A. Angel Ltd.

New Era real estate development and project management Ltd.

Intel Israel limited.

Mobileye – Intel subsidiary

Bar Ilan University

Efgad building and environment Ltd.

Azrieli Group Ltd.

G Israel commercial centers Ltd.

Vishay advanced technologies Ltd.

WeWork Israel Ltd.

Panormama Zafon LTD

Ofek Batan – Vardiya Partnership

Gabay Group

Rayk Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Gazit Globe on the NIS215.5m sale of 50% of its rights in land at 2-4 Einstein Street in Tel Aviv to Shviro Rami Engineering Building & Investments and Chen and Itay Gindi Israel.
  • Represented Rotshtein Real Estate in the sale of private land in Kiryat Malachi, with building rights of approximately 350 residential units and an option agreement for approximately 650 residential units.
  • Represented Reality Investment Funds 3 in the NIS375m sale of 50% of its rights in property at 14-18 HaTehiya Street in Tel Aviv to Minrav Group.

Yigal Arnon & Co

Split between its Tel Aviv and Jerusalem offices, Yigal Arnon & Co's real estate practice handles the full range of real estate, construction and planning-related issues. The department is particularly recognised for its dominant urban renewal offering and it represents entrepreneurs and construction companies in numerous renewal projects, including Pinui Binui and TAMA 38 schemes. Hagit Bavly specialises in planning, construction and real estate transactions, including financings. Asaf Eylon is noted for his broad commercial and regulatory expertise. Adam Spruch has a focus on urban renewal projects. Naftali Nir is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Hagit Bavly; Asaf Eylon; Adam Spruch

Other key lawyers:

Naftali Nir

Testimonials

‘Working with Yigal Arnon & Co. is a wonderful experience – both personally and professionally. The YA team is well informed and business-oriented. Their hands on-approach is based on recognizing clients’ needs, identifying obstacles and delivering – on time – results. For those reasons, YA is always my first choice.’

‘The team provides deep understanding of all legal and commercial aspects of a project, led by a strong team leader who provides high-level services. Accurate and very professional.’

‘In my opinion this real estate team is the best in Israel, with strong know-how and good connections with all the relevant authorities.’

‘Deep team. Good coverage. Very professional. Know how to close deals.’

‘We are a non-profit, this is not our business but a one time project. The team was extremely helpful, providing guidance and constantly looking to protect us, given our non-commercial status, throughout the negotiations with the developer.’

‘Unique team with vast knowledge of the numerous verticals of the sector.’

‘We receive professional 24/7 service from the whole team, from junior to senior lawyers. Mostly Sivan Gilron Dotan and Adam Spruch.’

‘My main contacts in YA are Naftali Nir and Goor Koren. I find them both highly efficient, professional and dedicated. I am fortunate to work with Naftali and Goor whom I find as an asset to my business. They bring to the table innovative thinking, the ability to identify legal challenges and have always found ways to overcome obstacles.’

Key clients

Azrieli Group

Bank Leumi

Ofer Brothers – Engineering and Development Ltd.

Ruby Capital

Azorim

Azorim Construction (1965) Ltd.

Mr. Shlomo Eliyahu (owner of Migdal Group)

Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Investments (JTLV) 2 Equity Fund

Haim Zaken Construction & Investments

Unilever Israel

Michlol Urban Renewal Ltd.

Afikei Smadar Ltd. / Afikei Hayarden Group

Kotler Adika Construction

Harel Yizamot Investments

Arazim Ltd. (Oron Group)

Alulel Construction Company

Migdal Insurance and Financial Holdings Ltd

I. Mishal and Sons Entrepreneurship Ltd. (M-Tower Project)

Zahav Al HaPark (Jerusalem Spirit Project)

Tessera Enterprises and Investments (N.Z) Ltd.

Orot/Mofet Movie Theatre

Mitzpor Adomim Ltd. (Hadar Group)

Bait Vegag GL LTD

Work highlights

  • Representing Azrieli Group in the planning procedures for the Spiral Tower as part of the expansion of the Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv, including the approval of a city building plan for the expanded Azrieli Center and the approval of a design plan for the joint complex.
  • Representing Bank Leumi in financing transactions, including in financing the construction of evacuation projects involving hundreds of landowners.
  • Representing Azorim Construction in the financing of the NIS1.5bn Moment Bat-Yam project.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. houses a prominent urban renewal practice, which is routinely engaged by developers, real estate companies and private clients to advise on redevelopment matters, including pinui binui and TAMA 38 programmes. Planning and zoning is another strong suit, with key partner Avi Porten widely hailed as the market leader in this space. Other areas of experience include real estate transactions and hotel-related matters. Ishai Itsikovich specialises in urban renewal projects and is advising a raft of clients on pinui binui projects, including Asden Israel, Kramin Real Estate and Cardan Real Estate. Israel Attar and Eyal Mamo are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Avi Porten; Ishai Itsikovich; Israel Atar

Other key lawyers:

Eyal Mamo; Eliyahu Dahan;

Testimonials

‘Israel is one of the most complicated and bureaucratic countries for real estate construction and planning in general and urban rejuvenation particularly. As a CEO in a real estate company that specializes in construction, planning and urban rejuvenation, I have to surround myself with the best service givers, and lawyers in particular. I am grateful for the honour of working with the best lawyers from Agmon.’

‘The team works in great synergy together. Their strength is their great experience in complex real estate projects, and also the fact that the real estate and planning and construction teams work together as one team, so they are able to assist with all the stages of my projects, and anticipate any issues.’

‘I value their dedication, their fresh and relevant perspective, and their ability to come up with creative and interesting solutions. They are true professionals, and it shows in every step of the way.’

The real estate and planning and construction teams were very available, always ready to help, and provided great expert service, and very valuable advice. They offered some professional solutions that were very creative and helpful, and they are great at negotiating with apartment owners and service providers.’

The firms biggest innovation is being on top of, and a part of the country’s fast changing laws and processes. They are very respected by their clients, law makers, authorities and law firms. they have a record of changing small regulation decisions, as well as very big nation wide policies.’

I trust Agmon fully for all agreements and negotiations due to the appreciation they receive from all parties involved. In some negotiations, even though I feel like we’ve reached a common ground, they keep negotiating for better results.’

‘I worked mainly with Ishai Itsikovich, who is a leader in real estate and urban renewal in Israel. I received personal guidance from him.’

‘Ishai Itsikovich is a leading lawyer in real estate in Israel. He has great knowledge of the industry and the market, more than anyone I know. He always finds a solution to any problem I may present to him.’

Key clients

Israel-Canada

Asden Israel

Delek Group

Matzlawi

Asia Group

Clalit Heathcare

The Academy of the Hebrew Language

Mexico Israel Development

Carel Group

Peak Urban Renewal

Kramin Real Estate

Hahsharat ha Yeshuv

Maoz Daniel

Work highlights

  • Represented Asia Group in the NIS175m sale of a vacant lot, located at Hadera City’s beachfront, to Asden Real Estate.
  • Represented Matzlawi Construction in a co-operation agreement with ICR for a urban renewal beachfront project.
  • Represented Asden Israel in a NIS700m pinui binui project, designed to demolish 144 residential units and build 350 units in a prime location in Jerusalem.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary's real estate practice saw some major changes during 2021, including a merger with Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein, Avigad & Co., which is expected to be particularly fruitful on the real estate side. New arrivals to the team include new department lead Amitai Erlich, urban renewal head Ori Avigad and real estate litigator Boaz Edelstein. Urban renewal work is a notable sweet spot and the group has been involved in over 150 such projects, including NOP 38 and pinui binui schemes.

Practice head(s):

Amitai Erlich; Ori Avigad

Other key lawyers:

Boaz Edelstein; Moshe Matalon; Ranit Kessous Katz

Testimonials

‘The real estate department is a one big family. Working with APM’s real estate lawyers shows you the importance of this united group where each invests his expertise – Real Estate, Finance, Taxation, Urban planning, all working together.’

‘GEE law’s real estate department (now Amit Pollak Matalon) is a very professional, devoted and trustworthy department and working with it is a very pleasant experience. We have been dealing with many issues, not necessarily similar, during an inconvenient time (e.g. Covid-19) and received a wonderful and professional service, from A to Z.’

‘After working with other firms in this practice area in the past, I have finally found a firm which is very professional, caring, understands clients’ requests and needs, is very good at negotiating with the counterparties, etc. The main thing that stands out is its professionalism: it very good at understanding and reflecting the current applicable laws and applying it into the negotiated deals.’

‘Always available. Professional in the various fields of real estate business. Help not only in the legal field, but also in closing deals. Pleasant to meet with them.’

‘They are specialized in real estate and wealth management and do superb work for us.’

‘This firm is unique because of its diversity, high level of professionalism and excellent relationship with their clients.’

‘Amitai Erlich has the ability to make a deal happen, even if it looks hard to achieve. The teams under Amitai know that there are no limitations on the efforts and energy needed to be invested to make a deal happen. Also, the diversification of Amitai’s practice helps to get a transaction done, as today’s deals are no longer simple, and most mix a few aspects of real estate law.’

‘Adv. Amitai Erlich has a very high level of personal involvement in my cases. He demonstrates an exceptional level of professionalism together with great human relationship skills.’

Key clients

Caesarea Investments Ltd and the Nassimi family

Azorim Construction Company and Mr. Friedman

Bank Hapoalim Ltd. – the real estate and property sector

The Gabay Group

Issta Lines Group

The Hebrew University

Reisdor group

Ampa Group

Boulevard Fund

Yigal & Moshe Gindi, Mr. Avi Zeitouni

Yuvalim Group

Yitzhak Ofer Construction and development Company Ltd.

Tal Bar Group

David Shahar and Sons Ltd.

Leny Group

Trigo Group

The Rimon Group

XO Holding Ltd.

Fogler Investments

Nahara Development Group

Alaluf family

Reit Azorim – H.F. Living

Ampa – Yuvalim

Sufrin Group

YAAZ develop and construction

Sasson Hogy Group

Work highlights

  • Advising the previous and current owner in connection with all matters relating to the NIS1bn-plus clock project in the Old City of Jaffa.
  • Advising on the development of the Central Park 17 project, valued at over NIS3bn, in the southern city of Be’er Sheva.
  • Advising The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the development of a new hi-tech park on the university’s campus.

Gindi-Caspi, Advocates and Notary

Gindi-Caspi, Advocates and Notary's firm-wide focus on real estate ensures that it is well versed in all key pillars of related law, with strong offerings in planning and rezoning, urban renewal, real estate transactions and litigation. The group acts for a mix of private and public sector clients, including real estate companies and municipal authorities, and it also acts for individuals. Urban renewal projects are a key specialism, with Ziv Caspi widely revered for his experience in large-scale evacuation-reconstruction projects. Yaacov Gindi and Shay Eliav are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Caspi; Yaacov Gindi; Shay Eliav; Adam Tsesvan; Herut Ben Yair; Eliran Dadon; Liron Rot; Adi Supraski; Sarit Sapir

Key clients

Tzvi Tzarfati & Sons Real Estate Corporate

Gindi Group – Chen and Itay Gindi Ltd.

Almog Demolish and Build Ltd.

Almog (C.D.A.I.) Ltd.

Or Liri Ltd. – Naveh – Gad Building Development Ltd.

Zelig Shimshon & Co Contractors Ltd.

Afik HaYarden Ltd

The Dunitz Brothers Ltd.

TARYA P2P LTD.

Africa Israel Investments Ltd.

The Historic Winery Compound of “Carmel Mizrahi” – a limited partnership

Grande Monte Ltd.

Aura Israel ltd.

Partnership of M.G.I.R Management Ltd., Tidhar and Akro Real Estate

Oz Yesodot Mishmarot Ltd.

Ildc group ltd.

Sabit Ltd

AFRICA URBAN RENEWAL LTD

D.A.L Investments Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Tzvi Tzarfati & Sons Real Estate Corporate on all stages of various TAMA 38 projects across Israel, comprising hundreds of residential units.
  • Advising Gindi Group (Chen and Itay Gindi) on contracting projects across Israel, comprising over five hundred residential units.
  • Advising Almog Demolish and Build several demolition and rebuild projects, including thousands of residential units, a commercial centre and public buildings.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries is arguably best known for its dominant urban renewal practice, which represents developers and residents in complex projects, including advising Metropolis in multiple urban renewal projects totalling over NIS2bn. The firm also acts on financings, asset sales and acquisitions and cross-border matters. Managing partner Itzhak Narkiss is sought after for his experience in real estate transactions. Tamar Firon Smorodinsky specialises in representing contractors and construction companies on real estate development projects. Shay Huberman and Ronen Maor are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Itzhak Narkiss; Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky

Other key lawyers:

Ronen Maor; Shay Huberman

Testimonials

‘The real estate and infrastructure teams are solution-oriented and sharp even when it comes to small details. They are meticulous and have excellent response times. The team’s work is highly efficient and effective and they maintain the same high standard of work even when things are hectic and there is a lot of pressure. Excellent choice for a long-term legal relationship.’

They are highly professional, experienced and smart. Always problem-solving, they provide lots of assistance in negotiating commercial issues. Above all, they are always available and supply quick updated responses.’

‘M. Firon is our only law firm in various sectors, that means intensive work on numerous projects. The mutual work includes everything: financing, planning, construction, tenders, commercial, corporate, litigation and more. During all that work, and even through hectic times, I find Firon to be the best there is. They deliver a package full of skills: legal, commercial, financial, along with priceless experience and motivation.’

‘I have been working with Firon’s team for many years. They are the no. 1 firm in real estate in Israel. Although they represent many large clients in this field, they give you their full attention as well as best legal service. They are always willing to go the extra mile and come up with a solution which will make the client feel good. They will not rest until we are satisfied and will deliver things in no time.’

The team has a lot of experience in real estate, and they provide us with on-going legal services in all kind of related real estate issues and transactions. They really understand their clients’ needs, and always are very quick to respond.’

‘Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky is in charge of everything and handles the department in a way that ensures the best coordinated service to the client. Tami herself is a brilliant lawyer, with second-to-none experience in various fields who lives and breathes real estate.’

‘Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky is a very experienced real estate lawyer, and always solves our problems. Sivan Atias is also very experienced in the real estate field, and we always enjoy working with her.’

‘We worked mainly with Zvi Firon, Itzhak Narkiss, Ronen Ketzef and Jacob Enoch. They worked very well together. Their expertise and advice was invaluable. The partner we were working with had to take a year off for personal issues, Jacob stepped in and we did not miss a beat. This speaks to the size of the firm but also the quality of the attorneys and their internal communication skills.’

Key clients

Ashtrom Group

Ashdar and Ashdar Boutique

Acro Nadlan

Migdal Insurance Company

Adam Shuster

Hanan Mor Group

Geshem Lemishtaken

AZORIM-LIVING REIT Fund

Gindi Group and Y.B Nir Ltd.

Beit Gamliel

Top Capital

Clalit Health Service

Israel Kanyonim

Metropolis Urban Renewal and Real Estate Entrepreneurship

Gazit Globe

Bahari Plotkin

Apartment for rent

Karkaot Israel

Amidar

Aviv Group

B.S.T Group

Ken Hator

Geshem

REP (Real estate participations)

Harel Insurance Company

Om Brothers

Azorim

Yafo Tel Aviv

E.F.I Nativ Real estate Development Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Ashdar in various residential projects all over Israel, from the initial stages through to financing and marketing and sales.
  • Representing Adam Shuster on 15 urban renewal projects, estimated at over NIS1bn.
  • Advising Azorim Living REIT fund on its acquisitions of hundreds of residential units at four different sites in Haifa.

Meitar Law Offices

Meitar Law Offices advises on the full life cycle of real estate matters, from planning and development, through to financing and the sale and purchase of real estate assets. The group leverages its premier corporate and M&A practice to excel in real estate transactions, with strong experience in advising lenders, funds, corporate occupiers, developers and construction clients on real estate deals. Department head Hanni Avinery is a 'real rainmaker' and handles the full range of real estate transactions, development projects and litigation. Alon Yoeli is also well versed in contentious and non-contentious real estate matters. Ofer Freilich is noted for his 'business understanding'.

Practice head(s):

Hanni Avinery

Other key lawyers:

Alon Yoeli; Ofer Freilich; Nir Lerer; Danna Martsiano

Testimonials

‘A professional law firm that gets into the details and protects me as a client, but also does everything it can to close the deal.’

‘Hanni Avinery is the diamond in the crown of Meitar firm! She knows everyone, she knows every transaction and she is a real rainmaker. If you want a transaction to happen, let Hanni handle it.’

‘Professionality and responsiveness, these are the keys. Hanni Avinery as the leading/managing partner of the department, Nir Lerer as the young partner and Danna Martsiano as the leading associate are pushing forward and well connected. They know everything and everyone.’

‘Ofer Freilich is a professional lawyer, but he is not just a lawyer; he has business understanding and leads very complex real estate deals.’

Nir Lerer is a promising young partner. Danna Martsiano is a leading associate who will probably be a partner soon...’

Key clients

Acro Real Estate

Elad Israel Residences Ltd

Bank Hapoalim

Azrieli Group

Shlomo Bruner

Sella Capital

Robav Properties Company Ltd.

Monday.Com Ltd

Riskiefied ltd.

Oliander

Bait Vegag

Avraham Rubinstein & Co.

Rothschild 22

Ofer Investments

Bank Leumi

Lightricks

Tzinorot

Azorim Construction Company Ltd

Delek Group Ltd.

Caesarstone Ltd.

Mayer’s Cars & Trucks

Arcod Gurkan Ltd.

Western Digital Israel

Zota Holdings Ltd.

Rav Bariach (08) Industries Ltd.

JTLV Investments

JVP

Hachotrim

Arena Star Group

Gazit Globe

Mivne Group

Ezra & Bitzaron

Broadcom

Work highlights

  • Represented Bank Hapoalim in its NIS970m acquisition of a tower in Tel Aviv from Vitania and D.M.R. Assets (1995).
  • Acted for Acro Real Estate on a $1.1bn large-scale project for the establishment of residential, office and commercial spaces in Da Vinci Street in Tel Aviv.
  • Represented Elad Israel Residences in the $225m sale of 550 residential units in the Park TLV project in Tel Aviv.

Shibolet & Co.

Shibolet & Co. is well known for its track record in real estate finance, where it advises a mix of borrowers, banks, funds and insurance companies on lending transactions, investments and securitisations. The group also handles a steady stream of project development matters and property disputes. Yair Salomon focuses on advising municipalities on real estate matters, including development projects. Ofer Zuzovsky specialises in large-scale real estate projects, including sales, lease and construction-related issues. Eran Balint has a significant international dimension to his practice and routinely advises foreign clients on Israeli real estate investments. Michal Gottesman-Barak specialises in real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Yair Salomon; Ofer Zuzovsky; Eran Balint; Michal Gottesman-Barak

Other key lawyers:

Vica Schreiber; Omer Elimelech; Inbal Puny

Testimonials

‘One of a kind.’

‘Very professional and reachable.’

Key clients

ICR- Israel Canada Rem Residence

S. Shlomo Insurance Company Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim

Clal Insurance Company Ltd

Discount Bank

Efgad Building and Environment Ltd.

Hachshara Insurance Company Ltd

Yochelman Group

Hanan Mor Group-holdings Ltd.

Gindi Holdings Ltd. (including its subsidiaries)

Gindi Chen & Itai Group Ltd.

Harel Insurance Company

Izaki Investments Group

Kedar Mivnim Ltd.

Leader Top Capital

Nakash Brothers Group

Netnael Group

The Municipality of Jerusalem

The Municipality of Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Phonix Insurance Ltd.

Azorim

Credito

A. R. Reem Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

Kibbutzim College

Shaked Partners

Work highlights

  • Representing ICR- Israel Canada Rem Residence in several projects totalling $2.8bn.
  • Representing Gindi Holdings in the NIS2bn sale of 1,000 apartments in the Bait Bapark residential project in Or Yehuda.
  • Advising Kedar Mivnim on large-scale real estate projects, including combination projects, worth a combined $500m.

Tadmor Levy & Co

Tadmor Levy & Co. has a focus on real estate projects, with strong expertise in representing construction companies, banks, urban renewal funds and real estate entrepreneurs on the financing and development of projects. Urban renewal schemes are a particular strong suit, exemplified by the group's advice to a joint venture of Mivney Ophir Group, Mishab Housing Construction & Development and Y.H. Dimri Construction & Development on the $168m I.M. GIVATAYIM pinui binui project. Department head Sigal Shapira has experience across the full range of construction, development and transactional matters, with notable expertise in the urban renewal space. Shoam Keren specialises in construction and zoning.

Practice head(s):

Sigal Shapira

Other key lawyers:

Shoam Keren

Key clients

Friedman Chachshoori Engineering and Building Company Ltd.

JV of Y. H. Dimri Construction & Development Ltd. and Ophir Urban Renewal Group Ltd.

Max It Finance Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

The Faire Fund II – Limited Partnership

Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG)

JV of Y.H. Dimri Ltd Construction and Development Ltd and New Israel Land Development Ltd.

Iskoor, Macsteel Global and other shareholders of Iskoor

JV of Mishab Housing Construction & Development Ltd., the Mivney Ophir Group and Y.H. Dimri Construction & Development Ltd.

Decathlon Group

Association for the Well Being of Israel’s Soldiers (“AWIS”)

Avi Cranes Group Ltd.

Shaniv Paper Industries Ltd.

Ophir Group Ltd.

Keren Lehashkaot Bait Vegag G.L. Ltd.

Hof Ha’tzuk Limited Partnership

Y.H Dimri Construction and development Ltd.

The Gesser Family

The Jewish Agency for Israel

Ramat Gan Municipality Local Zoning and Construction Board

Mishab Housing Construction & Development Ltd.

Aapartment owners of three projects (Asherman St., Harav Maymon St.

JV of Y.H. Dimri Construction and Development Ltd. and Avisror Moshe and Sons

The City Architects Company ltd.

Organization and development company on behalf of the apartment owners in the Jaffa Gimel neighborhood

Israel Weapon Industries (I.W.I.) Ltd

A.B. Yuvalim Investments and Assets Ltd.

Enav Group

Kardan Real Estate Ltd

Various rights holders of a large compound in Be’er Yaakov

Amidar

Various rights holders of a couple of 2 separate large compounds in Givatayim

Bank Leumi Israel Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for Kardan Real Estate on a large-scale, multi-party transaction in relation to a new neighbourhood in Netanya.
  • Representing Shanghai International Port Group in the financing, planning, construction and operation of the new Haifa Port.
  • Advising Israel Discount Bank on the financing of large-scale transactions and projects, totalling over NIS3billion during the last year.

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates' comprehensive real estate practice advises on all key real estate sectors, with its recent work spanning residential, office, commercial, industrial and hotel projects. Among its strong suits, the firm handles a significant volume of urban renewal-related matters, where it represents real estate developers and companies as well as tenant groups. It is also well versed in advising both borrowers and lenders on real estate financings. Avi Ben-Yaacov is recognised the breadth of his real estate practice, with strong experience in finance, construction, urban renewal and purchases and sales. Revital Reuven is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Avi Ben-Yaacov; Revital Reuevn; Tomer Tzadok; Orel Bar Dayan; Idan Matlin

Testimonials

‘A very professional law firm. Available to customer. High service awareness, particularly Avi Ben Yaakov.’

Key clients

Africa Israel Residences Ltd.

AFI Properties Ltd.

Africa Israel Investments Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

Tel Aviv Beach Plaza

Orbit Communications Systems Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Gav-Yam Property & Building Corp. of IDB Group

IGI Investments (Izaki Group – Renanot Enterprises and Investments Ltd.)

Bank Leumi LeIsrael Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Africa Israel Residences, and its partners, on several real estate projects.
  • Representing Aharoni Group in several real estate projects, including in the construction of multiple buildings in Netivot.
  • Advising Israel Discount Bank on multiple financing transactions, including on a NIS154m loan to a developer in connection with a TAMA 38/2 project in Tel Aviv.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co brings to bear deep experience in urban renewal projects, where it advises both developers and homeowners on city renewal plans, including TAMA 38 and pinui binui schemes. It also frequently advises on real estate finance and municipal tax-related issues. Department head Omer Gadish advises private and public sector clients on real estate transactions and development projects. Amir Amar is noted for real estate transactions and contentious construction cases. Aharon Barda is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Omer Gadish; Amir Amar

Other key lawyers:

Aharon Barda

Testimonials

‘Very professional team with strong business acumen, particularly Amir Amar and Jacob Cohen.’

‘Professional, available, provides very good service.’

‘Eli Eshel, Meytal Katz-Rozenberg, Yaniv Dekel, Amir Amar are very professional, relatively available and provide added value.’

Key clients

Cnaan Group, Entrepreneurship and Urban Renewal Ltd.

Itzhaki group

BST GROUP

Mivne Group

Shriki Group

Gindi investment Ltd.& Gindi Tower Tel Aviv Ltd.

Shapir industries ltd

Delek Real Estate Ltd.

Aura Israel Development and Investments Ltd.

Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd.

The Phoenix investment and finance Ltd,

PHI Networks

Hanan Mor Holdings Group Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Gindi Tower Tel Aviv on all aspects of a major residential project.
  • Representing Cnaan Group, Entrepreneurship and Urban Renewal on a string of urban renewal projects, including pinui binui and TAMA 38 projects.
  • Advising Aura Investments on the sale of 217 residential units spread over eight buildings.

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) advises clients across an array of planning and zoning issues, project development, real estate transactions and litigation. On the urban renewal front, the firm is advising developers and tenants on projects worth over NIS5bn. Real estate finance and hotel-related matters are also key pillars of the practice. Gilad Maoz, who splits his time between New York and Israel, is noted for his expertise in the hotels sector. Erez Gurion has significant experience in real estate finance. Yoav Zahavi is noted for urban renewal.

Practice head(s):

Gilad Maoz; Erez Gurion; Yoav Zahavi

Other key lawyers:

Yehuda Zahavi

Testimonials

‘ERM is our “in-house” law firm and they have acted on all our real estate transactions, including high-profile transactions, for over two decades! The firm is a “one-stop-shop” for all commercial and real estate matters, and their commercial and comprehensive overview of our business gives us great comfort.’

They are one of a kind because of their “hands-on” approach and personal involvement in every transaction is something that is very rare in today’s market. Needless to say, their professionalism and understanding of the market have no parallel.’

‘ERM has vast experience in handling all kinds of real estate deals, in Israel and abroad, and they gained a unique expertise in hotels which is very notable when it comes to handling complex negotiations, deals closings, getting funds and permits, working with governmental entities etc.,’

‘What makes the firm unique in my opinion, is the dedicated care and broad vision in all aspects – taxation, financial, legal and risk management. Beyond that, the quality of the work and the personal attitude can be felt by the fact that one of the partners always handles every issue and accompanies you all the way, 24/7.

‘We work mainly with Yehuda Zahavi and Yoav Zahavi. They excel first and foremost, in their excellent legal capabilities, their comprehensive view on every aspect of the deal, and their responsiveness. Their creativity, business understanding, and legal expertise make them the “deal closers” that they are. For them there is never a problem – always a creative solution.’

‘The partners, Gilad Maoz and Yoav Zahavi accompanied us in a number of transactions. It is important for me to note the high level of availability, from moment to moment, in order to promote the closing of transactions. They think outside the box, understand the situation and exercise professional judgment accordingly.’

‘We worked mainly with Gilad Maoz and Erez Gurion and we highly recommend! Top professionals, resourceful and insightful. They are also really target focused and attentive to their client’s needs – so as their client, you get a service that answers all your interests, not only in the legal side. They truly “get” things.’

‘We worked mainly with Gilad Maoz and Erez Gurion. They are exceptionally savvy lawyers, goal oriented and deal closers. They know how to fulfill their clients’ interests, even in the most competitive multiplayer environment.’

Key clients

Ampa Real Estate Ltd.

Tshuva Group (Elad Israel Residential / SE/ Mermaid hotels)

The Brown Hotels Group (Luxurious boutique hotels chain) and The Weizman Family (The Owners of Grand City Hotels chain in Europe)

Avney Derech

Leumi Bank

Bank Hapoalim

Jerusalem Bank

Mercantile Bank

Ruby Capital (Formerly Ruby Nadlan)

Ampa Capital Business Finance

Canadian Yizum

Rio Group

Ariel Yazamut

Demri Real Estate

Dopaz Investments

Expo Fund

Fresenius Medical Care

Gamla Harel Ltd. & Gamla Millennium Ltd.

Gazit Globe (G. Israel Commercial Centers)

The Mivne Group

Leader Top Capital

Red Sea Group

Minhal Megurim

Noga Real Estate

P.B. Pinui Binui Company Ltd.

SAL Real Estate

Shemi Ashkeloni

The Bardugo Group

The City People

The CPM Group

The Fattal Hotels Group

The Ohana Group

The Shoval Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank Leumi on multiple real estate finance deals (residential and commercial projects), with a total value of over NIS3bn over the past year.
  • Advised companies of The Tshuva Group on a broad scope of real estate development projects, hotels and real estate finance.
  • Advised Mivne Real Estate on three transactions for the purchase of commercial assets and land across the country, for a total value of NIS200m.

Gross Law Firm – GKH

Gross Law Firm – GKH had a strong year on the construction side, where it advised a slew of developers on projects across the country, including Peretz Boney Hanegev and Zohar & Zafrir Sharbat. The group is also skilled in real estate transactions and contentious matters. Department head Israel Aziel covers the gamut of real estate matters, including planning and zoning, construction projects, purchase and sale transactions and litigation. Yael Mirone Mezamer is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Israel Aziel

Other key lawyers:

Yael Mirone Mezamer

Key clients

Peretz Boney Hanegev Ltd.

Zohar & Zafrir Sharbat Ltd.

Chen and Itai Gindi Israel Ltd.

Rami Shabiru Engineering Construction and Investments Ltd.

Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh – Infrastructure Ltd.

Sharbat Brothers Construction Company

Zim Urban

Etz HaShaked Engineering

Aspen Group Ltd,

Prashkovsky Investments and Construction Ltd.

Mivney Taasia (of the Mivne Group)

Ayala Agam Real Estate Consulting Ltd.

Refael Nadlan (Refael Real Estate Group)

Calcalit Jerusalem Ltd.

Grofit Construction Ltd

Grofit Yesodot Ltd.

Oz Yesodot Eitanim

Growth Israel Urban Development Ltd.

New Reality Ltd.

Shhakim Real Estate Group

Gad Nazareth Mor Ltd.

Hizuk Plus of the Tama 38 Group Ltd.

Edri & Shahar Entrepreneurship & Construction Ltd.

Kidmat Eden Ltd.

Y.D.E. Menivim Ltd.

Eran YD Entrepreneurship and Construction Group Ltd.

Shabaty Hay Ltd.

Be’er Sheva Municipality

Ramat Hasharon Municipality

Bat Yam municipality

Keren Kayemet LeIisrael Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF)

Netivei Israel – The National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd.

Kupat Holim Meuhedet

System Management Company Ltd.

Jerusalem District Electricity Co. Ltd.

The Rashi Foundation

Leumi Partners Ltd.

Adams Fund Management Ltd.

More Provident Funds Ltd.

Clal Insurance Company Ltd

Harel Insurance Company – Investment Division

IDB development Corporation Ltd.

Strauss Group Ltd.

Azrieli Group

IPC Jerusalem Ltd.

M.S.K.S. Cheetah Real Estate Investments Ltd.

Ashdod Bonded Ltd.

Hotel Eden Nursing Homes in Nahariya Ltd.

Amazon

Mr. Mony Harel – Silon Sport Marketing (1989) Ltd.

Marine Ties Investment Ltd

Modi’in Ezrachi

David Czapnik & Sons

S.I.E. Ashkelon Ltd.

Hartland Israeli Entrepreneurs

Hewlett Packard

Etablishment Nahal

DTCP israel Ltd.

Energix Group

Wolfson Clore Mayer Corp. Ltd.

Ezra I.R. Bros. Building Co. Ltd.

Inovytec Medical Solutions Ltd.

AYM Holdings Ltd.

Verint Systems

AOL

Vitania Ltd.

Biolojic Design Ltd.

MI CompanyB.V Ltd.

Otonomo Technologies Ltd.

Senso-Optics Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Leumi Partners on real estate matters, including investment and finance activities.
  • Represented Chen and Itay Gindi Israel in several matters, including in the successful tender for a plot of land that will become a large-scale residential and commercial project.
  • Advised Peretz Boney Hanegev on construction projects throughout the country.

Lipa Meir & Co

Lipa Meir & Co continues to shine in urban renewal matters and it is advising the Prashkovsky Group on urban renewal projects in Rishon LeZion and Holon, among other developments. The practice is also recognised for its regulatory expertise in kibbutzim and moshavim-related matters. Erez Tik frequently represents developers in real estate and hotel projects. Yariv Shalom has a robust transactional practice. Roy Aiz is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Erez Tik; Yariv Shalom; Roy Aiz

Other key lawyers:

Dor Avinery

Testimonials

‘Attorneys who work around the clock for the client.’

‘We really appreciate the work with the firm and especially Mr Dor Avinery.’

Key clients

The Israel Land Development Company Ltd.

Yachin Group (Yachin Hakal Ltd.)

Migdal Insurance Group

Prashkovsky Group

Mega Or Holdings Ltd. (public company)

Sufrin Group

Harel Insurance Group (“Harel”)

Astral Hotels

Hazera Seeds Ltd.

Big Shopping Centres Ltd (TASE: BIG)

Kardan Real Estate Ltd.

Electra Investments

Israel Postal Company

Bonei Hatichon Civil Engineering and Construction Ltd.

E.F.I. Nativ Development Ltd.

Massad Oz Investments Ltd.

Kfar Azar Cooperative

Moshav Magshimim

Havatzelet Hasharon

Magen Engineering and Construction Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Astral Group on several hotel projects, including on the NIS500m purchase of the 5-star Queen of Sheba hotel and commercial centre from the Tshuva Group.
  • Advised Israel Land Development Company on various projects, including on the Hachshara Campus project in Ramat Gan, which includes three office towers and a hospital.
  • Represented Prashkovsky Group in multiple real estate projects, including in a NIS1bn urban renewal project in Rishon LeZion.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.'s real estate practice has an emphasis on urban renewal matters and it is notably advising the Nofim Project on over 30 urban renewal matters across the country. The firm also advises homeowners on urban renewal projects. Other areas of activity include property sales and acquisitions, lease agreements and real estate litigation. Shmuel Lechner advises corporate and private clients on project development, real estate transactions and administrative law issues.

Practice head(s):

Shmuel Lechner

Testimonials

‘I used to work with this team in the past, they are excellent. Very professional, knowledgeable, efficient. Great lawyers .’

‘It is my privilege to recommend Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co for their dedicated, serious and professional service. Its team is supporting our most complex real estate projects in the most professional manner possible, with patience and dedication.’

‘Among the strengths I can point to are reliability, integrity, professionalism, patience, kindness, dedication and frequent communication. Shmuel Lechner and Erez Sapir are well known for their phenomenal memory and mastery of the real estate field. They are charismatic, sophisticated, trustworthy and present excellent leadership and management skills.’

Key clients

Mivne Real Estate

Azorim

Carasso Nadlan

Ofer Investments

Gazit Globe

Gabay Group

Darban

Rami Dunietz

Yuvalim

Yaacobi Universal

Ezra & Bitzaron

Etgar Nadlan

Whitecity

Katav Group

Azega

Nofim

Netivim Darom

Yakuel Project company

Builders & Contractors Organization Tel Aviv

Amirey Zichron Yaacov

Mixer – TLV Lounge

Prashkovsky Investment and Construction

Egged

Radco Construction LLC

ICR – Israel Canada

FIMI

Mivne Real Estate

Azorim

Carasso Nadlan

Ofer Investments

Gazit Globe

Gabay Group

Darban

Rami Dunietz

Yuvalim

Yaacobi Universal

Ezra & Bitzaron

Etgar Nadlan

Whitecity

Katav Group

Azega

Nofim

Netivim Darom

Yakuel Project company

Builders & Contractors Organization Tel Aviv

Amirey Zichron Yaacov

Mixer – TLV Lounge

Prashkovsky Investment and Construction

Egged

Radco Construction LLC

ICR – Israel Canada

FIMI

Work highlights

  • Advising Mivne Real Estate on a mixed-use project which involves the construction of 95,188sqm of commercial property, 78,800sqm of residential property and 2,240sqm of public areas.
  • Advising Nofim Limited on the Promoting City Building Plan (TABA), and the evacuation, demolition and construction issues related to the development of 900 residential and commercial units in Kfar Sava.
  • Advising 422 owners of residential units in connection with an urban renewal project in the Neve Ofer neighbourhood of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries

S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries advises entrepreneurs, government bodies and private landowners on a broad mix of planning, construction and urban renewal matters. The group particularly stands out for its strong experience in income-producing real estate and acts for Gav-Yam, Summit and Matam on rental and lease agreements. Managing partner Hadar Tal specialises in construction and infrastructure development.

Practice head(s):

Hadar Tal

Key clients

Shragawi entrepreneur and Constraction (SBC) Ltd. And Shragawi Leibowits Ltd.

K.M.A Ltd. / Liberty Ltd.

Matam Scientific Industries Center Haifa Ltd

Summit Mavki’im Limited Partnership

Amos Luzon Group, entrepreneur and Energy Ltd.

Dar Nofarim Ltd.

Y.B Ziv Construction and Properties Ltd. And Ram-Motzkin Ltd.

A.M Papushado Ltd.

Gav-Yam Land Corporation Ltd. (a subsidiary of Properties and Construction IDB)

Hayal Properties (1991) Ltd.

Hayal Properties and Investments Ltd.

Haifa University

Aleph AL Hayam Ltd.

The New Jaffa Towers (2016) Ltd.

Hadarom Container Terminal Ltd.

Almogim Holdings Ltd.

Zim Integrated Shipping Ltd.

Sharon & Nahav Ltd.

Misholim Entrepreneur and Construction Ltd

Common Sense Ltd.

Tnuva

S. Michelson Ltd.

B. Keren Assets (98) Ltd.

Holon Motors Ltd.

Shahaf Real Estate Ltd.

Arigim Ltd.

Lev Hmifratz Ltd.

Brosh Nir Ltd.

Rom Gaves

Sade Projects

Dori Constructions

Liba Tower Development & Construction Ltd.

Hemdat HaAretz Real Estate Ltd.

Aspen Group Ltd.

Hakfar Hayarok IMO Levi Eshkol

Work highlights

  • Represented Matam Scientific Industries Center Haifa in a transaction to rent 6,000sqm in a building currently being built in the industrial park.
  • Advised Amos Luzon Development and Energy Group on the sale of rights in the Elephant Junction project in Tel Aviv and in a joint transaction with the buyer to establish a project on the land.
  • Represented Gav Yam Land Corporation in an agreement with Apple for the lease of additional office space in the company’s property in Herzliya.

S. Horowitz & Co

Over the past year, S. Horowitz & Co handled a steady stream of real estate transactions, including asset sales and acquisitions, property financings and leasing arrangements. The group also advises on development-related matters, from planning through to construction. Avigail Kastiel maintains a diverse real estate practice, with experience in commercial and residential property transactions, as well as development projects and leasing. Leor Nouman combines strength in real estate and tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Avigail Kastiel; Leor Nouman

Other key lawyers:

Noa Glazer-Becher

Key clients

Kikar Hamedina Landowners

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Meuhedet Health Services

Amot Investments Ltd.

Minrav Holdings Ltd. and Megureit Israel Ltd.

Readymix Industries (Israel) Ltd.

Rights holders in the Old Train Station (“HaTachana”) complex in Tel Aviv

Purchasers of apartments in the Africa Israel project (Somail complex)

The Weizmann Institute of Science and the Weizmann Institute of Science Assets and Development (Mul Nof) Ltd.

The Tel Aviv University

H. Meitar Entrepreneurship Ltd.

Hadassah Foundation USA, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.

Reuben Family and Baum Family

Rights holders in “Benjamin-Yaakov-Herzl” complex in Rehovot

Zec.Kr.Su Ltd.

Levitas Family

Zohar & Zafrir Sharbat LTD

Israel Electric Corporation. Ltd. (IEC)

Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

Work highlights

  • Representing more than 260 rights holders in relation to the $1.2bn joint development of the Kikar Hamedina, a shopping square in Tel Aviv.
  • Representing Bank Hapoalim in various proceedings related to the collection of debts amassed by the Kahtan real estate group, worth over NIS1bn.
  • Advising Paz Oil Company on establishing a dedicated real estate company through the formation a subsidiary, to which properties owned by Paz Oil will be transferred.

S. Biran & Co

S. Biran & Co regularly secures key roles in major development projects, including advising Wholesale Market Company on the NIS10bn construction of a new neighbourhood in Tel Aviv. In addition to its experience advising landowners, the group also handles real estate transactions and developments for major real estate companies, including Shikun & Binui, Summit Real Estate Holdings and Shapir Housing and Building, as well as private clients, kibbutzim and moshavim. David Amid is noted for his experience in large-scale development projects in the urban, rural and agricultural sectors.

Practice head(s):

David Amid; Meir Porges

Testimonials

A very professional team. When you get these lawyers to represent you, you can be sure that you are in good hands.

They are available 24/7, and I know that they are here for us on any issue.

They have strong professional knowledge and excellent client service capabilities.’

Key clients

Shapir Housing and Building Ltd

Tnuva

Blue Square Real Estate Ltd

Wholesale Market Company [Landowner of the Tel Aviv Wholesale Market]

Amot Investments Ltd.

Shikun & Binui

Clalit Health Services

Israel Ports – Development & Assets Company Ltd

Dor Alon Energy

Summit Real Estate Holdings

Azrieli

Ceaser Hotels

Bank Hapoalim

Azorim

Kodak

Work highlights

  • Representing Wholesale Market Company, as the landowner, in the NIS10bn construction of a neighbourhood in Tel Aviv, comprising 2,300 housing units and a shopping mall.
  • Advising Shapir Housing and Building on numerous matters, including on the advancement of a municipal renewal plan in Petah Tikva.
  • Representing Shikun & Binui, and private landowners, on rezoning and improvements of land for the construction of a residential neighbourhood of approximately 2,500 housing units in Hadera.

Avraham Lalum & Co. Law Offices

Avraham Lalum & Co. Law Offices' internationally oriented practice is well versed in cross-border real estate projects, particularly those involving the US and Ukraine — it notably maintains an office in Kyiv. Closer to home, the group has an emphasis on urban renewal projects, including advising on planning and finance-related matters. Avraham Lalum has strong credentials in the urban renewal sector due to his longstanding experience in the area.

Practice head(s):

Avraham Lalum

Key clients

Azorim Investments in Development and Construction Company Ltd.

Ayalon Insurance Company Ltd.

Yuvalim Group

EXON Capital Group LLC

Eco City S.L Entrepreneurship and Construction Ltd.

KDD Group Ukraine

Eddi Caspi

Netanel Group

Lahav L.R Ltd & Tel Dan Ltd.

R&M Investments Ltd.

K.B.Y. Holdings Ltd.

Renovo Ltd

Hadar Group

HERTZIG Real Estate Group Ltd.

Almog 38 Ltd.

Gamliel Group

Amir Real Estate Investments Ltd.

Halman Aldubi

Ofek Sheli

Almogim Holding Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Exon Group on a project involving the construction of multi-storey buildings with hundreds of residential and commercial units in Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Advising Azorim and Acro Real Estate on a evacuation-reconstruction project in Tel Aviv, comprising six residential buildings with a total of 84 existing units and 120 new units which will be added to the space.
  • Advising Yuvalim Group on the initiation of a urban renewal project in Tel Aviv

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. advised tenant groups on a string of urban renewal projects over the past year, including advising landowners in the largest vacate and reconstruct project in Israel. The team is also distinguished by its strong experience in the Kibbutz sector, where it represents over 60 kibbutzim and co-operative societies on real estate matters. Eldar Adato specialises in zoning, planning, and residential projects. Terry Almozlino Arnon is noted for her close relationship with the Azrieli Group.

Practice head(s):

Eldar Adato; Terry Almozlino Arnon

Testimonials

An excellent firm that is able to provide solutions in many branches of the law.’

Key clients

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd. (INGL)

Landowners’ representation in Ramla, the largest vacate and reconstruct project in Israel.

Landowners’ representation in Tel Aviv. We are representing 160 landowners in the demolition of the entire complex and the construction of 474 new residential units.

Aspen Group

Landowners’ representation in Jerusalem, in a project that includes the demolition of the entire complex and the construction of 1050 new residential units.

Gindi Holdings

Tel-Aviv Centennial Properties Limited

Owners’ representation – Ibn Gabirol complex, Ashdod. We are representing 350 landowners in an urban renewal project in Ashdod worth USD 1.120 billion.

Marine Ties Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Azrieli Group on commercial real estate and real estate transactions.
  • Representing Israel Natural Gas Lines on all matters related to expropriation, including real estate disputes and negotiations with kibbutzim, co-operative agricultural communities, local authorities, and other utilities and individuals.
  • Representing 850 tenants in the largest vacate and reconstruct project in Israel, the Yoseftal Complex in Ramla.