Hagit Ben Moshe
Hagit is one of the leading attorneys in Israel advising kibbutzim, moshavim, and cooperative societies in relation to all real-estate matters, including planning, construction, and litigation.
Hagit provides legal advice and assistance in relation to complex real estate transactions and business ventures. These include transactions to rezone agricultural land for commerce and employment; renewable energy and infrastructure transactions (power plants, pumped-storage hydroelectricity, wind turbines, solar, thermo-solar, photovoltaic, and biogas turbines); the establishment of commercial complexes; income-generating real estate transactions, tourism ventures (holiday villages, hotels, guest houses, B&Bs, and tourist attractions); the establishment of fuel stations; electricity sector transactions (electricity distributors, net metering, electricity purchases); medical cannabis; and more.
Hagit provides advice and assistance to her clients throughout all stages of a transaction – negotiations with entrepreneurs; finding the desirable corporate structure; financing aspects; reporting to the tax authorities; the obtainment of all requisite approvals, including the receipt of approvals from lien-holders, if any; and completion of land rezoning proceedings with both the planning and building authorities and the Israel Land Authority.
Hagit has extensive experience advising kibbutzim, moshavim and cooperative societies during various proceedings with the Israel Land Authority. These include proceedings to regulate land uses, cases of demands to return land to the State (inter alia, due to plans for construction in preferred areas for housing), objections to real-estate assessments, and the obtainment of permits for nonconforming use from the competent authority in the Ministry of Agriculture. She also provides ongoing and intensive legal assistance to cooperative societies in relation to diverse issues, including members’ rights to residences (attribution of housing, restructuring of the society, etc.).
Hagit boasts extensive experience representing cooperative societies before planning and building committees and appeals committees, as well as during appeals to administrative affairs courts and in petitions to the High Court of Justice.
In addition to her legal practice, Hagit is a lecturer at national and regional conferences, seminar days, continuing education courses, etc.
Before joining our firm in 2019, Hagit was a partner and the head of the real estate in the cooperative societies department at a leading law firm.
Bar Ilan University, LL.M., 2004
Bar Ilan University, LL.B., magna cum laude, 2003
Member of Israel Bar Association since 2004
News and updates - Hagit Ben Moshe:
Israel Land Authority Says Appeals Committee Decision Only to Be Considered Recommendation
Adv. Hagit Ben Moshe was interviewed by TheMarker following the Israel Land Authority’s declaration that the Appeals Committee’s decision will only be considered a recommendation and not an obligation. Hagit commented that “this decision could have far-reaching impact.”
Representing MAT Investment Holdings in Merger between Two Manufacturers of Control Valves from Kibbutz Industry
Our firm represented the Spanish multinational industrial group MAT Investment Holdings in the merger of its Israeli subsidiary Dorot Management Control Valves from Kibbutz Dorot with A.R.I. Flow Control Accessories, a company owned indirectly by Kibbutz Kfar Haruv.
Article: Israel Land Authority Policy – Negative Incentive for Agricultural Settlements
Hagit Ben Moshe published an op-ed in Globes on the proposal to amend the rules for restoring agricultural land to the Israel Lands Authority, which will reduce the incentives offered to farmers. Hagit noted that since the decision has been postponed until after next week's election, it is worth taking the time to prepare accordingly.