Adv. Hagit Helmer is an Associate in the Planning and Building, Administrative, Local Authorities and Environmental Department, at Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.
Hagit possesses vast experience in the practice of building and planning, admirative law and environmental law, with more than 15 years of experience in these practice areas.
In her early professional days, Hagit serves as in-house legal counsel of the Israeli Society for the Preservation of Nature (2003-2013). In this capacity, she handled a diverse range of environmental law matters relating to beaches, open spaces, water infrastructure, natural water resources, oceanic environment, agriculture and renewable energies. Hagit oversaw and led complex environmental and planning contests using various measures at her disposal, e.g., lobbying, media coverage, recruiting academic professionals for the cause, all, in order to maximize the best interests of her clients vis-à-vis governmental bodies, parliament committees and other public bodies.
Between 2013-2016, Hagit served as Sustainability Officer in Shikun & Binui’s Renewable Energy Division, where she advised and handled the initiation of hydro and solar projects overseas (in Africa, the U.S. and Chile), as well having closely dealt with the formation, operation and maintenance of solar projects in Israel.
Since 2016, Hagit represents clients in complex planning and building proceedings, administrative proceedings and more, before all judicial and quasi-judicial instances. In this scope, she has gained vast experience in representing clients before these instances and bodies, including the entire range of planning bodies in Israel.
During these years, Hagit specialized on the entrepreneurial side of the practice, and currently handles and represents in complex administrative cases which require an in-depth and broad perception and understanding of the practice, and she assists in the promotion of outline plans, challenging expropriations, public tenders and administrative proceedings.