Overview

From the initial concept and due diligence of the transaction, through all aspects of the planning thereof all the way up to final implementation, our real estate team meticulously and professionally guides and accompanies clients through every step of the transaction process,  and has been doing so for many years.

 

As one of the strongest and most proactive law firms in Israel, S. Horowitz & Co. has one of the largest and most professional real estate practices in Israel.  Our team has been involved in every aspect of the real estate field for many years and offers an integrated, comprehensive and cutting-edge real estate service that ensures that any type of real estate project is seen through to completion.

 

Our team advises on all types of real estate projects, including commercial and residential, offices, high-rises and hotels, extensive urban renewal projects, construction of major infrastructure and other projects, acquisitions of flagship properties, land development, project tenders and property finance.  Where necessary, our team works in full cooperation with our firm’s strong real estate and construction dispute teams, which have comprehensive and extensive experience handling high-value and complex real estate and construction-related disputes.

 

Our clients include public and private developers, entrepreneurs, purchase groups, construction companies, contractors, management companies, civil engineers, government-owned power and energy companies, lenders and borrowers, landlords and tenants, as well as municipalities, public institutions, institutions of higher education, kibbutzim and moshavim.  In addition to domestic, foreign and multinational companies, many of the firm’s clients are foreign corporations that wish or intend to acquire or invest in real estate in Israelor to lease premises as a base of operations in Israel.

Being a full-service commercial law firm enables us to assemble, on short notice, a specifically tailored highly-qualified team with the appropriate skills (in real estate, zoning and planning, tax planning, environmental issues, corporate and project finance) necessaryto handle the full range of property transactions.

Our areas of expertise span all aspects of real estate acquisition and financing; combination and joint venture agreements; urban renewal, purchase and construction groups; dealing with the different authorities tasked with regulating, overseeing and handling real estate, including the Land Registration Office and the Israel Land Authority; handling regulatory matters in relation to all types of projects, tenders, PFI and BOT contracts, commercial and construction agreements, zoning and land use ,shared workspace projects, governmental long-term lease projects; property taxation; leasing of business premises; handling negotiations with the Israel Land Authority and assistance with compliance programs relating to land use and environmental laws.

Recognition

  • EMEA Legal 500, 2018 :”S. Horowitz & Co. provides a ‘quick and accurate service’ to land rights holders, occupiers and construction companies” and “possesses invaluable knowledge of real estate and project finance transactions”.
  • EMEA Legal 500, 2018: Horowitz & Co.’s ‘thorough and professional’ department has particular expertise in planning disputes”.
  • Chambers Global, 2016: “S. Horowitz & Co.’s comprehensive service includes litigation, at which the firm excels, and a dedicated environmental law department headed by Eliya Zunz and Pnina Sheffer Emmanuel. Avigail Kastiel and Noa Glazer-Becher are recommended on the transactional side.”
  • Chambers Global, 2015 acknowledges the team’s “expertise in both transactional and contentious matters in real estate and construction” and that it is “commended by market sources for its work on finance, planning and regulations for development projects and urban renewal”.
  • Chambers Global, 2014 recognises that the “full-service real estate department is adept in handling construction, acquisitions and property finance” and that it has “a strong track record in complex infrastructure projects, with additional skill in real estate-related litigation”.