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Meir Mizrahi & Co. is a boutique firm specialising in taxation. Founded in 2000 by advocate Meir Mizrahi, the firm offers professional legal advice from the planning stage of the transaction through to deliberations with the tax authorities as well as legal representation vis-à-vis the courts appeals committee. The firm currently employs 15 advocates, all experts in the field of tax. The firm has a department which provides consultation, preparation and planning services in VAT and income tax. The firm’s attorneys are also popular as lecturers in academia and the various professional offices such as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Bar Association and the Land Appraisers Association. In addition the firm provides pro bono services giving legal professional assistance to the underprivileged out of a desire to contribute to the community and the firm is at one with leading law firms in Dun’s 100 ranking for this activity. Advocate Meir Mizrahi is a weekly columnist on the financial newsletter ‘Globes’ on the subject of real estate tax and is also the co-author of ‘Taxation expropriation’. Mr Mizrahi was chosen as one of the most influential figures in the field of real estate in Israel and both he and the firm have a reputation in the business community as being reliable and professional.

Areas of practice
The firm offers comprehensive consultation and support in the Israeli real estate market in a wide variety of transactions such as combination transactions and exchange transactions, transactions for the sale of residential apartments with and without building rights, group buying, transactions for purchase of call options and Sale of Put options, evacuation and construction–condensation and construction, transactions in rights in accordance with Israel’s ‘A38, trusts, change in real estate holding structures including company liquidation and transfer of land to an individual and vice versa, mergers and divisions, allocation of shares and more.

The firm handles all tax aspects of the transaction: structuring the transaction, calculation of expected tax, obtaining preliminary approvals from the tax authorities, preparing reports to tax authorities as well as representation in deliberations ‘vis-a-vis’ the tax authorities (evaluation hearings, administrative appeals and conducting legal proceedings). The VAT department offers consultation and planning services with respect to taxation of transactions and ventures and representation in court.

The firm’s litigation department provides professional consultation in all phases of the legal process vis-à-vis the Tax Authorities, VAT and the Internal Revenue Service, appeals committees and the Supreme Court. Among the firm’s clients are major companies and organisations in Israel, such as Migdal insurance company, Harel Insurance Company, Tel Aviv Municipality, Bank Mizrahi Bank and others. The firm also acts as tax adviser to the contractors organisation in Tel Aviv, Yad Vashem, the Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and tax consultant in Israel 38A’ for the Municipality of Ramat Gan.

Languages English, French, Hebrew

Number of lawyers 15

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