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Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

AZRIELI SARONA TOWER, 121 MENACHEM BEGIN ROAD, 53RD FLOOR, TEL AVIV, 6701203, ISRAEL
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Boston, Haifa, London, New York, Tel Aviv

Dr Oz Halabi

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Work 646-878-0836
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Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Work Department

Dr. Oz Halabi is a Partner and Chair of the U.S. Tax Group at Pearl Cohen’s New York office. Oz has represented varied strategic and private equity clients in a wide range of tax issues, both in the US and abroad, and serves as a consultant regarding cross-border tax matters, such as non-recognition treatment of intra-group transactions, FATCA compliance and maintenance of federal exemptions.

Oz is admitted to the New York Bar and is also a licensed CPA in Israel. He has an LL.M. and an S.J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he did his research on Domestic Anti-Avoidance Rules and Tax Treaties.

Prior to joining Pearl Cohen, Oz worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and worked for 8 years at the Israeli Tax Authority.

Position

Oz is a highly experienced tax attorney engaging primarily in US domestic and international tax matters arising in mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, securities offerings, financial products and bankruptcy.

Career

Oz has represented varied strategic and private equity clients in a wide range of tax issues, both in the US and abroad, and serves as a consultant regarding cross-border tax matters, such as non-recognition treatment of intra-group transactions, FATCA compliance and maintenance of federal exemptions.

Oz is admitted to the New York Bar and is also a licensed CPA in Israel. He has an LL.M. and an S.J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he did his research on Domestic Anti-Avoidance Rules and Tax Treaties.

Prior to joining Pearl Cohen, Oz worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and worked for 8 years at the Israeli Tax Authority.

Languages

English & Hebrew

Member

Institute of Certified Public Accountants In Israel

Education

University of Michigan Law School, S.J.D. Domestic Anti-Avoidance Rules and Tax Treaties, 2014
University of Michigan Law School, LL.M. International Taxation, 2011
Ono Academic College Law School, LL.B., 2009
The College of Management Business School, B.B.A. Accounting, 2002
 


Israel

Investment and venture capital funds

Within: Investment and venture capital funds

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz's strong hi-tech practice has led to strong relationships with active venture capital firms; however, its expertise extends far beyond portfolio investment and the team advises various investors on the formation of venture capital, private equity and other types of funds. A key figure is hi-tech and venture capital specialist Atir Jaffe, who advised Keshet International Broadcasting on the formation of a $55m venture capital fund, and also assisted with the formation of the new Israeli impact fund, COPIA Agro & Food Technologies Fund. In the private equity space, the team handled the formation of the AP Partners Fund, which reached over $82m in its initial closing. Another important feature is the firm's global network, which includes US tax lawyer Oz Halabi, and uniquely positions the funds department to handle cross-border mandates.

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Tax

Within: Tax

The team at Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz has 'a unique understanding of the intersection of domestic and international tax matters' and the firm has the global presence to field real experts in US, European and Israeli tax law. Henriette Fuchs chairs the Israel tax team and provides comprehensive tax advice to clients such as BIG Shopping Centers and Sierra Hamilton. Fuchs is also co-representing a client in tax litigation questioning the relevant legislation for the taxation of the client's activities beyond Israel's territorial waters. Based in the firm's New York office, Oz Halabi chair's the US tax team and regularly works alongside the Tel Aviv hi-tech practice in relation to the taxation of venture capital funds and cross-border investors.

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