Ofer Toister, Advocates
Legal services in the field of planning and building including supporting plans and permits in planning institutions and courts
About Ofer Toister, Advocates
Ofer Toister, Advocates is a leading, well-reputed boutique law firm specializing in providing legal services in planning and building. As planning and building has become more complicated and extensive as each year passes, it requires special skills, as well as an in-depth familiarity with existing rulings and future trends. The firm follows every legal development originating in planning institutions and courts as well as legal amendments and the progress of basic plans. This allows the firm’s staff to provide its clients the most comprehensive, thorough legal services in the field. In order to implement an overall package of solutions to the firm’s clients, the firm operates in close cooperation with leading firms in the areas of real estate, contracts, taxation, and more. The firm’s clients include real estate development companies, companies handling TAMA 38 earthquake retrofits, contractors, landowners, leading commercial companies, local authorities, corporations, not-profit funds and individuals. The firm is known and respected for possessing major expertise by those involved in the real estate field such as developers, planners, architects, contractors and real estate appraisers. The firm handles high profile planning and building cases and has been involved in setting many legal practices in the field.
The Firm’s Practice Areas
- Supporting planning proceedings – Urban building master plans, TAMA 38 Earthquake Retrofits, preservation proceedings, allowance procedures, exceptional use proceedings, support in local, district and national planning committees, in appeals committees, and the court for administrative affairs.
- Betterment fees – Following approval of master plans, approval of exceptional use, and approval of allowances.
- Fall in value claims – Following planning, reductions in rights, construction, rezoning, and more.
- Conservation – The firm specializes in supporting conservation proceedings and handling betterment fees and the fall in value due to conservation plans.
- Administrative Law – Mainly in planning and building.
About the Firm
Ofer Toister, Advocates was established in 2009 and is based in central Tel Aviv.
The reputation acquired by the firm is based on professionalism, reliability and fairness. The firm’s aim is to provide clients with excellent service combined with rich legal experience and knowhow in its areas of specialization, while consistently keeping up with the various new developments in its fields of endeavor, creative thinking, personal attention and relations. The firm is geared to providing clients practical and quality solutions that will contribute to the success of their businesses.
The firm has seven lawyers and an administrative staff, working in cooperation to bring about optimal legal results for the firm’s clients.
The firm’s lawyers are experienced in the field of planning and building, and have the relevant education in legal specializations and business administration.
Among other things, the firm handles proceedings related to preservation plans in Tel Aviv, the overall plans for Tel Aviv (TA/5000), the Tel Aviv quarters plan, and TAMA 38 earthquake retrofit, and is thoroughly acquainted with these plans.
Adv. Ofer Toister
Adv. Ofer Toister is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law and has an LL.M. in Law from the London School of Economics.
Adv. Ofer Toister has specialized in planning and building law for more than 30 years and is considered one of the leading lawyers in this field.
As a leader in this field, Adv. Toister appears before appeals committees, planning committees and other legal jurisdictions, as well as presiding as an arbitrator and a mediator.
Adv. Toister also lectures for training courses for the Israel Bar Association, the Real Estate Appraisers Association in Israel and other training courses.
For the past 20 years, Adv. Toister has also delivered the final lecture at the annual Appraisers Conference, summarizing the new rulings on planning and building.
Over the years, Adv. Toister led a series of public moves for top professionals in the field of building and construction, concerning important issues that are in the center of the field’s public attention.
Adv. Toister is an "honorable member" of the Real Estate Appraisers Association in Israel.
Adv. Meital Toister Rosenthal
Adv. Meital Toister Rosenthal is a graduate of Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, and she completed her studies with the Rector’s Summa Cum Laude Award.
She served her internship in the office of the Emeritus President of the Supreme Court Dorit Beinisch, and practiced litigation for about 6 years at the Erdinast, Ben-Nathan & Co law firm, she has about 12 years of experience as a lawyer.
Adv. Meital Toister Rosenthal has been a partner at the firm since 2014, and has extensive knowledge in all its areas of expertise, alongside with vast litigation experience.
In addition, Adv. Meital Toister Rosenthal lectures in conferences and seminars, publishes articles in the press and appears in the media on topics related to planning and construction.
The Firm’s Publications
One of the firm’s priority values is publishing the major knowhow it has acquired over the years and the latest updates and developments in the field of planning and building.
The firm publishes through two main channels:
“Kol Yom” – a daily magazine surveying developments in the field for lawyers, appraisers, engineers, developers and those interested in the field.
“Ktiva Tama” – a newsletter on the subject of TAMA 38 earthquake retrofitting distributed for free for all those who are interested.