Overview

Avigail has an extensive and diverse Real Estate Practice, encompassing a wide range of real estate transactions. Avigail works with public and private clients on all aspects and stages of real estate transactions, from the very inception of the transaction, to determining its structure, negotiating its terms and drafting the actual agreement, all the way through to signature and completion.

Her practice includes leading and advising on commercial and residential real estate transactions, sale and purchase agreements, combination agreements, urban renewal projects (including “Evacuation and Reconstruction” agreements and agreements for executing projects in accordance with National Outline Plan 38 (Tama 38)), land development, purchasing groups, BOT and PFI projects, commercial leases, tender projects (issuing tenders and submitting bids) as well as real estate finance and construction projects.

Avigail also represents landowners in connection with various land rights disputes, including those pertaining to dissolution of real estate partnerships, and she assists landowners in regulating and registering their rights with the official Land Registration Offices and the Israel Land Authority.

Avigail’s highly diverse clientele comprises public and private entities, entrepreneurs, developers, construction companies and infrastructure companies. She advises her clients on their ongoing day-to-day activities as well as on complex commercial transactions, according to each client’s individual and specific needs.

Avigail has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating a wide array of commercial agreements, including: licensing, agency, purchase and/or sale, marketing, supply, manufacture, joint venture, management and services. Avigail also advises public and private entities on regulatory issues that affect, or arise in connection with, the client’s particular sphere of activity, business and operations.

Avigail also acts on behalf of local and foreign nonprofit organizations, charities, public benefit companies and private endowments. Her expertise in this field includes the establishment and registration of these nonprofits as well as providing ongoing advice with regard to filing and regulatory requirements and, in particular, practical advice on the Israeli regulatory provisions applicable to nonprofit organizations and the manner in which they operate in Israel.

Within her practice, Avigail advises on draft laws and regulations that could impact upon her clients. She has authored academic articles and opinion pieces on these topics and has been called before various committees of Israel’s Knesset to comment on or provide advice or recommendations with respect to proposed legislation or regulations.

 

Languages: EnglishHebrew
Admissions: Israel Bar, 1994
Education: Tel Aviv University, LL.B., magna cum laude, (1993)

Experience

  • Leading the legal team on behalf of hundreds of private landowners in a project valued at over $750 million USD, for the planning and construction of three luxury residential towers comprising approximately 40 floors and 450 units in the “Kikar HaMedina” project, located in one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Tel Aviv. Representation in this project encompasses all aspects of the project, including providing legal support to the project owners in connection with, inter alia: formulation and execution of a cooperation agreement; moving the planning stages ahead and procurement of building permits for the project; preparing the relevant agreements with the various professionals required to execute the project including architects, project managers, planning advisors, contractors and other consultants; engaging in various types of negotiations with the Tel Aviv Municipality regarding the project; and dealing with the complex aspects of financing the project.
  • Representing KAN – The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (which replaced the former Israel Broadcasting Authority, which was closed), in relation to all the property aspects involved in many complex transactions, including the purchase or lease of various structures across the country designated as offices, archives and/or broadcasting studios. Within Avigail’ s work with KAN, she was chosen to lead the team that drafted and prepared the various tenders that KAN published in connection with production of the Eurovision Song Contest held in Israel in May 2019.
  • Representing Minrav Projects Ltd. in a transaction to acquire the full rights in the second stage of a real estate project located in the “French Hill” area of Jerusalem. In this project, Minrav is slated to build and sell approx. 400 housing units.
  • Representing Minrav Holdings Ltd. and Megureit Israel Ltd., which, following the submission of a joint bid, were declared the winners of a number of tenders published by “Dira Lehaskir” – the Governmental Company for Housing and Rental Ltd., to establish and operate long-term rental projects for more than 550 residential units in several major cities in Israel.
  • Providing ongoing legal support and advice for projects initiated by the Paz Group, the largest petroleum company in Israel, in relation to real estate transactions, including: representation and support in a transaction for the sale of land measuring approximately 70 dunams in the Pi Glilot Compound to a partnership headed by the Israel Canada Group; representation in connection with the sale of the rights of Paz in the “Paz-Mivnei Gazit” office building in Tel Aviv, and acting on behalf of Paz in connection with various transactions related to the sale of land used for the operation of gas stations in the Tel Aviv area, which is designated for redevelopment for commercial and residential purposes.
  • Providing ongoing legal support and advice to the Minrav Group regarding its activities and projects, including drafting and negotiating construction and related agreements to which the Group is aparty and submitting legal opinions on the Group’s behalf.
  • Representing the Weizmann Institute of Science in various matters relating to its ongoing operations and projects, including the establishment of a laboratory for coronavirus testing and related research activities.
  • Representing Beit Berl College and Ruppin Academic Center before the Israel Land Authority with regard to the regulation of land rights.
  • Representing and providing legal support to entrepreneurs and owners of private apartments in transactions for the promotion and realisation of projects under National Outline Plans (Tama) 38/1 and 38/2 in several major cities in Israel.

Recognition

  • Over the years, Avigail has been acclaimed and received individual recognition in several practice areas. The Legal 500, for example, has accorded her recognition and duly ranked her in the following practice areas: real estate and town planning, capital markets and securities, cross-border M&A and international commercial work in which the guide described her legal skills as “outstanding”.

 

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