Yigal Arnon & Co. has deep experience in matters relating to planning and construction law, as well as in eminent domain—expropriation or compulsory purchase.
Our clients rely on us throughout the entire planning and building process. For example, we help clients draw up and then gain approval for city plans. We also advise on zoning designations and permit procedures, obtain building permits, and handle objections and appeals.
Our top-tier Planning and Construction practice works closely with our Real Estate Group, supporting that team in the planning and building aspects of a variety of transactions. This includes all preliminary inquiries as to the planning status of a given property. Likewise, our litigators bring extensive experience to the table when representing clients before planning bodies, appeals committees and courts is required. We have handled many ‘damage to real estate’ suits pursuant to Article 197 of the Planning and Building Law as well as levy proceedings and planning and building violation disputes.
Local authorities have retained Yigal Arnon & Co. to exercise eminent domain in order to build some of the largest and most crucial transportation projects in Israel. We also represent landowners in their objections to eminent domain, and in related compensation claims—in the courts, before land assessors who are to set the applicable value and in all relevant negotiations.
In addition, our Planning and Construction Group advises clients on the laws relating to accessibility for people with disabilities and represents them in related legal proceedings.