Firm Profile > Benjamini & Co. > Tel Aviv, Israel

Benjamini & Co.
28 Haarba'a St
North Tower
Tel Aviv 6473925

Tax Tier 2

Benjamini & Co. is a key name for real estate clients. It advises on a range of corporate transactions and large-scale projects, which entail representation before the ITA regarding betterment tax, income tax, VAT and tax structuring assistance. The firm's broader offering includes supporting clients to manage the voluntary disclosure of assets and advising on the taxation of equity-based awards. Yair Benjamini and Sagiv Ron jointly head the team. Doron Elmekiesse and Shahar Strauss are other key practitioners. Shiran Ida, previously at the Israel Tax Authority, and Elizabeth Krishmarov, a former employee of IBI Capital's trust department, are the names to note at associate level.

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Key clients

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER)

Spark Capital II, L.P

JUUL Labs, Inc.

Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Inc.

Google, Inc.

Apple Inc.

Kardan NV, Kardan Real Estate Ltd., Netanel Group Ltd., Almog 38 Ltd.; Alami Igal & Co. Ltd.; Galim Dimri – TAMA 38

Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO)

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP)

Lenox Investments Ltd.

DBAG Phoenix Investment SARL

eToro Group Ltd.

The Israel Canada Group (TASE: ISCAN)

Yuvalim Group Ltd.

Yesodot Migdal Association – Migdal Ha’Emek

Ze’ev Eshel Holdings Ltd.

Benjamini & Co. is a leading boutique law firm with a proven reputation in the tax practice, providing a full, thorough and professional package of solutions for all tax issues including tax litigation, tax planning, taxation of equity-based compensation, and routine advice on income tax, VAT and real estate tax law. Among the firm costumers are startup companies, Israeli blue-chip companies, individuals, and leading multinational corporations. The firm was founded in 2015 by Adv. Yair Benjamini. who has approximately 20 years of experience in the field of Israeli taxation and is one of Israel’s best-known tax lawyers with extensive know-how, skill, and rich experience in his practice. Each of the other partners in the firm, Adv. (CPA) Doron Elmekiesse, Adv. Sagiv Ron and Adv. (CPA) Shahar Strauss, is also each a leader in his respective tax field.

Benjamini & Co is well-known in its field, chosen as the local professional partner by leading law and accounting firms worldwide. The firm routinely presents its expertise on the tax issues on the agenda at conferences and in the media.

Yair Benjamini, Founding Partner: Yair serves as legal advisor to some of the largest accounting firms in Israel, providing advice with respect to the tax issues encountered by their clients, including drafting legal opinions, and providing legal support during tax assessment proceedings and representation in court. Yair deals with voluntary disclosure of foreign accounts and non-disclosed trusts, represents clients in audit proceedings and advises families on the changes in trust law and compliance with reporting requirements in Israel with respect to foreign and local trusts. Yair has accumulated a wealth of legal experience, especially in the field of equity-based employee compensation schemes and he regularly advises multinational corporations concerning remuneration strategy for workers in Israel.

Sagiv Ron, Partner and Head of Real Estate Taxation: Sagiv has extensive experience and expertise in various areas of taxation and focuses on all tax aspects of real estate transactions. Sagiv provides tax advice to clients with respect to real estate transactions – planning the tax structure, writing opinions, preparing self-assessments, representing clients in assessment proceedings with real estate tax authorities and in appeal committees. Sagiv advises on urban renewal, purchase groups, residential apartments, real estate associations and development projects, provides continuous guidance to real estate contractor companies, developers, private individuals and real estate associations and specializes in advising developers in urban renewal projects.

Doron Elmekiesse, Partner: Doron is a lawyer and Israeli accountant who specializes in Israeli taxation, international taxation and the taxation of domestic and international trusts. Doron worked for seven years at the Israel Tax Authority as a senior inspector and corporations and trusts coordinator. In his role at the Israel Tax Authority Doron accumulated extensive experience in tax audits of individuals, shareholders, companies and trusts, with an emphasis on numerous large-scope international tax issues. Doron was a member in various Tax Authority committees on legislative changes in the realm of the taxation of trusts and headed tax assessments for large and complex trusts.

Shahar Strauss, Partner: Shahar has extensive experience in the management of complex income tax cases, from all their aspects, specializes in Israeli corporate taxation including tax benefits under the Encouragement of Capital Investments Law, holding company regimes, complex withholding tax issues, and the interface between income tax and land appreciation tax. Prior to joining Benjamini & Co as a partner, Shahar practiced as a senior associate at the Ziv Sharon and Co law firm and worked as a senior tax manager at KPMG. Prior to that, Shahar worked at the Israeli Tax Authorities as a tax officer at the Capital Market Department of the Professional Division.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Yair Benjamini
Partner Doron Elmekiesse
Partner Sagiv Ron
Partner Shahar Strauss
Associate Shiran Ida
Associate Elizabeth Krishmarov
Number of lawyers : 6