Planning and Zoning

Cohen, Wilchek & Co. is one of the top 5 Israeli firms in planning and zoning law.
The firm offers legal counsel to planning committees, businesses and individuals on all matters related to planning and zoning procedures. Moreover, the firm has extensive experience in legal representation in all instances relating to planning and construction, including law courts, appeal committees, planning committees and various planning institutions. As a leader in its area Cohen, Wilchek & Co. provides ongoing counsel to Israel’s largest construction firms. It handles projects from inception to delivery, starting with reviews of rezoning rights, followed by filing plans, handling objections, negotiating land betterment tax, land acquisition, land expropriation, requests for relief and special use, and more. Additionally, Cohen, Wilchek & Co. represents parties damaged by construction plans, filing objections and requests for relief and special use, claiming damages caused by construction plans according to clause 197 in the planning and construction law, expropriation procedures, and procedures for setting land betterment tax.

The department is managed by Adv. Eli Wilchek, one of Israel’s most prominent legal experts with over 20 years of exceptional experience. Adv. Wilchek began working in planning and construction two decades ago as the legal advisor to the Netanya Municipality and later served as legal advisor to the South District Planning and Construction Committee, and as legal advisor to the Tel Aviv District Planning and Construction Committee.

The firm’s many years of experience in planning and construction, and the team’s high level of professionalism ensure an outstanding service and excellent representation.

Notable cases

  • Ongoing counsel to a project of more than 1,000,000 sqm. in Bnei Brak
  • Filing Objections to the natural gas treatment plant at “Dor beach”
  • Representing a District Committee and individuals at the Supreme Court regarding land obtained through rezoning plans as compared to obtaining land by expropriation.
  • First discussion of the right of a municipality to expropriate land from the Israel Land Administration.
  • First discussion in an appeal committee around the criteria for granting special use permits.
  • Representing the residents of Moshav Bnei Atarot in a damages claim for asset devaluation following the Ben Gurion Airport 2000 project.

Notable projects

  • A plan for 400 residential units in Or Yehuda for Shapir Engineering.
  • Shopping malls in Bilu Junction and Netivot for Denisra.

Notable clients

  • Planning committees
  • Shapir Engineering
  • Prashkovsky
  • IAI
  • Israel Land Administration
  • Canada Israel
  • Industrial Buildings Corporation Ltd.
  • Petroleum & Energy Infrastructures Ltd.
  • The Bahai Center in Israel
  • Vishay Israel
  • Mehadrin
  • “Big” shopping centers
  • Kimat Hinam supermarkets
  • Ongoing counsel to a project of more than 1,000,000 sqm. In Bnei Brak
    Filing Objections to the natural gas treatment plant at “Dor beach”
  • Representing a District Committee and individuals at the Supreme Court regarding land obtained through rezoning plans as compared to obtaining land by expropriation.

The Team

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Eli Wilchek
Senior Partner
Planning and Construction / Municipal law / Administrative Law / Tender Law
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Carmit Rabi
Partner
Planning and Construction Law / Administrative Law
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Shiri Levi
Advocate
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Ofir Cohen
Advocate

Contact Us

Our contacts
  • Abba Hillel Rd 14, Oz Building
    Ramat Gan, 52506
  • 03-6119000
  • 03-7519191
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