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Highly respected boutique firm, particularly noted for its expertise in real estate tax. Also maintains an excellent reputation for its representation in VAT matters. The team is commended for its leading tax work in the context of urban renewal projects and land transactions, and noted for its substantial market share in this arena. Additionally cited for its involvement in tax assessments and appearance in court proceedings.
Market observers praise the firm as a "top player" in the real estate tax space.
Meir Mizrahi is widely renowned by peers as a "highly reputable lawyer" who is "top of the list in real estate taxation." He provides tax support to clients on a broad array of transactions across the real estate sector.
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Meir Mizrahi & Co. is one of the leading law firms in Israel in the field of taxation (real estate taxation, income tax and VAT).
Real Estate Taxation:
The firm handles the tax aspects of Israel's real estate market in a wide range of specialized contracts that need intensive and personalized tax treatment. These include: Combination deals , Exchange transactions, TAMA 38 earthquake retrofit rights deals, Group Purchases deals, sales of whole buildings and infrastructure, transferring building and air rights, call options and put options deals, urban renewal projects, trusts, sale of apartments with ancillary building rights deals, amalgamating parcels of land and supporting projects for companies holding real estate.
Income Tax :
The firm advises on selected income tax matters stressing the interface between the Income Tax Code and the Real Estate Taxation Law: offsetting losses, income averaging, changing structures in real estate holdings (including liquidating companies, and transferring real estate to individuals), and vice versa, mergers and splits, contractors tax, real estate financing agreements and real estate asset depreciation.
The firm provides consultancy, preparing and planning tax in deals and ventures, representation in criminal and civil proceedings in court, representation in all assessment proceedings before the Tax Authority and VAT department, including pre rulings for deals. The firm draws up reviews on topics relating to VAT liability.