Real estate law is a field that includes a variety of complex activities such as sales and acquisitions, ownership, development, financing, joint ventures, reorganization and litigation.
Many tests include, inter alia, reference to land use, planning and construction, environmental protection, examination of records, liens, foreclosures, taxes and rights of parties.
At this time, every real estate deal needs a full-service law firm that able to offer expertise in the following areas:
Sales and acquisitions – Representation of buyers and sellers in the acquisition and realization of various types of real estate, including office buildings, retail centers, hotels, industrial properties, residential properties and apartments. Drafting of agreements for various partnerships and mergers, execution agreements with subcontractors, combination agreements, management agreements, development agreements, partnerships, liquidation of partnership and more.
Examination of ownership of real estate, evaluation of exceptions and comments, and conducting negotiations.
Land and Environmental Use – Land use rights, due diligence, compliance with environmental and state laws.
Development – Negotiating and preparing development and construction agreements and all other documents required for the development and construction of office buildings, shopping centers, mixed use projects, independent units and industrial sites.
Leasing – negotiating and preparing office contracts, retail and industry and long-term land contracts.
Finance – representation of lenders and borrowers in secured loan resources in real estate, sales of loans and acquisitions and other debt arrangements, including fixed financing, construction loans, bridge loans, intermediate loans, joint loans,
Joint ventures – A large proportion of real estate transactions involve joint ventures between capital sources and entrepreneurs and between actual operations, so the real estate company should be in a position to structure and negotiate partnership agreements, limited operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and forms others of joint venture arrangements and advice on the tax aspects of transactions.
Reorganization – Not all real estate transactions are successful. Therefore, real estate lawyers must be in a position to advise when a transaction goes bad. This will include transactions, bankruptcy, tax, and labor litigation, loan changes, foreclosures, changes in joint venture, buyers / sellers, forced sales, leases and development changes.
Litigation – Real estate litigation includes representation of landowners, buyers, sellers, renters, brokers, lenders and developers, including contract disputes, mechanical liens and building disputes, prominent domain proceedings, ownership disputes, foreclosure problems, and bankruptcy.
Tax planning – One of the most important issues is correct and relevant tax planning of the proposed transaction. We possess vast experience in representation before the the tax authorities in Israel and protecting our tax planning.
We accompany and represent in plan 38 (“Tama 38”) projects and the evacuation-building (“Pinoy Binoy”) projects.
Our office has accrued years of experience representing domestic and foreign clients in hundreds of legal and business real estate transactions in Israel.