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.
Prominent legal directory The Legal 500 ranks Hagit in the Real Estate and Construction and Energy practice areas.
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. Cum Laude 2003
Member of Israel Bar Association since 2004
Insights & News - Hagit Ben Moshe:
Barnea: Representing Phoenix Mortgages (Gold) Ltd. in Framework Agreement for Older Kibbutz Members
Our firm represented Phoenix Mortgages (Gold) Ltd. in signing a framework agreement with the Kama Fund (from the Kibbutz Movement). As part of the agreement, Kama will provide a guarantee to Phoenix for the “gold loans” it grants to kibbutz members over the age of 60 for purchasing housing in kibbutzim. A gold loan can be repaid even after the borrower’s life expectancy and is secured by encumbering the borrower's rights in the residential property attributed to it. Hagit Ben Moshe, the head of our firm’s kibbutz sector practice, and Hani Shraier represented Phoenix.
Hagit Ben Moshe Lectures at Conference on Electricity Distribution in Kibbutzim
Hagit Ben Moshe, a partner and the head of our firm’s Kibbutz Sector Department, lectured at a conference on managing electricity distribution in kibbutzim and discussed various business models for electricity distribution
Hagit Ben Moshe Lectures to Land Management Forum
Hagit Ben Moshe, a partner and the head of our firm’s Kibbutz Sector Department, lectured today to the Land Management Forum on informed and proper management of transactions on kibbutz land.