Real Estate

Real Estate

“The service provided by Meitar is excellent and professional with high levels of expertise, accessibility and attention to details”
Chambers and Partners 2020

“The team is hard working, diligent and serious… what you need on the sale side is the deal-maker attitude and quick reactions- both things which they have”
Chambers and Partners

“They provide top- class service”
Chambers and Partners

“They know how to be business oriented. We really appreciated them and like working with them”
Chambers and Partners 2017

“rare combination of commercial understanding and deep legal knowledge”
Chambers and Partners 2019

“excellent legal knowledge, high performance, service orientation and availability”
Chambers and Partners 2019

Meitar is considered one of the leading law firms in the field of Real Estate. Our activities in this field cover Real Estate of a broad and varied scope, including residential, industrial, office, hotels, malls, commercial centers, buildings, land and others. We represent our clients in Real Estate matters that include sale, purchase, leasing, financing, planning, developing, construction, debt restructuring, liquidation, investment and ownership structures, litigation and other matters.

Our firm regularly advises some of Israel’s largest companies, including major building and investment companies, as well as multinational companies with Israeli operations, on Real Estate issues. Our Real Estate team also provides ongoing legal services to Israeli land developers in projects in which they are involved abroad, with the assistance of local attorneys.

The strength of our Real Estate practice is our longstanding experience and expertise and our ability to deal effectively, at the highest professional level, with complex Real Estate matters. Our team works in collaboration with our Tax, Project Finance, Litigation and Debt Settlement teams. Our ability to integrate the skills of these essential practice areas, allows us to provide our clients with full legal service in the variety of Real Estate matters that we handle, including representation in judicial and administrative proceedings. This experience enables us to advise our clients from Israel and abroad with a complete view of possible legal risks and solutions.

Real Estate development, by its nature, is complicated and requires expertise and proficiency in all aspects and in all stages. Our firm renders services in all aspects of Real Estate projects, from the initial stage of land purchase, contact with the planners, advisors and project managers, through occupation of projects, sale and ownership listings. The Group works constantly with all relevant authorities, including the Israel Land Administration, the Land Registry, local authorities and municipalities, planning and building authorities as well as the real estate tax authorities. In addition, we handle tax planning in real estate transactions, and finance agreements for real estate projects with commercial and investment banks.

Meitar’s Real Estate practice encompasses the firm’s Planning and Construction Group. The Group specializes in promoting a wide variety of master plans for some of Israel’s largest real estate projects and infrastructures.
The Planning and Construction Group contributes to Meitar’s growing strength and influence as one of the top-level real estate law firms in Israel, providing a wide range of solutions at the highest professional level in every aspect of this field. The team’s capability to combine its expertise in the business and legal aspects of real estate development, with its knowledge of planning and construction, enables Meitar to provide clients with fully integrated and comprehensive services.

Representative experience

  • Representation of The Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd. in an agreement to purchase 6 floors of offices from Clal Insurance Company Ltd. in the “Beit HaVered” tower on HaShalom Road in Givatayim.
  • Representation of Elad Israel Residence Ltd., ZMH Hammerman Ltd. and Meshulam Levinstein Contracting & Engineering Ltd., who submitted a bid in the “Maccabi Jaffa” tender of the Israel Land Authority and the Tel Aviv Municipality relating to land in the south of Tel Aviv, and won the tender.
  • Representation of Sella Capital Real Estate Ltd. in two deals with Galaxy Properties and Real Estate (1996) Ltd. for the purchase of 5 floors of offices in the Moshe Aviv Tower and the Platinum House building.
  • Representation of Delek Group Ltd. in selling some of the rights in a building it owns in Herzliya Pituah, to Fattal Hotels Ltd.
  • Representation of entrepreneurs and landowners in transactions of acquisition and development of land for residence and industry purposes in prime locations.
  • Representation in land acquisition in prime locations in the business area of Tel Aviv.
  • Acquisition and sale of commercial centers, malls, active office buildings, both partially and fully occupied.
  • Representation of real estate companies in issuances in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
  • Representation of hi-tech companies in building large-scale campuses in hi-tech industrial areas.
  • Representation of asset owners and commercial companies, in large scale rent agreements, some on tens of thousands of square meters.
  • Representation of public bodies in land allocation for infrastructure plants such as water and sewage treatment plants.
  • Legal management of the Real Estate properties and activities of some of the largest companies in Israel.
  • Representation in conducting and leading complex Real Estate transactions for residential, industrial and commercial use.
  • Representation in development projects, preservation projects and projects for betterment of Real Estate in many sites in Israel.