Real Estate Law

The real estate sector represents one of the most dynamic and significant sectors in the Israeli economy, characterized by a large volume of new residential, commercial and infrastructure projects, large scale transactions and projects in the areas of planning, construction and urban renewal.

These large-scale projects require dealing with complex issues of taxation, planning and construction and other complicated matters. A detailed and thorough understanding of the laws involved is critical in the success of such projects.
The increasing attractiveness of real estate investments both in Israel and throughout the world, as well as the regulatory challenges that are unique to the industry, require extensive legal expertise in the field, and a sophisticated and innovative strategic and tactical approach.

The real estate department of S. Friedman has been part of the firm since its founding, and is considered one of the best and most experienced in the field in Israel today.

Expertise in All Aspects of Real Estate

The real estate department specializes in handing all aspects of transactions for its clients. These include the sale and purchase of real estate for commercial, residential and industrial purposes, infrastructure projects, complex planning and zoning, change of zoning, urban renewal projects including Tama 38 and building evacuations, financing, contracting transactions and construction agreements, real estate management, entrepreneurship, development, marketing, expropriation and more.

The professionals working in the Real Estate department are unparalleled experts in real estate law and possess many years of experience in advising ongoing projects and management of real estate assets, with an emphasis on complex transactions of large scope.

Clients and Projects

The firm’s clients include an impressive roster of leaders in their fields and include large public and private contractors, investment funds and private investors, private clients, purchasing groups, hoteliers, urban renewal companies, construction and engineering companies, government and local authorities, franchisees in the field of national infrastructures, real estate developers and more.

The department puts an emphasis on comprehensive and high-quality service transaction, initiation and planning, negotiating, drafting agreements, representation with the planning and building, local and tax authorities.

The department works in cooperation with the other relevant departments including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, labor law and litigation, in order to provide customers with the most extensive service package possible under one professional and efficient roof.

The department staff continuously monitors developments in the industry in order to deepen its understanding of the field and answer to the unique needs of each customer. This allows the team to provide creative solutions, personal service and professional guidance that position the firm at the forefront of legal firms in Israel.


The infrastructure sector in Israel has undergone a drastic revolution over the last two decades.

Friedman & Co. is honored to be part of this industry, by representing the largest infrastructure companies in Israel in the fields of transportation and energy as well as an impressive list of private clients involved in the industry.

Among the firm’s esteemed clients are Israel Railways, Netivei Israel, NTA (responsible for constructing the Israeli metro in the metropolitan area of Gush Dan), Yefe Nof (responsible for infrastructure development in the Haifa metropolitan area), the South Port Company (Ashdod seaport), Paz Aviation Assets, PEI and more.

The Infrastructure Department provide guidance and support for public and private companies in their ongoing activities as well as for large-scale projects, and are full partners in formulating the companies’ operating strategy.

The department’s attorneys are familiar with accepted practices and regulations in these areas, as well as the relationship between the players involved in this unique field (the state, government companies, investors and strategic partners, contractors and service providers, project managers and planners).

The department’s activities include advising on all issues related to the infrastructure field including transaction execution, t enders management and preparation, contractor agreement preparation, company and planner management, project implementation, conflict management, regulation, Statutory and environment, taxation and labor law.