Ziv Sharon and Co, is a boutique firm specializing 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. The firm is known for its professional, creative and “outside the box” thinking, which makes it a “one-stop shop” for tax law, ensuring optimal and unique tax solutions for clients. Since the firm was founded it 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.
Main Areas of Expertise
International Taxation – Tax treaties, tax havens, returning residents, new immigrants, multinational enterprises, relocation, information exchange between the Israeli Tax Authority and foreign tax authorities, creditors, voluntary disclosure, investors’ exits etc. The services are provided to Israelis, foreign and returning residents regarding property and income situated and derived in Israel and overseas.
Income Tax – Taxation of individuals and corporations, partnerships, trusts, capital investment encouragement, employee stock options, VC funds, mergers and splits, capital market, taxation of natural gas and oil enterprises etc.
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, contractors, developers and private individuals, real estate unions, kibbutzim, moshavim and other co-operatives.
VAT, Tax & Insolvency, Investment Taxation, Capital Market Taxation, Tax Planning – Corporate & Individual, Capital Investment Encouragement Law – All aspects.
Tax Litigation – Representation before all various courts and in all aspects of civil taxation. Among others: lawsuits and class action suits, Supreme Court appeals and petitions etc. The Department is comprised of lawyers who were formerly employed in the fiscal department of the Stats Attorneys’ office (Tel-Aviv district), obtained extensive experience and knowledge in tax litigation and have a proven record of winning many court cases.
The firm’s clients are often referred by their lawyers, accountants, and tax advisors who consider the firm as a solution for complex and creative tax situations. Among the firm’s clients are public and private companies and shareholders, local authorities, sport-clubs, non-profit organizations, public organizaions, banks etc. The firm represents pro-bono cases, as well as advising the Israeli parliament’s committees in legislation procedures as a representative of the Israeli bar and the public.
The firm’s first rate team, personally and professionally, includes former Tax Authority and State Attorney Lawyers who are highly experienced and considered experts in their area.
Partner: Ziv Sharon (Adv.): One of Israel’s outstanding tax lawyers. LL.M. (Summa cum laude), LL.B. (cum laude). He is a reputed expert known for creative interpretations and innovation in all field’s of civil taxation. Lectures widely and engages in public activities regarding tax matters. Co-Chairman of the Israel Bar Tax Committee and in this role he is responsible for Knesset relations, the Government and Tax Authority. Authored articles and books, and has a column in the financial newspaper “Globes”. Ziv was chosen by “Globes” as one of the four leading tax lawyers in Israel.
Partner: Michal Solomonovich (Adv.): LL.M., LL.B. (cum laude). Former senior deputy to the head of the Fiscal department of the Stats Attorneys’ office in the Tel Aviv district, and litigation partner at Alter & Co. Has extensive experience in all civil taxation aspects and is considered an expert litigator. Michal was chosen by the journal “The best” of the “Ma’ariv” newspaper as one of the most promising young tax lawyers.
Meir Porat (Adv.): LL.M. and LL.B. (cum laude). Head of the Litigation Department. Former deputy to the head of the Fiscal department of the Stats Attorneys’ office in the Tel Aviv district, Participated in the tax inspector’s course and has a vast experience in litigation and client representation in all taxation aspects.
Orit Koch (Adv.): LL.B. Head of Real-Estate Taxation Department. Former manager of the appeals unit at the Real Estate Taxation office in Tel-Aviv. Handles all taxation aspects of various real estate transactions. Lecturers widely in academic institutions and others.
Yoad Frenkel (Adv.&CPA): LL.M. LL.B., and B.A. (Accounting). Head of the International Taxation and voluntary disclosure Department. Former tax inspector and supervisor in the incentives department and a tax specialist in the International Tax Division, of the Israeli Tax Authority.
Guy Bar-On (Adv. &CPA): LL.M. (cum laude), LL.B. (cum laude) B.A. Accounting and Economics. Head of representation before Tax Authorities. Former National Unit Coordinator in the Israeli Tax Authority. Engaged in all aspects of income tax as well as transaction support, tax planning, taxation of natural gas and oil enterprises and representation before tax authorities.
Amit Glick (Adv.): LL.B. (cum laude) MBA (financing). Engaged in VAT, mergers and acquisitions, real estate taxation, income tax and class action suits, as well as representation before tax authorities.
Hayim Avissar (Adv.): LL.B. (cum laude), Acc, MBT (summa cum laude). Engaged in income tax, withholdings, VAT, real estate taxation, taxation of natural gas and oil enterprises and representation before Tax Authorities.
Erez Shavit (Adv.): LL.B. (cum laude) engaged in tax litigation and court appearances in income tax, VAT, and real estate taxation.
Eran Firestein (Adv.): LL.B. integrated with International relations, LL.M. integrated with urban and regional studies. Engaged in real estate taxation, and experienced in real estate and planning and zoning.