“The real estate world is a whole worldon its own. The journey from the first sketch at the drawing table, through the long discussions and various challenges that arise, until the keys to the property are handed over, can feel like running a marathon, eventually, and joyfully, crossing the finishing line. Any action, or avoidance of it, has consequences that impact the properties’ owners. The unique perspective adopted from my father, the late attorney Moshe Shoob, is a very inclusive one; It takes into account all aspects of planning feasibility, tax implications including municipal taxation, betterment levies and taxes and optimal economic feasibility, while acting in the best interests of each client. It has been my motto for over 30 years.“
Firm founder Miriam Donin brings clients more than 30 years’ high-level experience in the full range of real estate, planning and zoning issues. Widely considered as a one of the most professional and prominent experts in the field, Miriam has played an integral role in many large scale, high value and luxury real estate projects in Israel, worth hundreds of millions of shekels.
Having more than 20 years’ experience at Shoob & Co. Law office, nine of them as a managing partner, Miriam opened the Miriam Donin (Shoob) Law Firm a decade ago, which has earned a reputation as one of the most prominent real estate boutiques in the country.
Miriam provides a cradle to grave range of legal services to clients, who benefit from her long track record and commercial knowhow when it comes to planning and implementing partnership agreements, joint ventures, selecting the appropriate consultants, as well as obtaining bank finance, sale agreements, and managing and leasing the buildings after construction. Miriam advises dozens of construction companies and purchasing groups on projects aggregating more than NIS1 billion, as well as for foreign investors with real estate interests in Israel.
Over the years, Miriam has been involved in judicial decisions and judgments that have served as key decisions and precedents. For example, she has represented landowners in an action before the Ministry of Defense (MOD) calling for the evacuation of Sde Dov, the airport to the north of Tel Aviv. She also played a key role in the dispute with the MOD in relation to the removal of Radar Hill military base, as well as the Sea and Sun project, and much more.
Among the hundreds of projects supported by Miriam, she has helped to establish a 150-housing unit project in Tel Aviv, worth more than NIS 500 million, advising the parties on a range of issues, including sharing agreements, bank financing, planning and implementing contracts, management and leasing. She also supports clients on any relevant licensing procedures, appearing before the local municipality when necessary.
Miriam’s unparalleled knowledge of the real estate sector has also seen her appointed as a Director by the municipality in the development of Tel Aviv, a role she served in for three years. In this capacity, she oversaw the development of the northern part of the city, involved in the planning, construction and evacuation of seaside areas, resulting in the evacuation of Sde Dov, the site of the airport in northern Tel Aviv.
Furthermore, due to Miriam’s cutting-edge expertise and extensive experience in real estate, she is often appointed by the court as trustee and receiver for various entities and projects, including a building which is a part of the luxurious residential complex “Ne’eman Towers,” and an open area in a neighbourhood in northern Tel Aviv (Hagush Hagadol), on behalf of Tel Aviv’s municipality.
Education: Bar Ilan University, LL.B. 1980
Admitted to Practice: Israel, 1984.
Industry Positions: Director in the development of Tel Aviv – appointed by the municipality; Member of the Real Estate Appraisers Association in Israel.
Languages: Hebrew, English and French.