Moshe Polakiewicz


Moshe heads the Planning and Zoning Department at Yossi Levy & Co.

He has extensive experience in providing legal counsel to public bodies, private and public companies, and developers in various legal aspects relating to the stages of planning, licensing, and construction of large-scale projects.

Moshe provides ongoing assistance to significant infrastructure projects, including handling the expropriations that accompany same.
He administers ongoing consultation at the planning and licensing stage, representation in courts and planning and construction committees relating to outline plans, building permits, diminished value claims, compensation claims for land expropriations, and civil and criminal proceedings relating to planning and construction. Moshe accompanies the advancement of outline plans to the various planning committees, including a detailed national outline plan, plan for national infrastructure and roads.

Additionally, Moshe provides legal support to legislative and regulatory proceedings in the areas of planning and construction, including Amendment 101 to the Planning and Zoning Law. In this framework, he took part in the deliberations of the Knesset’s Interior Committee, liaising with various government ministries, and in discussions with the subcommittees of the National Planning and Zoning Council.

He has extensive experience in land betterment tax proceedings and compensation claims pursuant to Section 197 of the Planning and Zoning Law. Moshe represents the firm’s clients in these matters in front of the appeals committees and the courts. Moshe advises our clients on various real estate matters, including conduct and agreements with the Israel Land Authority, various government ministries, and other governmental bodies. He also provides clients with legal counsel and guidance on issues related to business licensing, municipal taxation, and current real estate matters.

Since joining the firm, Moshe has assisted the construction of several of the largest infrastructure projects in Israel, including the Eastern Railway, the Fourth Railway on the Ayalon Highway (National Infrastructure Program 33), the upgrading of national roads and new interchanges, and the paving of public transport routes.
He represents the firm’s clients in claims of significant financial scope, including the dozens of claims filed against the authorization of National Infrastructure Program 22 worth more than 100 million NIS, as well as the dozens of claims filed following the authorization of National Infrastructure Program 2 (Road 16 to Jerusalem) totaling 100 million NIS.
He also accompanies the implementation of the framework agreement signed with the municipality of Kiryat Bialik to construct a new neighborhood in the city, including over 7,000 new residential units, as well as the necessary accompanying infrastructure.

Before joining our firm, Moshe worked in the field of planning and zonong at two of the largest law firms in Israel.




Areas of Practice

Year of Accreditation

Israel bar association, 2009


LL.B, Tel Aviv University, 2008
Economics Studies Program, Tel-Aviv University, 2009