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The firm: Ziv Sharon & Co is a boutique firm specialising in all civil aspects of tax law. The firm was founded by Ziv Sharon, formerly the sole partner of the late Dr Avi Alter who was considered one of the pillars of the Israeli tax law. Ziv Sharon has acquired a major reputation and was chosen by the financial newspaper Globes as one of the four leading tax lawyers in Israel. The firm is known for its professional, creative and ‘outside the box’ thinking, deeming it a ‘one-stop shop’ for tax law that ensures optimal and unique tax solutions for clients. The firm’s clients are often referred by their lawyers, accountants and tax advisors who consider the firm a solution to complex and creative tax issues. Since its inception, the firm has been ranked in top tiers by both local and international law guides and is considered one of Israel’s leading tax law boutique firm.

Areas of practice: The firm has broad expertise and comprehensive, integrative vision of the area of civil-commercial tax law and provides comprehensive consultancy, support, and representation before tax authorities. Among other services, the firm provides: consultancy for individuals and companies; tax planning; opinions; pre-ruling; assessments and reaching settlements; and legal representation in courts including prosecutions, appeals, Supreme Court petitions, and class actions. The firm’s first rate team includes former tax authority and state attorney lawyers who are highly experienced and considered experts in their area The firm’s partners handpicked the team to serve the firms purpose as a one stop shop for civil taxation.

International taxation: Tax treaties, tax havens, returning residents, new immigrants, multinational enterprises, relocation, information exchange between the Israeli Tax Authority and foreign tax authorities regarding Israeli tax payers, creditors, voluntary disclosure etc. The services are provided to Israelis, foreign residents and returning residents regarding property and income situated and derived in Israeland overseas. The firm handles investors’ exits in the hi-tech sector, in all stages, and more.

Income tax: Tax for individuals and corporations, partnerships, trusts, capital investment encouragement, employee stock options, VC funds, mergers and splits, capital markets and natural gas and oil enterprises. The firm is also involved in M&A taxation and, in recent years, merging of several of the largest companies in the Israeli market, and more.

Real estate taxation and purchase tax: Including acquisition groups, residential real estate, urban renewal and NOP 38, retirement homes, building rights, unique land options, income-producing real estate companies, public and private contractors, developers and private individuals, real estate unions, kibbutzim, moshavim and other co-operatives. The firm represents and advises large concerns in ventures and real estate investment in the Israeli market. The firm is known for its specialty in advising and representing many acquisition groups, including some of the best known in the Israeli market. The firm also represents a large number of organisations, particularly entrepreneurs in the area of NOP 38.

All aspects of VAT, tax and insolvency, investment taxation, capital market taxation, tax planning – corporate and individual, capital investment encouragement law.

Tax litigation: The firm is known for its speciality in tax litigation, before various courts and all types of legal disputes related to civil taxation. Among others: lawsuits and class action suits, appeals to the Supreme Court and petitions to the Supreme Court of Justice.

Clients: The firm’s clients, are drawn by the firm’s expertise and reputation and are often referred by their lawyers, accountants, and tax advisors who consider the firm as a solution for complex and creative tax situations.

  • Contacts
  • Ziv Sharon (partner)
  • Number of lawyers: 10
  • Languages
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Above material supplied by Ziv Sharon & Co. Law Office.

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