Shekel & Co., Law Offices

Taxation, Commercial Law and Real-Estate

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Established: 1992
Line of Business: Taxation, Commercial Law and Real-Estate
Address: 3 Azrieli Center, Triangular Tower,
33rd Floor, Tel-Aviv
Phone: 972-3-6070300 
Fax: 972-3-6070301
Email: yaniv@slw.co.il
Website: http://www.shekel-tax.co.ill
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  • Yaniv Shekel, Shekel & Co., Law Offices

    Yaniv Shekel

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    Yaniv Shekel
  • Ofer Elboim, Shekel & Co., Law Offices

    Ofer Elboim

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    Ofer Elboim
  • Binyamin Tovi, Shekel & Co., Law Offices

    Binyamin Tovi

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    Binyamin Tovi
  • Ayelet  Hillel Birenzwig, Shekel & Co., Law Offices

    Ayelet Hillel Birenzwig

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    Ayelet Hillel Birenzwig
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About Shekel & Co., Law Offices

Shekel & Co., Law Offices, one of Israel’s leading taxation firms, was established in 1992 by Dr. Moshe Shekel, one of Israel’s leading tax experts. The firm is renown as Israel’s leading taxation entity, which provides its clients with first-class legal services.
Shekel & Co. is a boutique taxation firm, which practices a wide variety of taxation matters, including income tax, international taxation, indirect taxes (VAT, customs duty, sales and excise taxes), real-estate taxation, and tax litigation and representation. The firm also provides complementary legal services in the fields of commercial law, companies’ law and real-estate, thus providing its clients with the most comprehensive professional service in the field.
The synergy between the longstanding professional experience and profound knowledge in taxation, and between the professional excellence that has been outlining the firm’s path since its establishment, creates its special position as a leading Israeli taxation law firm.

Unique Strengths

The firm includes about 21 lawyers, including four senior partners, who specialize in taxation and have longstanding professional experience. The size of the firm, which represents a substantial part of Israel’s largest corporation and is involved in a significant share of the large transactions in the Israeli economy, in combination with its position as a boutique taxation firm, creates its unique strength in its practice area. Another significant advantage from which the clients benefit stems from the excellent relationships and longstanding professional contact of the firm with the tax authorities.
Over and above the aforementioned, the firm achieved numerous precedents, both in the district courts and in the Supreme Court, and it has extensive experience in managing legal proceeding vis-à-vis the tax authorities.

4,000 Israeli and International Clients

The firm’s clientele includes approx. 4,000 clients from various sectors in the Israeli economy, including Israel’s largest holding and investment companies, leading companies in the industry, finance, energy, communication, real-estate, utilities, construction, retail and automotive industries, Israeli and multinational high-tech companies, banks, investment houses and insurance companies, HMOs, universities, Kibbutzim, local authorities, non-profits, international corporations and high-net-worth individuals from Israel and abroad, who operate and invest in Israel. The firm also provides professional support and counsel on fiscal matters for accountancy firms, law firm and tax consultants.

Taxation

During more than 25 years of operations, the firm gained knowledge and broad professional expertise in the full spectrum of the taxation field. The firm provides first-class legal services, from counsel during the transaction’s outline design stage and opinions concerning its fiscal implications, up to approvals from the tax authorities or the completion of the litigation before the proper authorities or in the courts.
The firm provides its clients with detailed opinions concerning Israeli tax laws. Where necessary, the firm works to receive pre-rulings and approvals from the Israeli tax authorities for innovative transaction outlines, and thus makes it easier for its Israeli and international clients to conduct operations in Israel with tax certainty, and improves the operations’ tax structure, without resorting to court intervention.
In addition, the firm represents Israeli and international in assessment proceedings, appeals, and court litigations – both in the district courts and in the Supreme Court, and provides second opinions concerning the chances of appeals and settlement options in various cases.

Senior Partners

Adv. Yaniv Shekel – a senior partner of Shekel & Co., joined the firm in 1995. Adv. Shekel has a B.A., Accounting (Magna cum Laude), from Tel Aviv University, 1997, an LL.B. (Magna cum Laude), from Tel Aviv University, 1998, an M.B.A. (Summa cum Laude), from Tel Aviv University, 2004, and an LL.M. (Summa cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University, in cooperation with UC Berkeley, 2005.
Adv. Shekel specializes in taxation and commercial law and he accompanies various entities in substantial transactions and tax arrangements while creating synergy between the tax domain and the commercial law, and represents in numerous cases before the district courts and the Supreme Court. In addition, Adv. Shekel lectures on tax matters in the Israeli Bar Association, The Institute of CPAs in Israel, and professional seminars.

Adv. Ofer Elboim – a senior partner of Shekel & Co., joined the firm in 1996. Adv. Elboim has an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University ,1996, a B.A., Accounting from Tel Aviv University, 1996, and an LL.M. (Summa cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University (in cooperation with UC Berkeley), 2009.
Adv. Elboim specializes in taxation (income tax, VAT and real-estate taxes), commercial law and real estate law, and handles complex tax arrangements and representation in tax cases vis-à-vis the Israeli tax authorities and in district courts and the Supreme Court.
In addition, he is the chairman of the Indirect Taxes Committee of the Israel Bar Association, lectures in the Israeli Bar Association, The Institute of CPAs in Israel, and professional seminars, and publishes articles on taxes in professional journals.

Adv. Ayelet Hillel-Birenzwig – a senior partner of Shekel & Co., joined the firm in 2007. She is a CPA, with a B.A., Business Administration and Accounting, 2000, an LL.M. from Bar-Ilan University, 2003, and an LL.B., 2006.
She specializes in taxation and in particular representation before the tax authorities, including handling pre-rulings, tax arrangements and assessment discussions.
She is the Chairperson of the Israeli Bar Association’s Direct Taxes Committee, and lectures in various forums such as the Israeli Bar Association, The Institute of CPAs in Israel, and professional seminars.

Adv. Binyamin Tovi – a senior partner of Shekel & Co., joined the firm in 2008. Adv. Tovi has an LL.B., Tel Aviv University, 2005 and a B.A. (Magna cum Laude), Tel Aviv University, 2005.
Adv. Tovi specializes in taxation and supports numerous Israeli and international clients in their business activities in Israel and abroad. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of the International Taxation Committee of the Israeli Bar Association, and lectures in various forums such as the Israeli Bar Association, The Institute of CPAs in Israel, and professional seminars.

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