Tax

The Tax lawyers at Gornitzky & Co. are at the forefront of the Israeli tax practice and are considered leading tax practitioners. For more than 50 years, we have been representing clients in Israeli courts, including the Supreme Court of Israel, and have won many breakthrough cases.

Gornitzky's Tax team routinely advises clients in:

  • Developing tax-efficient structures for transnational projects, mergers and acquisitions, complex reorganizations, leveraged buyouts, spinoffs and liquidations;
  • Innovative international tax planning, including aspects arising from cross-border transactions, intra-group arrangements, multi-jurisdictional activities;
  • Negotiations with the Israel Tax Authority, including requests for pre-rulings;
  • Transfer pricing issues and negotiating advanced transfer pricing agreements with the Israel Tax Authority;
  • Civil and criminal tax litigation and appeals;
  • Tax structuring solutions in connection with the resolution of major disputes;
  • Voluntary disclosure programs;
  • Worldwide tax matters of high-net worth individuals and families, including tax planning following immigration to/from Israel;
  • Taxation of trusts and estates, including international tax aspects, tax planning and multi-generational transfer of assets;
  • Tax planning aspects arising from new tax legislations;
  • Real estate taxation, including tax planning both for domestic (inbound) and international (outbound) transactions;
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) matters, including special provisions that apply to financial institutions and non-profit organizations;
  • Employee stock option plans
  • International trade taxes (customs duties, anti-dumping levies, etc.); 

  • Indirect taxes including, inter alia, purchase tax and excise.


Tax partners in our firm are members of the Israel Bar Association tax committee and have previously directed the committee. In addition, tax partners in our firm have served as members of several governmental tax committees and continuously advise the Israel Tax Authority on various complex tax matters.

In addition, some of our tax practitioners are certified public accountants or have additional degrees (e.g., in accounting and economics). These advantages enable us to provide better services to our clients and stans as a distinguishing feature of our firm.

Members of our tax team regularly publish articles in well-known Israeli newspapers and publications.

Our tax lawyers work seamlessly with the firm's other practices and utilize their joint knowledge and experience to provide advice in the areas of M&A, real estate, capital markets, corporate and commercial transactions, fund formation and more.

Chambers Global 2016
Chambers Global 2016

Chambers Global 2016identified Gornitzky & Co.'s as a Band 1 Tax law firm, noting the firm's and the team's skill in handling reorganisations, restructurings and indirect tax, as well as complex disputes.  Sources were quoting saying, "I would highly recommend their practice in all tax matters, domestic and international. They are the most professional firm that I deal with and their service is excellent. They are among the best in the country." and "Excellent firm in the field of tax - it will always be there at the very top."

 

 

Firm Chairman, Pinhas Rubin, was ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in this field and s considered a leader in this field by peers and clients alike, and is described as being "in a class of his own."  Partner Daniel Paserman, recommended as a Leading tax lawyer, was said to be "the man to go to with complex tax matters," as he has "solutions to almost all situations."  Partner Gil Grady, also recommended as a Leading tax lawyer, received warm recommendations from clients for being calld " a phenomenal" and skilled at handling tax litigation.

BDI Code 2014
BDI Code 2014

BDI Code 2014, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Tax law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

The Legal 500 2014
The Legal 500 2014

The Legal 500 2014 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a Top Tier Tax law firm, noting the firm's recent and notable experience in tax aspects of large projects and cross-border restructurings.

 

The firm's chairman, Pinhas Rubin, and Partner Gil Grady were identified as Leading lawyers in this field. Practice heard, Daniel Paserman, who was described as "excellent", and Partner Gur-Yehuda Savir were noted for their "superb reputations."

Dun's 100 2014
Dun's 100 2014

Dun & Bradstreet's Dun's 100 2014, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Tax law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

Chambers Global 2014
Chambers Global 2014

Chambers Global 2014 identified Gornitzky & Co.'s as a Band 1 Tax law firm, noting the firm's "enviable reputation in the market for handling all aspects of tax on both domestic and international transactions" and the team's skill in handling reorganisations, restructurings and indirect tax, as well as complex disputes.  Sources were quoting saying, "Gornitzky are known to be tax experts. They are considered to be leaders in tax litigation," and "The firm as a whole and the tax team members individually are all top notch."


Firm Chairman, Pinhas Rubin, was ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in this field who "has an established reputation in the market and is consistently singled out by market sources." Sources complimented his wide experience in working with multinational clients, describing him as "an eminent lawyer of outstanding qualities."  Partner Daniel Paserman, recommended as a Leading tax lawyer, was said to be "the man to go to with complex tax matters," as he has "solutions to almost all situations."  Partner Gil Grady, also recommended as a Leading tax lawyer, received warm recommendations from clients for being "exceptionally bright" and skilled at handling tax litigation.

Dun's 100 2013
Dun's 100 2013

Dun & Bradstreet's Dun's 100, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Tax law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

BDI Code 2013
BDI Code 2013

BDI Code 2013, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Tax law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

The Legal 500 2013
The Legal 500 2013

The Legal 500 2013 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a Top Tier Tax law firm that provides "an excellent level of service." The guide noted the firm's recent and notable experience in taxation matters, as well as the firm's experience in trusts and estates, and tax litigation.

 

The firm's "well regarded" chairman, Pinhas Rubin, and "one of a kindGil Grady were identified as Leading lawyers in this field. Also recommended is Daniel Paserman, who "handles complex issues ‘creatively’."

Chambers Global 2013
Chambers Global 2013

Chambers Global 2013 ranked Gornitzky & Co.'s as a Band 1 Tax law firm saying, "This high-quality practice enjoys a sterling reputation for its expertise in domestic and international tax matters." A source was quoted saying the firm has "A very strong tax department."


Firm Chairman, Pinhas Rubin, was ranked as a Band 1 lawyer who is "Widely recognised as one of the top tax lawyers in the country." Sources described him as "An excellent lawyer and all-round business adviser.” Partner Daniel Paserman was also recommended as a Leading tax lawyer who is "A 'highly skilled' specialist who advises clients on a number of international tax matters," as was Partner Gil Grady, who received enthusiastic praise from clients for his "Long experience in a broad range of tax matters."

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

Who's Who Legal 2012 voted Pinhas Rubin (Firm Chairman) and Daniel Paserman (Partner) two of Israel's top three Corporate Tax lawyers, and two of the world's 774 leading Corporate Tax experts.

Corporate INTL 2012 Global Awards
Corporate INTL 2012 Global Awards

Corporate INTL 2012 acknowledged Gornitzky & Co. as Israel's leading law firm in the field of Corporate Tax, granting the firm the "Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year in Israel" award.

 

Additionally, Gornitzky & Co. was chosen as Israel's leading law firm in 4 other categories.

DealMakers Tax Awards 2012
DealMakers Tax Awards 2012

The DealMakers Tax Awards 2012 campaign recognized Gornitzky & Co. as part of a select number of leading firms across the globe that work in an advisory capacity within the Tax sector and have performed to exceptional levels, identifying the firm as a winner in the category of Law Firm of the Year – Tax.

The Legal 500 2012
The Legal 500 2012

The Legal 500 2012 ranked Gornitzky & Co. as a Tier 1 Tax law firm, noting the firm's experience in international taxation, as well as in acting "for high-net-worth individuals and some of Israel’s largest businesses on a wide range of tax matters. It recently acted for a group of companies before the Sheshinski Committee in proceedings potentially worth billions of US dollars concerning the state’s oil and gas tax revenues."

 

The guide identified the firm's chairman, Pinhas Rubin, and partner, Gil Grady, as Leading lawyers in the field.

 

Chambers Global 2012
Chambers Global 2012

Chambers Global 2012 ranked Gornitzky & Co.'s as a Band 1 Tax law firm stating that the firm "maintains its position at the forefront of the market, advising significant corporations and individuals on tax planning issues". A Source is quoted saying the firm is "A one-stop shop – if you need transactional advice they'll do everything".


Firm Chairman, Pinhas Rubin, was ranked as a Band 1 lawyer and named "one of the leading tax lawyers in Israel". Partner Daniel Paserman was described as a "tax planning specialist", and Partner Gil Grady was named "a key figure in Israeli tax".

Dun's 100 2012
Dun's 100 2012

Dun & Bradstreet's Dun's 100, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Tax law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

BDI Code 2012
BDI Code 2012

BDI Code 2012, a leading Israeli legal directory, recognized Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's leading Tax law firms, naming it a Top Tier firm in this field.

Tax Directors Handbook 2011
Tax Directors Handbook 2011

Gornitzky & Co.'s tax practice has been ranked top tier by Legalease's 2011 Tax Directors Handbook. This prominent legal guide recommends the firm's chairman, Pinhas Rubin, naming him as "one of the best tax lawyers in Israel", as well as (CPA) Daniel Paserman, a partner in the firm.

Chambers Global 2011
Chambers Global 2011

Chambers Global 2011 recommended Gornitzky & Co. as one of Israel's Band 1 Tax law firms, saying "This full-service firm has a skilled tax team, with strong problem-solving abilities."

 

Firm Chairman, Pinhas Rubin, was ranked as a Band 1 Tax lawyer and named "one of the finest tax lawyers in Israel." Partner Daniel Paserman was described as having "established himself as a very smart and solutions-oriented lawyer," and Partner Gil Grady was named a "very bright and a first class tax adviser."

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