Harari Toister & Co. Law Office
Planning and Building, Municipal Law, Real Estate, Tenders and Class Actions
Adv. Limor Spachek
Adv. Tamar Igra
Adv. Ronit Ovadia
Adv. Asaf Harel
Adv. Sagi Tene
About Harari Toister & Co. Law Office
Harari Toister & Co. Law Office is one of Israel’s most outstanding firms in administrative - public law, planning and building, local authorities law, and municipal tax. The firm, which was founded 80 years ago by the late MK Yizhar Harari, enjoys a major reputation for the knowledge and expertise gained over the years, and for its quality legal work, which is well informed on the latest developments, professional integrity, and personal attention to clients provided by the firm’s team of lawyers and partners.
Harari Toister & Co. represents leading clients in the public and business sectors including government companies, local authorities, and planning institutions. The firm also represents private clients and developers in all the firm’s areas of involvement including: urban renewal – TAMA 38, preservation, planning and building as well as criminal aspects of planning and building law, real estate, tenders, contracts, class actions, and more.
The firm’s many years of experience, large-scale activities and professional thoroughness of its legal work positions the firm as a well reputed expert in all its areas of endeavor, and creates unique added value for the firm’s clients to enjoy. The firm also places emphasis on keeping up-to-date and developing professional knowledgr in its areas of expertise and as well as its day-to-day legal activities, it publishes the Psikarata newspaper, which is distributed to local authorities, local committees, law firms, interested parties and clients. Psikarta features the latest news focusing on relevant planning and building rulings and legislation, local authority and administrative law.
Planning and Building and Expropriations
Over the years, the firm has gained major experience in representation and consultancy to large local planning committees throughout Israel, and representing clients working with planning bodies in the following fields:
Master plans, legal support in preparation stages through to approval of plans in the planning institutions in-cluding representation before appeals committees, national councils and courts; building permits, representing the client in all stages of procedures before the various committees from local committees and appeal committees to courts; building offenses; legal consultancy and representing those accused of violating the planning and building law: representation in indictments, demolition orders and repairing buildings: TAMA 38, legal consultancy for tenants, developers and local committees from the first contacts between developers and tenants, to all stages of planning and construction; betterment levies, legal support and representation in procedures for setting levies, and appeals procedures; suits under Clause 197 of the Planning and Building Law, representing prosecutors and defendants in compensation suits; expropriation laws, representing all sides involved in expropriation proceedings and the concept of ownership and cancelling expropriation and setting compensation; preservation.
The firm has major experience and extensive professional knowledge in the field, and specializes in representing clients before all planning and legal forums and courts.
Municipal Tax: Municipal Law and Tax, Development Fees and Levies
The firm has rich knowledge and experience in consulting local authorities in all their areas of responsibility. The firm also specializes in preparing tax orders and Bylaws and supporting clients on the following topics: municipal tax and development levies, including representation in objections and appeals. In addition, the firm has rich experience in preparing petition to the Interior Ministry for implementing changes in tax orders, adjusting it to the authority’s needs, and consulting to the authority’s instruction committees . The firm specializes in development levy obligations according to municipal bylaws and litigation related to it.
The firm has rich experience in representing local authorities in class actions filed against them including legal consultancy and support on insolvency notifications, approving compromises, withdrawal notifications, etc. The firm also represents private clients in filing class actions and representing plaintiffs.
Tenders and Contracts
The firm prepares tenders in many areas including: building infrastructures and/or providing various types of services such as selling lands; constructing public buildings; developing land and public spaces; developing and laying infrastructures, etc. The firm’s staff supports work of tenders committees, prepare legal reviews on tenders and represent the firm’s clients in all legal proceedings conducted on tenders matters. The firm also handles drafting contracts in various areas including contracts for accepting services, contracts for procuring goods, and work agreements.
Real Estate & Urban Renewal
The firm specializes in a wide range of areas related to procedure for conducting real estate transactions including: sale contracts; development; combination deals, leasing and renting; exchanging land; partnerships and liquidating of partnerships; representation before the Tax Authority; registering joint homes; registering plans including re-parcelization, expropriations, etc. The firm also specializes in representing developers and apartment owners in urban renewal projects on the clear and build and TAMA 38 authorization tracks.
The firm provides legal advice and representation in courts on a range of subjects in administrative law including: bylaws, freedom of information, education, tax and development levies, contracts involving the authorities, etc.
The firm has a department handling the criminal aspects of registering businesses.
Labor Law – Manpower and Welfare
The firm represents clients on subject related to labor law matters including details committees, labor courts, collective agreements, etc.