Ohad Shpak Law Office
Ohad Shpak Law Office
Our firm specializes in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate in Israel as well as Israeli property tax. We also specialize in wills, trusts and estates and advise clients with asset planning and the transfer of wealth.
We represent commercial entities, contractors, entrepreneurs, hedge funds, importers and exporters, associations / non-profits, cooperatives, tenants of urban renewal projects & private clients.
Our firm maintains personal and business connections with relevant entities around the world, including investment funds, real estate companies, law firms and foreign accountants.
We continually prove our excellence in legal service while nurturing an outstanding relationship with you, the client. We combine broad legal expertise with in-depth understanding of Israeli business regulation and culture.
Real Estate and Property Tax
Our firm guides companies, entrepreneurs, contractors and private clients through a variety of transactions in residential construction in Israel and abroad: investment properties, commercial properties, office spaces, multi-faceted transactions and supervision of complex financing deals in Israel and Europe. We also specialize in urban renewal (“Tama 38”) including structural renovation and total demolitions. Additionally, we provide guidance and representation when handling any matters relating to property tax.
The firm has extensive knowledge and experience in all types of litigation cases, including civil and commercial disputes: financial claims, contractual claims, real estate disputes, class actions, tenders, taxes and more. Our team represents clients in administrative petitions, appellate committees, appeals to the Israeli Supreme Court, claims to the Supervisor of Joint Houses, arbitration and mediation.
Ongoing Legal Counsel for Companies & NGOs
Our firm advises companies on the legal aspects related to their business activities and assists in drafting commercial agreements such as distribution, franchising, marketing, licensing and partnership agreements, founders' agreements and more. We provide top-level legal counsel to non-profit organizations - with respect to both ongoing activities and obtaining proper management certification and recognition as "public institutions" under Section 46 of the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance.
Labor and Employment Law
We provide ongoing legal advice to individuals, businesses and companies in all aspects of Israeli labor law. This includes all labor related legal proceedings, as well as arrangements outside the labor courts, as necessary. The firm advises and accompanies its clients on all matters related to labor relations, including the drafting of labor agreements, employment termination agreements and ongoing consultation with regards to complying with Israeli labor laws.
Wills, Inheritance and Estate Planning
Our office represents clients in all aspects of drafting wills, succession and estate planning with full knowledge and understanding of the Israeli law and regulation that govern inheritance in Israel. We have developed an expertise in succession processes for family-owned businesses and with regards to releasing abandoned property, which are administrated by the Israeli Administrator General.
International Transactions and Investments
We oversee multinational business activity between Israel and the United States, Europe and Africa. We assist in establishing companies outside of Israel, provide legal counsel with regards to Israeli companies opening up to international markets, give legal and tax assistance in regards to joint ventures between Israeli and foreign partners, as well as guiding investors and companies in raising capital and financing transactions outside of Israel.
Our monthly real estate report was quoted in the Jewish Press, an American weekly newspaper based in Brooklyn which describes itself as “America’s largest independent
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Ohad Shpak, the founder of the firm, is an expert in the fields of real estate in Israel as well as Israeli property tax. Mr. Shpak currently serves as the chairman of the Jerusalem branch of the Israeli Association of Independent Businesses as well as being part of the legal division of the Israeli Movement for Ethical Conduct.
Mr. Shpak also runs a program called “Haredi Jews – From Within” which offers the Israeli public and tourists a nuanced window into a closed community of Ultra Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem and in the city of Bnei Brak.
Mr. Shpak holds an LLB from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in international relations and international law. Mr. Shpak studied also in London, and he is a a graduate of Georgetown University's Center for Trans-National Legal Studies.
In addition, Mr. Shpak has experience in both international and domestic political practice, serving at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Israeli Ministry of Justice and as a speechwriter to the President of the State of Israel.
In addition to his legal experience and practice, Mr. Shpak currently advises corporations and private clients on issues related to the Middle East - foreign and security policy as well as regulatory and business affairs.
Mr. Shpak’s opinion editorials and articles have appeared in both domestic and international publications including TheMarker (The Haaretz Group), The Jerusalem Post, Times of Israel, Walla News, Makor Rishon, NRG, The Pioneer and The Hill.
Our office operates a professional Facebook community in the real estate and urban renewal spaces.
The community provides extensive information, comments and insights on urban renewal issues (such as Tama 38 and evacuation-construction), projects of the Israel Land Authority and the Ministry of Construction and Housing, and investments in real estate in Israel and abroad.
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