Daniel Paserman

Head of Tax

Chambers HNW Guide
"He is good at strategising and how to approach complex tax issues and structuring options - you can really brainstorm with him"
Chambers HNW Guide
"His global tax knowledge is very strong. He understands tax in Israel as well as the USA and Europe."
Chambers HNW Guide
"He is very, very well skilled and a leader in this industry."
Legal 500
"Paserman’s sharpness and wisdom on the one hand, and being approachable on the other, along with his excellent professionalism makes working with him a very pleasant and positive experience."
Legal 500
"Daniel Paserman understands the needs of his clients and knows how to analyse the issue brought to him from a broad and profound perspective, and to provide a comprehensive and high-quality solution to the problem."
Chambers Global
"understands the needs of his clients and knows how to analyse the issues brought to him from a broad and profound perspective."
Chambers Global
"Daniel is a significant expert and able to tell us how we should be dealing with various issues, he knows exactly where the risks are".
The Legal 500
Gornitzky & Co. is engaged in some of the most complex cross-border transactions and strategic planning mandates and is recognised by its peers as a leading firm in the contentious tax space.
Chambers HNW Guide
Daniel Paserman is recognised as a leading tax lawyer and one source highlights his cross-border expertise: "He is amazing. He is a tax lawyer and he is very knowledgeable about US, UK and Israeli issues. I was impressed by his knowledge."
Chambers Global
Daniel Paserman is considered a "respected tax lawyer" and is known for his corporate tax planning work with both Israeli and international companies. Commentators describe him as "sharp, knowledgeable and able to find simple solutions to complex problems."
Who's Who Legal
Who's Who Legal identified Daniel Paserman as one of the world's leading practitioners in the field of Private Clients.
Chambers Global
Chambers Global identified Daniel Paserman as a leading Tax lawyer saying, "Daniel is "very professional and has technical knowledge".
Citywealth Leaders
Citywealth Leaders List identified Mr. Paserman as a Leading lawyer in his field.
Chambers HNW Guide
"(Daniel Paserman) is an outstanding lawyer, smart and patient, and he never takes his eyes off the ball."
Chambers HNW Guide
"He is extremely creative and handy when you need to unwind an issue... He is an expert in simplifying complex issues and very client-oriented."
Chambers HNW Guide
"he is top-notch," an "expert on trust matters and a highly professional individual" who is "an excellent tax lawyer and an experienced practitioner."
Who's Who Legal
Daniel Paserman was recognized as a Global Leader on 'Corporate Tax - Advisory & Controversy, and Private Clients' for 2020 by Who's Who Legal.


Adv. Daniel Paserman (CPA) is a partner at Gornitzky & Co. and heads of tax practice.

Daniel serves as the Co-Chair of STEP Israel (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). Daniel also served as a member of the firm’s executive committee between the years 2010 – 2016.

As head of the firm’s tax practice, Daniel is involved in intricate corporate tax planning – both domestic and cross-border. His experience also 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 complex, wide-scope tax assessments for both international and Israeli corporations.

In the field of tax litigation, Daniel 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. He is considered one of the leading litigators in Israel in this field.

Daniel 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. He has earned the trust of both highly affluent families and individuals, serving as an advisor and connoisseur regarding additional matters, other than legal ones. Within this framework, Daniel 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.

Daniel is also known for his representation of financial institutions (banks, insurance companies, funds, financial institutions, 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, Daniel advises private equity funds in a variety of transactions, including fund formation. 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.

Daniel is frequently invited to speak at Israel’s finest academic institutions and major conventions as well as in prominent conferences abroad, regularly receiving recognition from leading international legal guides for his expertise in multiple areas of practice. He is regarded as one of the most prominent tax experts in Israel.

Prior to joining Gornitzky, Daniel 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).

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)

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

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)

  • D. Paserman “A foreigner won’t get it” published in The Accountant (December, 2020)
  • D. Paserman and Y. Cochavy ” This is a different deal” published in The Accountant (December, 2020)
  • D. Paserman and S. A. Zider “Deception in the works” published in The Accountant (December, 2020)
  • D. Paserman and I. Barak-Bilu “Israel’s international tax system for individuals – new rules?” published in The IBA (October, 2020)
  • D. Paserman and Y. Zipori “James Bond became a reality” published in The Accountant (September, 2020)
  • D. Paserman and Y. Cochavy, “A ‘lacuna’ to be resolved”, published in STEP Journal, 4/2020 (August, 2020)
  • D. Paserman and Y. Zipori “Not at All Costs – When Tax Collection Conflicts with the Right to Privacy” published in TLV District Israel Bar Association (July, 2020)
  • D. Paserman and A. Handel “An Umbrella for a Rainy Day” published in The Accountant 61, 69 (March, 2020)
  • D. Peserman and I. Barak-Bilu “Leaving an Estate with Him” published in The Accountant 61, 44 (March, 2020)
  • D. Paserman and I. Barak-Bilu, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes”, published in STEP Journal, 27/4 (May, 2019)
  • D. Paserman and Y. Cochavy, “Putting a Spoke in the Wheel of Urban Renewal”, published in The Accountant (June, 2018)
  • D. Paserman and I. Barak-Bilu, “The first court case to interpret the ten-year exemption regime”, published in STEP Journal, 26/4 (May, 2018)
  • D. Paserman and O. Levy, “Transparent or Opaque”, published in The Accountant (March, 2018)
  • D. Paserman and S. A. Zider, “The Significance of Evidence not Presented “, published in The Accountant (March, 2018)
  • 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 28 (July, 2016)
  • 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 113 (December, 2008)
  • I. Swary and D. Paserman, “Taxation of Traded Securities in Israel”, published in Tax Reforms in Israel (2005)
  • I. Swary, A. Raveh, and D. Paserman, Share Repurchase (2001)

Co-Chair of STEP Israel, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

The Chairman of the International Tax Committee of the Israel Bar Association

Member of the Israel Bar Association Tax Committee

Member of the tax leadership committee, Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel

Member of the board of the Israel-Switzerland & Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce

Member of the board of directors of the Friends of Rabin Medical Center


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