Shlomo Aviad Zider


Chambers Global
“Pays great attention to detail and approaches legal matters with good strategy, taking into consideration legal and commercial needs.”
Legal 500
“Gifted deal-makers with a very impressive track record. Full devotion to the client’s needs.“
Legal 500
“A wide view not only from the legal perspective but also from the business one.”


Shlomo Aviad Zider is a partner at Gornitzky & Co.

The bulk of Shlomo’s work is focused on the taxation practice, and particularly in the field of tax litigation. He is involved in representing the firm’s clients in wide range of tax related litigation vis-à-vis the Israeli tax authorities and before the different Israeli instances. He is also involved in advising companies and private clients in matters of direct and indirect taxation.

Shlomo is also involved in providing tax planning guidance for high net worth individuals, and offers ongoing counseling to the firm’s clients in all tax issues they might come across, including achieving taxation arrangements in the direct and indirect tax fields. Furthermore, Shlomo escorts investigations and client representation in criminal tax cases.

Shlomo was recently ranked by the Legal 500 ranking guide as a “Next Generation Partner” in the Tax Practice Ranking, a practice in which Gornitzky & Co. is ranked as a Tier 1 law firm.

Some of Shlomo’s notable representations include:

  • Representation of some leading international companies in connection with “business model change” in the purchasing of hi-tech and bio-med companies;
  • Representation of one of Israel’s largest air-freight carriers in connection with questions regarding recognition and taxation of a goodwill in a holding company;
  • Representation on complex tax matters before various judicial bodies including the Supreme Court, such as, transfer pricing, recognition of distributable profits in realization of shares of foreign companies, recognition of losses resulting from exchange rate differentials, taxation of non-competition receipts, real estate taxation, VAT, etc.

Prior to joining the firm, Shlomo served as a Legal Assistant to the honorable Judge Magen Altuvia in the Tel Aviv District Court. In his time there, Shlomo experienced a wide range of proceedings brought before the justice of the District Court, while focusing on tax proceedings, brought to the a judge who specializes in tax matters  (tax appeals, class action suits against tax authorities, etc.). Furthermore, while working for the justice system, Shlomo qualified as a mediator and then  served as one on  behalf of Tel Aviv’s Magistrate Court.

LL.M., cum laude, Bar-Ilan University (2008)

LL.B., cum laude, Bar-Ilan University (2007)

Mediation course, Gevim group – Kinnert College (2010)

Israel Bar Association, 2008

Teaching Assistant, Introduction of Israeli Law (Prof. Yedidya Stern) – Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University (2007-2008)

Teaching Assistant, Insolvency Law, Corporate law (Dr. David Hahn) – Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University (2007-2008)

“As Material in the Author’s Hand”, Journal of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, September 2018 (in collaboration with Daniel Paserman and Daniela Karzburn).

“The Weight of an Unpresented Evidence”, Journal of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, March 2018 (in collaboration with Daniel Paserman).

G. Grady, M. Kelner and S. A. Zider, “Offsetting Losses Incurred When Realizing Securities Denominated in Foreign Currencies Held During a Period of Decline in the Foreign Currency”, Missim 29 (1), February 2015, p. A- 37.

“A Notion About Objection”, The Accountant 22, August 2010, p. 76.

“Were the Closed Years Gates Locked?”, The Accountant 18, December 2009, p. 72.

“Center Of Life and the Principle Of Belonging – Halacha And Law”, Missim 23 (2), April 2009, p. A- 88.

Member of the Tax Committee of the Israel Bar Association (2014 – Today)

Member of VAT Committee of the Israel Bar Association (2017 – Today)

Member of Criminal Tax Committee of the Israel Bar Association (2019 – Today)

Hebrew and English

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