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A leading international law firm with active branches in Romania and Ukraine and cooperation with local offices in the US as well as other countries in Europe. The firm is business oriented, and as such offer the clients solutions relating to business overseas through a controlled purchase legal mechanism. The firm represents leading developers and contractors in the Israeli market, public organizations, local authorities, economic development companies, purchasing groups and leading investors in complex real estate deals, selling and purchasing agreements, combination deals, “Pinui-Binui”, urban renewal projects, partnerships and real estate contracts in Romania, Ukraine, United States, Germany, rentals, lease, execution, management and funding. The firm includes a conflict resolution department as well.
Since its establishment in 2006, Avraham Lalum & Co. has striven to realize its goals and targets with the highest level of professionalism, amongst other things finding particularly creative solutions in complex real estate deals while taking into consideration the taxation, planning and property aspects. The focus, expertise, flexibility of thought, and limitless dedication of Avraham Lalum & Co. has earned it broad recognition among leading clients who chose the firm to represent them in all matters relating to complex real estate deals.
The firm’s objective is to enable clients to effectively and successfully implement their real estate deals, while carefully planning the overall aspects of the deal, providing personal service which is adapted to the clients and the project’s needs, and comprehensive, close, professional, and creative legal support. The firm’s ongoing success is the best expression of the devoted efforts of its staff.
Experience and Expertise
The firm has extensive experience in supporting complex real estate deals from the initial development stage through its completion.
Over the years, the firm’s lawyers have gained major experience and deep expertise in supporting a wide range of deals including:
• Real estate development
• Urban revitalization
• Hotels and income-producing properties
• Purchasing groups
• International real estate transactions (Romania, Germany, Ukraine, Georgia and the United States)
• Planning and building
• Real estate taxation
• Real estate financing
• Conflict Resolution
The firm is engaged in managing and representing many legal cases, both in the area of property disputes between private owners and the various authorities, as well as in appeals courts and planning committees. This includes representation in partnership liquidation suits, contractual suits, expropriations, damages suits against authorities, administrative petitions, and more.
The firm has knowledge and experience in handling assets managed by the Israel Land Administration (ILA) and is familiar with the subject both in the municipal sector and the agricultural sector (estates, agricultural settlements, privately owned land) this includes decisions and procedures of the various authorities, re-parceling and re-zoning deals, Avraham Lalum & Co. has recorded achievements in reducing clients’ payments to the ILA as appraised by government appraisers.
International and professional network
As one of the leading international law firms in Israel, the frm holds a plethora of business and professional connections worldwide and is in close contact with offices and legal counselors in Israel and abroad, including known leading business man. The international department has partnerships overseas and deals with clients and transactions in the Us, Ukraine, Romania, Georgia, Zanzibar and many other countries as well.
The firm works in close cooperation with other leading firms in the field of taxation, planning and building, financing and corporate law, in order to provide its clients with comprehensive solutions regarding the overall legal issues related to their real estate deals.
Due to the complexity of the real estate and urban renewal sector, the firm is insistent that every deal transaction is supported and led by a partner.
Avraham Lalum & Co. is one of Israel’s recognized and leading firms in all matters related to urban renewal projects and complex combination deals. The firm was one of the first in the country to practice in the urban renewal sector.
This major practical experience enables the firm to support and implement every project in the most optimal way. The firm’s lawyers provide a response to complex issues in the field including representation before the planning and licensing authorities, representation before judicial authorities, solutions to complex property issues, tax consultancy, support in financing projects, and support in marketing and drafting selling agreements.
Adv. Avraham Lalum, who heads the firm, and is the firm’s founder, is a prominent authority in Israel’s real estate and urban renewal sector and is the author of the books “A Guide to Urban Rejuvenation Deals” (Israel’s Urban Renewal Program), and “A Guide to TAMA 38 Earthquake Retrofit Deals.”
Development and Deals
The firm has major experience in the entire range of real estate deals including deals in Romania, Germany, Ukraine, Georgia and the United States, from the initial planning stage through purchasing, completion and registration of the transaction. The firm advises on the overall aspects of every deal including real estate taxation, planning and building, and representation before the planning authorities, committees and the various legal jurisdictions. The firm has major experience in representation regarding the legal procedures related to real estate in the various courts including opening motions, prevention orders and administrative petitions.
Dispute Resolution Department
The firm’s Dispute Resolution Department is led by Advocates Dikla Amar and Avi Lalum, acclaimed mediators and arbitrators, with years of experience in the field of real estate conflict resolution, and includes top-tier attorneys, leaders in their respective fields. The firm’s Dispute Resolution Department was established with its client’s best interests in mind, in order to increase efficiency of the proceedings, saving valuable time, lowering the cost of deliberations. So as, in providing the parties greater flexibility in reaching a solution which considers and maintains their interests and needs.
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