Daniel Paserman

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Partner

Adv. Daniel Paserman (CPA), heads Gornitzky & Co.’s tax practice and serves as the Secretary of STEP Israel (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). Mr. Paserman also served as a member of the firm's executive committee between the years 2010 - 2016.

 

As head of the firm's tax practice, Mr. Paserman is involved in intricate corporate tax planning - both domestic and cross-border. His experience includes negotiations vis-à-vis the Israel Tax Authority regarding tax regulatory issues, seeking and obtaining tax rulings for both Israeli and global companies operating in Israel, as well as handling wide-scope tax assessments for both international and Israeli corporations and private entities.

 

In the field of tax litigation, Mr. Paserman represents global companies and leading Israeli corporations in complex tax disputes before various judicial bodies, including the Supreme Court, whilst applying his interdisciplinary approach, vast experience and accounting expertise.

 

Mr. Paserman advises private clients in matters concerning family wealth planning and preservation, specializing in taxation of trusts and estates and provides tax planning guidance for high net worth individuals. Within this framework, Mr. Paserman often provides consultation in the area of philanthropy. He also advises new immigrants and returning residents who immigrated to Israel with regard to the projected ramifications of such a move on their worldwide assets and business activities.

 

Mr. Paserman is also known for his representation of financial institutions (banks, insurance companies, funds, financial advisors, etc.) with regard to various regulatory, corporate and tax aspects of their activities, including in the penetration of foreign financial institutions into the Israeli market and establishment of Israeli presence.

 

In addition, Mr. Paserman advises private equity funds in a variety of transactions. He has extensive experience in worldwide M&A transactions and has represented some of the leading Israeli corporations in multi-million dollar transactions, both in Israel and abroad.

 

Mr. Paserman is frequently invited to speak at Israel's finest academic institutions and major conventions, regularly receiving recognition from leading international legal guides for his expertise in multiple areas of practice.

 

Prior to joining Gornitzky, Mr. Paserman served as a legal clerk to Honorable Judge Theodore Or, former Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court, and worked in the tax department of Arthur Andersen Israel (today part of Ernst & Young).


Education
LL.M., Harvard Law School (2005)
LL.B., magna cum laude, Tel Aviv University (2000)
B.A. in Accounting, magna cum laude, Tel Aviv University (1999)
The Merit Scholarship for studies, Tel Aviv University, Accounting Department (1999)


Admission
2003, Israel Bar Association
2002, CPA, Accounting Board, Ministry of Justice


Organizational Affiliations

Secretary of STEP Israel, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Member of the Israel Bar Association Tax Committee
Member of the tax committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel (the Tel Aviv District)


Legal Publications

D.Paserman and A. Raban, "The Nature of Goods", published in The Accountant (June, 2017)
D.Paserman, D.Skald and O.Levy, "Israeli taxation trends and keychanges in 2017", published in Bloomberg BNA (February, 2017)
D.Paserman, D.Skald, "Israel implements BEPS action 13", published in Bloomberg BNA (January 2017)
D.Paserman, D.Skald, "Israels take on BEPS action 1:taxing the digital economy", published in Bloomberg BNA (September, 2016)
D.Paserman, A.Kaplan and L.Eyal, "Israel taxation of trusts", published in Trusts &Estates (July 2016) 28
P. Rubin and D. Paserman, "Reclassification of Transactions under Israeli Tax Law," published in Missim 26/3 (June 2012)
D. Paserman and H. Shaham, "Working Papers of a Company Auditor (in light of the decision in the matter of Premier Club)" Corporates F/1 (February 2009)
D. Paserman and H. Shaham, "Fortress of Paper" The Accountant (December 2008) 113
I. Swary and D. Paserman, “Taxation of Traded Securities in Israel”, published in Tax Reforms in Israel (2005)
I. Swary, A. Raveh, D. Paserman, Share Repurchase (2001)

 

Academic Positions
Lecturer, Corporate & International Taxation - Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University (2006-present)
Teaching Assistant. Tax Law, Corporate Law, Administrative Law, Financial Accounting Seminar - Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (2000-2004)
Member of team writing the Accounting Board tax examinations - State of Israel, Ministry of Justice, Accounting Board (2002-2003)


Languages
Hebrew, English and Italian

 

Who's Who Legal 2017
Who's Who Legal 2017

Who's Who Legal 2017 identified Daniel Paserman as one of the world's leading practitioners in the field of Private Clients.

Chambers Global 2017
Chambers Global 2017

Chambers Global 2017 identified Daniel Paserman as a leading Tax lawyer saying, "Daniel is "very professional and has technical knowledge". 

Citywealth Leaders List 2016
Citywealth Leaders List 2016

Citywealth Leaders List 2016 identified Mr. Paserman as a Leading lawyer in his field.

The Legal 500 2016
The Legal 500 2016

The Legal 500 2016 identified Daniel Paserman as a leading individual Tax lawyer

Chambers Global 2016
Chambers Global 2016

Chambers Global 2016 identified Daniel Paserman as a leading Tax lawyer, saying "Daniel Paserman assists domestic and international clients with tax planning. He also advises on disputes and negotiations with the tax authority. One source comments: "He's very good at handling trust issues.""

Citywealth Leaders List 2015
Citywealth Leaders List 2015

Citywealth Leaders List 2015 identified Mr. Paserman as a Leading lawyer in his field.

Chambers Global 2015
Chambers Global 2015

Chambers Global 2015 identified Daniel Paserman as a leading Tax lawyer, who handles a variety of tax matters, acting for both individuals and corporations. Clients appreciate his calm approach, saying "He is knowledgeable and relaxed; if problems occur he does not overreact."

Globes newspaper's 40 most-promising young professionals
Globes newspaper's 40 most-promising young professionals

Globes newspaper chose Daniel Paserman as one of this year's 40 most-promising young professionals, one of only three lawyers chosen.

Global Legal Experts 2014
Global Legal Experts 2014

Global Legal Experts 2014 chose Daniel Paserman as the recipient of the "Tax Planning Lawyer of the Year" award.

Best Lawyers International 2014
Best Lawyers International 2014

Best Lawyers International 2014 identified Daniel Paserman as a leading lawyer in multiple areas of practice including Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates.

The Legal 500 2014
The Legal 500 2014

The Legal 500 2014 identified Daniel Paserman as a recommended Tax lawyer whom clients say is "excellent."

Chambers Global 2014
Chambers Global 2014

Chambers Global 2014 ranked Daniel Paserman as a leading Tax lawyer, who is known as "the man to go to with complex tax matters" as he has "solutions to almost all situations." Clients appreciate his pragmatic and commercial approach, saying "He pays great attention to detail and approaches legal matters with good strategy, taking into consideration legal and commercial needs."

Intercontinental Finance Magazine Leading Lawyer 500
Intercontinental Finance Magazine Leading Lawyer 500

Daniel Paserman was recognized by InterContinental Finance Magazine as one of the top 500 lawyers in the world today.

The Legal 500 2013
The Legal 500 2013

The Legal 500 2013 identified Daniel Paserman as a recommended Corporate and M&A, and Tax lawyer who "handles complex issues ‘creatively’" and is "highly regarded."

Maariv newspaper
Maariv newspaper

The Maariv newspaper recognized Daniel Paserman as being on the fast track to the top in the field of Tax law, noting the high regard he is given by colleagues..

Chambers Global 2013
Chambers Global 2013

Chambers Global 2013 identified Daniel Paserman as a leading Tax lawyer, who is a "Highly skilled' specialist" and advises clients on a number of international tax matters, with standout mandates including a major restructuring.

Citywealth Leaders List 2013
Citywealth Leaders List 2013

Citywealth Leaders List 2013 identified Mr. Paserman as a Leading lawyer in the field of Private Wealth Management.

World Tax 2012
World Tax 2012

World Tax 2012 recognized Gornitzky & Co. an "excellent" firm in the field of tax, identifying Daniel Paserman as an individual that has leaves a good lasting impression on clients. Clients were quoted saying, "He is knowledgeable and professional and delivers great results," and that they "Go to Daniel Paserman for complicated issues."

The Legal Experts EMEA 2013 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2013 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2012 recommended Daniel Paserman as a leading lawyer in the areas of Corporate and M&A, and Tax.

Who's Who Legal 2012
Who's Who Legal 2012

Who's Who Legal 2012 selected Daniel Paserman as one of the of the world's 774 leading Corporate Tax lawyers, and one of Israel's top 3.

Chambers Global 2012
Chambers Global 2012

Chambers Global 2012 identified Daniel Paserman as a recommended Tax lawyer  and a "highly respected...tax planning specialist."

The Legal Experts EMEA 2012 Directory
The Legal Experts EMEA 2012 Directory

Legal Experts EMEA 2012 recommended Daniel Paserman as a leading lawyer in the areas of Corporate and M&A, and Tax.

Citywealth Leaders List 2012
Citywealth Leaders List 2012

Citywealth Leaders List 2013 identified Mr. Paserman as a Leading lawyer in the field of Private Wealth Management.

Who's Who Legal 2011
Who's Who Legal 2011

Who's Who Legal 2011 selected Daniel Paserman as one of the of the world's leading Corporate Tax lawyers.

 

Daniel Paserman was also recognized by the guide as a leading Corporate Tax lawyer in 2011.

Chambers Global 2011
Chambers Global 2011

Chambers Global 2011 endorsed Daniel Paserman as a leading Tax lawyer, adding that "he has established himself as a very smart and solutions-oriented lawyer."

The Legal 500 2011
The Legal 500 2011

According to The Legal 500 2011, "Daniel Paserman is ‘smart, fast, and has a great understanding for what is important’." Daniel was also identified by The Legal 500 as a leading Taxation lawyer in 2009.

Expert Guides 2011
Expert Guides 2011

Expert Guides 2011 identified Mr. Paserman as a leading lawyer in the field of Trusts and Estates.

Israeli newspaper Maariv
Israeli newspaper Maariv

The Israeli newspaper, Maariv, named  Daniel Paserman among Israel's most promising young lawyers in the field of M&A.

Tax Directors Handbook 2010
Tax Directors Handbook 2010

Tax Directors Handbook 2010 identified Daniel Paserman as a leading Israeli tax partner.

Chambers Global 2009
Chambers Global 2009

Chambers Global 2009 identified Daniel Paserman as a leading Israeli Taxation lawyer, saying "Up-and-coming talent Daniel Paserman is a “terrifically bright” lawyer who receives abundant client praise for his ability to offer maximum benefit, providing specific tax advice alongside a commercial understanding of the bigger picture in major cross-border deals.