Real Estate

  • S. Horowitz & Co. has one of the largest real estate practices in Israel.  The firm undertakes all types of projects, from construction of major infrastructure projects to the acquisition of flagship properties and retail developments, and from project tenders to property finance.  We also have a strong real estate and construction dispute practice that has extensive experience handling high value and complex real estate and construction related disputes.


    Our clients include public and private developers, construction companies, contractors, civil engineers, government-owned power and energy companies, lenders and borrowers, landlords and tenants, as well as municipalities, public institutions, kibbutzim and moshavim.  In addition to domestic and multinational companies, many of the firm’s clients are foreign corporations intending to acquire or invest in Israeli real estate or to lease premises as a base for their operations in Israel. 


    Being a full-service commercial law firm enables us to assemble, on short notice, a highly-qualified team with the appropriate skills (in real estate, tax planning, environment and corporate) necessary to handle the full range of property transactions. Our areas of expertise include all aspects of real estate acquisition and financing, tenders, PFI and BOT projects, commercial and construction agreements, zoning and land use, property taxation, leasing of business premises for both local and foreign clients, handling negotiations with the Israel Lands Authority and assistance with compliance programs relating to land use, health and safety regulations and environmental laws.








    • Chambers Global, 2016: S. Horowitz & Co’s comprehensive service includes litigation, at which the firm excels, and a dedicated environmental law department headed by Eliya Zunz and Pnina Sheffer Emmanuel. Avigail Kastiel and Noa Glazer-Becher are recommended on the transactional side.
    • Chambers Global, 2015 acknowledges the team's "expertise in both transactional and contentious matters in real estate and construction" and that it is "commended by market sources for its work on finance, planning and regulations for development projects and urban renewal"
    • Chambers Global, 2014 recognises that the "full-service real estate department is adept in handling construction, acquisitions and property finance" and that it has "a strong track record in complex infrastructure projects, with additional skill in real estate-related litigation"
    • EMEA Legal 500, 2018 recognizes the Practice as "thorough and professional"
    • The European Legal 500, 2013 notes that the team has an "excellent business and legal acumen that clients can rely on"
    • The European Legal 500, 2012 recognises the team's "very high level of professionalism"
    • The European Legal 500, 2011 says that the team "offers consistently good advice"
    • The European Legal 500, 2010 states that the "14 lawyer real estate practice delivers a very high standard of service"