Real Estate Transactions
Drafting Contracts and Agreements
We accompany real estate transactions and specialize in complex transactions of different kinds, such as the representation of contractors and drafting contracts for their needs, representation of buyers in purchase transactions from a contractor, purchase and sale of private apartments, transfer without consideration, purchase of land lots, representation of entrepreneurs or tenants in the agreements related to National Master Plan No. 38 [TMA 38], Pinui Binui (demolition and reconstruction), combination transactions, plots' sales, handling real estate through a partnership, receivership, buying groups and overseas business transactions.
Our firm has special expertise in representing tenants regarding TMA 38 (renovation), Pinui Binui (demolition and reconstruction) and their myriad aspects.
Counseling and Initial Preparation for Testing Transaction's Feasibility
Our firm accompanies each transaction from the very start, where detailed advice is provided first and foremost in accordance with the client's needs and requirements, while adjusting the deal's layout to make it optimal for its eventual fruition, including, its economic aspect, building permits and various master plans applicable to the area, examining existing cellular phone towers, legal issues, banking support, corporate aspects and tax considerations (including calculation).
Comprehensive Financial Handling and Support
Our staff lawyers, some of whom have background and undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, are ready to provide advice and assessments in the financial field, including the economic feasibility of the transaction, detecting the transaction's weak points, financial accompaniment while coping, in advance, with financial risks, interacting with the relevant financing organization till funding is secured, and providing ongoing financial support until the project is complete, including handling receipt of financing for an existing project. Such handling is done with seamless correlation of our accompaniment of the project with the repayment ability of the entity receiving the loan, while maintaining optimal flexibility together with a dynamic approach as the process proceeds.
Providing the Transaction Complete Legal Envelope at Every Phase
Our involvement may begin from the start of the project's engagement, continuing with obtaining various permits from the relevant authorities concerning planning and construction, as well as routine interfacing with outside elements (e.g., municipal authorities) while providing real-time solutions to different needs arising from the transaction; when necessary, since we specialize in legal proceedings before different adjudicative bodies, we are able to judicially handle various legal matters arising as a result of the transaction.
Real Estate Taxation
The firm provides a complete platform for handling issues related to the taxation of both simple and complex real estate transactions, ranging from carrying out a transaction-based assessment (pursuant to its type) prior to its closing, followed by the formulation of effective planning of tax strategy and on to representation before tax authorities and, when necessary and advisable, turning to legal action (for details, see extensive delineation at our Taxation Laws page at our office Website).
Interaction with Authorities
Ongoing interaction with different authorities regarding, for instance, municipal charges and various fees, reports' submission, tax issues and land registration. If and when necessary, our firm operates in conjunction with the courts on issues arising from the execution of such transactions (improvement, property tax, VAT, permits, etc.). To that end, our firm is linked with a number of professionals, allowing it to obtain opinions, performance of applicable assessments, analysis and scrutiny.
Our firm handles the reduction of municipal charges and the sundry levies that would be charged to the transaction.
Accompaniment of International Transactions
Accompaniment of different projects and real estate investment ventures overseas, and formation of engagement agreements with different entities around the world. Our office maintains transnational working relationships (correspondence) with law firms in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Spain and Turkey. These allow us to address in real-time the extensive international activities of our clients abroad.