Yigal Arnon & Co.’s top-ranked tax lawyers are highly skilled in counseling businesses large and small in understanding and managing the complexity of Israeli tax laws and how they affect commercial transactions and corporate finance.
We advise individual and corporate clients on investment and tax planning matters, identify and resolves tax issues as they arise, represent clients before the tax authorities and undertake litigation when it cannot be avoided.
Our Tax Group’s expertise covers corporate taxation, international tax and treaty implementation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate taxation, transfer pricing, value-added tax, venture fund formation, employee stock options, financial instruments, trust taxation and numerous other specialized areas. We are frequently asked to give tax opinions and to apply for pre-rulings from the Israeli tax authorities. Our clients rely on our ability to look beyond the identification of tax problems and find innovative and timely solutions.
We handle all tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including employee stock options, taxation of founders, withholding at source by purchasers, tax due diligence and post-merger tax optimization. This advice is given in a timely and efficient manner, to enable transactions to proceed as quickly as possible.
Yigal Arnon & Co. represents clients in varied tax disputes, including multimillion-dollar tax litigation concerning:
We negotiate arrangements and pre-rulings concerning reorganizations, tax treaty applications, expatriate taxation, trusts, stock options and value added tax, among other things.
We provide legal opinions on a wide variety of topics, including specialized areas such as corporate tax, immigrant (olim) and returning resident rights, tax treaty interpretation, financial market products, controlled foreign corporations and place of corporate residence (control and management).
We provide tax planning for Israeli-owned corporations operating abroad and for multinational corporations operating in Israel. The firm advises Israeli and multinational corporations on legal and tax-related aspects of equity-based forms of employee compensation.
In this area, our Tax Department advises individuals and families how to optimize their wealth management with regard private and business assets, including by use of trusts, tailoring solutions for the specific needs and sensitives of each family. Our team offers expertise in the relevant fields, such as Israeli and international taxation, land tax, estate and gift tax, trusts, prenuptial agreements and legal guardianships.
The tax implications of real estate transactions can be especially complex. Yigal Arnon & Co. is among the only law firms in Israel which, in addition to having a large real estate practice, also offer land tax expertise.
We provide clients with tax consulting on all real estate transactions, starting with optimal tax planning ahead of the deal and continuing through obtaining a pre-ruling from the tax authority. We also provide tax assistance during the execution of the deal and file the necessary reports to the land tax authorities, and we assist in tax rate negotiations in large-scale real estate projects.
Our clients include leading real estate companies, and individuals and foreign residents purchasing real estate assets and operations in Israel.