Galit Shitzer


Practice Areas

Planning & Zoning

Contact Details

T +972.3.526.6962
F +972.3.609.1116

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Ms. Shitzer is a partner and Co-Manager in the Planning and Zoning practice of our firm.

Ms. Shitzer has over 20 years of comprehensive experience in all aspects of planning and zoning, including representation of residential, commercial, and industrial developers, on behalf of both landowners and construction companies; providing extensive legal advice, both private and institutional, and appearing before various planning institutions.  Ms. Shitzer also advises clients with respect to dispute resolution matters and appears in courts and before appeal committees.

Throughout her years of experience, Ms. Shitzer has served as outside general counsel to local planning and zoning committees. Within this context, Ms. Shitzer has provided extensive representation to local committees and developers and appeared before the various planning committees, appeal committees, administrative courts and the High Court.

In addition to her vast expertise in the field of planning and zoning, Ms. Shitzer also has extensive experience in the field of civil litigation and appears in all the various courts.

Within this framework, Ms. Shitzer handles the preparation and approval of city building plans before the planning institutions and provides representation regarding the implementation of such plans, from start to finish.  Ms. Shitzer also advises with respect to Section 197 of the Planning and Zoning Law, for claims of damages valued at tens of millions of NIS and in claims concerning expropriations compensation and seizures of power in expropriated land, as well as various legal proceedings regarding betterment levies, including appearances before crucial appraisers and appeal committees, as well as representation in complex planning and licensing procedures.

Ms. Shitzer’s clients include some of the largest and most prominent real estate companies and developers in the Israeli market.

Ms. Shitzer lectures at conferences and seminars in the field of planning and zoning, before real estate appraisers and lawyers, and is regularly interviewed in leading economic newspapers in Israel for her expertise in the field of planning and zoning.

Ms. Shitzer also serves as a certified Mediator on behalf of the Bar Association.


Israel, 1998

LL.B., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1997

Certified mediator on behalf of the Israeli Bar Association, 2003