Local authorities and public institutes; Municipal Taxation; Zoning & Planning; Class Actions and Civil-Commercial Litigation; Real Estate
|Line of Business:||Local authorities and public institutes; Municipal Taxation; Zoning & Planning; Class Actions and Civil-Commercial Litigation; Real Estate|
|Address:||4 B.S.R. Tower, 19th Floor, 7 Mesada St., Bnei Brak|
About Waldman-David-Zuchowitzky-Fraidin (WZDF)
WDZF (Waldman-David-Zuchowitzky-Fraidin) is a boutique law firm that focuses on Local Authorities, Municipal Taxation, Zoning & Planning, Litigation and Class Actions, Administrative Law, Real Estate and Urban Renewal, and is one of the leading firms in these practice areas. The unique combination between the firm’s vast experience, the legal and professional excellence of its employees and the spirit of innovation and creativity, generates added value to its clients. The synergy between the firm’s practice areas creates a panoramic and comprehensive in-depth perspective, which enables it to provide legal services at the highest level. The firm is distinct in being first and foremost and boutique firm, with every case, big as small, handled by one of its partners from start to finish. The firm’s clientele includes public and governmental entities, such as local authorities, regional councils, Local Zoning & Planning committees, municipal corporations, and business sector clients: Private and public companies, entrepreneurs and individuals. The firm tailors its legal services to the client’s needs while implementing its professional code, which is based on three core values: expertise, first-class service, and fairness.
Local Authorities and Public Institutes
Legal Counsel and Representation - The firm has broad experience in representing and counseling municipalities. Its lawyers serve as internal and external legal counselors for a variety of local authorities and public institutes, including: municipalities, regional councils, local authorities, municipal corporations, local zoning & planning committees, local unions, agricultural cooperatives and more. The firm’s services cover municipal and city taxation, tenders, B.O.T projects, contracts, business licensing, representing officials in personal liability proceedings, by-law legislation and more. Advocates Shlomo Waldman and Eitan David have been serving for many years as external legal counselors of numerous local authorities and are considered to be authorities in this practice area.
Elections - The firm has in-depth professional experience in supporting candidates in all types of complex election campaigns. The firm’s in-depth knowledge of local authorities, election laws, and the media, generates a clear advantage for its clients, that leads to success.
Business Licensing - The firm gained extensive experience in business licensing law, and it provides legal counsel for business owners and local authorities, during the permit application and legal representation in various courts. The firm’s lawyers are members of the IBA’s Business Licensing Committee and accompany the new reform in this field.
Zoning & Planning
The firm’s lawyers serve as legal counselors of planning and zoning committees and also advise entrepreneurs, construction companies, homeowners and other participants, including in the developing urban renewal field. Adv. Shlomo Waldman, the firm’s senior founding partner, is renown as one of the pillars of Israel’s planning and zoning field and serves as a legal counselor of both public entities and companies and entrepreneurs in this practice area. The firm’s lawyers accompany the preparation and approval of zoning plans and represent in appeals and petitions. The firm represents plaintiffs and defendants in appropriation claims and in claims for compensation under section 197. The firm had precedential achievements in its planning and zoning practice both in appeal committees and in the courts, including rules that were set in Supreme Court rulings in cases where WDZF’s lawyers represented their clients.
City Tax - The firm has extensive experience in claims, appeals, and petitions concerning city tax, and it also accompanies local authorities in the formulation, preparation, and approval of city tax orders. The firm has a significant advantage in these fields due to its familiarity with local authorities, city tax laws and the business segment and its needs.
Fees and Tolls - The firm handles mandatory payments, fees and development charges, and has extensive experience in the preparation and approval of bylaws, with adjustments to the varying needs of the local authority and the renewing legislation.
Class Actions and Commercial Litigation
The firm litigates for its clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, and has gained significant achievements for its clients in this practice.
The firm often handles class actions, both in representing defendants (including foreign companies, commercial companies, and public institutes) and as lead plaintiff, in a broad variety of fields, such as securities law, banking, real estate, technology and more. The firm gained vast experience, extensive knowledge and major achievements in the management of class actions, and it is distinguished in its representation, unprecedentedly in the Israeli legal market, of both defendants and plaintiffs - which provides it with unique perspective, knowledge, and strategy in this field. Adv. Matan Fraidin is a renowned expert in representing defendants in class actions, including Israeli and foreign companies, local authorities and public entities and in representing plaintiffs in class actions in matters such as: technology, vehicle, consumerism, banking and capital markets. He served as head of the Class Actions Clinic of the Ono College and lectures on class actions in various forums, including the IBA, courts administration, The Halacha&Ma’aseh Center and more.
WZDF’s interdisciplinary perspective of local authorities, municipal taxation, zoning & planning, and real estate provides its clients with a significant advantage in formulating and executing complex transactions that require a synergistic understanding of these fields. The familiarity both with the planning institutes and the local authorities and with the business real estate environment provides the firm’s clients with a tremendous advantage through in-depth legal facilitation leading to peace of mind in a complex and bureaucracy-intensive legal field.
Complex Real Estate Transactions - The firm accompanies sale/purchase, combination transactions and urban renewal transactions such as NOP 38 for developers, companies and individuals.
Urban Renewal / NOP38 - WDZF represents entrepreneurs, construction companies, homeowners and representatives of multi-occupancy residences, in the urban renewal field, with emphasis on availability and personal service, utilizing its in-depth understanding of the complexity of this field.
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