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Meir Mizrahi & Co. is one of Israel’s leading law firm in the field of taxation (Real-Estate taxation, income tax, VAT and international taxation) specializing in all aspects of real estate transactions and handling all tax implications of real estate transactions.
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Chairman: Meir Mizrahi, Adv.
Managing Partners: Dorit Binyamini, Adv. (CPA), Efrat Rossiansky, Adv., Efrat Solomon, Adv., Shay Berger, Adv., Shlomi Vaknin, Adv. (CPA), Tali Yehoshua, Adv., Yoni Cohen, Adv.
Consultant: Isak Rofe, CPA
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 25
Languages: Hebrew, English, Arabic, French

Firm Overview:
Meir Mizrahi & Co. is one of Israel’s leading law firm in the field of taxation (Real-Estate taxation, income tax, VAT and international taxation). The firm offers its clients a wide range of tax consultation including tax-efficient planning of transactions, proper documentation and compliance (tax advice and professional legal opinions) through representation in discussions with the tax authorities (tax assessments deliberations, tax administrative appeals proceedings, handling and managing appeal proceedings before the various Courts.)

Meir Mizrahi &Co. is characterized by its creativity and innovation, along with the conservatism required in the field of tax. The right balance between conservatism and the innovation that the firm regularly takes, benefits the clients greatly, allowing full exhaustion of their rights in accordance with tax law, while maintaining the certainty and stability of the law.

Main Areas of Practice:
-Real Estate Taxation
-Income Tax
-VAT
-International Taxation
-Tax Litigation

Real Estate Taxation:
The firm specializes in all aspects of real estate transactions, handling all tax implications of real estate transactions in which personal and individual consultation is required. The firm have extensive experience with Combination Deals, exchange transactions, TAMA 38 earthquake retrofit rights deals, purchase groups, sale of buildings and infrastructure, transferring land rights (the firm serves as an advisor to the Tel Aviv Municipality for the conservation plan), options, urban renewals, trusts, sale of apartments with ancillary building rights, amalgamating parcels of land and supporting projects for companies holding real-estate. The firm’s real estate tax department is headed by partners Efrat Rossiansky, Efrat Solomon and Yoni Cohen. The firm’s real estate tax department represents the Tel Aviv Municipality on the question of the mobility of building rights, enabling the White City Plan to preserve the city of Tel Aviv to come about and take shape. The department also represented the Municipality of Bat Yam regarding the city’s tax liability.

Court Rulings in favor of the firm's clients:
■ Rosenboim (case number 1886/19) A Supreme Court verdict regarding the possibility of contradicting the possession of property by the family unit.
■ S. Stein (case number 52894-03-17) A District Court verdict on the matter of tax exemption in the sale of a residential apartment.
■ Aura Israel Entrepreneurship & Investments (case number 20861-09-16) in which the firm was the first to address the issue of taxing expenses for development and won the District Court ruling.
■ Gilboa Energy Pumped Storage (case number 13776- 10-16) regarding purchase tax aspects related to leasing lands for a variety of pumped energy projects.

Income Tax:
The income tax department advises on a variety of income tax issues with an emphasis on the interface point between the Income Tax Ordinance and the Real Estate Law: taxation of income, the betterment/ capital gain tax as a down payment for the income tax, tax planning for individuals and spouses, suitable for Israeli residents or foreign residents. Advising and representation regarding offsetting of losses from income and betterment upon the sale of real estate, depreciation- including depreciation for renting and/or sale of apartments with regard to the impact it has on the tax calculation for the sale of a residential apartment entitled to the beneficiary tax rate due to the reform, taxation of transparent entities such as Home Companies and Family Companies, taxation of Real Estate Associations and for actions in Real Estate Associations, including allocation of shares, sale of shares, acquisition of shares in the Association, mergers and splits, the Law of Encouraging of Capital Investments (Construction for Rent Law), and more. The firm’s income tax department is headed by Dorit Binyamini, Adv. (CPA) a former Tax Authority Officials.

VAT:
The Firm's VAT department provides legal advice with regards to VAT issues, including preparation and tax planning of transactions and projects, obtaining Preliminary Approvals from the Tax Authorities (Pre-Ruling), issuing professional legal opinions, reviewing commercial agreements in relation to the tax aspects they represent, representation at the Tax Authority with respect to tax assessments deliberations and administrative appeal proceedings, as well as representation in VAT Court cases. Among the firm's clients are the Israeli Water Corporation and the Israel Travel Agents Association who appreciate advice and representation on fundamental VAT issues.
The VAT department is headed by Adv. Shai Berger (former head of the VAT professional department at the Israel Tax Authority) and Attorney (CPA) Shlomi Vaknin (former deputy head of the VAT professional department at the Israel Tax Authority).

International Taxation
The Firm's International Taxation department provides tax structuring and tax planning advice regarding investing in real estate, capital markets and alternative investments in Israel and abroad. The firm also advises individuals and companies regarding their tax residency, permanent establishment issues, transfer pricing, taxation of trusts, tax incentives and voluntary disclosure aspects. The firm has a world wide experience in assisting clients to execute international transactions in compliance with their banks' disclosure requirements. The International Taxation services are in collaboration with Isak Rofe, CPA, formally worked in the International Tax Division of the Israeli Tax Authority and recently as a tax director in UBS Switzerland AG.

Litigation:
The firm operates a highly professional and skilled litigation department that provides professional representation guidance and advice at all stages of the legal proceedings before the various committees, appeal tribunals, courts, and up to the Supreme Court on matters concerning real estate tax, capital gain tax, VAT, income tax and rezoning levies. The firm provides advice and represents clients on matters related to the expansion of kibbutzim and moshavim (cooperative Israeli settlements) for obtaining the lowest tax rate possible for that expansion.
The department is headed by Adv. Tali Yehoshua, who has extensive experience in litigation in various tax aspects.

Clients:
The firm’s clients include some of israel’s largest and most prestigious companies and organizations; such as Shikun & Binui, Azorim, Migdal Insurance Company, Tel Aviv Municipality, Ashdod Municipality, Gazit Globe, Big Shopping Center Group, Africa Israel Residences, Shafir, Mizrahi Tefahot Bank, Aura Israel Entrepreneurship & Investments Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Trans-Israel Highway, I.E.C, Israel Airports Authority, and more.

The firm serves as tax advisor to Israel Contractors Association and the Israel Real Estate Assessors Association.

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