Our tax expertise, coupled with our deep understanding of the business world, both nationally and internationally, combined with our extensive experience in legal proceedings in all judicial instances, affords us the ability to offer our clients unique tax solutions that provide a broad perspective on how to deal appropriately with tax authorities.
We believe in thorough and qualitative tax planning. We are committed to empowering our clients with the extensive knowledge we have acquired over the years, to provide advice, guidance, and quality legal representation to our many and diverse clients – public and private companies, international corporations, start-ups, individuals, importers, and third sector entities.
Advocate Tali Yaron-Eldar has served as Head of Israel’s Income Tax Authority and during her tenure led the most extensive and substantial tax reform in Israel’s history. She has also served as Chief Legal Advisor of the Customs and Value Added Authority. After retiring from the public sector, Yaron-Eldar began to accumulate wide-reaching business and legal experience in the private sector. In recent years she has developed unique expertise in family wealth management and trust fund planning.
Advocates Roy Paller and Rany Schwartz bring their extensive experience in representing clients before the tax authorities and the courts in all tax-related matters. Roy Paller has comprehensive experience in tax planning and personal and commercial tax matters; while Rany Schwartz possesses unique expertise in handling tax violations and indirect taxes.
Advocates Gilad Ben Ami and Ohad Bouganim bring their extensive experience in complex tax planning, Gilad Ben Ami has extensive experience in international tax planning and representing clients in international transactions, while Ohad Bouganim, has unique expertise in Israeli taxation and real estate taxation.
Advocate Yossi Baruch brings his extensive experience and legal creativity in the civil and criminal litigation aspects of tax law and economic offenses at all judicial instances, and has won many landmark tax rulings.
With offices in Givatayim, Haifa and Be’er Sheva, and extensive experience with the various divisions of the Israel Tax Authority, as well as an in-depth familiarity with international taxation conventions, we work with all our business and, private clients, and are meticulous in offering excellent and quality service.
Corporate taxation – advising, representing companies and providing solutions to unique tax issues. For early-stage companies, including start-up companies, the Firm assists in all stages of business organization and setup, considers the best tax structure for them and leads the thinking process at the international level. The Firm regularly advises public companies on current business activities in the examination of transactions, mergers, and restructuring. The Firm has extensive experience in all tax areas in the business world, including employee options, reorganizations, inter-company transactions, transfer prices, foreign trade, tax deduction assessments, and income tax assessments.
International taxation – The Firm’s staff has extensive experience and proven ability in building complex international tax structures, which require a thorough familiarity with all international tax conventions, tax systems of other countries and familiarity with the many changes and updates in this world. International tax planning enables us to offer efficient, safe and creative solutions tailored to the specific needs of each business. In addition, the Firm has many working relationships with colleagues abroad that enable us to assist our clients in implementing and carrying out activities abroad.
Taxation of individuals – comprehensive management of the dialogue with the tax authorities. The Firm handles tax assessments at the stages of appeal, as well as court appeals, the voluntary disclosure process, the rights of returning residents and new immigrants, relocation procedures and the drafting of tax opinions. We are meticulous in our contacts with the taxation authorities while building on our in-depth familiarity with the systemic processes to find a fair, just and efficient solution for every taxpayer who finds himself in discussions with the tax authorities.
Indirect taxation – overall handling of all issues of indirect taxation – Value Added Tax, purchase tax, customs, and excise taxes. The Firm has particular expertise in indirect taxation issues, providing legal advice on matters relating to international trade, as well as customs and purchase tax issues for importers and exporters. The extensive experience in all tax areas enables us to provide legal advice that combines and weighs the implications of indirect taxation on our clients’ ongoing activities and the impact of each step in the field of direct taxation (income tax) of the business.
Trust and family wealth management – one of Israel’s pioneers. The Firm specializes in establishing trusts, drafting personal agreements, and the planning and transfer of assets between family generations, while addressing a variety of aspects, from inheritance law to family law. Our extensive experience in the field enables us to develop unique solutions for the management of the family wealth on an ongoing basis, considering changes in the manner of wealth management and providing recommendations and advice for the present and future, which can lead to considerable savings and effective management and control.
Real estate taxation – Planning and assistance vis-à-vis residential and industrial real estate transactions, private acquisitions, purchase groups, combination transactions, urban renewal (encluding “clearance and construction” transactions and TAMA 38 projects), and entrepreneurial real estate projects. The Firm provides extensive tax advice and planning for all real estate tax issues, such as land betterment tax, purchase tax, and tax planning for individuals who purchase real estate properties.
Customs – The Firm has extensive experience in negotiations with customs authorities on all issues related to the import and export of goods. The Firm handles classifications for customs purposes, international trade, and customs disputes at the civil and criminal level.
Criminal taxation – Legal advice at all stages of the criminal proceedings in connection with tax offenses, administrative fines, voluntary disclosure, forfeiture proceedings, stages of hearing and representation of taxpayers in criminal proceedings in court.
Litigation – representation before all judicial instances. The Firm has extensive knowledge and proven experience in representing clients in all judicial instances, from the Magistrate’s Court to the Supreme Court. The Firm represents its clients in appeals against tax assessments and claims against the Tax Authority, both on the civil and criminal levels. We believe in practical and focused litigation whose purpose is to achieve a just and practical solutions.
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