Stuart Schabes Named in “Best Lawyers of 2015"


Stuart Schabes has been selected a “Best Lawyer of 2015” in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

He joins 32 Ober|Kaler lawyers who were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), a ranking universally regarded throughout the legal profession as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Stuart was selected for his expertise in the areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Tax Law.

Ober|Kaler's Israeli Tax Group

There’s been a dramatic increase in IRS audit and collection activities affecting US citizens and green card holders living in Israel. Israeli citizens living or doing business in the US are undergoing increased scrutiny of tax returns. Enforcement actions are becoming more aggressive. Sophisticated professional representation before the IRS is the key to achieving a reasonable and realistic resolution of foreign tax obligations. Ober|Kaler’s Israeli Tax Group advises Israeli businesses and individuals on a full range of IRS issues, including FATCA, OVDI and FBAR matters. Read more


The Perfect Storm II

November 10, 2014- The law firm of Ober|Kaler is pleased to sponsor “The Perfect Storm II”, an international tax conference focusing on current compliance topics in US and Israel tax law. The conference will be held on November 19, 2014 from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Sheraton Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Nine tax experts from around the globe will discuss enforcement, voluntary disclosure and other issues affecting both US and Israeli citizens. Stuart M. Schabes, head of the Israel Tax Practice at Ober|Kaler, will present “How to Correct the problem: OVDP, Streamline or Other Alternative?”

Philip Stein, CPA and president of Philip Stein and Associates, is the program moderator.

A leader in the field of US/Israel tax law, Stuart Schabes is a regular presenter on tax issues at conferences in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. He has provided continuing education and guidance to hundreds of accountants and lawyers on FATCA, OVDI, FBAR and other issues affecting US citizens and greencard holders living in Israel.

For more information or to register, visit


Important News – FATCA: Agreement has been reached between Israel and the United States.

On May 1, 2014, the Israeli tax authority announced that an agreement, in principle, had been reached with the United States to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). Although the agreement has not yet been signed, the parties are to follow as if it is in effect. It is an IGA Model One Type which means the release of taxpayer information will be between the two governments (as opposed to between the Israeli banks and the United States). This is the next step of worldwide enhanced tax compliance which will include the Israeli authorities reporting the existence of Israeli bank accounts maintained by Americans (whether those living in Israel or elsewhere). More details will be provided as the information is released.


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Ober|Kaler's Israeli Tax Group regularly sponsors tax seminars in Israel and in the US focusing on tax planning and hot IRS tax compliance efforts. All seminars are available as webinars and can be accessed by visiting our resources page.

Ober|Kaler is certified by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as an approved provider of CPE credit for accountants. NASBA Registry sponsor ID number 115763

For more information or to arrange for one of our Israeli Tax Group attorneys to speak for your organization or group contact Stuart Schabes.