Anat Biran Law Offices is among Israel’s leading law firms in the field of planning and construction. The firm was established by Adv. Anat Biran in 2009 and specializes in planning and construction, environment, real estate, administrative law and municipal law. The firm enjoys a reputation for professional excellence, extensive know-how and rich experience in representing developers, landowners, large construction companies, resident groups and municipalities. Client’s cases are all supervised and administrated by Adv. Anat Biran. The firm’s team-work is characterized by an uncompromising and professional approach, a broad and deep professional vision, creativity and personal and close attention to each and every client.
Anat Biran (Rekem) – Professional Landmarks
Adv. Biran is among Israel’s leading and most notable lawyers in the field of planning and construction law. In 1988 she was admitted to the Israel Bar Association, and since then has held a line of positions which led to her becoming a specialist in the fields of planning and construction and real-estate law. In 1996 she was appointed to chair the Planning and Construction Appeals Committee of the Tel Aviv District and served in such role for 7 years during which she formed and materialized the characteristics of the Appeals Committee and working procedures thereof, and ruled in thousands of cases. In 2003 she joined as a senior partner the Yegnes, Toister, Biran & Co. law firm and after 6 years, established her own law firm.
In the variety of positions held by Adv. Biran, both in the private and public sectors, she has gained rich experience in handling cases and planning procedures and has become thoroughly acquainted with the real-estate world. All those, granted her a wide perspective and a profound comprehension of the legal, financial, and planning aspects in the fields she practices. Since she graduated, Adv. Biran held a line of positions, among which are: external legal counsel to the Hod Hasharon Municipality and the “Hadarim” Local Planning and Construction Committee (1988-1995); legal expert for the Interior Minister on Acoustic Protection Matters National Outline Plan 4/2; plans researcher for the Interior Ministry; Israel Bar’s referent in matters of National Outline Plan 38 in the Steering Committee; chair of the Israel Bar’s Planning and Building Forum. Adv. Biran regularly lectures at courses and professional seminars including those of the Bar Association, the Appraisers Association, the Institute of Advanced Judicial Studies, Lahav, the Israeli Construction Center, various state and commercial institutions etc.
Supporting Planning Procedures – Promotion of municipal outline plans is a device commonly used for the betterment and development of land properties. A property developer aiming to promote a municipal outline program is required to face complex regulation and bureaucracy and a long path requiring comprehensive legal accompaniment as a crucial part of the professional team required for the promotion of the plan. The firm’s team specializes in accompanying plans, of all kinds and stages throughout the entire complex route of preparing the outline plan, until its approval by the planning authorities, including representation in contesting procedures, hearings before the local, district and national planning authorities and in all legal instances, and including in the drafting of the transaction documents.
Handling Building Permits – Building permits, reliefs and exceptional usages – Every building and property use are subject to permits and licensing procedures which involve many legal aspects, from the analysis of the property rights, onto representation in contesting procedures, appeals and legal proceedings. The firm specializes in legal accompaniment of the licensing procedures, beginning from the initial phase of collecting all information from the local building committee, onto drafting permit requests, representation in contesting, appeals to the planning and building appeals committee, and administrative petitions.
Handling Compensation Suits and Betterment Permits – Compensation suits, confiscation suits and on the other hand – appeals on betterment fees are procedures which require legal accompaniment, in addition to an assessor’s consultation. The firm specializes in representation of clients before deciding assessors, appeals committees and courts in these fields, and also represents dozens of owners of buildings for preservation in Tel Aviv in compensation suits for value decrease and many clients in complex betterment fee cases.
Representation in Criminal Planning and Building Procedures – Representation in complex criminal proceedings according to the Planning and Building Law and the Business Licensing Law before all legal instances and tribunals, while also handling the qualification of the illegal buildings as per the legal requirements.
Municipal Renovation and National Plan 38 – During recent years, awareness of the importance of municipal renovation plans has increased, whether in the frame of National Plan 38 or in the frame of eviction and construction and enforcement of construction plans. The firm specializes in accompanying entrepreneurs and resident groups in such procedures throughout all stages thereof, including licensing and planning procedures, drafting all required documentation and contracts and all legal procedures related.
Representation in Municipal Matters – Representation in procedures relating to development levies and fee debts, business licensing procedures, criminal proceedings, and support in various matters in the municipal and administrative field including tenders law, and procedures relating to municipal tax debts.
Representation in Environmental Matters – Representation and consulting for various entities in environmental matters, such as assistance in compliance with environmental law as required for accompanying projects and receiving various types of permits, as well as representation in various proceedings involving environmental law.
Handling all sorts of real-estate transactions.