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 experienced and oldest firms in administrative - public law, planning and building, real estate – urban renewal, 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. The firm 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, “Pinui Binui”, preservation, planning and building licenses, promotion of city construction plans, and the criminal aspects of planning and building law, business licensing, tenders, contracts, class actions and more. The firm has vast practice in litigation pertaining to its areas of the law, and it is involving in leading a long line of legal precedents. The firm’s many years of experience, its availability to its clients, its large-scale activities and the many successes 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 knowledge in its areas of expertise and as well as its day-to-day legal activities, it publishes the Psikarata newspaper. Psikarta features the latest news focusing on relevant planning and building rulings and legislation: betterment levies, severance claims, expropriation, local authority, class actions, municipal tax, etc.
Planning and Building and Expropriations
Over the years, the firm has gained experience in representation and consultancy to local planning and building committees, as well as in representing private clients working along-side planning entities in the following fields: Master plans, guiding the release and replanning process for agricultural land, guiding “Pinui Binui” plans, overall master plans, plans for unification and partition, conservation plans – during all stages, from preparation through to approval of plans in the planning institutions including filling objections to various outline plans, filling for licenses and specifically for building permits, representation before appeals committees, national councils and courts; representing the client in all stages of the planning and permits 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 legalizing construction; TAMA 38, legal consultancy for tenants and local committees from the first contacts to all stages of planning and construction; betterment levies, legal support and representation in procedures for setting levies, exemptions and appeals procedures; suits under Clause 197 of the Planning and Building Law, representing plaintiffs 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 experience and extensive knowledge in the field and specializes in representing clients before all planning and legal instances and courts.
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 a 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 specializes 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 various areas including building infrastructures; tenders for “smart city” projects, services, acquisitions, selling land; tenders for national inter-authority agreements, constructing public buildings; B.O.T, developing land and public spaces; initiating and developing private and public complex multi-stage projects, etc. The firm’s staff supports the work of tender committees, prepares legal reviews on tenders and represent the firm’s clients in all legal proceedings conducted regarding tenders. The firm also guides developers in submitting tender offers and handles drafting contracts in various areas.
Real Estate & Urban Renewal
The firm specializes in a wide range of areas related to land betterment and conducting real estate transactions, among which are: real-estate entrepreneurship, promoting city construction plans, optional sale and sale contracts; development; combination deals, leasing and renting; exchanging land; partnerships and liquidating of partnerships; representation before the Tax Authority; registering apartment buildings; registering plans including re-parcelization, expropriations, etc. The firm also specializes in representing developers and apartment owners in urban renewal projects on the “Pinui Binui” 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, municipal tax, development levies, contracts involving the authorities, personal penalty procedures against officials, election law, representing elected officials, election appeals etc., institute endowment procedures, land allocation procedures, promoting and approving land transactions for administrative bodies, forceful evacuation etc.
The firm has a department handling the criminal and civil aspects of registering businesses.
Labor Law, Manpower and Welfare
The firm represents clients on matters related to labor law, including mediation committees, labor courts, tenders for manning statutory positions, employment agreements, collective agreements, etc.
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