About us

We are a boutique law firm dedicated to helping you navigate the full spectrum of Israeli estate planning, Israeli inheritance, and Israeli real estate. Each of us brings decades of Israeli legal experience to your matters. Years of practicing law have enabled us to see every permutation of Israeli inheritance from straightforward Israeli probate orders for Israeli residents to the most complex historic probate processes in multi-generational Israeli inheritance matters, which involve substantial Israeli real estate.

It is our mission to make your Israeli inheritance and probate process as smooth as possible. To start with, we provide all our services in English and remotely. You will not have to travel to Israel to work with us. Instead, you can easily schedule meetings online through Calendly, or if technology isn't your strong suit, just email us and we'll find a time to speak by phone or meet via Zoom.

We are here for you throughout the entire Israeli inheritance process from the Israeli probate petition through the transfer of Israeli title and the sale of inherited Israeli real estate. You don't have to spend valuable time and energy locating other Israeli service providers. We do all this legwork for you.

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Deborah Opolion

Founder and Attorney

Hi – I'm here to help you deal with Israeli inheritance and real estate.

  • Need to sell the Jerusalem apartment that you inherited?
  • Need to go through Israeli probate of a complex Will, deposited with the Surrogate's Court in New York City and don't know where to start?
  • Need to close your Mother's Israeli bank account and transfer funds to the US?

I'll guide you through your Israeli legal matter with patience and precision and will be responsive via email/phone/Zoom. Most importantly, I will provide all Israeli legal services in English.

Originally from New York, I attended Bar Ilan University and have been in Israel for over 35 years, with a 10-year break back in the US, where I had the chance to pass the Wisconsin Bar and get to know the US legal and real estate climate. My foray into both worlds has given me a unique insight into your needs as English speakers navigating Israeli bureaucracy.

Each one of us on our dedicated niche team has over 30 years of experience handling Israeli real estate and inheritance. A few years ago, I was also licensed as an Israeli real estate agent, so that our office can offer both the Israeli listing and legal side of Israeli real estate transactions, providing you with seamless and reliable service.

In my free time, I love spending time with my daughter, doing foodie things, and traveling to Central Europe. I look forward to working with you.

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Sigalit Rubin-Flor

Of Counsel

Sigalit acts of counsel to Deborah Opolion Law Offices Israel in Israeli real estate matters including contracts for the purchase and sale of real estate and the related Israeli tax reporting.

Sigalit graduated with a law degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has extensive real estate experience, spanning a wide variety of Israeli real estate issues.

A hands-on professional, Sigalit believes in being there for her clients throughout the lengthy Israeli real estate process from the negotiation and due diligence stage and well after the contract has been signed, guiding you through the various milestones in the contract such as the payment terms, mortgage registration, tax payments and possession.

Experience has shown Sigalit the value of negotiating a fair contract for all parties as the best means to a smooth Israeli real estate transaction and the avoidance of future disputes.

In her free time, Sigalit enjoys foreign films and spending time with her family.

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Aliza Cohen

Paralegal

Aliza brings a wealth of experience and hands-on know-how to our practice. For over 30 years, she has worked as a paralegal handling electronic court filings, preparing Israeli real estate deeds, Israeli real estate title work, registration of Israeli probate orders, obtaining municipal authorizations for real estate transfer and tax authorizations for real estate transfers. We benefit from Aliza's quick turnaround times and friendly and reliable professionalism.

In her spare time, Aliza enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.