D. Kachalon & Co. Law Offices was founded in 1987 by Adv. David Kachalon. The firm currently has six highly experienced, veteran lawyers.
The firm specializes in the various fields of commercial and civil law in general and the following areas in particular: litigation, commercial litigation, real estate, infrastructure and transport, planning and building, administrative law, tenders, local authorities, companies, capital market, banking, debt collection, labor, business licensing, family and inheritance law. The firm combines a range of business legal areas with specific specializations. This combination allows the firm to render clients in the forefront of Israel's economy with the best and most professional legal serviced.
Since its establishment, the firm has consistently grown and acquired a reputation for itself. The firm currently represents some of the most prominent and influential organizations in the Israeli economy and is involved in the largest and most complex deals. The firm's clients include Netivei Israel – the National Transport Infrastructure Ltd. (Public Works Authority), Cross-Israel Highway Ltd., Petroleum and Energy Infrastructures Ltd., Holon Municipality, Shikun U'Binui Real Estate Ltd. (Arison Group), Maccabi Health Services, Maccabi Fund, Israel Association of Movers and Transporters, Sa-Sa – Israel General Transportation Company Ltd., Moshav Ovdim and their Water Corporations (including Kfar Bilu, Ganei Yochanan, Padia, Nir Zvi, Kfar Shmuel, Elishema) , building contractors in the construction and infrastructure sector etc.
The Firm's Practice Areas
The firm has major experience in handling day-to-day matters for various institutions including municipal affairs in the field of litigation such as: appearing in court and various judicial forums including in the field of administrative law. The firm has experience and expertise in the areas of real estate, business licensing, and planning and building including expropriation proceedings and seizing land, expropriation compensation, compensation for harming plans, vacating and eviction from real estate, business permits and exceptional use, clear and build projects and projects in the field of real estate that combine planning, through construction, and rezoning of land.
It should be stressed that the firm represents leading corporations in the field of real estate and projects for vacating tenants and rebuilding as pat of urban renewal, as well as vacating tenants in order to build large-scale national infrastructures including clearing the Gat Rimon neighborhood the Zerubavel Interchange on Highway 471.
The firm acts as a legal consultant for various local and regional authorities and supports the authorities in all their day-to-day affairs including routine consultancy, representation in courts, representation before the various planning and building committees, and more.
The firm is engaged, among other things, in handling and representing companies, and large corporations including: Shikun U'Binui, Tnuva, Israel Association of Movers and Transporters, Netivei Israel – the National Transport Infrastructure Ltd. (Public Works Authority), Cross-Israel Highway Ltd., Petroleum and Energy Infrastructures Ltd., local authorities including Holon Municipality, Moshavim, and Cooperative associations.
The firm has gained rich experience in the field of local authority law, planning and building law, land requisitioning law and executing it, large amounts of litigation in all the country's legal and judicial courts and tribunals including the Supreme Court, administrative petitions, planning and building committees, and so forth.
In addition, as part of these, the firm has gained many years experience and a deep acquaintance with government ministries in various areas such as: the Israel Land Administration, Israel land registry, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance – Real estate taxation, local authorities, planning and building committees, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Transport, and Ministry of Justice.
The firm has been an active partner, in discussions that periodically take place, among other things, with economic organizations, government ministries, Knesset committees, including and especially the Ministry of Transport, the Knesset Economic and Finance Committees, on all matters related to formulating and amending orders on laws and regulations on the subject of transport and on the subject of land requisitions.
1. Adv. David Kachalon. Born 1957. B.A. Economics and Business Administration, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1984). LL.B. Law Hebrew University of Jerusalem 91985). Licensed to practice as a lawyer since 1987.
Main Practice Areas: Involved in day-to-day consultancy for corporations and local authorities, real estate, business licensing, planning and building, administrative law, and civil-commercial law.
He has special expertise in procedures for requisitioning and seizing land, including in areas with high sensitivity, conducting negotiations, filing suits for removal and eviction, procedures for requisitioning and seizing land and payment of compensation, including requisition compensation, compensation for damaging plans, in accordance with the planning and building law, 5725 – 1965, land order (purchase for the public purchases) 1943, and road and railway orders (protection and development), 1943, before local committees, appeal committees, district courts and including administrative courts and the High Court of Justice and the like.
Adv. Kachalon has in the past taken an active part in the discussions that have taken place in Knesset committees, government ministries, and other economic organizations, including the Tax Authority, Ministry of Transport, and the Knesset Economic and Finance Committees on all matters relating to formulating and amending the orders of laws and regulations on the subject of transport and on the subject of requisitioning land, including as a party to the steering committee for amending the land order (purchase for public purposes), 1943, headed by Adv. Sarit Dana, who served as deputy legal advisor to the government.
2. Adv. Galit Rubinstein. Born 1977. LL.B. Law (2003). LL.M. Law Tel Aviv University (2012). Licensed to practice as a lawyer since 2004.
Main Practice Areas: Civil-business law sector, real estate, planning and building, including appearances before planning and building committees, and administrative courts.
Possesses many years proven experience in implementing procedures for requisitioning and seizing land according to the road and railway orders (protection and development), 1943, land order (purchase for public purposes), 1943 and the law and amendment for the purchasing law for the public need 5724 – 1964.
As part of the requisitioning procedures, she has acquired major experience in conducting litigation cases, including orders for vacating and eviction, suits for receiving requisition compensation, suits according to clause 197 of the planning and building law, 5725 – 1965, for damaging plans, adjudicated before appeals committees and district courts including administrative courts, and the like.
3. Adv. Dror Maman. Born 1976. LL.B. Law (2003). MBA Business Administration, academic track College of Management (2011). Certified as a Mediator by the Israel Bar Association (2005). Licensed to practice as a lawyer since 2004.
Main Practice Areas: Commercial and civil litigation, administrative law, local authorities and municipal taxation, labor law, liquidation and receiverships, planning and building and real estate, including land requisitioning and compensation procedures, and suits for liquidating a partnership.
Possesses rich experience in representing large public and commercial corporations and private clients in all the country's courts (Supreme Court, district courts and magistrates courts) and legal jurisdictions (arbitrations and mediation) in complex financial and contractual suits and rendering routine legal consultancy and support to local authorities and government companies in a broad range of areas.
Possesses major experience in conducting real estate deals and drawing up agreements in the commercial field.
4. Adv. Avraham Amitai. Born 1946. LL.B. Law (2005). Licensed to practice as a lawyer since 2006. MBA Business Administration, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Main Practice Areas: All areas of commercial and civil law with an emphasis on debt collecting and executing claims, labor law, and real estate.
5. Adv. Yossef Zaguri. Born 1982. LL.B. Law (2008). Licensed to practice as a lawyer since 2009.
Main Practice Areas: Real estate, planning and building, including appearing before planning and building committees and administrative courts, civil- business commercial law sector.
6. Adv. Baruch Samorzik. Born 1980. B.A. Law (2009). Licensed to practice as a lawyer since 2010.
Main Practice Areas: Real estate, planning and building, including appearing before planning and building committees, and administrative courts, civil- business commercial law sector.
Possesses proven experience in implementing land requisitioning and seizure procedures according to the national roads law 5754-1994, land order (purchasing for public purposes) 1943 including compensation payment, implementing Israeli government decision on the matter of converting alternative land and the like.