Shibolet’s Real Estate Practice brings together 30 lawyers and partners, all of whom have many years of experience in handling all aspects of legal and business matters related to land and real estate transactions in Israel.
We adopt a commercial-business approach while managing legal risks, always focusing on our clients’ needs and working to achieve their goals. Our attorneys leverage extensive experience as they provide optimal legal support to various complex real estate transactions, such as land acquisitions, combination transactions, tenders, purchasing groups, performance agreements, income-producing properties, rentals, and so forth. Within this activity, we advise on some of Israel’s largest real estate projects, covering all stages from acquisition, planning, development, and financing to construction and marketing, and completing all the required registrations.
The practice has particular specialist expertise in accompanying urban renewal deals, evacuation-reconstruction (“pinui-binui”) projects, and assorted projects under Tama 38 (the national outline plan to strengthen existing buildings to withstand earthquakes).
We provide counsel throughout complex financing transactions, including consortiums, securitization, refinancing, and more, representing both financing entities (banks, institutional investors, funds, and various business entities) and borrowers (developers, contractors, purchasing groups, etc.), both in Israel and abroad, whether for land acquisition, bridging needs, or the project’s construction phase.
Our attorneys advise government companies, local authorities, and municipal corporations on all aspects of tender processes, ranging from drafting the call for tenders, to publication and awarding the contract to the winner, as well as representing the authorities before all regulatory bodies, as needed.
Shibolet’s strategic clients in the real estate sector include leading Israeli and international developers, real estate and construction companies, purchasing groups, public and private businesses, manufacturers, private investment groups, landlords and tenants, banks and other institutional lenders, the largest local authorities in Israel, and government companies.
‘Shibolet’s real estate practice handles large-scale commercial and residential real estate projects – including those in the field of urban renewal – in Israel, Europe the US and Asia, where it acts for developers. On the contentious side, it represents clients before the Land Registry, Israel’s Land Administration, the tax authorities and the planning and zoning authorities.’– Legal 500 EMEA