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
About Harari Toister & Co. Law Office
Harari Toister & Co. Law Office is a longstanding boutique law firm with esteemed and recognized expertise in the fields of administrative law, planning and building, real estate - urban renewal, local authorities law, municipal taxation, and class actions. The firm, which was founded 80 years ago, enjoys a major reputation for its uncompromising specialization, longstanding proficiency, expertise and experience while investing in high-quality human capital, professional integrity, personal attention and high availability to the clients. The professional legal service are provided by a team of associates and partners, who together integrate multi-disciplinary knowledge and expertise to match the client’s needs. The firm represents clients in the public, private and business sectors, while promoting urban renewal transactions: TAMA 38, “Pinui Binui”, preservation, planning and building licenses, promotion of city construction plans, betterment levies, Clause 197 Devaluation Claims, business licensing, preparation and legal assistance in public tenders, contracts, class actions, municipal taxes, betterment levies, etc. The firm has vast practice in litigation in planning, administrative, and civil matters within its practice areas. It has been involved in a long list of precedents, rulings and verdicts in its practice areas. The firm’s many years of experience, its availability to its clients, its large-scale activities and the many successes of its legal work position the firm as a well-reputed national expert in all its practice areas, and create unique and leading added value for the firm’s clients. One of the major pillars in the firm’s management is the emphasis on keeping up-to-date and developing professional knowledge that has been accumulating over the years alongside its vast legal activities, it publishes newsletters and publications in which the latest news on administrative law and planning and building rulings and legislation: betterment levies, severance claims, expropriation, local authority, class actions, city tax, municipal taxation, etc.
Planning and Zoning, 197 Clause Claims, Objections and Expropriations - The firm is ranked as an influencer and leader 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, redevelopment, guiding the release and replanning process for agricultural land, guiding “Pinui Binui” plans, building renewal, overall master plans, plans for unification and partition, urban renewal plans, conservation, rights mobilizations plans– throughout all of their stages, from preparation through to approval of plans in various planning institutions and authorities including in objections permits proceedings and specifically for building permits, representation before appeals committees, national councils and courts; supporting the client in all stages of the planning and permits procedures before the various committees from local, district and appeal committees to courts; TAMA 38, legal consultancy and support for rights owners in urban renewal projects; betterment levies, legal support and representation in exemptions and appeals procedures; handling 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 owner-ship 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. The firm advises local committees in promoting the planning space and implementing planning and construction policies.
Municipal Tax - Municipal Law and Tax, Development Fees and Levies - The firm has rich knowledge and experience in consulting local authorities and/or individuals in this field. The firm also specializes in preparing tax orders and Bylaws and accompanying calculations and opposing thereof and supporting clients on the following topics: municipal tax and development levies, including representation in objections and appeals. In addition, the firm has the knowledge and expertise for 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 the preparation and approval of the promotion of levy obligations ac-cording to municipal bylaws and litigation related to it.
Class Actions - 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 infrastructures; large-scale projects, construction and development of public projects, development and infrastructure agreements, “smart city” projects, services, procurement, selling land; tenders for national inter-authority agreements, constructing public buildings; B.O.T, developing land and public spaces; initiating, promoting and developing private and public complex multistage areas and built spaces, 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 and represents in the courts in matters of tenders of contracts.
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; representation before the Tax Authority; registering apartment buildings; registering plans including reparcellation, lot plans, expropriations, etc. The firm also represents developers and apartment owners in urban renewal projects on the “Pinui Binui” and NOP 38 authorization tracks.
Planning and Zoning - The firm is a leader in this field. It represents local planning and construction committees as well as business and private entities in promoting outline plans, real estate betterments, improving building rights, transfer of rights, betterment levies, representation in 197 clause claims, filing objections to plans and licensing proceedings, representation before planning bodies and jurisdictions, accompanying urban renewal projects
Administrative Law - 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, business licensing, personal penalty procedures against officials, procedure for providing support, election law, representing elected officials, election appeals etc., institute endowment procedures, land allocation procedures, border changes, promoting and approving land transactions for administrative bodies, forceful evacuation, representing NPOs as well as local counsels and municipalities.
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