Avraham Lalum & Co. Law Offices
Established in 2006
Avraham Lalum, Advocate
Founder, Owner, and Managing Partner
Line of Business
Real estate transactions and taxation
Avraham Lalum & Co. Law Office specializes in real estate and its various aspects. Since its founding in 2006, the Firm has acquired a reputation and highly skilled professionalism in all forms of real estate transactions, including urban renewal. The Firm currently represents approximately one hundred projects, and its client list includes development companies, public corporations, local authorities, municipal economic entities, purchase groups and leading investors. The Firm's staff is involved professionally in complex real estate transactions, including sales and purchase agreements, combination transactions, gentrification projects, urban renewals and real estate transactions in Germany, United States and the Ukraine. The firm accompanies investors in rental, managerial and financing projects.
The Firm is headed by Avraham Lalum, Founder and Managing Partner. Advocate Lalum is well experienced in this field, holding senior positions with the Israel Bar Association, lecturing at the Law Academy and publishing many professional papers. The Firm is also involved in legislative processes in real estate and urban renewal.
The Firm provides comprehensive legal advice and business guidance while considering the aspects of economic feasibility, including planning and taxation considerations. The experience and knowledge gained over the years, as well as the ability to visualize and analyze the business map of real estate as a whole, enables the Firm to identify business opportunities, in Israel and abroad, while accompanying complex projects and maximizing the transactions profitability for its clients.
"I Believe" – the Firm's Credo – "We believe that our role as advocates is to enable our clients to effectively and successfully carry out their real estate transactions, with careful planning of all aspects of the transaction while providing a personalized service that is specially tailored to the needs of the client and the project. We offer a comprehensive, professional and creative support. Our success is the best expression of the dedicated work of our advocates, which contribute highly to the success of our clients."
Advocate Avraham Lalum - Founder, Owner, and Managing Partner – Avraham Lalum is one of Israel's leading advocates in real estate and urban renewal, with many years of experience - both legal and academic and is considered one of the most popular lecturers on real estate in Israel.
Advocate Lalum specializes in real estate transactions and real estate taxation and has accompanied developers, construction companies, public entities, purchase groups and investors in complex real estate transactions. Advocate Lalum also serves as legal counsel for the Chamber of Commerce's "TAMA 38 Companies and Urban Renewal Forum".
Advocate Lalum is a member of the Israel Bar Association (2006), holds an LL.M degree from Tel Aviv University (in collaboration with Berkeley University), 2015, and an LL.B. degree from Netanya Academic College, 2005.
Professional Experience – Institutions – Vice Chairman of the Israel Bar Association in Israel • Chairman of the National Real Estate Forum of the Israel Bar Association • Member and Vice Chairman of the National Council of the Israel Bar Association • Arbitrator at the National Institute of Arbitration.
Professional Experience - Planning and Construction Committees – Previously, a Member of the Netanya Municipal Council, Acting Chairman of Netanya's Planning and Construction Sub-Committee, Chairman of the Municipalities of the Northern Sharon for Sanitation and the Environment, Chairman of the Municipal Audit Committee, Member of the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors of the Economic Corporation.
Professional Experience - Academic
• Founder of the Israel Bar Association's School of Law.
• Lecturer on real estate at Sha'arei Mishpat College and Director of the Urban Renewal Clinic of Sha'arei Mishpat College.
• Lecturer on Urban Renewal and Tama 38, Fishman Center.
• Lecturer on Urban Renewal and TAMA 38 - Lahav Institute of Tel Aviv University, Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel and the Institute of Real Estate Assessors.
Professional Experience - Journals and Articles
• The author of "Guide to Gentrification."
• The author of "Guide to TAMA 38 Transactions."
• The author of "The Limits of Judicial Intervention in Uniform-Contractors Contracts."
The Firm's Clients – The Firm is proud to represent a variety of organizations from different sectors of the economy in complex real estate transactions and transactions involving urban renewal. The client list includes developers, contractors, stock exchange listed companies, public entities, local authorities, financial companies / municipal economic entities, purchase groups, leading investors, tenants and property owners of urban renewal projects.
Complex Projects – The Firm is accompanying approximately one hundred projects, including very significant projects in real estate and urban renewal, which include applications for permits from the town planning authority under the authority of the district committee.
The Firm's Versatility – Its interdisciplinary approach to real estate, enables the Firm to provide a holistic casing of reliability to the real estate activities of its clients – beyond the issue of projects and urban renewal issues, the Firm is also active in the area of partnership dissolutions, real estate litigation, real estate taxation, registration of condominiums and more. The Firm provides its clients with a true real estate one-stop-shop, adapted to the dynamic pace of the Israeli real estate market.
Involvement at the Israel Knesset and Legislation – Even outside its four walls, the Firm's trained staff leads the forefront of knowledge in the field of urban renewal and real estate in Israel, our involvement in the legislative process, such as the issue of collateral as part of urban renewal and Amendment 3A of TAMA 38.
The Scope of Real Estate Transactions in 2015 – The volume of housing units in which the Firm is currently involved in totals approximately 9,000 housing units. In this context, there are currently ten projects at the permit level, with the remainder at various advanced stages for permits.
International Activities – Avraham Lalum & Co. has extensive involvement in the international arena as well. The Firm provides legal advice to Israeli investors on U.S. real estate while reviewing the related tax implications. Similar activities of the Firm are well underway in Germany. The Firm has a department that handles transactions and investors in the Ukraine, particularly in Odessa. This department is headed by Advocate Alexandra Zohar, a native of Odessa, who specializes in Ukrainian tax and legal support of real estate transactions and projects.
ADDRESS: 1 Ben Gurion Street, BSR Tower #2, B'nei Brak 5120149