Over the years, Cohen Wilchek has regularly been ranked among the leading, most prominent law firms in the planning and zoning field – a significant area that serves as one of the major pillars within the legal world. The firm has a large, dedicated Planning & Zoning Department that handles all aspects of this field, providing ongoing advice and support for both public and private planning institutions.

The Department is headed by Adv. Eli Wilchek, one of the firm’s founders, who has been active in the planning and zoning field for some 28 years. He is widely considered one of Israel’s most eminent lawyers specializing in this field. The Department is staffed by four partners who have extensive planning and zoning expertise, as well as skilled associates who handle all the aspects of the planning and zoning field.

As a leader in its field, the firm advises large-scale projects, including applications for the approval of city building plans, change of use or exemption and nonconforming use requests, handling objections to plans and requests, handling the reduction of betterment levies, compensation claims for decreased value, real estate expropriations, and so forth.

The Department routinely provides comprehensive legal representation in all proceedings discussing special issues related to the field of planning and zoning. These proceedings include various courts, appeal committees, planning committees, and planning institutions.

Due to his many years of experience and sterling reputation, Adv. Wilchek is recognized as a highly acclaimed professional expert by the planning authorities. This enables him to give his clients the finest legal services while also creating important, groundbreaking legal precedents.

The Team