Main Practice Areas
The firm’s main Practice areas currently include the real-estate, planning & zoning, construction, real-estate litigation, real-estate tax and urban renewal. The firm reflects the expertise and longstanding legal support of real-estate companies (public, private, and also governmental and municipal corporations), as well as companies with core operations outside of the real-estate field that require real-estate-related legal counsel and services, both in Israel and internationally. The firm accompanies and represents its clients, and provides them with continuous legal support, with the full spectrum of real-estate legal services, in residential projects as well as in yielding properties, offices, commerce, assisted living and industry complexes. The firm provides full and comprehensive legal services from the transaction initiation stage: Due diligence and feasibility checks, purchasing counsel and support (including in the planning committees and before the tax authorities) and drafting all of the required legal agreements.
The Real-Estate Practice – The firm gained an extensive reputation in the representation and legal support of constructors and developers during all stages of construction, the representation of companies and investors in yielding properties investments in Israel and abroad, including all aspects of properties development and betterment. The firm’s work includes complete legal handling and representation, both legal and practical, for receiving the financing for these projects and investments, and includes the correspondence with all of the government and municipal agencies. The firm has a proven and successful track record in supporting residential projects from their very beginning, “on paper”, all the way to delivery, including all of the registrations and rights arrangements. The firm handles urban renewal projects extensively and supports both constructors and developers and large groups of apartment owners in Urban Renewal projects, both under government declarations and in the more limited framework of TAMA 38. In recent years, the firm’s founder, Adv. Yossi Miller, has been involved also in legislation processes and the promotion of this important practice in peripheral areas. In addition to its main practice in residential construction, the firm has a vast practice in commercial and offices construction and the management of commercial and office centers (including tenders, rental agreements, and all of the ongoing operations of the built and populated centers), assisted living quarters, and industries.
The Planning and Zoning Practice – Miller & Co. has extensive know-how and experience in planning and zoning representation. The firm provides its clients with legal support for initiation proceedings and approvals of new zoning plans, including and in particular rezoning of real-estate complexes, parcels’ merging and re-parcellation, as well as construction permits proceedings. The firm’s team of attorneys is highly experienced in appearances before the various planning authorities, including in discussions of objections to zoning plans and permits. Additionally, the firm specializes in planning and building litigation, including administrative appeals and land confiscation claims – for revoking appropriations and appropriations’ compensation. In addition, the firm often handles criminal litigation concerning planning and building and business permits matters.
Real-Estate and Commercial Litigation – The firm is known as highly experienced in litigation, in commercial law in general and in real estate in particular. The firm specializes in the management of proceedings which are particularly complex and sensitive, including year-long representation, with great success, of a leading insurance company in Israel, concerning the professional liability of real-estate lawyers and its insured. The firm appears before and litigates in all of the tribunals, including (district) administrative courts, and The Supreme Court. In parallel, the firm’s attorneys represent its clients in discussions of various planning authorities, district planning and building and real-estate tax appeal committees, before deciding appraisers in betterment charges discussions, and more. Another significant part of the firm’s operations is in arbitrations proceedings, both in client representation and in arbitration management when parties of business disputes – mainly contractors and commercial companies and their representatives – ask Adv. Yossi Miller to serve as an arbitrator on the basis of his knowledge and experience in such matters.
Real-Estate Tax – The firm counsels and represents its clients on real-estate taxation matters and provides support for the tax aspects of various projects and transactions, from the initial stage of initiating the transactions and counseling on it, throughout writing opinions, reporting to the tax authorities and up to hearings before the tax authorities.
Adv. Yossi Miller – Has an LL.B. from the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University. Member of the Israeli Bar Association since 1993. Has been serving for many years as a member of both the Real-estate and Planning & zoning committees of the Bar’s Haifa District. He Lectures already several years on complex real-estate issues in the Law Faculty of the Haifa University in the Master’s Degree Program, in real-estate trainings of the Bar, and in other professional forums. He served for a long time as a judge in the Bar’s Disciplinary Court. Adv. Miller has about 25 years of experience in real-estate and in leading large and complex real-estate projects in Israel and abroad.
The firm represents the public, government and municipal entities, real-estate developers and constructors, and private clients in the various areas and topics of the practice.
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