Real estate and construction in Israel

Erdinast Ben Nathan Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron

Erdinast, Ben Nathan, Toledano & Co. with Hamburger Evron has strong expertise in residential and urban renewal projects, but the team is also regularly instructed in various other real estate projects. Its credentials in planning and zoning and large-scale transactions are exemplified by its extensive work for Shikun & Binui regarding large-scale residential developments across Israel, including the construction of 6,000 residential units in Kiryat Ata. Dor Shacham combines his expertise in real estate law and commercial litigation to offer clients comprehensive support in relation to their real estate matters, predominantly in the area of urban renewal. Miriam Donin-Shoob has notable expertise in high-value and luxury real estate projects.

Practice head(s):

Dor Shacham

Other key lawyers:

Miram Donin-Shoob; Amnon Sorek; Itay Chelouche

Key clients

Kardan Real Estate Ltd.

Rotem Shani

SHIKUN & BINUI

Shikun & Binui

The Meshulam Levinstein Group

Rubinstein Avraham & Co. Building Co. Ltd.

Zilbermintz and Son Ltd.

Beita Real Estate

Ayalon Holdings Ltd.

Bereshit Daniel Real Estate Towers Ltd.

Ayala Agam

Netanel Group

Pozailov Family

Representation of landowners in the ‘Sde-Dov’ airport evacuation

Metropolis (PAE) 2011 Urban Enterprises Ltd.

Boaz Gil Entrepreneurship Ltd.

Heart of the Hebrew City Ltd.

Netaim Group

Pagoda

Work highlights

  • Advising Kardan on dozens of its largest real estate transactions throughout the country, including combination transactions, urban renewal transactions and more, worth billions of shekels.
  • Advising Rotem Shani on large-scale residential and commercial real estate transactions, as well as urban renewal transactions amounting to hundreds and thousands of housing units.
  • Advising Shikun & Binui on a significant number of real estate transactions and urban renewal initiatives throughout the country, worth hundreds of millions of shekels.

FISCHER (FBC & Co.)

FISCHER (FBC & Co.) has a sizeable real estate team with comprehensive expertise, which includes financing, planning and zoning matters and major acquisitions. Among recent highlights, the team advised Sufrin Group in connection with multiple high-value acquisitions of land for development purposes. Practice head Amir Chen frequently advises clients on the sale and lease of real estate assets, taxation matters, financing and urban renewal projects. Michal Faktor has strong credentials in project financing, combination transactions, and sale and leaseback agreements. Senior associate Moran Rabbia-Perera is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Amir Chen

Other key lawyers:

Michal Faktor; Efrat Sharon; Boaz Tavor; Sagi Hammer; Moran Rabbia-Perera

Testimonials

‘Availability and flexible hours is something that is extremely important to me due to my schedule and you can definitely always count on them to answer and provide any kind of help that is required.’ 

‘They have a large team and a lot of experience in complex matters, including residential and commercial real estate projects and finance.’

‘They are the best in their field, very loyal with a high level of efficiency.’

‘Sagi Hammer is an excellent deal maker, experienced and business oriented, which gives him the ability to look at the whole picture and close deals.’ 

‘FBC’s real estate practice is the best in Israel. They are extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate matters and transactions, and literally hold our hands in the mega projects that we are involved in.’

‘Amir Chen is recognised as one of the top real estate lawyers in Israel.’

‘Sagi Hammer is extremely committed and very skilled.’ 

‘FBC are in a league of their own when it comes to real estate matters.’

Key clients

The Silverstein Company

Kibbutz Yakum

Ram Aderet Group

Acro Real Estate Ltd.

Alami Igal & Co Ltd.

Amot Investments Ltd.

Azorim Ltd.

Azrieli Group

Bank Hapoalim

B.S.R Engineering and Development Ltd.

Clal Industries Ltd.

Gazit Globe Israel Ltd.

Lodzia Rotex Investments Ltd.

Menora Mivtachim Insurance Ltd.

Reit 1 Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Real Estate Ltd.

Sufrin Group

Talshir Group Ltd.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Israel Structure Strengthening Company

The Jewish Agency

Tidhar Construction Ltd.

Union Properties Ltd.

Yitzik Tshuva Group

Z.F. Construction Company Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on a transaction for the financing of a hi-tech industrial and business park in the city of Jerusalem.
  • Advising Kacham in relation to its winning bid to build two compounds in the city of Modi’in, including ten buildings with approximately 240 apartments, and commercial areas.
  • Advising White City Buildings, JTLV Group and Isrotel Hotels on the tender for the purchase of a 2.5 dunam compound in Tel Aviv to be demolished and replaced by a mixed-use development.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co.

Goldfarb Seligman & Co. recently expanded its team, acquiring Berkman Wechsler Bloom & Co. Advocates' entire real estate department. While the firm's experience in real estate projects is all-encompassing, it shows particular strength in urban renewal projects, land expropriation proceedings, large-scale transactions and betterment tax matters. On the transactional side, the team recently advised Israel Canada and Jordache Enterprises on their joint acquisition of Minrav Projects for ILS560m. Levy Amitay is involved in a high volume of major real estate transactions and financing agreements. Avi Arad has an excellent reputation in the field of urban renewal, having guided clients through numerous Tama 38 projects. Ari Wechsler has an excellent track record of handling major real estate transactions involving commercial, residential and mixed-use projects.

Practice head(s):

Levy Amitay; Avi Arad

Other key lawyers:

Ari Wechsler; Guy Shalev

Key clients

Property and Building Group

Canada Israel Group

Azrieli Group Ltd.

Neve Gad Ltd.

Bayside Land Corporation Ltd.

Azorim Investments in Development and Construction Company Ltd.

Electra Real Estate Ltd.

Google

Shufersal Ltd.

Shikun & Binui Real Estate

BIG Shopping Centers Ltd.

Zemach Hammerman Ltd.

Israeli Properties Rental Corporation Ltd.

Coca Cola Israel

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.

A.M.D. Real Estate Development & Investment Ltd.

The Elad Group

Work highlights

  • Advising G.S. Madaph 21 Ltd. on its acquisition of the old Shaare Zedek complex in Jerusalem as part of an Israel Land Authority tender for approximately ILS512m.
  • Advising Abu Yehiel – Building Company Ltd. on its ILS720m acquisition of Delek Pi Glilot’s assets.
  • Advising Israel Canada (T.R) Ltd. and Jordache Enterprises, Inc. on their joint ILS560m acquisition of Minrav Projects Ltd.

Gornitzky & Co.

Gornitzky & Co. provides clients with support throughout real estate projects, spanning due diligence, financing and a wide range of regulatory issues and disputes. Among its significant mandates, the firm is advising Shikun & Binui on various matters, including proceedings before the Israel Land Authority regarding development rights over a plot of land in Tel Aviv, which the client has had access to for over 40 years. Shlomo Cohen possesses a wealth of experience advising clients on financing and corporate transactions in the retail and hotel industries. Eyal Marom often advises clients on the planning and zoning aspects of large infrastructure projects. Lior Relevy has considerable expertise in real estate finance.

Practice head(s):

Shlomo Cohen; Eyal Marom

Other key lawyers:

Lior Relevy; Shiri Shani; Maya Hoftman; Itai Itzkovich

Testimonials

‘Shlomo Cohen is very, very professional, accurate, efficient and available. I highly recommend him and his team.’

Key clients

Melisron Ltd. Group

Gav-Yam Land Ltd.

Property and Building Corp.

Shikun and Binui Real Estate Ltd.

The Zeitouni Group

Vitania Ltd.

Ofer Investments Group

Dan Public Transportation Ltd.

SGS Building Co. Ltd.

Vitania Ltd. Urban Land Har Meron 1-3 Ltd.

MNI Ltd. Manor MNI Ltd.

Schlein Consultation and Entrepreneurship in Real Estate Bat Yam Ltd.

BAR YEHUDA 4 BAT YAM TAMA 38 LTd.

Fattal Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Melisron and its subsidiary, Commerce Center, on an agreement for the sale of the Lev Ashdod Mall for NIS230m.
  • Advised Property and Building Corp on a transaction to sell all of its rights and obligations in real estate in Kiryat Ono.
  • Advised Gav-Yam Land Corp Ltd. in relation to a large and complex tender for the establishment and operation of a knowledge-intensive industrial business park on the Edmond Y. Safra campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Givat Ram.

Herzog Fox & Neeman

Herzog Fox & Neeman specialises in advising real estate companies on sales and acquisitions and municipal tax matters. It's also well known for advising clients on construction tenders, planning issues and cross-border transactions, covering a wide spectrum of urban renewal projects and commercial developments. Presently, the team is advising Rotshtein Real Estate on all of its urban renewal projects, comprising thousands of units in various part of Jerusalem. Moshe Hardi specialises in the planning, construction and marketing of commercial developments. Ariel Flavian stands out for his role in disputes regarding planning and construction issues and large-scale urban renewal projects.

Practice head(s):

Moshe Hardi; Ariel Flavian; Tsouriel Picard

Other key lawyers:

Sharon Petel; Eliran Doyev; Karin Fried, Aviv Parienty; Alon Abcasis

Key clients

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd.

Reality Investments fund.

Rotshtein Real Estate Ltd.

Rotshtein Urban Redevelopment Ltd.

H- Meitar Entrepreneurship Ltd.

Yuvalim Investments and Properties Ltd.

Private entrepreneurs

Kata Urban Renewal Ltd

Kata Holdings Ltd

Kata construction entrepreneurship and investment 2002 Ltd.

Friends of Rambam Association K.M.R.

Maar Tzafon Partnership

Gabay Group

Ganey Ben Zvi

Panorama Zafon LTD

Farkash Group

Azrieli Group

Work highlights

  • Advised The Phoenix Insurance Company on a tender published by the Rishon LeZion Municipality for the purchase of 60 dunams of land in an area known as the “1,000 Complex”.
  • Advising Rotshtein Real Estate on a combination agreement together with Zifcha International, in Beit Shemesh, in which Rotshtein will develop and construct approximately 1,500 residential units, in addition to over 13,000m2 for commercial use.
  • Advised Reality Real Estate Investment Fund 4 with regard to its purchase of residential land on an area of 51 acres in Mevaseret Zion, including 224 housing units from the management company of the Provident and Pension Fund of the Jewish Agency for Israel Ltd.

Yigal Arnon & Co

Yigal Arnon & Co specialises in urban renewal projects and is regularly involved in large-scale real estate transactions underpinning various types of developments. The team is also well versed in regulatory proceedings and litigation concerning project proposals or issues related to the construction process. In one ongoing matter, the team is advising Afikei Smadar on a Pinui Binui project which involves the construction of 466 residential units in four new buildings in Kiryat Gat. Hagit Bavly handles a high volume of real estate transactions; Asaf Eylon is best known for assisting clients with land registration, rezoning and construction agreements; and Adam Spruch specialises in urban renewal projects.

Practice head(s):

Hagit Bavly; Asaf Eylon; Adam Spruch

Testimonials

‘Superb professionalism and expertise.’ 

‘It is the combination of experience and knowledge that makes the firm unique.’

Key clients

Azrieli Group

Mr. Shlomo Eliyahu

Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Investments

Haim Zaken Construction & Investments

Unilever Israel

Michlol Urban Renewal Ltd.

Afikei Smadar Ltd. / Afikei Hayarden Group

Kotler Adika Construction

Harel Yizamot Investments

Arazim Ltd.

Azorim

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)

Apartment for Rent – The Governmental Company for Housing and Rental Ltd.

Hizuk & Binuy

Bait Ve’Gag Fund

Sharon Hotels Ltd.

Azorim Menivim

Work highlights

  • Advised Azrieli Group on the acquisition of Har Zion Hotel in Jerusalem for NIS275m from Shlomo Eliahu.
  • Advised Migdal on purchase of the Elbit Systems Ltd. land and offices in the new Netanya industrial zone for NIS223m.
  • Advising I. Mishal and Sons in relation to the construction and development of the M Tower project, a 32-storey skyscraper in Beer Sheva.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co.

Agmon & Co. Rosenberg Hacohen & Co. advises clients on residential, commercial, office and hotel projects, drawing upon its expertise in planning and zoning and corporate and commercial law. While the firm's client base is broad, it has particularly prominent expertise in handling real estate projects in the transport, energy, and arts and culture sectors. Ishai Itsikovich is known for his prolific work in the field of urban renewal, which includes advising clients on land purchases, negotiations with regulators and financing arrangements. Avi Porten is often sought out by clients to represent them in planning applications. Israel Attar and Eyal Mamo are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Avi Porten; Eyal Mamo; Ishai Itsikovich; Israel Attar

Testimonials

‘We work closely with Ishai Itsikovitch. He is very well known and respected in this field, and is fully versed in the smallest details of the legislation. His knowledge and his practical solutions certainly help to promote our projects in the best way possible. I would definitely recommend working with him.’

‘The legal team are not only highly educated professionals, they are also wonderful people and service providers.’

‘Avi Porten is the best land-use attorney in Israel.’

‘Ishai Itsikovich is always thinking outside of the box and providing solutions.’

Key clients

Delek Group

Malam Team

Mexico Israel

Jerusalem Renewal Company

Kramim Real -Estate

Ko’ah Real Estate

Lookout Beit Hakerem LTD

Zemah Hemerman

The Israeli Builders Association

Harel Yizamot Investments Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Delek Group in connection with an agreement with Ashdod-based building contractor and developer Yehiel Abu to sell Delek Pi Glilot.
  • Advising Malam Team on a NIS3bn renting agreement involving a 20,000sqm space.
  • Advising Mexico Israel on building 800 residential and commercial units in Jerusalem.

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary

Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. Advocates and Notary specialises in corporate transactions and commercial arrangements underpinning large-scale real estate projects, including acquisitions, investments and leasehold agreements. Recently, the firm advised longstanding client Tidhar Investments GB on its acquisition of 50% of the leasehold rights in a 5,500sqm real property in Netanya. Highly active partner Efraim Levy has strong credentials in real estate taxation, financing, licensing and regulatory proceedings. The 'target-orientedAnat Sterenlib-Molkho has notable expertise in financing transactions. Other key names include Moshe Matalon and Eldad Koresh.

Practice head(s):

Moshe Matalon; Eldad Koresh; Anat Sterenlib-Molkho; Efraim Levy

Other key lawyers:

Ranit Kessous Katz; Jonathan Tessone

Testimonials

‘APM is one of Israel’s top firms. It is able to provide first class, professional assistance in most areas of law. My experience with the firm relates to real estate matters as well as litigation, and in both of these fields they stand out.’

‘My contact with APM is specifically with Moshe Matalon. In 23 years of service, I have experienced nothing but comfort, due to Moshe’s very high level of thoroughness and competence.’

‘We greatly appreciate the excellent legal services we receive from the team at APM. They make the most complex and challenging legal work appear easy in the most professional and timely manner. Even when we feel the odds are against us, we are confident and trust a positive outcome will ensue, and so far, the team at APM have exceeded our expectations.’ 

‘We are very pleased with the work Anat Molkho carries out for us. She has proven over and over again her expertise in handling complicated and multi-layered real estate transactions. She is always pleasant to work with, highly available and quick to respond, target-oriented, and at all times a true professional.’

Key clients

Reit 1 Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Hapoalim Bank Ltd.

Clal Insurance Ltd.

Acro Real Estate Group

Union Properties Ltd.

Ort Israel

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.

Tidhar Group

Aura Israel – Initiating & Investments Ltd.

Airport City Belgrade

Wynnrishon Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

Madrid Capital Investments B.V.

Ephraim Rogovin Ltd.

Willa City 2019 Ltd.

HS 1 Investments Ltd.

Caravenn Holdings Ltd.

Edmond De Rothschild Private Equity

Shikun & Binui Real Estate Ltd.

Grofit Lugat Ltd.

Tsabarim in the Boulevard Ltd.

Selina Hostels

Selina Holding Company S.E.

UMI Group

Country On The Sea Ltd.

Bar Kokhba 12 Partners Ltd.

Gaia-Geva Holdings Initiating and Engineering Ltd.

S.Y. Govrin Consulting & Investments Ltd.

InGreece L.P.

Zarfati Zvi and Sons Investments and Building Ltd.

The Phoenix Investment and Finances Ltd.

Selina Operations Israel Ltd.

Israeli Military Industries

The Israeli Government Companies Authority

Vitania Ltd.

Harel Insurance L

Work highlights

  • Advising Tidhar Group on a joint large-scale project in east Tel Aviv for the construction of a mixed residential, office and commercial complex.
  • Advising a strategic partnership comprising Harel Insurance, Novard and Tidhar Group on the initiation, construction and maintenance of yielding properties.
  • Advised Rietriger Hertzliya Ltd. on a NIS175m option transaction to purchase the 49-year leasehold rights of Paraam Ltd. in an existing building on the central Abba Eban Street in Herzliya Pituach.

Gindi-Caspi, Advocates and Notary

Gindi-Caspi, Advocates and Notary advises real estate companies, municipal authorities and corporations in connection with various facets of real estate projects, including funding, tax structuring and construction disputes. Practice head Ziv Caspi, head of the Urban Renewal Committee of the Israel Bar Association, remains very active in a wide range of large scale evacuation-reconstruction projects. Adam Tsesvan, head of the firm’s urban renewal department, is also frequently instructed by clients to guide them through the complex process of large-scale urban renewal projects. Associate Eliran Ben-Shushan provides critical support to clients involved in TAMA 38 projects.

Practice head(s):

Ziv Caspi

Other key lawyers:

Adam Tsevam; Eliran Ben Shushan; Shay Eliav

Key clients

Tzvi Tzarfati & Sons Real Estate Corporate

Gindi Group – Chen and Itay Gindi

Almog Demolish and Build

Almog (C.D.A.I.)

Or Liri Ltd. – Naveh – Gad Building Development

Zelig Shimshon & Co Contractors

Afik HaYarden

The Dunitz Brothers

TARYA P2P

Africa Israel Investments

The Historic Winery Compound of “Carmel Mizrahi”

Grande Monte

Hadif Group

Aura Israel

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

Oz Yesodot Mishmarot

Ildc Group

Sabit

OPC Energy

D.A.L Investments

Work highlights

  • Advising Tzvi Tzarfati & Sons Real Estate Corporate in relation to all stages of various TAMA 38 projects across Israel, comprising hundreds of residential units.
  • Advising Gindi Group (Chen and Itay Gindi) in relation to contracting projects across Israel, comprising over five hundred residential units.
  • Advising Almog Demolish and Build in relation to several evacuation-reconstruction projects in various parts of Israel, comprising thousands of residential units, in addition to a commercial center and public buildings.

Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein, Avigad & Co.

Goldman, Erlich, Edelstein, Avigad & Co. recently acquired boutique real estate and tax firm Rinat Law Offices. The newly bolstered practice is best known for its role in numerous urban renewal projects, particularly in relation to financing and other transactional matters. Amitai Erlich is well versed in cross-border real estate transactions, having advising numerous Israeli entrepreneurs on their activities overseas, as well as acting for foreign clients with real estate holdings in Israel. Ori Avigad has a wealth of experience in project financing.

Practice head(s):

Amitai Erlich; Ori Avigad

Testimonials

‘Significant expertise in real estate matters. Personal attention to all our needs.’ 

‘Good results in our 20-years-plus of experience working with them.’

‘Very efficient, professional, yet down-to-earth approach and extremely personable service. One has the feeling of being given full attention and maximum effort, regardless of the size of the matter in question.’

‘The attitude of the advocates working in the firm, especially of Amitai Erlich, is always highly professional and very personal.’ 

‘This firm has a wide range of expertise in many fields of law. All of its partners and lawyers are familiar with the most recent laws and regulations. They are very open to new ideas and always search for the best and most creative way to solve any issue.’

‘Amitai Erlich is available 24/7 for any question, opinion or other issue. He is one of the leading lawyers in the real estate field, has an open mind and can offer a solution to any issue in the most creative way possible.’

Key clients

Caesarea Investments Ltd

Azorim Construction Company

Reisdor Group

Ampa Group

Boulevard Fund

Issta Lines Group

Yitzhak Ofer Construction and development Company Ltd.

Tal Bar Group

David Shahar and Sons Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim Ltd.

The Gabay Group

Leny Group

Trigo Group

The Rimon Group

XO Holding Ltd.

Fogler Investments

The Hebrew University

Eldad Peri

Nahara Development Group

Alaluf family

Work highlights

  • Advising the previous and current owner in connection with all the complex and challenging issues relating to the NIS1bn-plus clock tower 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, on the old site of the local football team.
  • Advising on the development of a new innovative high-tech park on the campus of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries

M. Firon & Co Advocates and Notaries advises a broad spectrum of clients, including developers, construction companies and investors, in connection with the planning and construction aspects of residential, commercial and urban renewal projects. Currently, the team is representing construction company Ashdar in over 85 urban renewal projects, comprising 2,500 residential units, in various regions across Israel. Practice heads Itzhak Narkiss and Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky often work alongside Ronen Maor on a wide spectrum of real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Itzhak Narkiss; Tamar Firon-Smorodinsky

Other key lawyers:

Ronen Maor

Testimonials

‘The team has outstanding professional abilities in all aspects of real estate law accompanied by a very high level of service. Having experience with many other legal firms, I am happy to state that they are one of the best teams I’ve ever met. ’

‘Top professionals, target-focused, 24/7 availability.’ 

‘The individuals that I worked with are very attentive.’ 

‘The real estate team is very professional and drills down to the details of any deal. The staff are very courteous and excellent service providers.’ 

‘Itzhak Narkiss is a professional with a great deal of knowledge.’

Key clients

Ashtrom Group

Ashdar

Efgad

Migdal Insurance company

Hanan Mor Holdings

Elbit Systems

Clalit Health Service

Israel Kanyonim

Metropolis Urban Renewal and Real Estate Entrepreneurship

Gazit Globe

Bahari Plotkin

Appartment for rent

Karkaot Israel

Amidar

Aviv Group

B.S.T Group

Acro Real estate

Geshem L’mishtaken

Harel Insurance Company

Maoz Daniel Ltd.

Om Brothers

Isras investment company

Azorim

Yafo Tel Aviv

E.F.I Nativ Real estate Development Ltd.

Z.F Building

Adam Shuster

Icon

Ken Hator

Meuhedet HMO

Mizmor LeDavid

SuperBus

Work highlights

  • Advising Ashdar on various residential projects all over Israel, from the initial stages through to financing and marketing and sales.
  • Advising Metropolis in relation to various urban renewal projects estimated at over $1bn in total.
  • Advised Migdal Insurance Company on over seven yield-generating real estate transactions worth over NIS1bn.

Meitar Law Offices

Meitar Law Offices frequently advises clients on acquisitions, financing, and zoning and planning issues. Its expertise in real estate transactions is particularly strong, driven by the firm's leading M&A practice. In an ongoing matter, several partners are advising Acro Real Estate on the corporate and regulatory aspects of multiple projects, including significant urban renewal initiatives. Practice head Hanni Avinery often advises developers, construction companies and contractors engaged in large scale transactions. Alon Yoeli is a go-to partner for clients involved in construction litigation and ADR.

Practice head(s):

Hanni Avinery

Other key lawyers:

Alon Yoel

Key clients

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Elad Israel Residences Ltd

Acro Real Estate

Bank Discount

The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd

Azrieli Group

Shlomo Bruner

Sella Capital

Fattal (Rooms)

Robav Properties Company Ltd.

Monday.Com Ltd

Oliander

Bait Vegag

Avraham Rubinstein & Co.

Rothschild 22

Ofer Investments

Bank Leumi

Lightricks

Tzinorot

Azorim

Delek Group Ltd.

Mazon kol b.i. Ltd.

Ezra & Bitzaron

Caesarstone Ltd.

Mayer’s Cars & Trucks

Sharbat Company

Work highlights

  • Advising Acro Real Estate on many of its purchases and projects, including a large-scale urban renewal project comprising 380 apartments on Hatsanhanim Street in Tel Aviv.  
  • Advising Elad Israel Residences Ltd. on the sale of a 70.7% stake in New Elad Israel Residence Ltd. to the JTLV fund for approximately $56.57m.
  • Advised Sella Capital Real Estate on various transactions, including a transaction in which the client purchased from an unrelated third-party company 59% of the ownership rights in a 128-unit public housing complex of approximately 6,250sqm on Rothschild St in Petah Tikva.

Shibolet & Co.

Shibolet & Co. stands out for its expertise in real estate finance, acting for financial institutions, investment funds and borrowers. In addition, the team has a strong reputation in the field of urban renewal, encompassing all types of projects, including evacuation-reconstruction and Tama 38 initiatives. Eran Balint has almost three decades of experience in contentious and non-contentious real estate law, which he leverages to advise large domestic and international developers, landowners and lenders. Yair Solomon is equally skilled in commercial and residential real estate transactions. Michal Gottesman-Barak and Ofer Zuzovsky are also noted.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Vica Schreiber; Omer Elimelech; Inbal Puny

Testimonials

‘The team at Shibolet are on the one hand very kind and polite, but on the other hand professional and willing to close the deal and protect the customers’ interests.’

‘Availability, professionalism and willing to help, always with a smile.’

‘The people in the practice make the difference. I am working closely with Michal Gottesman-Barak, Vica Schreiber, Omer Elimelech and Inbal Puny. They are professional, kind and provide excellent service.’ 

Always available and always patient. Know how to find solutions and think outside the box.’

‘Number one team for anything to do with real estate. Very professional. Capable of dealing with anything.’

‘Michal Barak is very calm, professional, and capable of closing deals. She gives me peace of mind throughout the process.’

Key clients

Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts

Credito

Shaked Partners

A. R.Reem Real Estate Holdings Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim

Clal Insurance Company Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank

Efgad Building and Environment Ltd.

Hachshara Insurance Company Ltd.

Yochelman Group

HananMor Group-holdings Ltd.

Gindi Holdings Ltd.

Gindi Chen & Itai Group Ltd.

Harel Insurance Company

Izaki Investments Group

Kedar Mivnim Ltd.

Leader Top Capital

Minrav Group

Nakash Brothers Group

Netnael Group

The Municipality of Jerusalem

The Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo

Phonix Insurance Ltd.

Azorim

Work highlights

  • Advised Gindi Holdings on the sale of culinary centre Sarona Market, located in Tel Aviv.
  • Advising Shaked Partners Fund in connection with multiple loan agreements underpinning a NIS150m real estate project finance transaction.
  • Advising Reem Group on the purchase of America House, an office building on Sha’ul Hamelech St in Tel Aviv, together with Israel Canada.

Tadmor Levy & Co

Tadmor Levy & Co. is well known for its depth of expertise in urban renewal projects across Israel,  including large-scale Pinui Binui and Tama 38 initiatives. The team's range of work in this space includes handling financing transactions, various commercial agreements and negotiations with regulators. Sigal Shapira is often sought after by clients to advise them on zoning and planning issues, finance agreements and tax planning. Shoam Keren has a strong track record of representing clients involved in master plans during the approval process.

Practice head(s):

Sigal Shapira

Other key lawyers:

Shoam Keren

Key clients

Friedman Chachshoori Engineering and Building Company Ltd.

Dimri Construction & Development Ltd.

Ophir Urban Renewal Group Ltd.

Max It Finance Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

The Faire Fund II – Limited Partnership

Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG)

Y.H. Dimri Ltd Construction

Development Ltd and New Israel Land Development Ltd.

Iskoor, Macsteel Global and other shareholders of Iskoor

Mishab Housing Construction & Development Ltd.

The Mivney Ophir Group

Decathlon Group

Association for the Well Being of Israel’s Soldiers

Abu Yehiel- BUILDING COMPANY LTD.

Assuta Medical Centers

Cal Auto Real Estate and Projects

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

Work highlights

  • Advising YH Dimri on a large-scale evacuation and construction project in the Shalom Ash compound in Petah Tikva.
  • Advised Israel Discount Bank throughout the financing of a complex land acquisition with a schedule of only two weeks, including background checks, legal review, due diligence and solutions to mitigate the legal risks.

Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates

While Weksler, Bregman & Co., Advocates has a full-service real estate practice, it has a particularly strong presence in urban renewal projects, construction disputes and financing transactions, in which the team primarily acts for financial institutions lending to developers. Highlight matters include advising Israel Discount Bank on numerous different financing transactions underpinning commercial and residential projects across Israel. Avi Ben-Yaacov leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Avi Ben-Yaacov

Key clients

Africa Israel Residences Ltd.

AFI Properties Ltd.

Africa Israel Investments Ltd.

Bank Leumi LeIsrael Ltd.

First International Bank of Israel Ltd.

Orbit Communications Systems Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

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

Work highlights

  • Advised Cargal Group on the sale of 50% of its holdings in its subsidiary to Mega Or Holdings Ltd. for NIS63m.
  • Advising Israel Discount Bank in connection with multiple property-related financing transactions, including urban renewal projects and medium to large-scale construction of residential and commercial buildings.
  • Advising and representing a number of clients operating in the field of urban renewal on large-scale vacate and build projects across the country, in which some 776 existing residential units will be vacated, demolished and replaced by 2,132 new residential units.

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co

AYR – Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co displays particular expertise in urban renewal projects and municipal tax disputes. In this field, the team predominantly advises clients on financing transactions, acquisitions and planning issues. Amir Amar is known for advising clients on significant real estate transactions. In addition, Amar has a strong track record in construction disputes. Omer Gadish has notable expertise in liquidation proceedings involving real estate companies. Aharon Barda has significant experience in the negotiation of real estate transactions and agreements, including financing and lease arrangements.

Practice head(s):

Amir Amar; Omer Gadish

Other key lawyers:

Aharon Barda

Key clients

Gindi investment Ltd.

Gindi Tower Tel Aviv Ltd.

Shapir industries ltd

Delek – The Israel Fuel Corporation

Aura Israel Development and Investments Ltd.

Adama Ltd.

Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd.

BST GROUP

Kesher Rent A Car Ltd- (Hertz)

Amot Investments

Ofer Investments

Melisron

Shimshon Zelig Ltd.

The Phoenix investment and finance Ltd

PHI Networks

Hanan Mor Holdings Group Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Gindi Tower Tel Aviv Ltd on a project that is considered to be Tel Aviv’s biggest residential development.
  • Advised Aura Investments Ltd. on the sale of 217 residential units spread across eight buildings.
  • Advising the Israel Diamond Exchange on promoting a new city building plan and a rights petition at the Diamond Exchange complex.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co.

Barnea Jaffa Lande & Co. advises construction companies and corporates in various sectors regarding their real estate projects. The team's focus on urban renewal projects is particularly strong, best illustrated by its ongoing advice to the landowners involved in a large-scale development in Tel Aviv costing approximately $406m. Eldar Adato has a wealth of experience in real estate litigation and urban renewal initiatives. Terry Almozlino-Arnon, who joined the team in June 2020 from S. Friedman & Co. Advocates & Notaries, has a strong track record in project finance and development matters.

Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM)

In addition to its strong credentials in urban renewal projects, Epstein Rosenblum Maoz (ERM) is well known for its expertise in real estate finance and acquisitions, acting for purchasing groups. 'Exceptionally strong lawyerGilad Maoz works with real estate clients based in Israel and New York, handling a wide range of matters including joint venture agreements and purchasing and leasing transactions, while Erez Gurion advises real estate clients operating in the hotel sector. They lead the team jointly with Yoav Zahavi.

Practice head(s):

Gilad Maoz; Erez Gurion; Yoav Zahavi

Testimonials

‘They are great. An outstanding firm that thoroughly understands where clients are coming from, with huge bandwidth, strength in depth and expertise.’

‘Wonderful law firm. Excellent service, knowledge and work ethic.’

‘Erez Gurion and Gilad Maoz make such a great team. Always there when we need them.’

‘The individuals at ERM provide top-quality legal advice alongside a deep commitment to the best interests of their client.’ 

‘Gilad Maoz is really an exceptionally strong lawyer who takes the initiative and has an excellent team around him. Gilad always seems to be available for me, and quickly understands the matter at hand. He is also commercially minded and has an excellent way of dealing with people.’ 

Key clients

Ampa Real Estate Ltd.

Ariel Yazamut

Demri Real Estate

Dopaz Investments

Tshuva Group

Expo Fund

Fresenius Medical Care

Gamla Harel Ltd. & Gamla Millennium Ltd.

Gazit Globe

Jerusalem Bank

Leumi Bank

Minhal Megurim

Noga Real Estate

P.B. Pinui Binui Company Ltd.

Red Sea Group

Ruby Capital

SAL Real Estate

Shemi Ashkeloni

The Bardugo Group

The Brown Hotels Group

The City People

The CPM Group

The Mivne Group

The Ohana Group

The Shoval Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank Leumi on multiple real estate finance deals involving residential and commercial projects, including hotels, with a total value of over NIS1.5bn.
  • Advising subsidiaries of the Tshuva Group on a broad scope of real estate development projects, hotels and real estate finance transactions.
  • Advised Mivne Real Estate on its lease of an area of 2,600sqm to a well-known international sports and leisure chain.

Gross Law Firm – GKH

Gross Law Firm – GKH's internationally oriented practice handles a wide range of real estate transactions, zoning and planning matters, and urban renewal projects. Its significant ongoing work includes advising Peretz Boney Hanegev in relation to the planning and construction aspects of numerous residential housing projects across Israel. Practice head Israel Aziel has a strong practice in all areas of real estate law, amassed over more than three decades of experience. Yael Mirone Mezamer frequently handles real estate transactions for contractors, entrepreneurs and private clients.

Practice head(s):

Israel Aziel

Other key lawyers:

Yael Mirone Mezamer

Key clients

IDB development Corporation Ltd

Clal Insurance Company Ltd

Zim Urban

Aspen Group Ltd

Azrieli Group

Amot Investments Ltd.

Peretz Negev Builders

Shikun & Binui – Solel Boneh – Infrastructure Ltd

Amazon

Sharbat Brothers Construction Company

Zohar & Zafrir Sharbat Ltd.

Prashkovsky Investments and Construction Ltd.

Mivney Taasia (of the Mivne Group)

Leumi Partners Ltd

Calcalit Jerusalem

Keren Kayemet LeIisrael Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF)

Ramat Hasharon Municipality

Bat Yam municipality

Harel Insurance Company – Investment Division

Kupat Holim Meuhedet

The Rashi Foundation

Jerusalem District Electricity Co. Ltd

S.I.E. Ashkelon Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Zim Urban on all aspects of its establishment of several commercial centres in Israel, starting with the contractual stages of an agreements for the purchase of land.
  • Advising Kupat Holim Meuhedet on all aspects of a project in the city of Yehud to demolish an existing building and, in its place, construct hundreds of housing units and commercial space.
  • Advising Marine Ties Investment on its projects in Israel and abroad, including a number of residential projects based in Tel Aviv.

Lipa Meir & Co

Lipa Meir & Co is well known for its strong track record of handling urban renewal projects, real estate tax matters and disputes. It also stands out as one of the only firms in Israel to advise and represent entrepreneurs and other clients regarding land purchase and lease agreements with kibbutzim and moshavim. Yariv Shalom, Erez Tik and Roy Aiz head the team.

Practice head(s):

Yariv Shalom; Erez Tik; Roy Aiz

Testimonials

‘They provide their clients with added value which is wider than the service they provide in a specific deal.’

‘We work directly with Erez Tik. He provides top-notch legal services, and he has an abundance of experience and knowledge that saves us a lot of time and money. He is super responsive and quick. And last but not least he is a great person to work with.’

Key clients

Moshav Magshimim

AMOS MAYMON GROUP

Havatzelet hasharon

SHLOMI TEORI INVESTMENTS

Sufrin Group

Israel Postal Company

Harel Insurance Group

Kibbutzim in Israel – Kibbutz Kiryat Anavim (Jerusalem), Ginegar (northern Israel), Beit Keshet (northern Israel), Saad, Kramim, and Eerez

MEGA OR HOLDINGS LTD

The Canada Israel Group

Prashkovsky Group

Astral Hotels

Kfar Azar Cooperative

MASSAD OZ INVESTMENTS LTD

Psagot Real-estate Caesarea Commercial Centers

Yachin Group Ltd.

BATM Advanced Communications Ltd

Edri-El Israel Assets

The Israel Land Development Company Ltd

Bonei Hatichon Civil Engineering and Construction LTD

S.Z. properties and commercial centers LTD

Kardan Real Estate LTD.

E.F.I. Nativ Development LTD

Almogim Holdings Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Sufrin Group in relation to many transactions totalling over NIS2bn, including a huge joint building agreement with Kardan Group to establish two large residential towers in Tel Aviv.
  • Advising Prashkovsky Group on a raft of projects totalling over $2bn.
  • Advising Israel Postal Company in relation to the management of all of its real estate properties throughout Israel.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.

Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. frequently advises clients in the field of urban renewal on all aspects of new and ongoing projects. Standout work highlights including advising Nofim on over 30 urban renewal projects across Israel, with a cumulative value of NIS2.4bn. Practice head Shmuel Lechner handles contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to real estate projects, including administrative and municipal disputes.

Practice head(s):

Shmuel Lechner

Testimonials

‘Great law firm.’

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

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.
  • Advised 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 is involved in a wide range of projects, including urban renewal initiatives, build-operate-transfer projects, project finance initiatives and turnkey developments. Its range of services includes advising clients on planning, zoning and rezoning matters, real estate financing and tenders. Hadar Tal is well known for advising clients on the financing and tax aspects of residential developments.

Practice head(s):

Hadar Tal

Key clients

Shragawi entrepreneur and Constraction (SBC) Ltd.

K.M.A 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

A.M Papushado Ltd.

Gav-Yam Land Corporation Ltd.

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

Work highlights

  • Advising Shagrawi Planning & Construction on the sale of lots for DIY residential construction.
  • Advising K.M.A Holdings Ltd on a complex transaction involving the sale of a mall.
  • Advising Matam (Scientific Industries Centre) in Haifa on a transaction for the establishment of a designated building and its leasing in whole to Amazon.

S. Horowitz & Co

S. Horowitz & Co advises clients on a diverse array of real estate projects, showing particular skill in handling financing arrangements, sales and acquisitions of land and property holdings. Among the firm's highlights, it is currently advising Minrav Engineering and Construction on the acquisition of land rights and subsequent construction of several urban renewal projects in Tel Aviv. Avigail Kastiel is well versed in all areas of commercial and residential real estate, but focuses primarily on transactional work. Leor Nouman brings additional expertise in real estate transactions and commercial agreements to the team.

Practice head(s):

Avigail Kastiel; Leor Nouman

Other key lawyers:

Noa Glazer-Becher; Eliezer Sharon

Testimonials

‘In the area of commercial contracts and real estate transactions, we have the help of Avigail Kastiel. Her assistance and guidance has proved invaluable, due to both her professional expertise and her ability to turn adversity into cooperation.’

Key clients

Kikar Hamedina Landowners

Israel Chemicals Ltd.

Minrav Holdings Ltd.

Megureit Israel Ltd.

Kan – Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

The Weizmann Institute of Science

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

Paz Oil Company Ltd.

Ybox Real Estate Ltd.

Reuben Family

Liad Development and Holdings Ltd.

Shoval Management & Investments Ltd.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Bank Hapoalim B.M.

Readymix Industries (Israel) Ltd.

Shefer Landowners

Minhal Megurim Israel F.M. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising more than 200 rights holders in relation to the $1.25bn joint development of the prestigious Kikar Hamedina, a shopping square in Tel Aviv.
  • Advising Minrav Projects on its acquisition of the full rights in a real estate project in Jerusalem.
  • Advising Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) on its plans to build an $80m office building for its management and staff.

Avraham Lalum & Co. Law Offices

Avraham Lalum & Co. Law Offices has strong credentials in urban renewal projects, asset-swap transactions, sale and purchasing agreements, and financing transactions. Also of note is the team's role in various disputes regarding ownership, tax and planning issues. Founding partner Avraham Lalum is highly regarded for his knowledge of urban renewal projects and complex combination deals. Dalit Machtinger provides full-service advice to clients during real estate projects.

Practice head(s):

Avraham Lalum

Other key lawyers:

Dalit Machtinger

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

MDK Real Estate invest ltd.

Netanel Group

Lahav L.R Ltd & Tel Dan Ltd.

R&M Investments Ltd.

K.B.Y. Holdings Ltd.

Renovo Ltd

Residence Real Estate Entrepreneurship and Development Ltd.

Hadar Group

Green Park Entrepreneurship and Construction Ltd.

HERTZIG Real Estate Group Ltd.

Almog 38 Ltd.

Gamliel Group

Amir Real Estate Investments Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Exon Group on a project involving the construction of multi-storey buildings with hundreds of residential and commercial units, situated in Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Advising Azorim and Acro Real Estate Ltd. 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 entrepreneur Rony Lerner in relation to residential property in Bat Yam, following his purchase of eight residential units through a combination transaction.