REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

Our law office has vast experience in representing individuals, developers, companies and contractors in a variety of real estate transactions, beginning with transactions for the purchase, sale and rental of different types of real estate properties, through to complex construction projects for residential, commercial and office buildings, agricultural land transactions, combined transactions, urban renewal transactions (including the TAMA 38 plan), and others.

Our clients benefit from close legal accompaniment, high-level service and personal attention, beginning from stage of analyzing the transaction and through to its conclusion.  Legal accompaniment includes due diligence for the transaction, checking taxation aspects, managing negotiations for executing the transaction, contract signing, implementing and completing the transaction.

LEGAL SERVICES THROUGH ALL STAGES AND ASPECTS OF THE TRANSACTION

DUE DILIGENCE OF A TRANSACTION

Already in the early stage of identifying a property, our clients receive all possible information regarding the property.  Our office conducts a comprehensive legal inspection of the property, which includes checking with all required authorities including the Land Registry Bureau, the Israel Land Authority, the Registrar of Pledges, the Local Authority, and the Registrar of Companies.

Motivated by our desire to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients’ requirements—all under one roof—our office offers the assistance of experts who perform physical inspections and evaluate planning and assessment aspects of the property.  Thus our clients are exposed to all aspects of a property prior to making a decision.

HANDLING TAXATION ASPECTS OF A TRANSACTION

Taxation is an essential component in examining the advisability of a transaction. The complexity of tax laws regarding Real Estate in Israel necessitates a thorough examination of tax issues applicable to the transaction.

Our office provides all services connected with the taxation of a transaction including: planning the transaction, estimating anticipated taxation on a transaction, arranging and submitting tax assessments, and managing discussions over objections to tax amounts with land taxation offices.

MANAGING NEGOTIATIONS

Congratulations.  You’ve decided to conduct a real estate transaction and you’ve even finalized details of the transaction with the other side.  From this point through to the signing of an agreement it is vital to conduct thorough, high quality negotiations and formulate an agreement which protects your interests in the transaction.

Our office has 20 years experience in successfully managing negotiations and formulating agreements for protecting our clients’ interests—by going into the finest detail through patient and precise work.

EXECUTING AND ACCOMPANYING TRANSACTIONS THROUGH TO COMPLETION

Beginning with the signing of a real estate transaction and through to its completion, our office works in coordination with the other party to the transaction including  banks, government ministries and the local authority in order to carry out the transaction and bring it to its successful completion.

LEGAL ACCOMPANIMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS OF INDIVIDUALS AND CONTRACTORS

Pursuant to our clients’ needs, our office accompanies planning procedures, construction stages and engagement with various planners, contractors, and suppliers; accompanies the financing of the project and draws up agreements with the financing entity; accompanies the sale and rental of properties; executes the parceling and registration of condominiums; and finalizes registration of rights at the Lands Registry Bureau.

TAMA 38 TRANSACTIONS

Our office represents both developers and tenants in TAMA 38 projects.  We accompany the transaction commencing with the planning stage; help select developers; manage negotiations through to the signing of the agreement; accompany the project to its completion including transferring apartments to their occupants.  Our office has vast experience and a proven track record in handling TAMA 38 transactions, including TAMA 38 based on Amendment 3 (added construction) and TAMA 38 based on Amendment 2 (demolition and construction) in their assorted complex aspects.

PERSONAL AND FAMILY ACCOMPANIMENT

Our office advises clients in Israel and abroad in matters concerning the management of family assets, protecting them and transferring them to succeeding generations and to spouses.  In doing so we employ various tools such as drawing up wills, managing and distributing legacies, drawing up financial agreements and establishing companies and trusts.

WILLS, INHERITANCES AND LEGACIES

Our office provides services for drafting wills and accompanies clients while obtaining inheritance orders and probate orders; manages legacies; provides counseling on matters relating to inheritances and guardianship; draws up agreements for distributing legacies; provides tax advice and planning in connection with legacies and their distribution.

Our office has vast experience in handling the legacies of foreign residents who own property in Israel.  Servicing such clients includes obtaining a legal opinion concerning applicable foreign law; notary public translation of documents required for an inheritance or probate order applicable to the wills of foreign residents; executing wills or obtaining an inheritance order from the court; and transferring assets to heirs.

FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS

Our office engages in drawing up prenuptial financial agreements for marrying couples and financial agreements for married couples, including obtaining court authorization.

PRO BONO

“Charity is the greatest of the mitzvoth” – Jerusalem Talmud, Pe’ah 1:1

Our office recognizes its commitment to activity for the sake of the community. In many cases we provide legal services at no cost.  In keeping with our commitment, we extend free legal services to associations established for charity purposes and to nonprofits in matters pertaining to association, employment and organization.  We also provide free services to underprivileged clients for various legal issues according to their needs.

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