Planning and Zoning


The Planning and Zoning practice at Arnon, Tadmor-Levy is among the leading, largest, and most established in Israel. The firm boasts extensive experience in representing top-tier entrepreneurs and construction companies in the economy, governmental authorities, municipalities, and private landowners. Our office provides a wide range of services in the planning and building sector, including accompanying complex planning and construction procedures at all stages, formulating plans and overseeing their approval processes, changes in land designation, land compromises, building licensing procedures, representation in objections, appeals, and more.

This practice is consistently ranked at the top of all leading Israeli rating guides, thanks to the unique specializations of the active attorneys in this field.

Arnon, Tadmor-Levy attorneys have special expertise in the various branches of planning and building, including economic, environmental, and criminal aspects of planning and building laws. The team specializes in representing Israel’s largest and leading real estate companies, public and private companies in the residential and industrial sectors, statutory corporations, governmental companies, and more. The team also has unique expertise in consulting for local and state authorities on complex and special projects, including national and urban infrastructure.

Our office accompanies complex real estate transactions in all aspects of planning and building, including preliminary planning checks required, planning projects for urban renewal such as evacuation and construction and Tama 38, and planning national and national infrastructure projects like the Light Rail in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Haifa Bay Port, and Ramon Airport.

The practice spans a wide range of areas, each requiring specialized expertise:

The Planning and Building Licensing area – The firm has a unique practice in accompanying and representing large and complex projects in residential, employment, commercial, and industrial construction, starting from the local level to the national level. This includes extensive experience in accompanying urban renewal projects of hundreds and thousands of housing units, from identifying the site and initial contact with rights holders to the construction licensing stage, project occupancy, financing, and registration of rights in the land registry. In this context, the team represents entrepreneurs in promoting the plan, in the process of objections to plans and permits, and in submitting appeals and petitions against planning institution decisions.

Furthermore, the office team has extensive experience in litigation proceedings in the planning and building field, including appearances and representation before various planning institutions, regulatory bodies, government offices, appeal committees, and courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court and administrative courts.

The Economic area – Accompanying entrepreneurs, landowners, and appraisers in proceedings to reduce betterment levies, compensation fees, development levies, maintenance funds, from determining liabilities through the appraisal clarification. Representation before appeal committees, decisive appraisers, and in administrative appeals. Accompanying victims and respondents in claims under Section 197 of the Planning and Zoning Law. Representation of expropriators and expropriated in compensation agreements and compensation claims under the Land Ordinance. Handling objections to land value determined by the government appraiser, allocations for various purposes of the Israel Land Authority. Accompaniment in approving transactions with the Israel Land Authority, submission of tenders, and representation in relevant litigation proceedings.

The Environmental area – Handling compliance with conditions set by the Ministry of Environmental Protection for business licenses and building permits. Preparation of environmental reports. Handling permits under the Hazardous Materials Law. Dealing with issues of acoustics and noise from transportation sources.

The practice has unique expertise in accessibility laws for people with disabilities, providing a variety of legal services in this area, including legal advice and representation in legal proceedings.

The Enforcement area – Representation and accompaniment in criminal proceedings. Administrative orders, judicial orders, and financial sanctions. Activities against local, district, and national enforcement units.

The Business Licensing area – Handling petitions for issuing business licenses. Dealing with criminal proceedings and administrative enforcement proceedings in the field of business licensing.

Clients Testimonials, Legal500 | 2024

The team thinks creatively and out of the box and in co-operation with our company’s internal legal team and, together, they find creative solutions for planning and promoting projects.”

The planning and zoning department of the firm accompanies us in complex and unique projects. The department is very available for us, very professional and creative. We are very satisfied with the legal service we receive.’

Clients Testimonials, Legal500 | 2023

‘The team as a whole is very attentive and gets us what we need. We particularly benefit from the team’s broad legal perspective and its ability to combine forces with other experts in the firm, in a way that ensures a systemic approach to the issues at hand and reaches the best solutions for us.’

‘Highly professional, skilled, responsive and provides top legal services. The team deals with complex real estate transactions, especially urban renewal projects. While our company works with other firms, Arnon, Tadmor-Levy is our first choice regarding real estate and construction practice.’