We advise our clients on all fields of taxation, including corporate taxation, individual taxation, domestic and cross-border taxation, direct taxation, real estate taxation and VAT. The Firm’s services are provided during all phases, including consultation on the business set-up and legal structure of transactions, providing opinions on tax issues, representation in tax ruling applications and representation of tax-payer before various tax authorities, courts and other tribunals. Our tax advice is provided with a view of the entire legal framework of the transaction and of the business considerations of our clients (and in the case of individual taxation-also family needs). This is accomplished, due in large to the vast prior experience of the lawyers in the Firm’s tax department in various fields of law, beyond taxation. The vast majority of the lawyers in the tax department are also Certified Public Accountants. The services on tax matters are provided, as necessary, in conjunction with the services of other departments in the Firm.
We advise our clients on various tax aspects, including the manner and place of incorporation, the structure and design of the business engagement, the addition of partners, financing, etc., as well as with respect to the various tax aspects of the day-to day operations.
Mergers and Acquisitions
As part of our comprehensive service package, we provide tax advice regarding mergers and acquisitions of corporations, which includes the structuring of the acquisition vehicle and the financing and manner of the merger. We handle the attainment of required approvals from the tax authorities and the organization of the contractual framework required to secure the desired tax consequences of the merger.
We advise our clients with their personal taxation. The advice is provided to entrepreneurs throughout the formation of the venture and during its existence, to asset owners throughout their sale, and to business owners as well as other tax-payers. Our tax department specializes in consulting to high net worth individuals, to new immigarnts to Israel (“Olim Chadashim”) and to returing expatriates. As part of this, we service our clients in the area of multi-national families, estate planning and trusts.
Representation in Proceedings
We represent our clients in the various taxation proceedings in all fields of taxation, including obtaining tax rulings, the execution of tax settlements, representation in tax audits and tax contest proceedings, as well as representation before appeal committees, tribunals and courts of all tiers.