Top Firm in Real Estate Law and Planning and Construction Law
The firm is ranked as one of Israel’s leading law firms in real estate law, real estate taxation law, urban development law as well as planning and construction law. Additionally, the firm is ranked as one of Israel’s best boutique law firms. Also, Adv. Aminadav Kossowsky-Shachor, our Managing Partner, was ranked as one of Israel’s leading attorneys in the real estate sector.
The firm’s clients include entrepreneurs, developers and contractors, private and public companies, in their projects and investments in Israel and overseas, as well as individuals, both Israelis and foreign residents, investing in Israel and owning property in the country.
Areas of Expertise
The firm specializes in various aspects of real estate law, including real estate taxation, urban development law, planning and construction, renting and tenants protection laws and international real estate. The firm also provides expertise in commercial and business law, contracts law, corporate law, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, wills and estates, trusts and foundations.
Real Estate Law – The firm handles all aspects of real estate, from locating and purchasing the land, to financing, re-zoning, planning, construction, marketing, sales and taxations aspects. The firm accompanies its clients throughout the largest and most complex transactions, and services include negotiating and drawing up contracts for projects in the residential, commercial, office, industrial, retail and hotels sectors. The firm has acquired particular expertise in combination deals, construction deals and purchasing groups.
Urban Development – The firm specializes in all “TAMA 38” projects as well as in clearing and construction projects for urban renewal. On this latter topic it should be pointed out that the firm is currently handling a number of Israel’s largest clearing and construction projects.
Real Estate Taxation – The firm provides expertise in all areas of taxation linked to real estate, including devising strategies and developing alternative structures that minimize the tax burden on clients.
Planning and Construction – The firm specializes in accompanying clients through the complexities of real estate development, including the re-zoning of land from agricultural use to projects in the residential, commercial, office, industrial, retail and hotels sectors, clearing and construction projects for urban renewal and “TAMA 38” transactions. The firm represents clients vis-à-vis all relevant authorities, including the Israel Lands Administration, municipal and local authorities, zoning committees, planning committees, the Land Registrar etc., both in the phase of formulating the optimal planning program and in objections, appeals and petitions. Over the years the firm has established close and extensive professional relationships with planning bodies, as well as top architects, engineers and appraisers.
Renting and Tenants Protection Laws – The firm negotiates and draws up rental and leasing agreements on behalf of landlords and tenants, both individuals and companies. The firm includes a Properties Management Department and specializes in the management of yielding properties for its clients, many of whom are foreign residents. To some of these properties, the Tenant Protection Law applies, and the firm has acquired experience and expertise in that area as well.
International Real Estate – The firm consults and assists clients in their overseas real estate investments in cooperation with local firms worldwide.
Commercial & Business Law – The firm handles all commercial and business matters for a range of companies and high-net-worth individuals. The firm has extensive expertise in all areas of negotiating and drawing up contracts, including joint ventures, investment, employment, distribution, agency, franchising and licensing agreements.
Corporate Law – The firm is very well experienced in establishing companies, both in Israel and abroad, and provides day-to-day legal services to companies, their directors and shareholders.
Wills & Estates – The firm specializes in handling all types of wills and estates, including the most complex inheritance cases involving international aspects, and the administration of large scale estates.
Trusts & Foundations – The firm has extensive expertise in establishing trusts and foundations in Israel and abroad, including endowments.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution – The firm provides its clients with the highest quality and most effective litigation services in all the aforementioned areas and its attorneys appear before all courts and tribunals in Israel. The firm’s attorneys also appear before arbitrators and mediators in the most complex of cases, and are also appointed to serve as such.
Liaison Office in Amsterdam
The firm has a cooperation agreement with Doron Shamir & Partners, Attorneys at Law in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Doron Shamir & Partners specializes in the representation of major Israeli real estate companies and investors in their international transactions.
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